Learn Shamanism - Let your Soul Bloom!
Your Power Animals, Spirit Teachers and Ancestors have brought you to the gate. Enter and remember who you truly are. Heal your body and soul, and create your life in a compassionate garden that grows in mirrored harmony with your dreams. Learning Shamanism is one of the most powerful things you can do with your beautiful life. The Spirits are calling all of us to join them, and bring their beauty into the world.
Our ZOOM classes are small 6-10 people) and we are LIVE together in the meeting. Some people use their cameras to show their faces. Others only use the audio and speak. Some people just call in on the phone. I use the camera so you can see me, which is nice. I like it when everyone uses the camera because I like to see people, but I understand.
We start with a check in and then I explain the lesson for that week. Each class has at least one, usually two journeys. where you learn directly from Spirit, following the intentions we set with the lesson plan. We all share what we learned from the spirits, and discuss it together. The classes are really interactive and personal.
I have PDF handouts for every class with the main lessons, and the specific instructions for the journeys. This way people who are visual learners will have a reference, and we can all stay on track together. There is usually some homework in-between sessions, and I encourage people to get together with a classmate “partner” to practice and explore the lessons more deeply.
I really love this technology. It allows people from all over to learn shamanism. People who live in remote places, with no way to find local classes, can become powerful shamanic practitioners. It's wonderful we can do this. We come from all over the world, and we become close friends
The classes are small enough so everyone gets as much personal attention as they need, but big enough to give a range of experience. And every class is recorded so that you can review the materials later, or if you have to skip a class you can catch up.
Distance Learning: Our webinar classes are on ZOOM, a fantastic webinar system that allows everyone to see each other, and talk together as though we were in the same room. (You can just call in without using your computer). People come from all over the world. People like you! You can make close friends; people stay in touch year after year.
Phoenix Trainings: 2018 I am offering the 9 month intensive in a local format. 4 hour meeting monthly at my house, plus weekly short zoom meetings in-between to maintain our intensity and continuity - while not having to tie up our weekends and travel major miles. I will also be offering a more casual teaching/drumming circle every other month.
Bumble Bee Retreat: Our Big Event - the annual retreat at Bumblebee Ranch, Arizona is filled with spirits power and sweet friendship.
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Free recorded class - See how Carla teaches and try your first Shamanic Journey
This video class that teaches you to journey into non-ordinary reality in a simple way. Meet your Power Animal!
Explore the hidden dimensions of a natural place you know and love, guided by your personal Power Animal. This is a simple introduction to shamanic journeying is your gateway through the veil. You will step into the other world as easily as a child dreams. Carla teaches you clear and simple techniques for accessing these realms and reconnecting you with your Spirit Allies.
Shamanism is magical. Start your journey today with our free class. Welcome home!
The CENTRAL COURSE in Carla's training program is the Full Circle 9 Month Intensive (Scroll down for description). To prepare you will need introductory Shamanic training. We offer two different introduction classes. They are different, but either one will give you the experience you need:
On Demand class: Introduction to Shamanism created from previously recorded Introduction Classes. 9 hours.
Live Webinar: Exploring Shamanic Power, a 4 week ZOOM webinar that gives you first hand experience with important Shamanic healing techniques.
On Demand Introduction to Shamanism
The FREE CLASS is the first of a 9 part ON DEMAND series, Introduction to Shamanism that teaches you how to access the three shamanic realms with your spirit ally team. You will learn to communicate with animals using the shamanic journey, and you will learn to retrieve power animals for yourself and others. These are classes Carla has taught in live webinars, that are edited together to allow you to be part of the class, on demand. This class will prepare you to enter Carla's 9 month intensive, Full Circle Shamanism.
Exploring Shamanic Power Webinar Class
Shamanic work is broad with infinite possibilities for healing and discovery. Some of the Spirits we work with are as ancient as the universe, and their knowledge is beyond our human dreams. But don't let the vastness overwhelm you. In this three part series you will explore three activities I perform regularly in my shamanic healing practice.
