This is an introductory course of 9, 4 hour workshops initiating participants into the 9 shamanic rites of the medicine people of the Andes and the Path of the Shaman, ‘One who sees with the authentic Eye of the Heart’.
Shamanism is the oldest spiritual discipline in the world. There are visible signs of its practice all round the world, dating back to the dawn of history. It is a spiritual practice that cuts across all faiths, creeds and race, reaching deep levels of ancestral memory. It is a pathway for self healing, self growth and self knowledge.
One of the major objectives of the shaman’s role is to have harmonious relationship with the whole of creation. It is a living process which continuously engages the inner life, shaping, honing planting the inner self, giving an immense opportunity to become responsible for our own story, for what we are dreaming into the world.
The Munay-Ki are a connected series of nine rites. They each mark part of one of the most profound spiritual journeys it is possible for us as human beings to make. The first rite is that of the healer – it marks the beginning of a journey to our own healing or wholeness. The last, ninth rite, marks the passage into a world where we become co-creators of our entire universe.
They know no boundaries and are timeless and universal. Although in their current form they happen to be kept primarily by a small group of wise ones known as Laika in the Peruvian Andes, earlier forms were brought there thousands of years ago from their ancestors who travelled from India, through the Himalayas, Siberia and across the Bering Straits to the Americas.
The words Munay Ki come from the Quechan language and mean something like “I love you as you are”. This gives a hint as to their function – they help us to reawaken what for many of us has been forgotten – our innate beauty, wisdom, power and of course, our unconditional love for all things.
They are transmitted as energetic “seeds” from a person who has already received them to another within the context of a simple and beautiful ceremony.
The Nine rites that will be shared:
- The healers’ rites
- The seer’s rites
- The harmony rites
- The bands of power
- The day keeper’s rites
- The wisdom keeper’s rites
- The earth keeper’s rites
- The star keeper’s rites
- The creator rites
The first four rites are called the foundation rites and are in themselves profound and powerful. Reawakening our individual capacity for deep, personal healing , developing our faculty for “seeing” in the deepest sense of the word, reconnecting and balancing our own centres of energy , establishing a truly safe and sacred space for our work.
Together they provide the foundation for a further set of five rites. It is said that these rites help one make the transition from being a human with spiritual experiences to a spiritual being with human experiences. More information on all of the rites and their history, function and transmission can be found on the Munay Ki website at http://munay-ki.org/
In these 4 hourly workshops, you will enter a truly magical and beautiful space, together with wonderful energy-building exercises and group visualisations and fire ceremony, followed by opportunities for individual healing sessions.
Kathryna Cuschieri a graduate of the ‘Healing the Light Body ‘school which is run by Alberto Viloldo and guided by the Linage of the medicine men and women of the Andes. She has been teaching Shamanism for the last 9 years in Malta, England and Ireland .
Please wear warm and suitable clothing and bring a journal, pendulum, special stone and blanket.
Date: 19th January 2015
Time: 1- 5pm
Cost: 30 euro per session.
Refreshments are included.
If you are interested please contact Kathryna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 -1249570 or the Courthouse Gallery at email@example.com or 065 -707 1630