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11th Gay Men’s Shamanic Retreat


NOW THROUGH MONDAY OCTOBER 8th - FALL FLASH SALE - GET THIS PROGRAM FOR $395 - including meals, tuition and the best housing we have available the week of the program ! Look for the Fall Flash Sale rate when registering!


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Cultivating Our
Shamanic Power

Connect. Deepen. Share.

Gather in community with other men – gay, bi, and queer – to broaden, deepen and share your shamanic practice. We’ll explore the challenge of maintaining our Power when working with strong emotions held by ourselves and others. As we cultivate compassion, love, and gratitude with a shamanic perspective, we can address grief and heal emotional wounds by transmuting and releasing intense energies. We’ll explore our unique shamanic Power and discover additional shamanic pathways to use with our healing practices.


Join us for a weekend of shared learning and healing activities with beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners. Through shamanic journeying, drum circle, ceremony and ritual, you will have opportunities to refine your shamanism practice, commune with Spirit guides, ancestors, nature spirits, and energetic power animals for guidance. Activities include: Solo and Partner Journeys, Dancing our Power Animals, Fire Ceremony, Community Healing Session, Talisman Crafting, Nature Spirit Bonding, Soul Remembering, and Journey Skills Review (for men newer to shamanic practice).

We welcome men from all shamanic traditions. It is important to have an understanding of core* shamanism practices and the associated journey skills which we will use as the structure for making spirit contacts.  As such, we appreciate an honest self-assessment of your knowledge and skills to attend this retreat.  For men newer to shamanic practice and who have not had formal training per se, we request your participation in the 2-hour Journey Skills Review Workshop, offered on Saturday morning of the retreat.  Feel free to contact the facilitators with questions. 

The programming in this retreat is designed to provide an immersive experience in conventional shamanic practices and does *NOT* involve erotic themes or sensual touch.



Self-Assessment Questions:

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* Are you currently practicing shamanism as a spiritual practice for yourself or   for others?
* Are you familiar with the three worlds of shamanic cosmology: Upper,             Middle, and Lower? 
* Have you successfully and regularly experienced a shamanic journey?
* Do you have contact in non-ordinary reality [NOR] with spirit allies such as   energetic power animals, ascended teachers or other energies?
* Do you have contact in the spirit realms with your ancestral lines or   ancestors? 
* Do you have an affinity and connection to Nature whereby you honor and   communicate with Nature spirits? 
* Do you have a hand drum, rattle and/or other tools for use with your   shamanic practice? 


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If you do not have basic understanding and/or experience with modern shamanic practice at this time, we welcome you to attend a future Introduction to Shamanism workshop at Easton Mountain. To study and learn about shamanism as a personal spiritual practice, we recommend the following highly-regarded core shamanism resources for classes, training, and drum circles:  Sandra Ingerman's Teachers  and Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS)


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Join us as we drum, journey, explore and celebrate our healing shamanic pathways. Relax. Retreat. Allow. Learn. Discover. Share. Connect.


Articles from Easton's Blog detailing the history of the prior 10 years of retreats:


During registration, you will be asked to complete a self assessment questionnaire, which helps us understand your experience level. We appreciate an honest self-assessment of your knowledge and skills to attend this retreat. For men newer to shamanic practice and who have not had formal training per se, we request your participation in the 2-hour Journey Skills Review Workshop, offered on Saturday morning of the retreat. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the facilitator, Jay Thomas at HealingShamanicPathyways@gmail.com. Should we determine that the Introductory weekend is a better fit, you'll be issued a full refund.



ABOUT THE FACILITATOR


Testimonials from the 2016 Gay Men's Shamanic Retreat


Testimonials from the past Gay Men's Shamanic Retreats

  "Shaman" by Anry Nemo".

"Shaman" by Anry Nemo".


Rates and Accommodations

  • Commuter - $195
    Includes meals and programming, does not include housing. Choose this option if you want to stay off-site.

  • Garden Cabin - $395
    Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in our bunk house (5 bunk beds). Showers are located at the Lodge, about 500 ft. away.

  • Quad - $445
    Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in a 4-person (2 bunk beds) room with shared bath.

  • Semi-Private - $595
    Includes meals, programming, and accommodations in a 2-person room with shared bath.


During registration, you will be asked to complete a self assessment questionnaire, which helps us understand your experience level. We appreciate an honest self-assessment of your knowledge and skills to attend this retreat.  For men newer to shamanic practice and who have not had formal training per se, we request your participation in the 2-hour Journey Skills Review Workshop, offered on Saturday morning of the retreat. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the facilitator, Jay Thomas at HealingShamanicPathyways@gmail.com.  Should we determine that the Introductory weekend is a better fit, you'll be issued a full refund.


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