SHAMANIC TRAINING SCHEDULE 2019
with Gail Gulick

ADVANCED SHAMANIC TRAININGS
  • Soul Retrieval - 5 Day Training:  March 2 & 3, and 30 & 31
  • Shamanic Extraction: April 27 & 28
  • Death, Dying & Beyond, Psychopomp Training: May 25 & 26
  • Medicine for the Earth: June 29 & 30
  • Transfigurative Mask Making: September 7 & 8
  • The Wild Hunt, Celtic Psychopomp Ceremony: October  25 - 27
  • Advanced Shamanic Healing Training: December 7 & 8

ONGOING TRAINING
  • Shamanic Journey Circles, Wednesday eves, 6:30 - 9pm
    • deepen your journey skills to prepare for advanced trainings, or for your own personal enjoyment
    • Intro  Circles are held on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month
    • Experienced Circles include teachings in Core Shamanism, in the Sandra Ingerman / Michael Harner vein, as well as relevant teachings from the Celtic tradition
  • Celtic Shamanism Circles: the last Wednesday of each month
    • Ongoing instruction in Celtic shamanic practices brought forth from available resources into today's world
    • Dates for Celtic Circles: Jan 30, Feb 27, March 27, April 24
Soul Retrieval Training
Five Day Equivalent

Asheville, NC
Two Weekend Training:
Part 1: Saturday March 2  &  Sunday March 3: 9:30 - 5:00, and
Part 2: Saturday, March 30  &  Sunday March 31: 9:30 - 5:00

Tuition:
Tuition received before January 31 :   $400 for both weekends
Tuition received from February 1 on:  $450 for both weekends
Attendance at both weekends is required for completion of this training.
Residential accommodations are not included.

Location: Asheville, NC

In this two-weekend training, participants will experience techniques for soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, diagnostics, soul remembering, and retrievals for the essence of specific body parts.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to experience both giving and receiving soul retrieval.

Topics will include:
  • Causes and symptoms of soul loss.
  • The use of healing stories in interactions with clients.
  • Aftercare to help clients to integrate the healing work and continue to strengthen a connection with the true self.
  • Ethics of performing these practices.
  • Self-care for the practitioner.
  • Integrating soul retrieval into your practice.
The instructor, Gail Gulick, is authorized by Sandra Ingerman as a teacher and practitioner of soul retrieval and other shamanic healing techniques.

This Soul Retrieval Training is held on two separate weekends. Attendance at both weekends is required for completion of this training, which is the equivalent of Sandra Ingerman’s Five-Day Soul Retrieval Training. Residential accommodations must be made separately.

Pre-Requisites:
*    Demonstrated success with shamanic journeying, including:
*    Upper and lower world journeying.
*    A strong relationship with your power animal and spirit teacher.

This training is designed for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying, and allied with their compassionate helping spirits, and is not intended as a vehicle for participant's own healing.

Please Note:
The Shamanic Journey Circles mentioned towards the bottom of this page are intended to provide the necessary experience for acceptance into this and all advanced training.


Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net.
 
Shamanic Journey Circles
Wednesdays - 6:30 - 9pm in Asheville, NC
On the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of every month we open our circle to welcome beginners for an evening Introduction to shamanic journey work. In these intro circles we focus on Lower World snd Upper World Journeying skills, and on building relationships with our Power Animals and Spirit Teachers. These Circles are intended both for your own enjoyment, as well as for preparation for advanced shamanic trainings with this instructor. All levels of journeyers are welcome in the Intro Circles.

Journeyers with experience in Upper and Lower World Journeying via the drum are invited to join in on the other Wednesdays of the month when we come together in shamanic community to deepen our practice in loving community. Through shamanic practice coupled with increasingly refined intent, we can learn to relinquish our perceptual positions, agendas, belief systems, and strivings. We learn to truly nourish the core of our being, and open to the pure potential of Spirit to act in our lives.

As we call upon our Helping Spirits to guide us, we enter into a world where ordinary rules cease to bind us, and where we can find freedom from precepts that have constrained us previously in our lives. As we explore our own natures as sovereign beings of Spirit, we become increasingly able to claim the birthright of our own sacred gifts, and to create our world anew, with the light of spirit as our guide.

On the third Wednesday of each month we focus on Celtic Shamanic practices, brought forward from ancient ways into techniques that we can practice in our lives to deepen our connection with the natural world, the spirit realms, and with our own authentic selves.

The shamanic journey circle is a wonderful resource for practicing shamanic journey skills. In a circle, individuals trained in the journey process come together to practice in a dedicated environment where one can strengthen their relationships with their Helping Spirits, access spiritual resources for personal healing, and build community with others who love to journey.

This circle uses live drumming as the vehicle for journeying, as in the work of Core Shamanism, as taught by Michael Harner, or by Sandra Ingerman. Our approach is to honor the ability of the individual to find guidance and aid through accessing their own Compassionate Helping Spirits.


