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Shamanic Full Moon Ceremony

Shamanic Full Moon Fire Ceremony for healing at SoulFire Sanctuary, SoulFire Alchemy

During this volatile time of astrological alignments, we are being forced to face our shadows and transmute our trauma into grace and beauty. There is no better time to utilize the elements-- incredible tools to help you change and shift, allowing for rapid transformation. They provide the pathway to honor your lessons and old belief structures, enabling you to heal deeply at the level of the soul.

We will begin by opening sacred space, followed by a guided meditation and creation of a prayer bundle to represent what you wish to release, making space for wish to receive using provided materials. You will learn a lovely healing waters chant for the ceremony as well as the translation. You will receive instructions as to what to do and when during the fire ceremony for safety. Please be sure to bring rattles and/or drums.

At the end of the night you will feel both humbled and empowered by the choices you have made to let go of all that which does not serve you any longer. You'll be equipped with the seeds to plant for manifesting your new dreams into being come the New moon! 🙏✨🔥

What to bring:
• A dark colored poncho or blanket
• Yoga mats, cushion, chair, etc., bring what you deem necessary to feel comfortable for meditation portion.
•Please be sure to bring a rattle and/or handheld drum and bring extras to share if possible. A few will be available for use if needed.
•You may bring any talismans, totems or crystals with which you feel a connection in order to create a more personalized service. ***Be sure to have them in a bag made from some sort of flame resistant material.
•Please do not arrive any later than 6:45 to respect the ceremony.
• Energy exchange: Love Offering
  ($20 suggested to cover expenses)
•Space is very *limited* so reserve yours early at the "ticket" link.
•Ceremony is Weather Permitting
🔥PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the intimate nature and limited space for this event, pre-registration is required.
While there is a suggested love offering to attend the ceremony, payment is not required to register.  

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Winter Lights Full Moon Despacho Ceremony - 12:12 Gateway Activation

12:12 Portal Gateway Activation

Come celebrate the beautifully auspicious energies of this 12-12 portal on the Full Moon, the upcoming Yule/Winter Solstice and the return of the Light!

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Space is limited, please be sure to register if you want to reserve your seat in the circle. This deep and rich remembrance of all our lineages (known and unknown) as well as honoring ourselves, and our other than human kin.


The despacho ceremony is a shamanic sojourn steeped  in the soul of nature, and with the assistance of the spirit world, we explore the energetic inner workings and symbolism of each element of our offerings. We begin with a 12:12 Gateway Shamanic Meditation, segwaying into the creation of the despacho. Each item of offering represents a prayer and a gift of power that sparks the momentum for energy shifts and healing. It is performed on each earth cycle to renew and re-imprint the powers of nature on our luminous body (aura or energy field), to connect with the source of all creation, give gratitude, receive healing and well-being for the group, accomplishing perfect ayni (sacred reciprocity) and protection for ourselves and for the Earth. 


Finally, the despacho is burned in the fire or placed in the creek (weather determined) to send out the prayers, release that which does not serve us, and manifest our new Earth into being.


All supplies are provided for the community despacho and fire. Registration is required to reserve your seat in the circle due to space limitations.


This is a FREE event. However due to space limitations, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! 

Please consider a $10-$30 (sliding scale) donation to cover supplies or bring a contribution for the despacho. If you are interested in bringing something to contribute to the despacho, please reach out to me at soulfirealchemy.org!

Honoring The Ancestors and Appalachia

Honoring the ancestors and Appalachia in The Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains

Don't let the title fool you...this class is for anyone who wishes to learn the ways of giving homage to their ancestors-- Appalachian and otherWise. 🍁🔥🍂🍃 


As we descend from hot summer days into the shorter days of autumn, the leaves demonstrate the beauty of letting go, the shadows grow longer, and the veil thins- giving way to All Hallow's Eve, aka Samhain. This holiday has many traditions across all cultures, but perhaps the largest among them were honoring and remembrance of the ancestors-- a  long lost and nearly forgotten tradition. Many religious traditions have woven this practice with confusion and fear in minds of the masses, yet it brings MUCH healing-- not only for us, but for those who have gone before us and, yes...even this precious land we live on. Some of our ancestors and the ancestors of the original inhabitants of these mountains had  hard lives and maybe harder deaths. It is because of their life and  sacrifices that we live today, and that is worth more than any price you can put on it. 

  • You will learn what ancestor/land reverence IS, what is NOT, and the *many* various ways in which you can honor either or both.
  • You will learn how to safely, respectfully and confidently engage with ancestors and spirits of the land for purposes of gratitude and healing intentions
  • Learn how to build and maintain an ancestor  shrine, and so much more!
  •  Materials will be provided, and upon registration for the class you will receive instructions for optional items you may wish to bring. 

These seats will fast so get yours now!

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3PM-5PM 

(allow for possible class-time overflow)

Energy exchange: $50

Class size is limited to honor the work. 


Registration Deadline: 

Midnight, Tuesday October 15, 2019


"Lo there do I see my father; 

Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers; 

Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. 

