This year the Shamanic Teachings will be held from the 10th - 13th of July. Shamans from all wind directions will participate in this tenth anniversary! These authentic Shamans are wise men and women, medicine men and spiritual leaders, coming from different cultures. From these traditions they will give inspiring lessons and rituals.
I.E. the following Shamans will attend this year’s Teachings : Nopaltzin from Mexico, Ahamkara from Siberia, Wai Turoa from New Zealand, Dancing Thunder from North America, Ayako Goh from Singapore, Komang from Indonesia, Elliott Rivera from Puerto Rico, John Lockley from South Africa and Orna Ralston from Switzerland.
Life is a game in which we sometimes forget how to play. By beginning to play again we will lift ourselves up to a higher level, and help ourselves to a higher consciousness, like the Maya’s did. On this level we can experience more love, more freedom and are more conscious in the choices we make.
Through the lessons the Shamans give, you will be able to experience what is necessary for you in order to lift your life up to a higher level. You will connect with your passion, your love and life’s purpose. You will make a new start in life, and experience the world as if you were a new born child.
During the Shamanic Teachings you will follow six intensive teachings with the different Shamans. These teachings will be given in small groups and are directed to help you in your life, to give insights into who you are and the things that may be important for you in order to take the next step in your life.
In these practical teachings important messages are combined with purposeful and profound exercises. In doing this your heart will open and you will be able to experience the world much more intensely. The combination of these different Shamans and their teachings, will stimulate a great transformation for yourself as much as other people and the earth.
The children and youth are an important part of the Shamanic Teachings for us and the Shamans. For children up to the age of 12 we offer daycare. They will have their own program, attuned in to their age and needs.
For youths, from 12 till 21 there will be a special group. You can relax with boys and girls of your own age, exchange experiences and learn from Shamans about what is important in your life.
There will be supervisors for contact and translation when necessary.
Shamans are wise men and women from ancient cultures. In these cultures often they have functions as tribal chief, medicine man and / or healer. There are great similarities between Shamanism from different cultures even though the appearel may vary with the person and place of origin. Every Shaman works with the nature and have a good connection with the spirit world.
Originally the word Shamanism comes from Siberia and all the other cultures have their own words for this form of healing. In Maori, the wise woman is called Matakite, In north America it was called the medicine man and in Africa a Sangoma. There are many different names which we use under one name : Shamans.
The Shamans at Education Centre Mirre come from Siberia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, North America, New Zealand, Bali and Switserland. They represent the Siberian, Aztec, Afro Cuban, Indian, Maori, Indonesian and jewish cultures.
During the Shamanic Teachings you will follow two intensive teachings (workshops) with a shaman on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You will be divided into groups. Each group has its own program.
On Thursday morning, preliminary to the teachings, we will begin with a communal opening ceremony in which every shaman will introduce him- of herself. This will be an early program, and this is why the arrival will be on Wednesday the 9th of July 2014. On this day you will be welcome from 14.00 pm. You will then have the time to find a spot and get settled. There will be catering for this evening.
On Thursday and Friday there will be evening programs, in which everyone, including children, are invited. The evening programs will be given by the Shamans and will be a communal ritual, as for instance a healing ritual. On Saturday the Teachings will end with a closing ceremony. You are most welcome to stay for the introduction day!
On Sunday the 13th of July there will be an introduction day. This will start with another opening ceremony, after which you will be able to follow several introduction workshops and rituals. The day will be concluded with a communal closing ceremony.
This year will be the eleventh time the Teachings will be held at Mirre, a special place. The Shamanic Teachings originated in 2004 from a vision. Initative taker Kitty Haccou van der Linden saw a vision of various powerful Shamans working together and sharing their knowledge with big groups of adults and children.
The land not being a part of mirre at that time she saw filled with tents and many people, big and small and from various nationalities. These days this land is now a part of Mirre and many Shamans work here from their many different traditions.
From here on the Shamanic Teachings came alive and we are already celebrating the tenth anniversary this year, with this year’s theme “Birth”. We have had ten wonderful years in which many things were transformed for great groups of people, we have learned so much from each other and the Shamans and powerful connections were made from all wind directions! This would never have taken place without all the volunteers who have lovingly put all their energy in this great event!