Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Did you miss Star Wolf's 1/26 Visionary Shamanism Interview? Here's the Link:

On 1/26, Jeff Ferrannini did a terrific interview with Star Wolf.  If you missed it live, here is the link: http://www.mediafire.com/?caws4an199n38x3

Jeff Ferrannini interviews key leaders and teachers on his radio show, Planetary Spirit.  To listen, here is the link:  www.planetary-spirit.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Powerful New Workshop: Transforming Victimization to Empowerment

Transforming Victimization to Empowerment
Saturday, February 18 – 9 am – 
Sunday, February 19 – 6 pm
Facilitated by Transformation House Senior Staff Member,
Ruby Falconer

Many people have experienced betrayal, abuse and abandonment.  Acknowledging the pain around these events is an absolutely necessary part of healing the effects.  It is possible, however, to become overly identified with painful experiences from our past.   We can become addicted to our pain and begin to view all that happens to us from the perspective of the disempowered victim.  At this point, we are chained by the experiences of our past and have difficulty accessing a creative, powerful present.

An attitude of victimization is subtle and insidious, affecting us in unexpected and unintentional ways.  During this weekend workshop, we will use the Shamanic Breathwork ™ Process, mandala art, ritual and group sharing to honor, explore and release our unconscious attachment to our perception of ourselves as a victim.  Come experience true empowerment and break the chains of victimization! 
Isis Cove Retreat Center, Whittier, NC
$195.00 – includes lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. 
Lodging may be available at the Isis Retreat House for an additional fee – call 828-631-2305 for reservations.
A deposit of $50.00 will save your space; credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) accepted.

for more information and/or to register.

Ruby Falconer is the Lead Trainer, Staff Astrologer, Business Manager and a Workshop Facilitator for the Venus Rising Association for Transformation and the Senior Staff Member for Transformation House.  She is the co-creator, with Linda Star Wolf, of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology.  Together, they co-authored “Shamanic Egyptian Astrology; Your Planetary Guide to the Gods”, published by Bear & Co. in 2010.  Ruby lives and works at the Isis Cove Community in western North Carolina.

  The Transformation House Workshop Series is part of the Transformation House Soul Recovery Program.  The objective of these weekend workshops, each dedicated to a specific topic, is to examine the behaviors that keep us locked in our pain, shame and codependency.  Freeing ourselves from these behaviors brings true serenity, empowerment, and a life free of addictions and codependency.

Don't miss Star Wolf's Radio Interview on Planetary Spirit.com

Star Wolf will be Jeff Farannini's guest on January 26, 1-2pm Eastern Time. 

To Listen "LIVE" on ETIN (Emerson Talk & Info. Network) - Tue & Thur 1-2 PM Eastern
Click on www.etin.emerson.edu to listen "Live"
Join "Live" w/?'s or comments @ 617-824-8100 or planetaryspirit.etin@gmail.com
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Star Wolf's Portland/Seattle February Events

East West Bookshop Seattle
Fri, Feb 17 at 7:30 pm
Author Talk/Guided Journey
Sat, Feb 18 from 12 pm – 3 pm
Half day Workshop

Vancouver, WA – Private Home
Sun, Feb 19 from 10 am – 6 pm
Full Day Workshop

Portland Evolver Community
Wed, Feb 22 at 7 pm
Author Talk & Guided Journey

New Renaissance Bookshop
Thurs, Feb 23 at 7 pm
Author Talk and Guided Journey
Sat, Feb 25 from 1 pm – 5 pm Visionary Shamanism Workshop

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pep Talk to Myself

posted December 30, 2011 by John Berry Deakyne

I could not conjure up the will this year to write a Holiday blog about the appearance of the light of Christ consciousness in the midst of the “bleak midwinter”.  Not this year, sitting outside of Starbucks in the bright 70ยบ sunshine of Camp Verde, Arizona.  Instead, let me address the importance of steeling ourselves for the coming seismic shifts of the coming year.

