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SSP Member Monthly Ceremony: Dancing the Animals in the U.S. Detention Centers led by Tasara Jen Stone
December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MSTFree
Join us as we open the portals for a Great Animal Totem Dance, as we transport time and space, as we shake the rafters in the many detention centers across the United States.
My heart has been aching for the children, torn from their parents at the borders, for all the children in prison at this time and other times. Knowing that to perform healing for others without permission is not within my ethics, I journeyed to the spirits to ask what I could do. They showed me a Great Animal Totem Dance. They said, just come and dance. While you dance, invite the power animals of the children to dance with you. This will bring these beautiful spirits to life for the children who are open to it, who are ready and will not be afraid. It will provide them companionship and guidance in the darkness of their lives. Have fun with it! Have faith.
HOW TO PREPARE
Create sacred ceremonial space in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed by other people or loud noises. Make a small altar, light a candle and have your drum, rattle and optional totem masks available. Make sure your place is comfortable and warm and allow yourself to be fully present.
These new moon ceremonies are for SSP members only and provide an opportunity to participate in a Shamanism Without Borders process around a current situation or event that needs tending.
Each ceremony will be recorded and made available on the website following the ceremony for those who want to listen at a later time or more than once. An email with the audio recording will be sent out as a reminder.
LED BY TASARA JEN STONE
Tasara Jen Stone is a longtime ceremonial leader and the author of The Ancient Bones of Ceremony: Remembering the Heartfelt Ways. These gentle teachings on how to create ceremony are woven with story, poetry and the voice of spirit. We are taken on an allegorical journey and in the process, we learn that we need look no further than our own hearts for the secret ingredients for powerful, life-changing ceremony.
Tasara Jen Stone has been crafting ceremonies and facilitating public gatherings in the Pacific Northwest since the mid-‘90s. A life-long practitioner of earth-based spirituality, she is known for her informal leadership style and her welcoming spaces. She trained extensively in core shamanism with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, as well as with Betsy Bergstrom, Sandra Ingerman, Leslie Conton, Tom Cowan and Bhola Banstola.