Winter Solstice Blessing
Part theatre. Part shamanic ceremony.
Primal, live, laughing, human reverent reverie.
Everyone drums (bring your own or borrow from the great mound of drums at the event). Dancing and ecstasy are encouraged. A dozen reindeer priestesses sing blood-quivering chants that Lutherans are not allowed to learn. The urban shaman takes you on a journey away from the Machine Mind and into deep contact with your inborn Indigenous Soul. The Old Bone Mother comes to remove your spiritual poisons, and you receive a ceremonial blessing from the Great Mother Reindeer. Click to go to the web page for more info and pictures: http://www.
Eye of Horus is a promotional partner, otherwise we are not involved in the production. We’re just spreading the word because this is an amazing earth-centered spiritual experience. Jaime Meyer teaches shamanism classes at the Eye. This January, he is giving a weekend intensive on the Elements of Celtic Shamanism.
Winter Solstice Blessing Location:
At the Minnesota Opera Center, 620 North First Street, Downtown Minneapolis (Click here for a map)
- Friday, December 13: 7:30 PM Saturday
- December 14: 7:30 PM
- Sunday, December 15: 7:00 PM (30 minutes earlier!)
(Doors open and drumming begins 30 minutes before curtain time! Bring your own drums or borrow from the immense pile of instruments!)
All tickets $20, all seats are general admission Guarantee your seat by ordering in advance online! Click:
You may also pay cash at the door.
The performance space is wheelchair accessible. Some free parking across the street in the Minnesota Opera parking lot (the far east side of the giant parking lot across the street – look for signs that say MN Opera staff parking). Plenty of parking on the street and in the paid lot.
What past audience members say:
“Dear Jaime Meyer, I don’t know who you are or how you learned this, but you blew my mind in exactly the way I’ve been wanting. Thank you.”
“It’s like church on acid.”
“I have not felt this alive in years!”
“Thank you for the fantastic Sat eve winter solstice event. I have never attended a drumming event–much less a winter solstice event and I loved it—felt renewed and blessed. Thank you. Looking forward to future events….and I especially loved dancing!!”
“Just wanted to say what an amazing experience last weekend was. I felt the reindeer goddesses coalesce into a sisterhood as you rattled around the reindeer hide and antlers. It was a transcendental moment for me in which I loved my life and felt incredibly grateful for everything of every flavor that has led me to where I am now. So Be It.”
“Wow! What a great night with so many blessings for all beings in all realms! Such beauty and a good feast for the Ancestral World! We both felt deeply blessed and healed by the ceremonies and the magic that you and the team wove for us!”
The Well of Wisdom, the Fire in the Head & the Serpent Stone: Elements of Celtic Shamanism.
In this laughter-filled, fun and deeply spiritual weekend, we will delve into three core powers in the Celtic shamanic tradition. We will drum together and take shamanic journeys to the Celtic Otherworld. You’ll learn a magical prayer-chant in Gaelic, and some magical poems. You’ll participate in a healing ceremony using the waters from well of wisdom, and more! Click here for more info>
Jaime Meyer’s eclectic background includes earning a Masters’ degree in theology and the arts from United Seminary of the Twin Cities and studies with a variety of shamanic teachers. His book Drumming The Soul Awake is an often funny and touching account of his journey to become what some call an urban shaman. Since 2001 he has led popular group drumming events around the Twin Cities including years of sold-out Winter Solstice ceremonies. Since 1984 Meyer has studied cross-cultural shamanism, mysticism and the spiritual uses of drumming from many cultures. Among others, he has studied with Ailo Gaup, Martin Prechtel and Sandra Ingerman. He has also completed a two-year Celtic shamanism training with Tom Cowan. “I hope what I do honors ancient and cross-cultural healing traditions,provides nourishment to the unseen forces which permeate our lives, contains a plumb line to perennial wisdom, is aesthetically beautiful and well-done, and most of all, is useful in people’s immediate, modern lives.”