Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Art of Ritual-Making

Saturday, June 4 · 8:45am - 5:00pm
Bahay Ginhawa,100 k-6th street, East Kamias, Quezon City,

Heal and transform your self and bring sacredness back into your life by way of ritual. Inspired by both indigenous and contemporary perspectives, this course will help you learn:

Why ritual?
• Rediscovering the Sacred
• Ritual: Where Inner and Outer Work meet
• Basic elements of a ritual
• Ritualizing your intentions/prayers

Stone Shamanism: healing with stones and crystals

Sunday, June 5 · 3:30pm - 5:30pm
OHM Center
Unit 302, No. 86, Road 1 Alley 32, Project 6

An introductory workshop to healing with rocks, stones, and crystals. Learn the basics, demystify the many myths published in most crystal books, and maximize your crystal's power! With live demonstrations and hands-on exercises!

Some of the topics that will be covered:
* Choosing your stone/crystal
* Cleansing your stone/crystal
* Charging your stone/crystal
* Programming your stone/crystal
* Using crystal grids

Energy Exchange: Php 250
Limited seats only.
Bring your stones and crystals (if you have)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Repost: BABAYLAN Bilang Isang Guro Lecture-Ritual

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RE-DISCOVER and RE-CONNECT with Your Cultural Roots!

Babaylan is a Visayan term which refers to an archetypal Filipino community leader (other Filipino archetypes include the datu and panday) who functions as the community’s religious leader and ritual expert, healer, culture-bearer as well as one having extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of nature and people. Historically, while the babaylan is often a woman, the role and functions of the babaylan are open to both males and females.

The Buhay BABAYLAN Lecture-Ritual Series is a series of presentations and discussions that cover current researches and continuing practices of the Babaylan for students, teachers and mainstream Filipinos wanting to re-discover their cultural roots. The lecture-ritual series is aimed at introducing the Babaylan to a new generation of Filipinos and how the essence of the Babaylan can be an inspiration for empowerment in an era of technology and globalization.

A ritual is included in the program in order to achieve both cognitive understanding and experiential appreciation of the life and practices of the babaylan. The ritual honors both traditional knowing and contemporary thinking which serves as the integrative space for learning and seeking the Babaylan spirit.

The first session of the Buhay BABAYLAN Lecture-Ritual Series will be held on April 30, 2011, Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 PM at Bahay Nakpil-Bautista in Quiapo.

The first resource speaker of the series is Ms. Fe Buenaventura Mangahas with the topic, “The Babaylan as a Teacher.” Ms. Fe Mangahas is a Commissioner of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, a commissioner of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women and the Director of the CCP Women's Program.

Ms. Mangahas would be sharing her experiences in doing research about the babaylan and how she became interested in the babaylan. Moreover, Ms. Mangahas would be speaking about why the babaylan as a teacher is unique.

The ritual will be facilitated by Ms. Leah R. Tolentino, a faculty member of the doctoral program of the Asian Social Institute where she incorporates rituals as a means of embodied knowing.

Registration fee is P100 for students and P150 for non-students and professionals.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Talismanic Crystal Earrings

In many shamanic cultures around the world, it is a common belief that the orifices of the human body serve as passageways for spirits. These orifices are known to be as spirit doors. The facial orifices such as the mouth, nostrils, eyes and ears are said to be more sensitive or vulnerable to spirit activity.

When these spirit doors are physically damaged or when we are feeling physically/emotionally weak and vulnerable, parasitic entities (or negative elementals/thought forms) may easily enter the body through these natural openings and take residence inside the person's body causing him/her great imbalance. In shamanic terminology this is called intrusion.