Shaman




Shaman are everywhere and everyone




Shaman is a word that comes from north eastern Asia, it is not an English or European word. Probably it seems its origins are in Sanskrit. So, it comes for time and place beyond and before it was used in Mongolia/Siberia.


Every culture would have had its own name, word for their own "Shaman." But where the tradition has faded out in cultures over time, the cultural names have been lost too.


Until we can remember who we are, or more usefully, remember who we are becoming, we use the name that we have come to understand that describes what we do the closest.



Much love

Joe
With love, muchas munay


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Living in a world of our own creating

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Part of our conditioning, as human beings, as people, is that we often seek out, or at the very least we respond to drama. Our attention gets caught by it, which means we notice it, we're touched and hooked by it, even when we think we don't. So although it happens 'out there' and isn't ours, it will connect with anything that is ours. Any issues, beliefs, memories of unhealed woundedness and disconnection that we hold, even in the back of the back of our minds and remeberings. What I'm suggesting is this, we want to see it when it happens, even if we get caught by it for a little while, so we can work with all our own "shadow" and our own drama hooks. Its like, for me, I'm noticing that I'm not really engaged in the eNews about North Korea at the moment (see the photo above). I don't know if what is being reported is true or real. I see that I'm not being frightened by it, but if it is real it could have a massive impact on me and the world. What I'm noticing is that many other people seem to be very engaged, or hooked in to the drama that is being described between Both Korea and the USA (Mr Trump).

It's important to see how, where, when we notice drama. Even if we don't get 'hooked', or think we don't, if it's 'caught' our attention, in a way it has hooked us, found dates place where we have a hook that it can engage with. And we can do sweet and easy work to work our own side of the drama velcro and let it go.

What follows, little by little is change. Change evolution and growth.


As we let go of the need to live in a smaller bubble we become bigger people in bigger worlds with bigger relationships. Those closest to us often reflect all we don't see about our selves when we look in the bathroom mirror.

And as we do our personal work, the need to hide from the things that frightened us in the past diminishes. We call those shadows home and own them. We hold them in our arms, close to our hearts and we can call them 'friend.'

But our increased connection with the world opens our eyes to everything. And we have needs to grieve, and feel, and be angry, and shout and cry ~ without it making any sense, because those moments of feeling were lost to us in the past. When we were numb but safe. Now we can feel them all. We need to honour them all, even the difficult and painful ones. They remind us of the parts of ourselves that have kept us alive, kept us going through great difficulty in our lives, even if the way they help us doesn't work so well now that we are older. We call home all our projections from other people and relationships and the whole world so we can be "The whole world living inside us."

Connected to every thing and everything connected to us. Releasing everything and every to be not who they represent to us but who they really are.

Our deep time ancestors knew this, more than knowing they felt and lived it. And I feel this is what calls us all to re connect once more, this deep longing and yearning to feel all the parts of us that we have orphaned off over time.


Much love

Joe
With love, muchas munay

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An update of what is to come in the next 12 months





Here comes our new enewsletter by email to you


Today seems to be a writing day. So I'd like to take the opportunity to let you know about some of the things that are coming up over the next few months to a year, and things that have been happing recently.

One of these is the eNewsletter. I've been looking for a way to keep everyone updated with all the new workshops, videos, group journeys and retreats that I am offering next year, and each year after, and an eNewsletter seems to be the easiest way to do this.

If I've got your email address already you'll be getting the first copy of this later in October but if I haven't got your email address yet, or you want to make sure you don't miss out you can message me here:

Email me the newsletter please

Plant Spirit Medicine Retreat in Peru November 2017
First on my list of things to share is next months Plant Spirit Medicine Retreat in Peru. It's not far away time wise now. But if you have been thinking about coming and haven't confirmed or need some more information please get in touch and let me know. Our retreat in the jungle is held at Hampichicuy in Tarapoto, and Javier Zavala Lopez is our Shaman.

The ceremonial space or malloc at Hampichicuy

Here at Hampichicuy, in Peru, with Javier's expert guidance and support we will work with several traditional master teacher plants from the jungle, including Ayahuasca, but with others specifically chosen to suit your personal healing and learning needs. If you are interested in this or future plant spirit medicine retreats just let me know and I will send more information and additional details as you require.

You will find details about the retreat here on my website:

Plant Spirit Medicine Retreats in Peru



Munay Ki in Goa 2018
This January we return again to Lamore' in Ashwem, north Goa where we share the rites of the Munay Ki on the beautiful white sandy beaches, facing the Arabian Sea. The video link above gives you a brief introduction but you will find more details here on the website.