Experience healing in your own personal healing space, connected to your core Spirit Allies. You will stand witness to a complete shamanic healing, performed by your Spirit Allies, at your intentional request. And you will communicate with a deceased loved one.
We meet weekly for 3 weeks. Each class is 2 hours long, and is held on ZOOM video webinar. You can simply call in by phone if you prefer. You will receive a lovely handout with step by step instructions for every journey. If you need to miss a meeting, no worries. Each session is recorded.
Meeting 1: Spirit Allies and your Sacred Circle
Discover your Spirit Allies in the upper and lower world, and find a sacred circle where you can receive guidance and healing. You will receive a personal healing from your Spirit Allies, in your sacred circle.
Meeting 2: Perform a Shamanic Healing
Your role will be to hold the intention for the healing, and stand witness to your Spirit Allies power. The Spirits will work in the sacred circle you discovered in the first week. We will perform healing's for each other, or for each other's animals.
Meeting 3: Communicate with a Loved One's Spirit
You don't need to be a special psychic to talk with the dead. You just need the shamanic journey, your Spirit Allies, and clear intention. It's easiest to start by communicating with other people's relatives and pets, so we will pair up for this journey.
Meeting 4: Bringing it together
We will practice what we have learned and share our most profound lessons from the class.
This class will amaze you. We go deep in a very short time. (This is my teaching style: fast, clear and powerful). Shamans are bridges to the Spirit world; we hold their power in our bones so they can fix things here on earth. This is a very important job, and these three meetings will give you a strong start. The key is to allow the Spirits to do the work. I will show you how, in very simple terms. This class will fully prepare you to enter my Full Circle training. And it will let you know if shamanism, and my teaching style, are right for you.
Full Circle Shamanic Training Course
OFFERED TWO WAYS: ZOOM only weekly meetings, or PHOENIX based circle with monthly long meeting and weekly short zoom sessions.
A 9 month program of core shamanism infused with Carla's unique knowledge, practicing techniques to help people, animals and yourself. Begins January 2018. Two sections, one during the day and one in the evenings. Weekly meetings on ZOOM, with an optional meeting at Carla's house for the last session of each month's program.
Do you want to learn shamanism in a small circle of close friends? Do you want to help all the living beings we cherish - animals, people and our sacred places?
We will learn core shamanic techniques for healing ourselves and others - people and animals. The lessons will be flexible enough so that if you want to focus on animal healing, you can. If you want to work with people, you can. I do both every day! I will teach you using the same techniques I use every day in my practice.
Extraction. Soul Retrieval. Power Retrieval. Healing with Nature. Initiations. Working with Ancestors. Holding Deep Strong Intention to become a Powerful Bridge to Spirits. Merging with Spirits. Expanding Far Beyond your Limits and Dreams. We will cover an incredible amount of ground because our world has sped up. What took years and years for me to learn, I can share with you in a very quick time.
The classes will build, teaching you healing techniques for all the common situations I see in my practice: chronic and acute illness, soul loss, helping animals and people transition and cross, connecting to the ancestors, working with the Sidhe, deep merging with Spirit Allies, and much more. There will be powerful initiations that will bring your mind, body and soul into alignment with the Spirits who are your true teachers and guides.
My daily work is grounded in the techniques of Core Shamanism I learned from Micheal Harner and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (beginning in 1986). It has expanded to embrace the mystical worlds of the Celts, my ancestors, who have painstakingly taught me their "signature" techniques: Spiral in Time Healing, Shamanic Soul Gardening, and Dragon Magic. We will introduce you to my signature shamanic practices in the core program. There are masterclasses that go into these in depth, which you can take as they are offered, during or after your core program.
We will have our meetings on a weekday evening, at a time that works for everyone. Every class will be recorded for your review. You will get wonderful handout books for reference and to give you the exact steps we use in class. If you have to miss a meeting you can get it on the recording.