Let me be clear.  This is a pep-talk to myself because I am not clear; I am not fully awake at every moment of every day.  But at the onset of a New Year YOU NEED A PEP-TALK and SO DO I!

We have officially run out of time.  In fact, time does not exist for us anymore.  We have entered a new vibration where we stand outside of time.  This is the new earth, and we have to stop talking about its emergence, and start creating our new life here.
I have also run out of patience with folks who want to talk about sports or politics or popular culture.  I’m not interested in hearing about how your neighbor or your family has slighted you or let you down.  I’m not interested in hearing about the ways you limit yourself with your thoughts.  Tell me instead about the ways you have used your mindfulness to liberate you from old patterns and tired traditions.
Tell me how you have stepped out of the boxes that contain you.  Tell me how you plotted after you saw your comfortable surroundings where nothing but a gilded cage – a beautiful prison with over-stuffed couches and wide-screen TV’s.  Tell me how you jumped from your box, or if you slithered out or skipped or crawled.  

Do tell me that you set the box on fire; soaked it with kerosene and set the match with ritual and ceremony.
Why do we hold onto things that no longer serve us?  Why do we stay in jobs that demean us?  Why do we maintain marriages and relationships that diminish our life-force?  Why do we keep trying to fix the broken systems with broken tools? 
Do you really think we should prop up our economic and societal structures at any cost?  Is there an institution that is “too big to fail”, or should we have a little death to make room for a rebirth?  Are you satisfied with choosing between “evils” when you go to the polls?  What would happen if you demanded more and stopped settling for less?
In Chinese astrology, this is the year of the Dragon and we need to embrace this archetype with fervor and adoration!  The Dragon represents the power to Create as well as to Destroy.  These are twin attributes like death and rebirth.  
We are stepping into our highest imagining.  We welcome all the forces of change and we hold tight to and bring new meaning to the idea of riding the dragon.  The dragon represents destruction of the old paradigm and the bold and formidable construction of the New Earth.
We have to deconstruct everything that has worked through its last bit of usefulness – and we will construct new structures, and new relationships, and new thoughts, and patterns, and institutions that honor us and serve us.  
We now surround ourselves with constructs that stem from the recognition of our profound connection with the physical universe as well as our connection with the divine.  We ride the Dragon and we are the Dragon.

John is a Shamanic Minister, Certified Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator and leads the Portals of Transformation congregation, based in Sedona, Arizona.  Follow him at www.earthschoolforsouls.com

Join Star Wolf and others in Peru on 12-12-12

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Review of Visionary Shamanism by Bonnie Cehovet

Here is a recent review of Visionary Shamanism, posted recently by Bonnie Cehovet

“Visionary Shamanism” presents an incredibly incisive look at where we are now, and how we need to get where we are going. A little background – Linda Star Wolf is, amongst other things, the creator of the Shamanic Breathwork process, and a spiritual granddaughter of Seneca Wolf Clan Grandmother Twylah Nitsch. She first came to my attention through the work that she did with Nicki Scully (Anubis Oracle Cards, Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt).

The accelerated pace of spiritual growth on this planet has reached a point where old social/spiritual structures are breaking down, and new “leadership”, or, more correctly, “stewardship” is needed. Star Wolf places great emphasis on the thought that this is the time when we are all being asked to awaken the shaman within for the purpose of reaching our full potential as individuals. In this book, Star Wolf and Dillon talk about healing the past, learning from the future, and awakening what they call the “imaginal cells” within each of us.

Learning from the future was a concept that caught my attention immediately. By living in the present we consciously create our future, yes, but why not access the future in order to learn from it. Imaginal cells are another interesting concept – they represent energies in our auric field of what has already happened, and what will happen. They are stored in the blueprint of the invisible world – essentially, a hologram of who our highest, best self is meant to be. By opening a channel to these cells we get a glimpse of the best that we can be. We also have the opportunity to prepare ourselves for the new world to come.