Video link


Munay Ki in Goa 2018


The Medicine Wheel in Greece

"The Way of the Shaman" the Medicine Wheel programme in Greece continues this year with another group, who are part way through the programme at this time. The group is not just comprised of students from Greece, but also from Romania, the UK, Australia and the USA. You are very welcome to join us if you wish. Our 2018 class starts in May 2018. Currently we are working from a beautiful little hotel with a private beach by the sea. With lots of open space outside to work and all the comfort of a small family run hotel we have the best of all worlds. The Way of the Shaman takes you on a personal healing and exploring journey that will transform you from the person you are now to a new version of yourself. More like the person you know you came 'here' to become. Along the way you learn many of the healing tools and practices of the Inca Shaman. Before you have completed the programme you will be practiced and experienced in the healing tools of Illumination, Energy and Entity extraction work, Soul retrieval and working with and beyond death to support clients who are making or have made the transition form this life. Should you wish you will have al the skills that you need to practice as a shaman to help others.

Please do get in contact if you would like to know more or wish already to join us next year.

I wait to hear from you.

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New for 2018 the Munay Ki in the UK

This coming year I will be offering a 6 day Munay Ki workshop in the UK. At present I am just waiting to confirm dates which will be available in the newsletter at the end of the month. This is in addition to the annual Munay Ki workshop in Goa, India.

Set amongst many of the ancient, neolithic stone circles and standing stones of our deep time ancestors in these lands we will step together into the 9 beautiful healing and empowering rites of the Munay Ki that take us from who and where we are now, to who we need to become to step sweetly and easily through these days and years to come of incredible transformation, change and opportunity. All the ancient calendars have spoken about these times. The Mayan and Inca calendars, the 'Age of Aquarius.'

Currently we are stepping into the future only with the resources of the past. The Munay Ki are one of the paths that help us to step into the future, with the resources of the future.

For more information about the workshop and the Munay Ki please explore the website or contact me directly.

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This year I am also seeking to raise money by Crowd Funding to create a community resource to support the Munay Ki and, are them accessible to more and more people. Working with a small group of practitioners and film makers who are inspired by the project, we aim to create a new and beautiful media resource that takes viewers through each of the rites including their meaning and how to give them. When completed the video will be available online for free to watch and download, or to purchase in hard format as a DVD. If you would like to contribute by donating, or by sharing the details the Crowd Funding project please have a look at the link here:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/munay-ki-and-shamanic-healing-videos-and-resources


I am also looking for additional people who would be interested in taking part in the filming and creation of the film. If you would like to know more please let me know. I anticipate that the filming will take place directly following the Munay Ki workshop in 2018, so you would be able to stay on after the workshop and participate of you so wished.


Workshops

You will also find details of forthcoming workshops here on the website and also on
Facebook

Including:

Introducing "
The Way of the Shaman" A 1 year long, 4 part training programme and personal journey, in Greece and the UK

Creating Despachos, in Greece and the UK

Working with Dryads, Spirits of the Trees. In the UK

Energy Clearing for Houses, Homes, Places and Spaces, in the UK and Greece

Connecting. A deepening journey for individuals and couples looking for connection, meaning and direction in their lives and relationships. Switzerland 2018



Our Flagship event for 2018 ~ Two weeks travelling in Peru, beginning with a short retreat in the jungle followed by journeying in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with our Qero Shaman' and then overland to Lake Titikaka. April 2018

Beginning in April we arrive together in Lima for another amazing journey of a lifetime, through the sacred heartlands of Peru.

Our time together in Peru starts with a short jungle retreat to shed the 'baggage' of our journeys to Peru and open us up to the healing power of the land, the people and of course, our Peruvian, Qero Shaman'.

We begin in the jungle at Hampichicuy but then travel by plane to Cusco, the Ancient city of the Incas where we meet our Qero Shaman' and begin our journey through the sacred sites and places of power on the land in then Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Our journey continues overland, across the Altiplano, the high planes, to Lake Titikaka where we are introduced to the landscape, the stories and traditions of the Children of the Sun and the healing power and places on and around Lake Titikaka.

For full details please message me or look out for the details in the Newsletter and on Facebook too.

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Summer 2018 in the UK
The Shaman Village will be returning to Buddhafield Festival, bringing with it the usual and popular range of workshops and 1:1 Shamanic Healing opportunities

Buddhafield Festival ~ July 2018 (and other UK festivals to be confirmed)

New YouTube Videos and resources.
As well as the plans to create a new, professional and high quality video resource for the Munay Ki (see below) I've been working on a few smaller projects and adding them to my
YouTube channel. These include a video about opening Sacred Space and calling in the directions, the organising principles of the universe, as the Inca people would see them. And also a video sharing how to create despacho ceremonies. These and many more videos already available can be viewed on YouTube and through the video gallery on my website here.

YouTube gallery and channel

Creating sacred space in ceremony

Creating ceremony, despachos for transition, change, gratitude and balance in our lives

Illumination ~ The Healing Tools of the Shaman

Already this looks like a fun and hopefully exciting programme for next year, and there is more to come so please watch this space and look out for the newsletter. All of the above and so much more will be in the eNewsletter which should be with you if I have your email address, around the end of October.


With much love

Joe
With love, muchas munay

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As I look into my life these days, having made my choices to step into a bigger life, what I see is that I have never had so much work. And I am loving it!