$10 - $25 Suggested Donation.
email Gail to RSVP. and for Circle specifics:
info@dreamtimejourneys.net
Shamanic Extraction Training
Asheville, NC
Dates: Saturday, April 27, 9:30 - 5 - Sunday April 28, 9:30 - 5
Location: Asheville, NC                                                       Tuition:        $200

During this course you will learn what a spiritual intrusion is, how we get them, and some methods for discerning and removing intrusive spiritual energies from another person. We will discuss how to prevent sending out intrusive energies to others, and work with some methods for building and retaining power in our day-to-day lives, and in preparation for shamanic healing work.
 
Working with partners we will use a diagnostic tool, and both perform and receive an extraction. This workshop is for those who would like to learn to practice this healing technique. It is not for those who are seeking healing for themselves.
 
The instructor, Gail Gulick, is authorized by Sandra Ingerman as a teacher and practitioner of shamanic extraction and other shamanic healing techniques.
 
Pre-Requisites:
*    Demonstrated success with shamanic journeying, including:
*    Upper and lower world journeying.
*    A strong relationship with your power animal and spirit teacher.

This training is designed for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying, and allied with their compassionate helping spirits, and is not intended as a vehicle for participant's own healing.

Residential accommodations are not included.


Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net.
Death, Dying, & Beyond:
Psychopomp & Transition Support Training
Asheville, NC
Dates: Saturday May 25: 9:30–5  &  Sunday May 26: 9:30-5
Location: Asheville, NC:                                         Tuition: $200
 
In this workshop we will explore the shamanic perspective on death and dying, and actively engage with the power of death as a profound path of shamanic initiation.

We will learn ways in which to help those who are engaged in the end of life process to prepare for their imminent passing, and discuss ways in which a successful crossing may be inhibited. Techniques will be explored for assisting disembodied souls whose crossing was unsuccessful to complete their journey to the Afterlife.

Ways in which to cultivate a path of power so that we may be power-filled when engaging in shamanic work will be discussed.

We will explore the cosmology of the Afterlife, hold a ceremony for assisting a group of discarnate souls who are seeking assistance in completing their way to the Afterlife, and offer psychopomp assistance to a loved one who has passed on.

We will also discuss the ethics and principles for doing Psychopomp work, as well as the the use of language and the importance of a respectful perspective surrounding each individual's personal paradigm regarding their spiritual beliefs surrounding death and dying.                         

The instructor, Gail Gulick, is authorized by Sandra Ingerman as a teacher and practitioner of psychopomp and other shamanic healing techniques.


Pre-Requisites:
*    Demonstrated success with shamanic journeying, including:
*    Upper and lower world journeying.
*    A strong relationship with your power animal and spirit teacher.

This training is designed for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying, and allied with their compassionate helping spirits, and is not intended as a vehicle for participant's own healing.

Residential accommodations are not included.


Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net.
 
Medicine for the Earth:
How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins
Asheville, NC
Dates: Saturday June 29: 9:30–5  &  Sunday June 30: 9:30-4
Location: Asheville, NC:                                         Tuition: $200
 
Experience the transformational work  divine radiance in this two-day workshop,
based on Sandra Ingerman’s book, Medicine for the Earth
 
Sandra Ingerman writes in Medicine for the Earth, “To heal the earth you must be able to merge with the divine… As you remember your own perfection, the world around you will reflect that perfection back to you.”
 
Discover what it is to experience yourself as a living reflection of the divine nature of all living things. Learn how to embody the divine to shift your own consciousness and to transform personal and environmental toxins. Experience the transmutation of limiting beliefs, attitudes, and toxic emotional charges. And explore how to work in cooperation with helping spirits and align with the natural world to heal personal, community, and environmental challenges.
 
Practitioners from around the world who are working in this way are sharing extraordinary results from this work. Sandra shares some of her results at:
http://www.sandraingerman.com/sandrasarticles/healingthewaters.html
 
Gail Gulick, has been personally trained and authorized by Sandra Ingerman to bring this powerful work into our communities.
 
Pre-requisite:
Shamanic journeying experience.

 
Required Reading: Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins.

Residential accommodations are not included.


Email Gail to register: info@dreamtimejourneys.net
 
Transfigurative Mask-Making:
The Healing Power of the Mask
Asheville, NC
Dates: Saturday, September 7, 9:30 - 5, Sun, September 8, 9:30 - 5
Location: Asheville, NC:                                         Tuition: $250

When the power of focused intention is applied to an in-depth quest of personal import through the formidable medium of mask-making, the potential for catalysis is extraordinary. The transfomative impact of this work has the power to manifest in every area of our lives.

The mask-making process offers a boundless pathway to the deepest experience of the Self, enabling one to perceive and embrace aspects of the Self not ordinarily accessible in our daily lives. As we willingly open ourselves to the healing power of Spirit, and learn to witness ourselves through non-exclusive eyes, the empathy and compassion that we experience towards ourselves flows naturally into the world we live in, strengthening relationship with the Self and with all around us.

Join us in the sacred mask-making process as we journey into the unseen worlds on a quest of personal import. We will begin with the life-mask casting experience. Then applying techniques of focused intention and compassionate introspection to the mask-making process we will work to bring forth a mask of personal power and significance. 

