Ancestral Shamanism,

August 19-21, 2005

Led by Carol Proudfoot-Edgar

We are the Vessel of our Ancestors, Stretching back to the bursting Stars, to blue-green Algae, to countless organic and inorganic forms, arriving in our Present Age. We are the walking history of our human lineage. Our potential and our wisdom, the Seeds for future generations.

Ancestors are those beings who have "come before," left their tracings in this world, and prepared the way for future generations. Whether of human, animal, mineral or some other form, Shamanic peoples know that the Ancestors are sources of great wisdom, to be honored and available for help when called upon. Thousands of years from now, our descendants will be journeying back to us and we will be with the Ancestral Spirits form whom we are seeking guidance now. Ancestral Shamanism involves learning ways to reconnect with the Old Ones, to find the gifts they left for us, to know and embrace our spiritual inheritance. In this weekend, we shall do journeys and shamanic explorations connecting us with our spiritual, biological, and ecological Ancestors. Using shamanic methods, we will search for our original homelands, clan names, totemic guardian spirits, creation stories, medicine powers, tribal songs, dances and our ceremonies. As we discover and uncover these, we gather up the great collective powers and wisdom available to us all. We shall learn how to call forth, join forces with, and reclaim our ancient lineages and the medicine powers abiding with potential in the vary marrow of our bones. Weaving the threads from our powerful shamanic lineages, we will find the strength, the visions, and resources to live with greatness of heart, to contribute in a sacred way to our present times, on behalf of all and for those coming down the future trails.

Location,
The Cornelia Connelley Center, Rosemont, Pa. 19010, directly across from Rosemont College.
Costs:
$265.00 including lunch on Saturday. Overnight accommodations at the retreat center 25.00 per night, space is very limited. Camping is permitted at 25.00 per night. If the overnight rooms are all taken there will be room at my house for additional people to spend the night if needed.
Breakfast will be served to everyone each morning to include coffee, tea, bagels, spreads and fresh fruit.
To register
send a deposit of $100.00, payable to Veronica Lamb, 20 N. Woodlawn Avenue, Aldan, PA. 19018, 610-626-3036. No cancellations after July 13, 2005. Balance should be paid in full by August 1. Additional information will be sent closer to the date of the workshop.
Veronica Lamb 610-626-3036 galleoch1@yahoo.com


Carol Proudfoot-Edgar teaches shamanic workshops throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. Her work is featured in Beverly Engel's book, Women Circling the Earth. Her writings can be found in various shamanic publications and by visiting her website. She is on the Board/Council of the nonprofits, ShamanicCircles and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. She works extensively with professionals in the medical professions to bridge traditional and contemporary healing methods.