Our in-person classes are on hold for the time being due to the coronavirus, but we’ll be back!

 

We’re offering virtual shamanic healing sessions with clients. Call us to arrange a time to talk.

 

Classes

Our round studio yurt provides a comfortable and peaceful space for classes, workshops and art experiences. Open fields and woods surround the building, with paths, sitting areas, and other outdoor resources for contemplation, walking, and relaxation. After your classes and sessions at the Thirteenth Moon Center, you can have easy access to miles of beautiful trails throughout this part of central Maine for hiking, snowshoeing, and experiencing nature.

Fees for classes are on a sliding scale.

 

Browse our class offerings below.

To electronically complete the intake or registration forms you will need to download them, complete, save, then attach to an e-mail to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Shamanic Journey for Power and Healing

Our class is small, with no more than ten people. You'll receive personalized attention as you enter shamanic practice. On the first day we'll teach you to explore spirit worlds and get answers for yourself and others. You'll journey to retrieve a power animal, an ally who helps you in the worlds to do spirit work. In the next day's session you'll journey to meet a spirit teacher, a wise being with messages for growth and empowerment. Once you have these basic journey skills you may take part in our shamanic drumming circle, where we meet every full moon as equal partners to call on spirit for healing, growth, and light.

TBD. Please click HERE pdf icon  for details and registration form.

 

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The Birthday of the Trees

At this time of winter’s deepest cold and dark, a spark of life is stirring in the roots of trees, though growth hasn't yet begun. Trees can teach us about this hidden "inkling" that precedes all creating, showing us how our own inner spark can grow and flourish. An ancient Judaic holiday falls at this time—Tu b’Shevat, the birthday of trees—with kabbalistic traditions we can all access. No shamanic experience is required. In experiential form you will have the opportunity to explore the four levels of the universe using the breath, encounter the guardian spirit of a tree, breathe along with a tree's respiration, enter a tree in spirit form to ask for knowledge for ourselves and the planet, form ongoing relationships with tree spirit helpers, and envision next steps for ourselves and the world.

Date to be arranged .

 

 

 

Shamanism and Plant Allies

Using traditional shamanic practices, and with the help of nature spirits, we'll journey to meet a teacher from our own heritage as a guide for this work.

Within the context of drumming and rattling we'll receive a personal plant spirit, connect to the spiritual manifestation of this plant ally and sit with it respectfully, attuning our breath and inner listening to its teachings.

We'll experience the world-tree on which the universe rests, and record our journeys through art, writing, or movement. You can expect to come away with a deeper awareness of your place in the community of people, plants, and spirit, basic shamanic practice in working with a plant spirit, and a refreshed soul.

PREREQUISITE: a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically, either through our course in The Shamanic Journey or through equivalent experience elsewhere.

TBD. Click HERE pdf icon for details and registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch Drawing: Explorations in Art

Delve into your soul with spirit art. Open your heart to your creative source. Give yourself the gift of time to release, relax and explore while becoming inspired and having fun.

Touch Drawing is a simple yet profound process. Paper is placed over wet paint. The pressure of the fingertips creates images on the underside. Even an unconfident artist can experience the fulfillment of seeing their interior life come alive on paper. View a one minute video by its creator, Deborah Koff-Chapin: http://touchdrawing.com/touchdrawing/

Limited Space for six participants. No art experience necessary. All materials supplied.

TBD. Click HEREpdf icon for registration form.


 

 

 

 

Spirits of Place I

Spirits dwell in places. We know this intuitively — all we need is to cultivate our ability to see and listen. Working with our personal spirit helpers and ancestors, we’ll work indoors and walk on trails in the fields and forests to encounter guardian spirits of the place. We’ll meet rocks, pay respects to the spirit of running streams, ask for lessons from great trees, and get to know an ancient hill in its spirit manifestation. Through such practices we learn loving awareness of our powerful nature-spirit neighbors, build shamanic skills, receive knowledge and power for action, and take in healing.

PREREQUISITE: a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically (either through our course in The Shamanic Journey for Power and Healing or through equivalent experience elsewhere).

