Shamans not only work with those who are alive, but also with those who have passed. Indigenous medicine people view the process of death as part of the human experience. Healing the dead is as important as healing the living.
Part 1: Death and Dying Workshop, 20-21 July – open to everyone
In the first part of this workshop we will share shamanic teachings that help people die well and pass through the death portal to be reborn in the spiritual realms. We learn how to die skilfully when that time comes and how to help others face the inevitable end of life and die well.
At the same time we also learn how to support the relatives and people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This is a very important teaching, especially in our times, when so may people see death as something to fear, rather than part of the journey of life. We look at the process of death energetically and the psychic contracts and soul exchanges between loved ones. This first part is open to all, the only prerequisite is experience in shamanic journeying and working with a power animal.
Part 2: Death and Dying Workshop, 30 Nov-01 Dec – experienced practitioners
In the second part of the workshop we focus on psychopomping, and learn how to safely help stranded souls who have not made it through the veil and who continue to haunt places on Earth. The word psychopomp comes from the ancient Greek description of the spirit of death Haros, who guides the souls home. Fotoula is well-versed in the ancient Greek traditions of death dying. She also studied Mayan teachings on death and dying by undertaking a death and dying vision quest in Death Valley, USA.
Fotoula will also share shamanic teachings on de-possession. The second part of this workshop is for experienced shamanic practitioners as it involves in-depth shamanic work. Participants need to have completed Shamanic Soul Retrieval training.