In her foreword, Barbara Hand Clow starts out by saying: “Visionary Shamanism is a clear and simple book about a very complex and thought-provoking idea – we must download information from the future to be totally present and fully embodied now.” She notes the work that both she and Star Wold have done with their own past lives to come to a better understanding of the work that they were meant to do. She then goes on to comment on accessing information from the future, noting that there are many individuals that will be resistant to this concept, but that she feels that the time is right to explore this possibility. By accessing our future selves, we open up the option of choosing the future that we wish to have. The foreword ends with an interesting thought – “Use this book to tune into the imaginal cells within yourself, because they are the deepest wisdom in the core of your soul, which vibrates eternally in the very center of your heart.”

Star Wolf graces this book with a great deal of background on her journey of walking between the worlds. Through story and anecdote, we see her family background, and the important part that her grandmother played in her spiritual development. She places emphasis on each of us being co-creators of our life with God. Star Wolf Talks about her studies with Grandmother Twyla, and her unique experience when she crossed over.

Star Wolf talks about the shamanic path of transformation, and how to access our imaginal cells – in our auric field that contains information about both past and future experiences. By accessing our future experiences, we gift ourselves with the choice of the future that we really want. She notes that as multidimensional beings, we have the ability to walk between the worlds, and to be aware of existing in many worlds at once. We have the ability to move our consciousness to integrate all of our worlds.

Star Wolf talks about shape-shifting our Family Tree into the Cosmic Tree of Life. Our Family Tree is our family of origin, and all of the issues that surrounds it. In releasing these issues, we shift to the more universal Tree of Life, which symbolizes humanity’s place in the universe. There is a great emphasis places on the Neteru, or Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. This is information that has been channeled through Star Wolf, largely on her journey’s to Egypt with Nicki Scully.
Included with this book is a CD entitled “Musical Journey”, by Matt Venuti. It is focused on the chakras, and acts to support reaching a higher level of consciousness.

The material in this book is presented through story and anecdote. It flows easily, and can be used by individuals of any religious or cultural background, and all levels of shamanic experience. I find it to be a very accessible tool of personal empowerment.
© December 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

About Bonnie Cehovet

Bonnie Cehovet is a writer and professional Tarot reader, residing in the Pacific Northwest.  Read more from Bonnie: http://bonniecehovet.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/visionary-shamanism/

To read more articles by Star Wolf, go to: http://shamanicbreathwork.org/interviews-and-articles

To read more about Visionary Shamanism or to order the book, go to: http://shamanicbreathwork.org/books-cds/visionary-shamanism 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Listen to a Visionary Shamanism Journey with Star Wolf

Greetings Visionary Shamans!

Many of you were unable to tune in live to last Wednesday's teleconference with Linda Star Wolf, so here is the link so you can listen now.  And, of course, many of us who were on the live call want to listen and experience it again. 


The teachings Star Wolf presented were, as always, powerful, inspiring, clarifying and activating!  During our time together, she led us in a mini-journey to contact our imaginal selves and download our imaginal cells.  We were also encouraged to repeat this process, even daily, as we are ready and able to integrate and assimilate more of our future selves.  Numerous callers shared their experiences, and many received words and images of guidance and clarity for their next steps.

When you listen, prepare yourself by settling into a comfortable space, setting aside at least an hour for the experience.  You may want to have a journal nearby to record your impressions and any messages or images you receive.  Feel free to post your experiences here on the blog if you feel called or on the Venus Rising Facebook page.  Star Wolf would love to hear from you! 

This call was created as a special and private thank you gift for those who purchased Star Wolf's newest book, Visionary Shamanism.  However, now that we have experienced it, Star Wolf is making it available publicly, so, if you are so guided, feel free to share the link with your friends.

Again, on behalf of Star Wolf and the entire Venus Rising team, shamanic blessings for this year of the water dragon.  May you all ride the back of this magical beast into great and wondrous experiences of your beautiful Selves!

Meredith Davis,
on behalf of the Venus Rising team

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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,
Star Wolf
Feb 2nd 2009