Who is this for?
The circle is open to all adults, whether you have experience journeying or are a beginner!
What time, and where does it happen?
For now, we are still only meeting virtually, and not teaching new students. If you have experience practicing shamanic journeying, and are interested in joining our virtual circles, please sign up in the blue box on this page.
What do we do?
Shamanic journeying involves going into a trance state in order to allow your spirit body to travel into an alternate level of reality. There, you can find healing and ask for advice from powerful spirit beings willing to ally themselves with you.
The advantage of working within a group is the energetic support provided by a roomful of people working toward a similar end, and also the input and insight you can gain from sharing your journey with others (sharing the results of your journey with the group is not required).
What do I need to bring?
Bring your drum, your bandana or eye mask, your spirit guides, and your questions! Also remember to bring a mat or blanket, or something else to lie down on, a pillow if you think you'll need one, and a journal or notebook so you can record your journey. When you come into the Barre Studio, please remove your shoes and put them in one of the cubbyholes under the front window, which is to your right when you enter.
Is there a cost or fee for the circle?
The circle is free, but your donations when you can afford to do so help us with the monthly rental fee for the studio space. If you don't have money with you at the circle, you can donate via PayPal. Use the donation button below, or use PayPal to send money directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Guskin and Paul Nordquist have been teaching shamanic journeying and leading shamanic journeying circles in the Chester County, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) suburbs since 1997. They have also released several albums of shamanic journeying music. Amy and Paul have studied shamanism here and abroad for many years, with teachers from various cultural backgrounds, and have practiced their shamanic arts in settings as diverse as city streets, chamber tombs in Ireland, and in the center of the circle at Stonehenge under a summer full moon.
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Updated on April 5, 2021