Sacred Passage: Shamanic Approaches to Death, Dying, and the Afterlife
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Technically speaking, we all face death from the moment we are conceived. The only certainty we have in life is that one day we will die. Yet in modern Western culture we shy away from this knowledge and dying is often feared. Dreams can prepare the dying for death, prepare the dying person’s loved ones for their death and help bereaved people to come to terms with the loss of somebody they love.
In this course you will also learn how to do an Aya Despacho. The Aya Despacho is another way to lovingly assist our cherished one to die consciously. The ceremony provides deep celebration for the life of the individual who is in the process of or has already departed and brings energetic closure. The intention of the Despacho is to create a rainbow bridge between the worlds, to ease the process of crossing over.
Are you intrigued by the possibility of communicating with people who have passed on?
Do you want to break free from your fear of death and limited ideas of the afterlife?
Whether you yearn for contact with departed loved ones, seek forgiveness or closure or hunger to journey deeper into the secrets of the Universe, I will show you that you have the capability to make natural and easy contact with the other side.
How? Through our dreams and through the practice of shamanic journeying.
In our dreams and shamanic journeys, the veils between worlds disappear. We travel beyond body and the rules of physical reality and journey into other dimensions, including realms where departed Souls reside.
These journeys are not only fascinating, but they can also transform our relationship with life, free us from the fear of death and allow us to build an expanded skillset for accessing guidance and healing from the other side to better our lives on this side.
While this ability may sound far out, it really shouldn’t.
Given that an abundance of studies reveal that we do survive death, the question becomes, “How do we engage these other worlds in a direct, experiential way?” Do we need to wait until our own death to do so?
The exciting news is no, we can establish a direct connection with the other side right now. However, the deep truth of this statement cannot be explained, it can only be experienced.
Shamans are the original scientists of the Afterlife, the once and future masters of this field. They have experiential knowledge of what lies beyond the gates of death and can return intentionally through those gates to communicate with Spirits, guide and retrieve Souls and further their understanding of the geography of non-ordinary reality.
The truth is you have these same capabilities yourself – and they are operating every night.
We naturally communicate with the departed in our dreams, which is for many dreamers direct and life-changing evidence of the reality of the Soul and its survival of physical death.
The views expressed in this course about the Afterlife are my own – as with anything, take what speaks to you and discard the rest. You might have your own views of the Afterlife and that is OK – once we cross over each one of us perceives the Afterlife according to what we need at that particular time.
Consciousness after death
You are more than your body
Proven cases of reincarnation and life after death
How is a near-death experience defined?
Common elements of a near-death experience
Examples of near-death experiences
How do people interpret their near-death experiences?
Are near-death experiences proof of life after death?
How do scientists explain near-death experiences?
17 Stages of the near-death experience
The after-effects of near-death experiences
Is there life after death?
Life after death in religion
Encounters with the other side
The re-incarnational cycle
Looking at death from a Shamanic perspective
The Soul’s survival of physical death
Communication with the departed
Making death an ally
The art of dying
Spiritual lesson of healing others
Death is the final experience of a life lived well
We all fear death in some way
First steps on the other side
The welcoming committee
Rest and relaxation
Initial life review
Atonement and weaning
Making a home
Video: Shamanic perspective on life after death
Sacred space and protection
Protection, grounding and centering ceremony
Physical processes for protection
Talismans and amulets
Psychic processes for protection
Entity protection and clearing
Types of Spirits and entities
Symptoms of entity possession
A self-clearing process
Quick and easy self-protection techniques
One example of opening sacred space
Death, the doorway home
Death is merely change
The process of transition
The will to survive
What does it mean to practice death?
Practice in dream travel and journeying beyond the body
Developing a personal geography of the Afterlife
Helping the dying
Helping the departed
Making death your ally
What happens when we die?
What about this life and the one before?
No one travels alone
Seeing the Spirits who are preparing them for the great journey ahead
Our ancestors are linked to us energetically
Our Astral Spiritual body will be released from the physical form
Where do we go when we return to Spirit?
Worlds within worlds
The Astral world
Expand and grow
The Ethereal world
The Soul learns and evolves
Made of pure consciousness
The Soul is not controlled by our perception of time or space
The Celestial realm
Cultivate a pure, unselfish, all-embracing beneficent love
Removing the fear of physical death
Death as an ally
Partnering with Spirit Allies
Types of Spirit Guides
Door and Gatekeepers
Inner and outer bands
Contacting our Spirit Guides
Set the mood
Craft a clear intention
Practice with loving patience
Relax and breather
Call in protection
Go through the door
Invite in your Spirit Guides and Angels
Open yourself to subtle frequencies
Ask for a sign
Ask for a message or a blessing
Meditation to meet your Spirit Guide
Spirit Animal messengers
The Shadow animal
The Journey animal
The Life animal
The medicine animal
Audio: Meet your Spirit Guide
Meet your Power Animal
Preparing for the unexpected
In the event of an untimely death
Deep-level hypnotic imaging exercise
Shamanic cave visualization
Guidelines for exploring
Five senses visualization
I cannot visualize – Will I still be able to do a Shamanic journey?