Hummingbird is the archetype of evolution change and growth in this shamanic tradition

So, I sat to write this post yesterday, first noticing that it has been 3 months since I wrote on my blog, the day after my birthday. It has been a very full and busy time for me. Just looking back through my calendar on my Mac I can see how many new clients I have seen this summer. Workshops that I have been to, and workshops that I have run. New venues for workshops that I have visited, and even a camping holiday in Cornwall for 2 weeks.

August began on the back of a fabulous workshop in Denmark hosted by Debbie Tregloan and led by Jorge Luis Delgado, a shaman and friend from Peru. We stepped into the Solar practices and initiations of the Children of the Sun. Combined with the powerful landscape of the Neolithic sites of Denmark, it was a transforming weekend. With Jorge I have been working for some time now with Cintamani stones. These stones are said to have come from the Sirian star system, they certainly have a powerful energy of their own when you hold them in your hand or carry them with you. From the beginning of July to early August there are two “Sirian Gateways” that bring the energies of transformation, change and accelerated balance and evolution into our lives. I remember thinking on this at the end of July and through August when I found that I was facing a lot of change in my life, yet again, for this has been a year of opportunities for change. Not just for myself, but for many people, I have noticed. And the choices as always have been to resist change and stay as we are, if that is possible, or to shed what we know and step with arms open into something new, even if we do not know what that will be. Scary stuff isn’t it! And also exciting too.

It wasn’t without so much surprise then, while for me it was still unexpected, that August saw a number of conversations that have led to changes in the connection between myself and some of the people that I have been working with for the past few years. While I will miss so much about some aspects of these relationships, some of these relationships had become suffocating and over limiting. Letting go of what we imagine we know is not always easy, maybe it can be. Partings are not always sweet or complete. But without the breath of change there is no life. Change, evolution and growth are the core qualities of the medicine wheel programme that I teach, and the way that I live. They are the qualities of the medicine of the Hummingbird. Change for change’s sake on the other hand is a different thing. We need to grow, physically, mentally, emotionally and in our connection with our soul’s journey. If not we risk staying small and stuck, but possibly feeling safe, but still stuck and fed by a life that may no longer nourish us, and for reasons that no longer make so much sense other than that they have become our habit.

Ultimately something arises from within our own selves, or from the world around us, to give us the nudge we need. Sometimes it’s a sweet nudge, and sometimes not. As human beings, as people we have developed great resilience towards discomfort, and pain. It may be a quality that we inherit from our deep time ancestors. A quality that enabled us to survive, even when injured. However, in these days it becomes a quality that anaesthetises us to the pain and discomfort of being stuck. But if we do not grow and shed the old skin as a serpent does then we embody an old way of being in the world that used to serve us well but is not large enough to help us gather the space to grow and to live larger and more fabulous and amazing lives.

So this is where I am. Growing a much larger skin, a much larger life.

It takes courage to let go of what we know and to step into something new. It is always an opportunity for all our old fears to show up, all our shadows. And I am glad that they do. Because I want to know what I fear, I want to know what directs me towards or away from anything in my life, without me being consciously aware of it so that I can be the one in charge of my life and can be on track towards living my highest destiny, whatever that will look like.

I honour this courage in all the people that I work with. All my clients and all my students. It is this Courage, “Cour-age,” the power of the heart, that is the strength that sustains us through transition and change.

As I look into my life these days, having made my choices to step into a bigger life, what I see is that I have never, so far had so much work. And I am loving it!

I love the work that I do. The opportunities that it brings for me to work beside other people and support them on their journeys, and to reveal and unveil my more amazing life in each moment too. At this time, every week, I am receiving more contacts from new clients than ever before. People seeking my help as a shaman on their life’s journey with all that they are obstructed by. More than ever before. People inviting me to come and run workshops in their homes and retreat centres in so many countries. So much more than ever before. I realise that what I see is what I have always believed. When we show up and do our own work, the world we live in changes. Saying YES! to ourselves, working with, revealing our shadows, our beliefs, and fears, hopes and dreams, allows us to become so much more available to life. And the universe feels it in a very real way. So do other people.

Here’s to an amazing day, week, month, year, lifetime to come. My invitation is that you say yes to your journey of a lifetime too, if you wish and choose too.


Much love

Joe
With love

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Icebergs

We hold many beliefs about the world around us, about other people and about ourselves. Some of them we are aware of. But like giant icebergs floating out in the ocean, many of the things we believe are hidden from view. Submerged in our unconscious. Making them visible helps us to see what we might usefully work with to help make our lives easier and sweeter.
So after taking a look at the underneath of your personal iceberg of unconsciousness maybe you have had some surprises, maybe you have a belief that you are terrible, or that you are fabulous and amazing? If so then now you have some opportunities. Now that you see these things you can work to help bring balance back into your lives. We can accept and honouring that our journeys through life so far have given us many gifts. Some will currently be more useful than others. But knowing what is motivating us, knowing what and who is "driving our bus" gives us so much more choice and power in our lives.

Much love

Joe
Munay is the quechuan word for love in its fullest form

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