Life-Mask Casting Session
Life-Mask Casting Session, 1995

Participants are encouraged to bring natural materials, found objects, items of personal import, or any items that they feel that they might want to incorporate into their work.

Basic materials expenses are included in the workshop tuition.

Pre-Requisites:
*    This workshop is open to all with an earnest desire to explore their deepest nature through the mask-making process.

Residential accommodations are not included.


Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net
 
The Wild Hunt:
Celtic Psychopomp Training & Ceremony
Asheville, NC
Dates: Fri, Oct 25, 10-5,  Sat, Oct 26, 10-10, Sun, Oct 27, 10-12:30
Location: Asheville, NC:                                         Tuition: $200
 
In Celtic tradition, Samhain (pronounced "Sowen") is a time when the veils between the worlds are thin, when wayward spirits of the dead seek resolution, and when the forces of chaos challenge our determination to survive and flourish. The season of Samhain calls on the seeker to make a stand for life to take them through the hardships of Winter, and to engage in ceremony dedicated to assisting our dead in finding their way.

Join us for a long weekend exploration of the rich teachings of Celtic lore, and the powerful ceremony surrounding the special magic of late Autumn and early Winter. We will experience the multi-faceted approach to Celtic psychopomp work, based on what we moderns have been able to piece together from available resources surrounding the practices of the ancient Celts. In the safe container of sacred environment, we will learn how to engage with the diverse spirits whose specific roles contribute to the fabric of the Wild Hunt ceremony. Employing the tools of the spiritual warrior, we will engage with the wild forces of the Fall, while tending to the spirits of the dead who are seeking to transition to the next phase in their own journeys.

Please note:
This is advanced work that can be particularly demanding. This training is intended for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying, allied with their compassionate helping spirits, and have a strong commitment to personal accountability. It is not intended as a vehicle for the participant's own healing.

Pre-Requisites:
*    Demonstrated success with shamanic journeying, including:
*    Upper and lower world journeying.
*    A strong relationship with your power animal and spirit teacher.

Residential accommodations are not included.


To Bring includes:
  • Ceremonial regalia / mask for Saturday eve ceremony.
    • This can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but it is important for the ceremony
Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net
 
Advanced Shamanic Healing Training:
The Path of Courage and the Sovereign Healer
Asheville, NC
Dates: Saturday December 7: 9:30–5  &  Sunday December 8:  9:30-5
Location: Asheville, NC:                                         Tuition: $200
 
In a world that has reached a crisis point under the weight of academic and hierarchical imposition, are you called to take a stand for your own sovereignty in your healing practice or expressive practice, and in your life in general? Do you long to listen first to your own voice in the sea of relentless opinion, to deeply own and trust your own instincts?
If a vehement "yes" is your answer, then this training is for you.

There is a time and a place for everything, some folks say. In the life of a healer, tradition may provide the foundation on which a healing practice is based. There is so much to learn in any tradition. But for some there comes a time when the very tradition that has formed the basis of their practice begins to impose upon the true authenticity and sovereignty of of that individual, inhibiting their potential.


When we begin to recognize the limitations of a tradition that has once formed our foundation, we have actually embarked upon the path to our own original spirit. It takes courage to heed the call, to test the walls, and strike out from the herd. But when we do, we can finally enter into deep communion with our own True Self, and begin to express it's nature in our lives.

If you are a practitioner who is struggling under the constraints of a particular tradition,... If you are an artist, musician, writer, or dancer  who yearns for greater originality of expression in your work,... or a teacher who has lost inspiration under the confines of a limiting structure, is it really that your own True Self is calling you home?

In this weekend workshop we will begin the process of following our bread crumbs home. We will enter into an exploration of ourselves as sovereign healers, creatives, and individuals. We will learn ways in which to more deeply align with our own true nature, and discover ways in which we can blaze our own paths in our lives.  We will explore ways in which to take deliberate action to cast off the burden of outworn social structures, belief systems, and external constraints. Through the practice of deep internal alignment, in conjunction with healing arts practicums we will seek to reconnect with our own personal source of inspiration.

Join me for a weekend of deep discovery as we enter into the terrain of the Sovereign Healer.

 
Pre-Requisites:
*    Demonstrated success with shamanic journeying, including:
*    Upper and lower world journeying.
*    A strong relationship with your power animal and spirit teacher.

This training is designed for participants who are experienced with shamanic journeying, and allied with their compassionate helping spirits.

Residential accommodations are not included.


Space is limited. Please email Gail for an application: info@dreamtimejourneys.net.
About Gail Gulick
Gail Gulick instructorbrings to her deep work as an experienced shamanic teacher and healer her lifelong experience with non-ordinary reality and a joyful commitment to helping others lovingly embrace all aspects of their human nature. Gail is also a gifted sculptor, mask maker and graduate of Sandra Ingerman’s teacher training and Tom Cowan’s training in Celtic shamanism. She has also studied with Nan Moss, David Corbin, Sandra Harner, Betsy Bergstrom, and other gifted teachers of many realms. Gail lives with her family in Asheville, NC. www.dreamtimejourneys.net
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