The core program is 9 months long - 36 meetings over the course of 10 months (because we will be taking a week off here and there for holidays). The class size limit is 8, per "section". I like to offer one section in the evenings, and one in the daytime. In the past, people have pretty much stayed in one section, but if you need to miss your usual time you can come to the other section.
The class will be limited to 10 people. I am asking you to commit to the full nine months, so our circle can grow and bond together for the full ride. Each month is $275. You can register by paying for the first and last month ($550). If you want to pay for the whole thing upfront you get one month for free. ($2200) .
I am so excited to be offering this again. It has been a few years since I offered my Shamanic Certification Course. This course is an updated version of that incorporating new ideas and expanding the scope to helping people as well as animals. I miss the weekly connection with a dedicated circle, and I love the magic that the Spirits grace us with - the incredible healing, the awakenings, and the ongoing encyclopedia of knowledge they impart with each journey. We will all grow immensely! Welcome aboard!
Let me know when you register if you are wishing to be in the Phoenix local group, or Zoom only.
A telephone circle for people who know how to journey. It is a time for us to come together and reconnect, and do collective and individual journey work. We meet monthly September through May, on ZOOM. You can call in or use the web platform. We usually do a personal journey, and a group journey to explore a topic. Journey circles are Free but we appreciate donations. A $5 donation supports the backend operations. See the event page for dates, times and the ZOOM information.
RENEWAL WITH THE CAILLEAGH
The Cailleach taught me in Ireland that in order for our lives to move forward in joy and abundance, we must let our old bones die. It is Samhain, and the Cailleach is taking up her staff to rule the winter. In this class we will meet the Cailleach by journeying into her cairn, and we will undergo an initiation to allow our old bones to die, letting go of our obligations and commitments and identities that are no longer needed.
In this ceremony we will welcome the Cailleach. We will journey to her through her Cairn. And we will ask her to help us bury our old, so the new can prosper. This is not a typical shedding ceremony. This is a right of passage. This is a 2 hour workshop offered around Samhain (Oct 30 - Nov 5 ish). See events for dates and times.
SHAMANIC SOUL GARDENING
Consciously grow your life in parallel garden powered by your Spirit Allies, Dragons, Fairies and your dreams.
Personal growth and healing is central on the Shamanic Path. As you connect and communicate with the Compassionate Spirit world, your whole life blooms. The garden is our life map where we assess our truth and grow our dreams. Gentle initiations remove the old and allow the new to grow. The beauty of Spirit will sparkle around you as the Compassionate Guides help you create the life of your dreams. We also create parallel universe gardens for the fairies, where they guide us to support them as they help the world.
Shamanic Soul Garden is the place for growing what you really want to accomplish in your life: aspirations, healing, personal growth. Here are some of the ways I use the Shamanic Soul Garden. I will teach you these techniques on our Master Class series.
Growing my own life: The Shamanic Soul Garden is my canvas for reviewing my life, clearing the old debris and creating the life I truly want. I work with the garden all day long, everyday.
Healing people and/or animals: I have a sacred space in the garden where I can bring clients, and the spirits perform all of the usual shamanic techniques in that space: extraction, power retrieval, communication, all the core shamanic techniques that I have used for the last 30 years.
Empowering people to help themselves: Learn to help others create their lives in a Shamanic Garden. I use this technique extensively in my shamanic practice. I teach someone to do a simple shamanic journey, and then we co-journey to create their unique garden. After that they can easily tend the garden on their own. It really is magic. (If you would like to experience this with me, just order a full healing session and let me know that is what you want).
Dates and registrations coming soon
Dragons are all about the surface between the worlds, and working with spirit to create important changes in our lives. Dragons are profound teachers of the Truth. Dragons give us the strongest seeds for our gardens, but we have to learn how to ask for them with reverence and protocol. Dragons definitely keep it Real. Very few people are Dragon Masters - I am just an apprentice. But we can aspire and learn from a real Dragon Master Spirit about the underlying principles of relationships of all kinds. Yeah - it's big. Really big.
