The training of a sorcerer and a shaman are nearly identical, and it is the how and the why that training is used that differs. On this new workshop, created by Betsy Bergstrom and Simon Buxton we shall be exploring the theme of sorcery with a particular emphasis on the mysterious phenomena of curses and the means to deconstruct and unravel them. A curse is classically described as any expressed intention or wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other being, object or place. Curses may be intentional or unintentional, tended or untended, and in some cases can continue to effectively operate over many generations, especially those that may have been created by freelance religious professionals who would have historically be employed to execute this work.
We shall be looking at the science and art of curse creation, how they have been used across time and cultures to create mystical harm and to gain leverage in the Middle World, and will be seeking to engage in diagnosing and unravelling a number of different types of curse, including self curses, family curses, generational, ancestral and lineage curses, object and place curses and corporate curses. The work involves learning to establish safe protocols and align with power-filled, compassionate allies for protection and effectiveness in what can potentially be a dangerous landscape to move upon, leading towards remarkably effective techniques for deconstructing both curses and thought forms that continue to have power over peoples lives.
Please note: This is an advanced course. All participants must well-versed in shamanic journey work.
£675 (fully residential; fee includes accommodation, food and tuition)
Maximum number of participants: 20