What can we learn from the spiritual practices of Ancient Peoples, to guide us on our higher paths in today’s awakening world?
We receive excellent guidance from our spontaneous night dreams, and our “waking dreams”. Waking dreams are similar experiences to night dreams, in that you experience other realities, but you are awake. You are co-creating with spirit to have a direct experience in other realms. Shamanic-type drum journeys are one type of waking dream and trance journey. One is given a guided meditation to start you on the journey, and then the specific drumbeat carries you on an adventure!
“Ecstatic Trance Postures” provide another avenue for waking dreams and trance drum journeys. In Ecstatic Trance Postures (ETP), as taught by the Cuyamungue Institute, you will sit, stand, or lie in an ancient posture, which acts as the Portal for your Journey. The postures have been collected from ancient artifacts, carvings, sculptures and cave paintings. The oldest one is 32,000 years old!
A simple ceremony calls in and honors the spirits of the 7 directions, and provides protections. Then we sit quietly for 5 minutes, and then get into the posture. The drumming last for 15 minutes, enabling you to have direct experiences with spirits in alternate realities and worlds. ETP is held in a Sacred Circle, and is completely safe.
In addition to the direct experience of meeting spirit guides, teachers and ancestors, you may receive personal guidance for your life path, answers to questions, spontaneous healing, or just have fun playing with spirits (animals, angels, and more). It can be life changing!