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Kindred Spirits

Join us on Saturday, Februay 23 for this exciting, transformational retreat at the Center's Kindred Spirits Retreat Center in Blue Bell, PA. Nestled in a peaceful, wooded setting this custom-built fieldstone home has been a refuge for over twenty years. The surrounding acreage includes paths for walking meditation and benches for quiet reflection. We look forward to welcoming you to Kindred Spirits. (Click here for directions)

"Explorations in Shamanic Practice" Retreat
with Bill and LInda O'Brien
Saturday, February 23, 12 noon - 6:00 pm

OBriensFrom Peruvian shamans to the suburbs of Philadelphia, Bill and Linda O’Brien bring us an introduction into this ancient wisdom. Can the shamanic world view offer something to our modern age? Might living in harmony with all creation produce a more peaceful and spiritual life? You will explore...

  • Creation of a Sacred Space
  • An overview of shamanic history
  • Explanation of the shamanic worldview
  • Creation of your own Sacred Garden
  • Retrieval of your Power Animal
  • Retrieval of your Spirit Guide
  • Closing of Sacred Space and a Fire Ceremony
You will come away with confident knowledge of how to begin practicing what you have learned, and how to incorporate the wisdom and rhythms of this ancient tradition into your own life.

Bill and Linda O’Brien are both Certified Shamanic Practitioners and graduates of the Light Body School of Energy Medicine. Founded by psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., this school is considered the gold standard of contemporary shamanic studies. Dr. Villoldo lived among the shamans of Andean Peru for over two decades. Bill and Linda have both been conducting shamanic healing methods since 2000. Bill is a former Jesuit priest and long-time spiritual leader, teacher, and author of Wise Guyde: The First Forty-Five Columns. Linda was a licensed Massage Therapist for 20 years and is now a Practitioner of Reiki and Transpersonal Breathwork. The O'Briens live in Shepherdstown, WV.

Participants bring lunch if desired. Beverages and snacks provided.
Cost $100 (Early Bird Registration $90 until January 31)
On Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm, Bill O'Brien will also give a free presentation entitled, "Dancing With Spirit: My Journey from Jesuit Priest to Shamanic Practitioner" at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill.
NOTE ABOUT LOCATIONS
Please note that all other programs, classes and events of the Center for Contemporary Mysticism take place at the main location in Chestnut Hill, PA. Click here for directions to the Chestnut Hill location.
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