I've been contacted regarding these upcoming events. Both have been added to the calendar.
Gede Parma will be returning to Chicago this July! Gede’s new book
“Ecstatic Witchcraft: Magick, Philosophy, and Trance in the Shamanic
Craft” was just released through Llewellyn publications. The Brotherhood
of the Phoenix is proud to present two opportunities to meet and learn
from Gede. Both these events are open to the general public.
Friday, July 27th at 7:30pm: Gede will present a ceremony of Ecstatic
Witchcraft, which embodies the principles of his newest book.
Cost: Sliding scale $10-$30
Location: 2nd Unitarian Church, 656 Barry Avenue.
Saturday, July 28th from 10-4pm: Gede will present his day long
intensive workshop “Initiation and the Path of the Shamanic Witch.”
Cost: $90 for the day
Location: Life Force Arts Center, 1609 W. Belmont Avenue.
In order to attend this workshop you must RVSP to Keith Green at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information about the event will be sent to
you with your confirmation e-mail.
More information about the workshop:
Initiation and the Path of the Shamanic Witch (Full-day Intensive)
This workshop explores the etymological origins of the word ‘Witch’ and
how, through history, sociology and cultural anthropology we can
understand the European phenomenon of Witchcraft to be equivalent to the
tribal ‘shamanism’ of many of the world’s indigenous societies.
Since the Pagan renaissance and revival (from the mid-1800s onwards) a
high degree of ceremonial magick has been integrated with what once was
pure and simple shamanism. Many of the Wiccan traditions tend towards
the ceremonial; however Gede Parma (author and initiated Witch) will
introduce a practice of Witchcraft that is informed by the definition –
‘ecstasy-driven, Earth-based, mystery tradition’. The Craft, seen and
lived through this lens, is also a system for and of personal and
communal empowerment, deep paradigm and consciousness shifts (altering
consciousness), transformation, healing and initiation.
full-day intensive will work through the three-tiered shamanic cosmology
generally accepted as – the Upperworld, the Middleworld and the
Underworld. These realms correspond with our Superconscious Selves, our
Conscious Selves, and our Unconscious Selves, respectively. To bring
wholeness to all, and to accept and integrate the Shadow/the Unconscious
(the Veil separating us from realising our true divinity) we activate
the World Tree within, which affirms our eternal connection to all
realms, to all times; in the Forever Here and the Eternal Now.
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