Journey Group

LONDON OPEN DRUMMING GROUP
Working with Core Shamanism

The London open drumming group has been meeting since 1997. The aim is to provide a safe working environment to practice core shamanic techniques for people who have done an introductory course. It also gives the opportunity to talk about shamanic experiences with others and to foster shamanic community.

Within the core shamanic framework the shamanic journey, song, dance, art and craft have been some of the forms the group have used to explore creativity, healing and personal development. The group has also worked with ceremony and ritual for both personal and community healing. Whatever form the work takes we are always looking to deepen our relationships with our spirit helpers and teachers and to bring the power and wisdom available in the spirit world to this reality. Members are expected to be responsible for themselves.

IS THE GROUP OPEN TO ANYONE?
The group is open to anyone who has attended a basic course in core shamanism or has done shamanic counselling with someone known to the organisers. This is to ensure the meetings can focus on developing shamanic practice and not covering the basics of journeying and the geography of the spirit world. Potential members must have attempted an upper and lower world journey and a journey for someone else. If in doubt please contact us.

HOW DO I JOIN?
Please contact Shenoah at shenoah@shenoahtaylor.com with the heading ‘LODG membership’. Let me know when, where and with whom you did your basic course or which shamanic practitioner has taught you to journey. You will then receive venue information and be added to the email reminder list which sends out information about meeting dates and topics. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.

HOW OFTEN MUST I ATTEND AND DO I NEED TO BRING A DRUM?
The group is open so members can attend whichever meetings they wish. You do not need to bring a drum.

WHERE AND WHEN DOES THE GROUP MEET?
We usually meet on the second Saturday of the month but sometimes the date or times may change. The venue is a few minutes walk from the train and tube stations at Vauxhall SW8. The doors open at 12 noon with community time until 1pm and we finish by 6 p.m. Once we start in the circle at 1pm it will not be possible to get entry so if you are delayed please let the facilitator who is running the day know. Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early. The part of the venue we use is on the first floor.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
Please bring rattle, scarf to cover you eyes, something to sit on, blanket your journal and a pen for writing down the journeys). Please also bring warm comfortable clothes. Bring lunch as it is part of the day and there will not be the opportunity to go to the shops once we have started. The cost is £15 towards the hire of the space and hot drinks. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. If you book a place and do not come the cost will be due.

Each meeting is different and offers the opportunity to develop personal work as well as learning new techniques and deepening connection. All members of the group are encouraged to contribute by putting forwards ideas for journeys or other piece of shamanic work.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
shenoah@shenoahtaylor.com please put LODG membership in the title

2018 Meetings
January 20th 2018 – 3rd Saturday not 2nd Saturday – Healing ourselves, healing
The correlation between our own healing and our relationship with the earth

February 10th 2018 – Shamanic Healing
Exploring different ways of working with Shamanic healing

March 10th 2018 – Balancing our Lives
Working with the energy of the spring Equinox to bring balance to our lives

April 14th 2018 – Responsibility
Journeying and ceremony around the theme of Responsibility

May 12th 2018 – theme tbc

June 9th 2018 – seasonal theme tbc

July 14th 2018 –  theme body / movement 

August 11th 2018 – theme tbc

September 8th 2018 – seasonal theme tbc

October 13th 2018 – theme tbc

November 10th 2018 – Sei∂r
Our annual meeting of working with staff, song and oracular sei∂r
http://www.shamanism.dk/legacyofseidr.htm

December 8th 2018 – Seasonal Theme tbc, including Winter Feast

2017 Meetings
January 14th 2017 – Our Gifts for the World
Discovering the gifts we carry that can make a difference in the coming year

February 11th 2017 – Shamanic Healing
Exploring different methods of individual and community shamanic healing

March 11th 2017 – Awakening from Within
What needs to be awakened within us to connect with the power of spring

April 8th 2017 – Gifts of the Ancestors
The gifts the ancestors offer us and what we can offer them

May 13th 2017 – Shamanic Divination
Working with different forms of shamanic divination

June 10th 2017 – The Gifts of the Summer
Exploring the gifts the summer can offer us – plus it is our 20th Anniversary Meeting!!!

July 8th 2017 – Deepening Connection to our Spirits
Working with our spirits and creating a representation in ceremony

August 12th 2017 – Shamanic Landscapes
Exploring our shamanic landscapes

September 16th 2017 – 3rd not 2nd Saturday – Reserves for the coming Darkness

October 7th 2017 – Rattle Making
Working with the spirits to make a shamanic rattle

November 11th 2017 – Sei∂r
Our annual meeting of working with staff, song and oracular sei∂r
http://www.shamanism.dk/legacyofseidr.htm

December 9th 2017 – Seasonal Theme
Sustenance, gifts & Winter Feast