Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Andrew Harvey teaches Sacred Activism at Venus Rising University, Oct 24 - 25
“When the joy of compassionate service is combined with the pragmatic and practical drive to transform all existing economic, social and political institutions, a radical divine force is born.”
Andrew Harvey, internationally acclaimed author, mystical scholar and social activist, will make a rare appearance in western North Carolina on October 24 – 25 at Venus Rising University for Shamanic Psychospiritual Studies in Whittier. Harvey will teach Sacred Activism, the topic of his most recent book, The Hope: a Guide to Sacred Activism. Click HERE for details!
“It is essential that sacred activists, while pursuing their individual spiritual paths and embracing their own specific kinds of service, learn to work together and to form empowering and encouraging 'networks of grace' - beings of like heart brought together by passion, skill and serendipity to pool energies, triumphs, griefs, hopes and resources of all kinds. When people of like mind and heart gather together, sometimes miraculously powerful synergy can result.” Andrew Harvey
The author of over 20 books, Harvey is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism and the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary, The Making of a Modern Mystic. A Fellow of All Souls College Oxford, Harvey has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, the University of Creation Spirituality, and at various spiritual centers throughout the United States.
Venus Rising’s month-long Transformation and Training program can be taken for one’s own education and empowerment, or to become ordained as a Shamanic Minister and certified as a Shamanic Breathwork™ Facilitator. This course is also eligible for credit towards an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree with Venus Rising University. Participants may attend one evening, one week, two weeks, or the full four-week course. The curriculum also includes energetic bodywork, yoga, group processing, creating sacred community, and the use of music, art and ritual as tools for personal and planetary transformation.
For more info or to register contact Venus Rising at 828-631-2305 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.shamanicbreathwork.org.
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Star Wolf's Welcome
My journey in life has been a spiral path of wholeness that continues to move through cycles of change taking me through many symbolic death and rebirth experiences, which I refer to as “shamanic portals of transformation.” I have learned more than I ever thought possible through a process I will share with you in my future writings, called the Shamanic Breathwork™ process, and the five initiations process called S.H.I.P. Once I have made sense of the lessons on my path and discovered the bigger picture, I am ready to pass on and share both my stumblings and my leaps along the way. In my own spiritual quest, I have always appreciated most those who shared their struggles and victories in an authentic way. That will be my humble attempt within the context of this blog.
I believe that we are all indigenous to this earth. I respect all my relations, whether they be human, animal, plant, mineral, visible or invisible ones. We are all related by the great web of life and sent here from the great beyond. Everything we say and do touches all parts of this magnificent web of creation. If I treat myself or anyone else unfairly, we are all affected in some way. Fortunately, the converse is true, as well. I am not perfect. If I am honest and have humility, I can admit that I will make mistakes as I seek to further evolve my conscious awareness. I can also make living amends by striving to change my negative thoughts and behaviors, and live from a more open-hearted connection to others and to myself. I have learned over time that all the changes I seek in the outer world must begin by looking within myself first. I have also learned that it is imperative that I have the courage to be honest with myself and to look at the “shadow” side of my personality. When I have had the courage to truly know myself better, the light and the dark, I have found the inner strength to change my life and shape-shift myself into the light of my true soul’s image.
From time to time I will share different programs and events that are being offered through my non profit organization (Venus Rising Institute for Shamanic Healing Arts) in my blog, as well as photos, videos and teachings, etc. But the main purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet to share the inner musings of my shamanic spirit and journey, and to hear yours as well. I look forward to connecting with all of you who intuitively know that you, too, are a valuable part of the shamanic process of conscious co-creation and evolution on the planet at this time. We each have a role to play and a soul purpose in the drama unfolding in our world today. Together we can create a better place for all beings on earth to live and leave a powerful legacy for those who are yet to come.
I believe we will all be remembered by future generations for the choices we make during this time of huge evolutionary change. In the words of the wonderful poem, “Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver, “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In Love, In Service, In Gratitude,
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