Stone Church Center Presents: An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism with Jane Burns

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT - Coming to The Retreat House and Currier Hall in Bellows Falls, Jane Burns, a shamanic practitioner and teacher, is bringing her weekend residential workshop to Stone Church Center at 12 and 14 Church Street in Bellows Falls. The workshop takes place the weekend of October 19-21.

Burns writes, “This workshop will lead you into the hollow hills, the icy sea, and the splendor of the sky, as they once were experienced by the ancient Celtic peoples. “Through discussion and shamanic journeying, we will unravel their unique and poetic vision, their wild and courageous heart, and their deep reverence for the natural world, both seen and unseen.

We will learn how to access, for purposes of divination and wisdom gathering, the Otherworld, and locate our spirit allies there. We will try our hand at shape-shifting, omen hunting and love-talking to nature. We will make power bracelets and bring back a cloak of power from the Other-world. We will swim with the salmon and run with the deer, as the storied Fianna once did. We will ignite, align and draw inspiration from the three cauldrons of warming, motion and knowing. We will explore the Celtic Medicine Wheel, Samhain and the dark time of the year, the spiritual intention of ordeal, and the transmigration of the soul.”

Jane Burns lives and works in Southbury, Connecticut. When diagnosed with cancer in 1996, she was inspired to make the journey a spiritual one, and that decision steered her away from chemotherapy and radiation towards choices like energy medicine and shamanism. In the ensuing years, she studied core shamanism, soul retrieval, Medicine for the Earth, and shamanic teacher training with Sandra Ingerman, Celtic Shamanism and Faery Doctoring with Tom Cowan, and Compassionate Depossession and mediumship with Betsy Bergstrom.

Her ancestry is Irish and Scottish, and her practice is motivated by the challenge of bringing Celtic Shamanism, a broken tradition, back to its original vibrancy. She started her client practice (www.journeystothesoul.com) in 2005, and has been teaching shamanism since 2007. She is also a Celtic Reiki Master, an ordained minister, a writer and inspirational speaker.

Jane's book, Up a Tree: A Novel and Shamanic Handbook, is available on Amazon.com: “When Clare discovers troubling secrets in her dead husband’s papers, she turns to some unusual sources for help. Through the power and insight of shamanic revelations and tools, she is able to resolve her struggles and restore health and stability to her family in some very unexpected ways. Up A Tree includes a handbook of journeys, tools and tips for readers who wish to access this path of spiritual guidance on their own.”

Join Jane Burns at Stone Church Center for An Introduction to Celtic Shamanism. Regular Tuition for this weekend workshop includes tuition, meals, and all other costs. There are three options: Commuter, $365; Shared Room, $445; and Single Room, $510. Early Bird Tuition is $40 less for each option and available up to one week in advance. Early Bird discount will be applied automatically to the Regular Tuition when you choose your tickets.

Information and advance registration are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at www.stonechurcharts.org.