Day Two 2017

The Ngurrampaa – Caring for My Place and All Things
in My Place
Paul Callaghan

Australian Aboriginal people achieved well-being for 100,000 years due to the sharing of story underpinned by the values of the Ngurrampaa.  This presentation will describe the importance of Mother Earth in Aboriginal Lore and how this knowledge has changed my life.

Paul Callaghan has held a number of senior executive positions in his career, but his passion has always been around healing individuals, communities, and the Earth our Mother.  Paul has been ‘going bush’ for many, many years and learning traditional ‘Lore’ from his Elders.

Honoring Ancestral Wisdom through the 
Integration of Shamanism and Western Medicine
Jana Din

It is every parent’s nightmare to be told that their child is critically or terminally ill, or gravely injured, or worse yet, that they must determine when to remove life support.  It has been Jan’s privilege, and an honor, to bring forward the ancestral wisdom these young patients/wise old souls have to teach all of us.  Jana Din has provided sixty volunteer shamanic healing services for critically and terminally ill and injured pediatric patients.

Jana Din is a shamanic healer apprenticing under Native American and Tibetan Shamans for six years.  In 2003, she co-founded the Tao Center for Healing where she conducts her Shamanic healing practice.

Teachings of I’X:  The Moment to Moment Connection
Between Humanity and Nature

Grandmother Flodemayo will offer a spontaneous teaching on the Spirit of the Feminine and the current relationship between humanity and nature.

Flordemayo was born and grew up in the highlands of Central America in a family of Mayan healers and raised by her mother, a midwife.  She travels the globe to share her healings and to foster a more spiritual understanding among humanity.

What Does It Mean to Listen to the Ancestors?
Valerie Hausmann

Conversation and dialogue of what it means to listen to the Ancestors with an experience through Music and Meditation to open the door to listening to the Ancestral Knowledge.

Valerie Hausmann is a Reiki Master, Medium and Healer.  She shares her loving heart with many others as an assistant to The Stargate Mystery School/Silent Retreat and Manager of the Center for Sacred Studies Guerneville.

Contemporary and Neoshamanic Practitioners in the West:
A Hermeneutic Narrative Inquiry
Helena Soholm

This qualitative study explores the life stories of Western shamanic practitioners, who work as healers in the U.S. and Canada.  The participants of this study (non-indigenous individuals) hold unique identities in practicing Indigenous and contemporary Shamanistic healing methods in the context of industrialized Western societies.

Helena Soholm is a psychotherapist practicing in Seattle, WA.  Helena’s research interests are in the areas of contemporary forms of shamanism, cultural identity, spirituality, and the arts.

Completing the Circle
Jan Ogren

Disintegration and Reintegration:
Healing Processes in Artists and Art Audiences
Dr. Denita Benyshek

This healing prayer integrates the arts of time, poetry, drawing, research, animation, metaphor, performance, beauty, sorrow and joy.  The prayer demonstrates how contemporary shamanistic artists engage in a creative process of positive disintegration and reintegration.

Dr. Denita Benyshek is an artist, a mental health counselor, and a scholar on contemporary artists as shamans.  Her creative presentations integrate research with the arts, providing the audience with an authentic experience of shamanistic art.

Stanley Krippner

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