The services are designed to preserve the cross-cultural healing, teaching and ceremonial traditions to make available to all, the resources and modalities to support personal and planetary transformation.
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LIFE TRANSITION CEREMONIES
Shamanic healing is an ancient practice for accessing spiritual realms for guidance in supporting people to “return to a state of wholeness.”
A shamanic practitioner is one who reaches altered states of consciousness by using sound, music, drumming, guided mediation, plant-spirit medicine and/or other techniques, to facilitate their interaction with the spirit world. The shaman then channels their connection to this realm into this world during a ceremony or ritual to receive guidance to perform divination, healing and to balance energies for personal healing and transformation.
From a place of compassion Ray and Valerie offer a variety of shamanic healing techniques to assist patients in relieving the pain and suffering caused by trauma, programming and wounds, to open a doorway to the Soul’s calling and to re-connect them with the peaceful place that resides within. The result is an awareness of empowerment and wholeness which many have described as a feeling of freedom and expansion of consciousness.
Ray and Valerie work with individuals, couples and families and bring into their service a wealth of knowledge and experience gained during their years of apprenticeship and practice.
Many of the spiritual teachings offered through various workshops and apprenticeship programs are grounded in the shamanic practices of Peru. Each is designed to provide participants an opportunity to learn and experience the concepts and practices that support our awakening as we remember our place in this world and the importance of establishing and maintaining a balanced and harmonious relationship with Pachamama (Mother Earth.)
The workshops and programs offered are designed to initiate participants into the heart-felt shamanic rituals and ceremonies of the shamanic lineage as has been practiced since time immemorial. The ancient cultures and civilizations have offered paths through which we can learn how to live in harmony with the greater Universe to support the evolution of our consciousness.
Each workshop is designed to teach the value of integrating indigenous healing modalities and ceremonial practices into modern day life and the relevance of these traditions that apply in today’s changing world.
Our Shamanic Healing Arts Apprenticeship Program is a carefully designed experiential apprenticeship that gracefully weaves the focused energies of a shaman’s altar with multi-cultural healing modalities, including those practiced in the various regions of Peru. Consisting of 5 weekend workshops offered over a 15-month period, this apprenticeship provides participants with shamanic healing tools and practices that serve as the foundation for developing and enhancing a healing practice and with opportunities for deepening personal work.
In this apprenticeship program participants will receive training in:
- various methods of divination to determine causes of illness;
- practical methods of offering healing including soul retrievals, energy clearing, distant healing and the importance of ceremonies;
- practices to connect with the power of Nature along with guiding spirits;
- an immersion into the alchemical teachings and practices; and
- guidance in establishing a shamanic healing practice.
The healing methodologies and techniques that we will be sharing we have learned through each of our long-term apprenticeships with various maestros, paqos, and teachers who have honored us with their wisdom and guidance. Moreover, this program reflects the breadth of shamanic healing services and varied modalities that we offer as practitioners.
The art of ceremony, when practiced with reverent intention, is a magical and creative means to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds by honoring the interdependence that exists and establishing and maintaining a reciprocal relationship (Ayni) with the unseen realms.
Ray and Valerie facilitate a myriad of ceremonies, such as Despacho ceremonies, Earth honoring ceremonies as practiced in the Peruvian Andean tradition, in addition to ceremonies marking seasonal changes, life transitions and ceremonies for healing, most of which are open to the community and offered at the Sanctuary at Mt. Shasta.
Ray and Valerie are also available to perform ceremonies, such as land blessings, energy clearings and to assist with life transitions.
Additionally, as an ordained minister, Ray performs ceremonies for marriages, commitment ceremonies and other ceremonies honoring life transitions.
FACILITATING GROUP RETREATS:
Ray and Valerie design customized programs for groups wishing to visit the area for retreats and have hosted groups since 2011. Although we do not provide for housing of groups we do offer specially designed programs that include teachings and ceremonies in our spacious and modern 1200 square foot, octagonal shaped lodge and visiting the various sacred sites in the Mt. Shasta area.