Visionseeker 2: Spirit Medicine
To register for this event by phone: Dial 831-667-3005. Phone reservation hours are Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, and Friday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. (Pacific Time.)
To register for this event online: You can find more information and place an online reservation request through Esalen's Reservation Information page.
In the Western world today, interest in complimentary and alternative therapies is on the rise, and increasing numbers of healthcare practitioners and laypersons alike are discovering the ease with which the healing modalities pioneered by the indigenous peoples can be learned and practiced.
At the core of this week's work lies an in depth cross-cultural consideration of the nature of illness, healing, and healthcare, in which participants will gain valuable experience in the practice of spirit medicine. We will expand our connections to our inner sources of wisdom and power, deepen our contacts with our spiritual healing masters, experience the initiatory phenomenon of spiritual dismemberment, work with the process of shamanic extraction, and work with a unique approach to soul retrieval.
The Visionseeker workshops provide a shamanic perspective derived from the Hawaiian kahuna tradition in which knowledge of the personal soul cluster, as well as the nature of reality, forms the foundation. This training will be most useful to those who have completed the Visionseeker I workshop or its equivalent.
Note: Bring a rattle, a drum, a notebook, a bandanna or eyeshade, and a light blanket. Please refrain from alcohol use during the workshop.
The Esalen Institute was founded in 1962 as an alternative educational center devoted to the exploration of what Aldous Huxley called the "human potential," the world of unrealized human capacities that lies beyond the imagination. Esalen soon became known for its blend of East/West philosophies, its experiential/didactic workshops, the steady influx of philosophers, psychologists, artists, and religious thinkers, and its breathtaking grounds blessed with natural hot springs.