Gay Shamans Retreat
October 21-23, 2016
Gay Shamans Retreat – Easton Mountain Retreat
Facilitated By – Jay Thomas & Tony Allicino
The following information was obtained from the Easton Mountain website.
We Are Each Other’s Harvest
Gather in community with other gay shamans during the harvest season of abundance and gratitude, anticipating the advent of winter’s stillness. Enter into a state of retreat as we fully open our hearts. Tend to yourself, to each other, as well as the Easton Mountain land and our community. Honor the wisdom and experiences you embody–living as a Two-Spirit shaman–reflecting upon how family and community (of origin and of choice) are interconnected and interdependent.
Through shamanic journeying, ceremony, and ritual, you will have opportunities to share and refine your shamanism practice: deepen your connections to your Spirit guides, ancestors, power animals, ascended teachers and allies.
This retreat welcomes gay and queer men from all shamanic traditions who are experienced and skilled in journeying to their Spirit allies, and who are actively engaged in the healing practice of shamanism for themselves and/or for others.
Join us as we drum, journey and explore harvesting our inner strengths, celebrating the blessings of the fall season and preparing for winter.
Tony Allicino – a student of shamanism since 1997, has taught introductory and advanced shamanism and Medicine for the Earth workshops, facilitated retreats, and created and led rituals at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, The Open Center, Shantigar, Journeys to the Soul, Spirit Hollow, Kirkridge, Easton Mountain, Menla House, and Dawn Manor. He has studied shamanism traditions with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, Tom Cowan, Christina Pratt, Nan Moss and David Corbin, Uncle Angaangao, Ailo Gaup, and indigenous shamans of North and South America, and Nepal; and ecstatic dance and movement with Gabrielle Roth, Emilie Conrad and Alessandra Belloni. A participant of indigenous Sacred Dances throughout the United States, he is a Grail Reiki Master, a graduate of Sandra Ingerman’s Teacher Training Program, a member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, Society of Shamanic Practitioners, ShamanicTeachers.com, and a founding member of the NYC Gay Men’s Shamanic Circle. From 2007-2014, he offered a monthly Shamanic Drum Circle and a Grail Reiki Circle in New York City; and in the Fall 2014 he walked the 500+ miles pilgrim’s way on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
Jay Thomas – an urban shaman. Jay connects with alchemical energies, the rhythms and voices of nature, and non-ordinary states to transform and heal conflicts between body, mind and spirit created often by our disjointed modern life. Urban shamans are new-millennium, eclectic practitioners: they humbly honor sacred traditions of all ancestors, using both ancient and modern techniques to walk between the worlds and return with wisdom for use in problem-solving, self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. [MORE]
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