ROCKLAND — Chris Marshall and Susan Bakaley Marshall present an interactive talk on "Shamanism for Power and Healing," Tuesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Rockland Public Library. This talk is co-sponsored by Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine and the Library.
Around the world, shamanism is a common practice for gaining knowledge and healing in indigenous as well as urban cultures. A 40,000 year old tradition, shamanism is the altering of consciousness to travel to spiritual realms to call on spirit power for the good of self, others, and all life. The term “shaman” comes from the Tungus of Siberia, but core shamanic methods are found on every continent and don’t derive from any single tradition’s sacred rituals.
In this interactive session, Chris and Susan will explain key points about shamanism, experience the drum, and interweave questions and discussion. They’ll talk about the journey to explore spirit worlds and get information, power animals and spirit teachers, and how the shaman can work to clear intrusions, power imbalances and do soul retrieval.
Chris Marshall is a retired professor of anthropology and shamanic practitioner. Susan is a registered art therapist, shamanic practitioner, and a graduate of the advanced three-year training program of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. They have been studying and practicing shamanism for 28 years and have taught basic and advanced classes in core shamanism for 25 years.
The Library is located at 80 Union Street.