-Traveling the Medicine Wheel-
Fortifying your relationship to the cosmos and
navigating the rhythms of life
Residential Retreat in New Jersey
Facilitated by: Adam
Kane & Al
Dates: Friday July 17th - Sunday July 19th, 2015
Times: arrive 1pm on Friday, Depart 2pm on Sunday
Cost: $430 (includes lodging and meals)
Location: Murray Grove Retreat Center, Lanoka Harbor, NJ - http://www.murraygrove.org
Please Pre-Register by Calling 732-389-4859
$150 non-refundable deposit due upon registration
Balance due by June 1st, 2015
is a form of spiritual practice that is found in the roots of almost
every culture on earth. It brings us back to our place of origin, to a
place of connecting with nature and the spirit worlds in a deep and
We find the use of the Medicine Wheel common in many shamanic and indigenous cultures. The Medicine Wheel is like a map to understand the world that we live in, the spiritual forces present within that world, and to also understand the rhythms present within our lives.
The Medicine Wheel is anchored by the four directions of west, north, east, and south. All things in life traverse a path around these four directions. The entire world shares a medicine wheel that brings the transitions of day and night, the shifting of the seasons, and the rhythms of gestation, birth, life, death, and rebirth. Standing at each of the four directions is a spirit helper that watches over our world, giving aid and maintaining balance.
Each person is also encircled by their own medicine wheel which moves them through the cycles of their own life and is anchored by helping spirits in each direction that give us aid throughout life.
Understanding where we are currently traveling in the medicine wheel at any point can help us in better conducting our approach to life, the decisions that we make, and the attitudes that we carry.
During this retreat we will engage in practices, techniques, and ceremonies from several different indigenous cultures to understand where we are currently residing within our personal Medicine Wheel and how to navigate the rhythms of the wheel with the aid of our personal Medicine Wheel Helpers.
Our days will be filled with teachings and trainings, our evenings will culminate in ceremonies to move us deeper into integrating the work. There is also a pool available for use between activities.
This is a residential program which includes meals and lodging. We strongly encourage everyone to stay on premises through the entire workshop to cultivate a sense of community and to make sure that you can stay "in the work". Shamanism isn't about "practicing" it is about "living and being".
What will be covered
- Understanding the paradigm of the medicine wheel from the cultures of North American, Peru, and Tibet
- The creation of a physical manifestation of the medicine wheel as a group
Shamanic work with each of the directions to:
- free ourselves from the past
- dream our path forward
- give permission to new ways of living
- manifest our visions
- firmly plant ourselves within our being and life.
- Recognizing who your personal medicine wheel helping spirits are and begin relationships with them.
- A medicine wheel ceremony to weave your personal life into connection with the entire cosmos
Please RSVP via phone or email as soon as you can if you are interested in going on this retreat. Our retreats over the last three years were full so it is important to reserve your spot.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due upon registration
We accept payment via all major credit cards or check
Via phone: 732-389-4859
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two dormitory style buildings where everyone will be
staying. Rooms will have two people to each room. Bathrooms are shared
and are centrally located in each building.
There is a central "common area" building where we will have our classes and meals. Classes will also be held outside or in a screen building (during harsher weather).
There is a salt water pool on premises for use between classes.
All meals are included from dinner on 7/17 to breakfast on 7/19
More details provided after registration.