Dragons rise from the center of the earth to become the interface between realities. They have the power of fury and grace. They can protect us like no other, but we must be impeccable when we work with them.
The Sword of Sovereignty. For me, working with dragons and with the Sword goes hand in hand. This sword has become my most important shamanic tool. It is formed of pure compassion, and it neutralizes the trauma and suffering that makes us miserable. There is a quest we must take to obtain the sword, and it reveals our truth. I will take you through the path the Spirits have shown me and teach you how to use this Sword to empower your life and heal your clients, and the world.
Dates and registrations coming soon
SPIRAL IN TIME
The Spiral in Time was shown to me over many years by my Celtic Ancestor Spirits. The spirals unfold in time, but they are also infinite and they are fully contained inside us. They are like projections of the energy in us, the truth that makes us up. We are doing a healing on the current energetic manifestation, by healing the past, present and future.
- The middle spiral is our contemporary life. Today’s little intrusions and issues. It radiates out from our core.
- The upper spiral is connected to the purest power of our divine origins. It sends the divine power of perfection into the middle and lower spirals, and it provides the grace needed for the healing to happen. It fuels the healing of our present life, our ancestral past, and even the future!
- The lower spiral reaches into the stories of our ancestral history. Healing them heals our bones, an amazing process that will blow your mind.
The lower spiral where most of the shamanic journey work happens in this ceremony. We follow a staircase into the energetic stories of past lives, ancestors and all relations. We ask to see three stories from our ancestors (or our own past). These stories often tell of unhealed traumas and wounds. This trauma continues through the lineage, and is part of our physical and energetic “bones”. We heal the stories, and set the people free, thus freeing the lineage from the handcuffs of the pain. We are transmuting that stuck energy. This is an amazing process that will blow your mind!
Dates and registrations coming soon
2018 dates: April 5-8 (we gather Thursday evening, April 5, we begin Friday morning, and close Sunday at noon)
I am developing this year's program right now. It will involve deep work with the Sidhe and the Spirits who support us on the ranch. These Spirits are powerful! They fended off a wildfire this spring. They are bringing in lost wandering souls and crossing them to the light. They are organizing Arizona, bringing more circles together, and building our healing power. I will post a blog notice as soon as I have our agenda and theme in order.
Every year we do some hands on work for the ranch horses, and this year we are going to have extra fun - on Saturday we will be volunteering on the ranch with a large group of special needs kids. I will bring my horses for pony rides.
Hands on Shamanic Equine Bodywork Workshops:
I am very excited to be offering Gentle Touch, Deep Release horse massage training along side Manuel Trigo at his clinics in Phoenix. Osteopathy & Classical Dressage fusion will be Oct 28th and 29th. Lean more and register at Manuel Trigo's site
I will be offering horse massage at Manuel's barn on Fridays, and teaching individuals and mini clinics through the season.
Live workshops in Phoenix where you learn to combine shamanic healing with hands on body work, to give horses deep relief physically and emotionally. Really transformative for you and your horse!
Carla Meeske – Your Lead Guide
When you make Shamanism part of your life, you are inviting the Compassionate Spirits to support you, guide you and heal you. I, Carla, will be your facilitator and leader, but your Spirit team is in charge of your personal path to wisdom.
Our classes are dynamic and transformational. I combine my innovation in shamanic work with clear instruction to bring you a remarkable experience, no matter if you are on the phone, in a workshop, or using recorded media. My 10 years of professional educational experience at University of Oregon give my classes structure and clarity, and my extensive experience leading shamanic classes allows me to keep us on track, and at the same time explore the edges of the shamanic dimensions and share our diverse experiences. You will succeed in your quest to experience the wonders of Shamanism. Carla’s Bio