Lo, they do call me, they bid me take my place among them, 

In the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live  forever." 

~13th Warrior 

Sacred Alchemy through Shamanic Journeying

Sacred Alchemy through shamanic Journeying Knoxville TN  shamanic healer

The natural world has two aspects: ordinary everyday awareness, formed by our habitual behaviors, patterns of belief, social norms, and cultural conditioning; and a second non-ordinary or expanded awareness accessed through intermediate or altered states, or ecstatic trance, induced by shamanic practices like drumming, sound, scent, and such. In addition to learning ways of seeing and knowing in the physical world, we will engage in shamanic journeying to explore the Upper and Lower Worlds, both instrumental in helping us to awaken our understanding of the shadow and celestial realms for the benefit of ourselves and others. 


The natural world has two aspects: ordinary everyday awareness, formed by our habitual behaviours, patterns of belief, social norms, and cultural conditioning; and a second non-ordinary or expanded awareness accessed through intermediate or altered states, or ecstatic trance, induced by shamanic practices like drumming, sound, scent, and such. In addition to learning ways of seeing and knowing in the physical world, we will engage in shamanic journeying to explore the Upper and Lower Worlds, both instrumental in helping us to awaken our understanding of the shadow and celestial realms for the benefit of ourselves and others. 

You need only journey within to find answers to your questions. Along the way, you may greet new Guides and Animal Totems, learn to listen to Mother Nature in new ways and cultivate more trust in your own intuition. 


This is one of several "Sacred Alchemy through Shamanic Journeying©" group events offered by SoulFire Alchemy, offered to everyone from beginners who are new to shamanic practices, to more advanced journeys for the more experienced. Each event will be noted as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. 


Level: Beginner

Self Investment: $50

Payment plans available

**Registration deadline is Saturday October, 20, 2019 by midnight. 

Space  is limited to 12, register early!


Upon registration you'll receive an email with detailed instructions for what to bring and how to come prepared to get the most out of this event.  Please direct any questions to beth@soulfirealchemy.org 

Ancestors, Elementals and Mother Earth: An Introduction

Ancestors, Elementals and Mother Earth

Step into the world of ancient wisdom teachings, experience soul nourishing rituals, learn how to navigate the domains of the spirit world with confidence, to respectfully engage with your ancestors, other-than-human kinfolk, and Mother Earth for empowering healing journeys in service 

of personal growth, planetary healing, and multidimensional conscious awareness. 


In this introduction circle, we'll reveal all of the ways in which you will reconnect, cultivate and deepen your own sacred path with this series of group studies to be  held the second Tuesday of each month at The Gratitude Bar in Knoxville, TN. 


Whether you choose to participate in one or all of these beautiful workshops, you will walk away filled with a profound and life-changing sense of understanding, discernment, balance, unity, and spiritual empowerment! 

Next Offering TBD

Suggested Love Donation for this introduction $20 

Intro to "Sacred Alchemy of the Soul: The Journeys to Wholeness©"

Sacred Alchemy of the Soul Journey

This is a class to introduce a new program of study SoulFire Alchemy is launching entitled, 


“Sacred Alchemy of the Soul: The Journeys to Wholeness” - a pilgrimage through nine 3-day weekend retreats. 


Illuminate, cultivate and deepen your own spirit medicine during these immersive and healing retreats! Explore mystical teachings and ancient wisdoms, experience soul nourishing rituals and engage with your ancestors, other-than-human kinfolk, and Mother Earth for an intensive healing journey in service personal growth and planetary healing.  


Just like hiking a long and deep trail, every "hiker" must prepare for the trip. Each Journey has an "Essential Provisions" requisite retreat weekend class prior to entering the journey, so that you can gather equipment, tools and training necessary to navigate the journeys with confidence, understanding, and ease. These workshops will be centered around the Four Cornerstone Journeys:


  • South Journey: Unearth Your Healing,  Gifts, Growth and Abundance
  • West Journey: Awaken Your Integrity and Power
  • North Journey: Reconnect with Ancestors and Ignite Your Soul Fire
  • East Journey: Illuminate Your Sacred  Sovereignty and Oneness 

Learning about and participation in a variety of Shamanic Journeys is interwoven into this program.


*Time, Date, and Location TBA. Notice will be given to registrants advance if changes are made

Third Degree Reiki Master Initiation and Certification

Reiki Master Teacher certification

Shinpiden is the Japanese word for "Mystery Teachings." You will receive the  Master Symbol which increases the strength of your Reiki healing energy/use of the Reiki II Symbols. You will learn and practice using the Master Symbols, the powerful "Psychic Surgery" technique to remove  heavy energies, how to teach and give attunements for all three levels of Usui Ryoho Reiki, receive the Reiki Master manuals, the Master Attunement, and your Reiki Master Certificate. 

  • Investment:$350
  • Next Class Date TBD

Prerequisite:  Reiki II Practitioner (from any lineage) for a minimum of 6 months  treating self and others (family/friends, practice, etc.) to become a Reiki Level III Master Teacher. shamanic training