TBD. Click HEREpdf icon for registration form.


 

 

 

 

Spirits of Place II: Healing Places

We all know of places in our world that have become damaged or dis-spirited. As humans we must act to heal the world, and as shamanic practitioners we have spirit helpers to guide and assist us in this work. This class gives us skills to work for healing, strengthening, and harmonizing places. You'll deepen your connection to guardian spirits of places, asking to know and honor them in their spirit manifestation. The land has a history, and it may be possible to look back in time and change past trauma. With the guidance of the guardian and the local spirits of land, air, and living beings, you'll work humbly with your own helpers to bring vitality to that place through ritual and ceremony. We’ll also join together to do group work for a traumatized location in the world. We’ll discuss ethical issues in the healing of places and ways to empower ourselves spiritually for this work. We’re the ones to help, and the times are right for us to act.

PREREQUISITES: Spirits of Place I, as well as a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically (either through our course in The Shamanic Journey or through equivalent experience elsewhere).

TBD. Click HEREpdf icon for registration form.


 

 

 

 

Spirits of Weather

The soles of our feet touch the earth, but the rest of our bodies are in the atmosphere, surrounded by weather. In the past our ancestors worked with weather spirits — meeting and honoring them, asking what knowledge they had, humbly requesting their aid. The ability to work with weather is something we humans need to cultivate as we and our descendants face the challenge of earth and climate changes. We'll encounter and work with spirits of weather in the Middle World, seeing how they interact with spirits of the land and learning right relationship with their awesome powers for healing. We’ll also explore the ethics of weather-work.

PREREQUISITE: a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically (either through our course in The Shamanic Journey or through equivalent experience elsewhere).

TBD. Click HEREpdf icon for registration form.


 

 

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Ways to Advance Your Practice

Some of our classes need to be taken in sequence. Please see the chart below for class prerequisites.

chartOur in-person classes are on hold for the time being due to the coronavirus, but we’ll be back!

NEW CLASSES coming in 2021

 

Bridging the Worlds: Deeper Shamanic Practice

This course is a prerequisite for our 2021 shamanic healing trainings in Soul Retrieval, Extraction (removing localized spiritual intrusions), and Psychopomp(conducting souls to the light).

As we go deeper into shamanic practice we may be called to a closer relationship with spirits of nature. When one merges with a natural spirit, having sought permission to do so, one actually goes into Rock, Oak, Hill, Ocean and blends one's own spirit with it for a time. The experience is intimate, powerful, and transforming. With assistance from our ancestral teachers, we'll practice merging in careful and respectful ways with benign nature spirits and our own guides. We'll also experience and honor the elemental spirits of Fire and Water through shamanic journeying and ritual. We'll navigate in the Middle World (the nonordinary reality aspect of our world) and the Upper and Lower Worlds with a deepened practice, recognize middle-world spirits of various kinds, maintain protection while journeying, experience benign dismemberment and re-memberment, and use crystals and other sacred tools shamanically.

Spirits of Place I, and a working relationship with a power animal and ability to journey shamanically (either through our course in The Shamanic Journey or through equivalent experience elsewhere).

TBD.


 

 

 

Extractions and Empowerment

Learn shamanic spiritual diagnosis and healing techniques, working with spirit power for the good of self and others and treating the condition of power loss, as well as diagnosing and removing spiritual intrusions. Prerequisites are Spirits of Place I and Bridging the Worlds: Deeper Shamanic Practices.

TBD.


 

 

Soul Retrieval

Learn to assist people to reintegrate parts of themselves that have become separated as a response to trauma, by shamanic tracking and returning their soul parts. Prerequisites are Spirits of Place I and Bridging the Worlds: Deeper Shamanic Practices.

TBD.


 

 

 

Psychopomp: The Destiny of Souls

Experience the destiny of souls and learn to help human souls who have passed on but gotten lost on the way. Using ancient shamanic psychopomp techniques and spirit helpers, learn to escort willing souls onward to the Light. Prerequisites are Spirits of Place I and Bridging the Worlds: Deeper Shamanic Practices.

TBD.