August 2014


Masks of Illusion and the Authentic Self

A Cycle Training Retreat: Year 1

August 20-25, Still Meadow Retreat Center, Portland, OR

There is still time to join this exciting circle of men and women for the Cycle of Transformation with Christina Pratt this August.


In Year One we cover the whole Cycle of Transformation skill set, engage in elemental ritual and ceremony to fuel your transformation, learn fail-safe clearing techniques to free your Authentic Self and enter into Last Mask Community for support from your peers as the year unfolds. The true value cannot be listed, but some examples of the benefits are:

  • learn to work with the elements in ritual and ceremony
  • find the song, dance, and mask needed to honor your helping spirit.
  • create and use altars, shrines, and sacred space.
  • create right relationship with Death so that you can awaken your Inner Healer.
  • learn to negotiate boundaries, grounding, and limits in every day.
  • learn Actual Energy Clearing skill and free yourself from your past stories
  • and so very much more...

Masks of Illusion (Part One) and the Birth of the Healer (Part Two) will be offered in the traditional retreat format, removed from everyday life and sequestered in nature to cultivate focus on the invisible world and a sound energetic container for our sacred ritual and ceremony.

Cost: $1439 (double occupancy). Includes room, all meals, retreat space and grounds, tuition, prep material, followup material, mentoring, and immersion in the teachings. 

For those of you who care about writing a new story for the people, know that we need skills if we are actually to do that well.  We need to learn to not only take power in the dream and write the new story, but to take power in our lives, everyday, and stop living the old story. Not only do we need skills to do this, but we need shared skills… we need shared space and time… we need a shared dream. I hope you will join us this year… not next year or whatever year you think this will “fit into your life.” It never fits, trust me I have heard it before.  If you feel a pull, it is time.  Please join us this year.

Contact: Andrea at Last Mask Center.


FAQ:
1. What's the commitment?
The Cycle Teachings are two retreats per year, one 5-day and one 3-day, spaced about 6 months apart.

2. What happens in the 6 months between?
The long retreats initiate transforms through shamanic ritual and ceremony. The time following is to participate in the full transformation with spirit, which requires using the skills one has just learned in the retreat time. During this time there are mentors available in Last Mask Community, peer support, weekly accountability groups, and time with the shaman as needed.

3. I don't want to do this alone
Last Mask Community is the community of students gathered around these teachings. Once you enter the teachings you enter the community. The community is both local and non-local and thus offers many vectors of support. It also offers opportunities to practice what you are learning and to live as a shamanic person in our contemporary world.


 

Shamanic Journey Circle

Aug 20, 6:30-8:00pm, Whole Being Health Portland, OR,
Open, ongoing journey circle. Suggested Donation: $5-12‚Äč
Contact: meetup.com and join "Shamanic Healing and Teachings"
 


LAST MASK COMMUNITY TELESEMINAR

Aug 27, 5—6:30 pm, Pacific Time

Advancing the teachings of the Cycle of Transformation. These teleseminars are available to the members of the Last Mask Community of students who are dedicated to living and learning the Teachings of the Cycle.