Audio: Art of seeing, a world of imagery
Passages from one place to another
Why create journey gateways?
Audio: Opening a door to the Spirit world
Altered states of consciousness
Drumming rebuilds the Rainbow Bridge
Lifeforce flows between the drumhead and the drumstick
Exercise in Shamanic drumming
Video: How to drum the Four Elements
Audio: 20-minute shamanic drumming track with callback
The Shaman’s Cosmos
The World Tree
Shamanic Soul flight – Journeying
How does one journey?
What is the journey for?
Destination and purpose
What does the journeyer experience?
Trust and the critical mind
Can I journey?
Struggling with journeying?
Analyze this, evaluate that
Expecting to see things
Nothing happened on my journey
I think I imagined that
Weak or unfocused intentions
Tuning out the room
How to undertake a Shamanic journey
Before the journey
After the journey
The Shamanic journey in perspective
Let go of your need to control
Detach from outcomes
Trust the Spirit Helpers
Lighten up and enjoy the experience
Leave your ego at the entrance
Summary of the steps
Journey to an Elder
Audio: Shamanic journey
Drumming and rattling
Interpreting the journey
Your memories as points of reference
Journey to a reception center
Instructions for the journey
Journey to meet a mentor
Instructions for the journey
Journey to past lives
Journey to the departed
Instructions for the journey
Journey to meet an Ancestor
Upper world journey
Finding your Ancestor
Using fire to meet an Ancestor
Journey to your mother and father’s lineages
Audio: Meeting the Ancestors around the fire
Journey to meet death
The archetypal energy of death
Journey to read your Book of Life
Forming your intention
Journeying and symbols
Why do journeys get communicated in stories and symbols?
Various ways to ground
What is negative energy?
A process for clearing, cleansing and setting protection
Different types of shields
Crystals for protection
How to cleanse your crystals
How to program your crystals
How to safely store your crystals
What is a Shamanic Dreamweaver?
How to become a dream Shaman
Five main potentials
Meditation for mental relaxation
Audio: The art of dreaming
Importance of a dream journal
Create a dream report
Video: How to keep a dream journal
The state between sleep and wakefulness
Visual doorways: Stepping into a picture
Before you go to bed
Make a conscious decision to remember your dreams
Recall methods after sleep
Why would you want to do such a thing?
Dream re-entry adventures
Pick a dream that has some real meaning for you
Begin to relax
Focus on a specific scene from your dream
Clarify your intention
Journey down the river of dreams
Following the path
The elevator of time
Where can you find portals
How to find and enter a dream portal
Decide where you want to go
Find a natural doorway or opening
Expect to travel through it
Explore the destination
What is dream incubation?
Incubation occurs naturally from our daytime experience
Incubate solutions to problems
Techniques of dream incubation
Develop a phrase for your incubation
Associate the topic with an emotion
Visualize the desired dream
Use sensory aids
Repeat the incubation during the day
Be relaxed while doing the incubation
Be certain that you want to know the answer
Gather the related facts
Repeat the incubation just prior to sleep
Search for the solution in your dream interpretation
Accept the unconscious mind’s over-rides
Incubate a dream of a deceased loved one
Dreams and imagery
At the core of our dreams are the images
To understand our dreams
Some examples of dream interpretation
An exercise in dream imagery
Break a dream drought
Set an intention for the night
Be ready to receive
Be kind to fragments
Still no dream recall?
You don’t need to go to sleep to dream
Enter the mystical library of dreams
Dream talk technique
Bring insight to any kind of dream
Teaching or a healing gift
Dream talk for bereavement
Talking to a deceased loved one
Dream writing technique
Natural sleep-inducing techniques
Crystals for dreamwork
Dream recall crystal
Dream wisdom crystal
Accessing intuition crystal
Amplifying dreams crystal
Nightmares and insomnia crystal
Transformative dreamwork crystal
Crystal under pillow: Basic dream
Program a crystal for dream intuition
Crystal grids for dream recall
The creation of your dream altar
Using your dream altar
Simple, powerful technique
Forming a bridge between journeying and dreams
Alchemical meditation on personal death
Meet your Soul meditation
Shared meditation: Joining the Light
After or during a journey
Dance ritual – the preparation dance
Dance ritual – the journey dance
Dance ritual – steps
How to create an Aya despacho
Description of the layers of the Aya despacho
Grief and loss from a Shamanic perspective
Top 5 regrets of the dying
The power of song, dance and prayer
Using your own power songs, chants and prayer
Developing your own songs
Developing your own chants
Developing your own prayers
Crossing over Brigade
Golden Body Protector