Date: Wednesday, February 17th
This ceremony will focus on Meeting Power Animal Spirits: The Journey to Non-Ordinary Realities
Participants will be introduced to the principles of the shamanic belief system. The workshop teaches the techniques of shamanic journeying which is used by shamans to enter non-ordinary realities. Participants will learn to travel to the other worlds to obtain personal Power animal spirits, to connect with these spirits, and to retrieve specific knowledge. This knowledge can be used in our world to heal, to settle disputes, to communicate between the living and the dead, to create abundance, and to pray for the well-being of the environment, for others and ourselves.
Accompanied by drumbeat, participants learn to journey to the animal energies and shape-shift into them, allowing each person to merge with their animal nature—a reflection of our innermost self that represent those qualities we need most in this world, but which are often hidden, or repressed.
***Please bring a pillow, towel, or cushion to sit on.
Israeli born Itzhak, was initiated into the family tradition of a powerful Quechuan Yachak from Ecuador. He also studied with Ipupiara a Brazilian elder and Cleicha, a Peruvian curandera (healer).
Additionally, since 1994, Itzhak has studied the shamanic path and healing ways with indigenous shamans from Hawaii, Ecuador, Peru, Greenland, Native American and the United States.
He is a founding member of the NY Shamanic Circle, and the NY Annual Shamanic Gathering in Central Park. He is a member of the Dream Change and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners. He is the founder and publisher of the leading shamanic global resource web site www.shamanportal.org.
Itzhak has a private shamanic ceremonial healing practice in New York City (For adults, children, animals, & house cleansing) and conducts workshops for adolescents, adults, and senior citizens in Europe, Israel, Hawaii, and the US.
Itzhak also developed and facilitates a special program geared to high school students, called The Bridge.
This evening is offered in conjunction with OBSERVATORY’s current exhibition, VISION QUEST, a group show of neo-shamanic art, up through February 21st.