Gede Parma – Talk, Signing, Workshop

Friday, November 26th at 7:30pm – Discover the shamanic roots of modern Witchcraft and experience a profound deepening of the soul. Author Gede Parma will introduce us to the ancient Celtic trinity of land, sky, and sea, while exploring its associated Greek, Hawaiian, Hindu, Stregheria, and Wiccan customs. His newest book, BY LAND, SKY AND SEA: THREE REALMS OF SHAMANIC WITCHCRAFT, works to develop basic magick skills in breath work, grounding and centering, omen walks, and celebrating the body through dance. In the book, he lays out methods for expanding consciousness and working with energy, including astral projection, clairvoyance, and aura balancing, and ultimately enact shamanistic practices of trance, vision journeying, channeling, and oracle reading.

Gede will be at Eye of Horus to discuss and sign his book on Friday night.  He is also teaching a workshop on Trance & Pagan Gnosis on Saturday afternoon for $35, and will be available for readings Saturday evening.

Author Gede Parma

Author Gede Parma

Gede Parma

Gede Parma (Australia) has been an active member of his local Pagan community for years. He is an initiated priest of the WildWood Tradition of Witchcraft, a healer and seer, and a keen student of natural health and medicine. He is the descendant of diviners and spiritual healers and is of Balinese-Celtic heritage.

“Few writers impress me as much as Gede Parma. A true Priest of the Craft, Gede is following his higher calling. Witches, magicians, and spiritual individuals of all varieties can learn from the sound, intelligent, and experiential advice found in the pages of BY LAND, SKY & SEA. Without pretense, the author gets straight to the core of the material: conveying significant information that can help a fellow seeker walk his or her path of empowerment and self-awareness. The mystical techniques and honest advice given in this book can be a much-needed inspiration for those who wish to deepen and actualize their living spirituality!” –Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium and Planetary Spells & Rituals

Praise for By Land, Sky & Sea:

“Lyrical, anecdotal, and practical . . . This book will engage and refresh the seasoned practitioner of modern Witchcraft and enlighten the novice equally. Recommended.”—Kala Trobe, author of The Witch’s Guide to Life

Australian Aboriginal Performance in Guthrie Play

Hi folks, we just had someone from Australia in the store who told us about a new play opening at the Guthrie, which is somewhat up the Mythic alley:

It’s called Northern Lights, Southern Cross, and according to their blurb, it’s

“the epic story of an ordinary man. Kevin Kling is a regular Minnesota guy, until his motorcycle hits the asphalt and his injured brain wakes him up on the other side of the world. Guided by Aboriginal artists, members of the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, and members of Native Pride Dancers, Kling’s journey home is rooted in cultural mythology, storytelling, ritual dance and music, the humor of the tricksters and the healing sense of place.”

Sounds very cool and Shamanic.  Though the pictures for the play have everyone in clown noses and makeup which worries me somewhat.

But there will be authentic ritual dance and didgeridoo and all that jazz.  Here’s the link to the Guthrie site:

http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/shows/2009/northern_lightssouthern_cross

September Events Around Town

Earthdance – Sept 15th

For the fifth year, Minneapolis will be one of 350 locations in 60 countries where citizens will gather to unite in the prayer for peace. Nearly half a million people are expected to take part in Earthdance, the world’s largest synchronized music and dance festival for peace. Events will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Minnehaha Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 15.Workshops on yoga and dance, body and energywork, activities for kids and music–with DJ sound, dance and spoken word–will lead up to a drum and dance jam from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by headline artists Michael Monroe and others to be determined. A unique aspect of Earthdance, now in its 11th year, is the Global Synch when participants worldwide say a peace prayer at the same time (6 p.m.), and a new feature, the Global H2Om initiative in which the OM frequency will be broadcast. Four of the world’s major rivers (Nile, Ganges, Amazon and Mississippi) will have underwater speakers sending this healing sound throughout the water. There is a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away. Bring drums, scarves, toys, items for the altar, and food to share at the potluck station, water and non-alcoholic beverages. Also in the Upper Midwest, the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute is hosting an Earthdance gathering at 803 Waugoo Ave. in Oshkosh, WI. For more details, visit http://www.earthdance.org/.

Planetary healing-Sept 24th

Spirit United Church, Lighthouse Events, and Kaleidoscope Healing Arts will host an evening lecture and 1-day workshop with author and teacher Anodea Judith, who is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the chakra system for the Western lifestyle.Charting a path through the chaos of today’s challenges toward an inspiring message for our future, Anodea Judith unveils her groundbreaking new book, Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love with a lecture from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 ($25, or $40 with copy of the book), and a daylong workshop, “Sacred Centers: An Introduction to the Chakras,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 ($125). Scholarships are available before September 10. Call 612.378.3602. Both events will take place at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Long concerned with the future of humanity, and passionate about awakening our collective potential, Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to healing the wounds in our personal and collective psyches, by addressing the archetypal splits in our guiding mythologies. For more information, visit http://www.sacredcenters.com/ and http://www.wakingtheglobalheart.com/.

Animal Speak-Sept 29th

Author and teacher Ted Andrews, known for his bestselling book Animal Speak, and his ability to translate esoteric material on metaphysics and mysticism and make it understandable, will present a lecture on “Animal Speak” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Rosemount Community Center Auditorium. He will explore the magical and spiritual roles of animals and explore myths and misconceptions of spirit animals and totems. Andrews will be proceeded on the stage by local psychic, author and radio personality Tiffany Johnson, who will discus methods of psychic protection from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $90 for the daylong event and are available at http://www.readingsbytiffany.com/