At Shamans Directory, we are committed to making shamanic earth-based healing an everyday practice; free of barriers, accessible, approachable, and inclusive to all people. Each month we explore courses, events, travel opportunities, publications and more, to enrich your shamanic experience. This month, we honor the coming and going of the sun, by highlighting the Solstice events being offered by our Ambassadors, Directory Members and friends.
ECUADORIAN SOLSTICE CELEBRATION | ONLINE EVENT
With Taita Don Manuel Calazacon and Family, 19 December 2023
Join a time-honored Tsachila celebration of the sacred solstice led by Taita Don Manuel Calazacon and his beautiful family. They will light the sacred fire and share their tribal traditional wisdom stories, prayers, songs, powerful music, and dances. This online experience will be broadcast directly from their ancestral land in the Santo Domingo de Los Colorados in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador.
The Solstice is a bi-annual solar event celebrated and revered in cultures worldwide. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Winter Solstice marks the shortest day of the year, time of darkness and looking inward, but also the tipping point, that marks the start of the days getting longer - a time in preparation for the awakening of spring.
A recording of this event will be available for all ticket holders for 30 days.
12TH ANNUAL "I AM" SYMPOSIUM | ONLINE EVENT
Winter Solstice and Fire Tender's Gathering
With Renee Baribeau and Special Guests, 20-23 December 2023
Join Renee Baribeau and special guests for the 12th Annual "I Am" Winter Solstice & Fire Tenders Gathering. Fire Tenders assemble to maintain the glow, collectively creating space to usher in the Winter and the New Year. The Winter Solstice, coupled with the Mid-Winter Winds, offers the ideal energetic framework to shift our communal energies. It is an opportunity to master the art of navigating these pivotal moments in time.
Prepare for an invigorating journey that you can embark on from the comfort of your home at no cost! Enhance your journey by committing to keep a flame or light alive during the "I Am" Winter Solstice virtual event. Being a Fire Tender in this way will not only contribute to the spirit of community, but also promises to be a source of immense personal satisfaction and growth as well. Even lighting a simple candle can make an impact. How effortless is that? There are multiple ways to engage. Participate live with our Wind Clan or have the daily recordings sent directly to your inbox.
NOQAN KANI SOLSTICE CEREMONY | ONLINE EVENT
With Fredy Puma Quispe Singona and Family, 21 December 2023
This month the divine feminine is in her most potent power, and with the Solstice, the masculine polarity will begin to become activated again, bringing powerful support and guidance. When we connect consciously to the cycle of Pachamama (Mother Earth) and Father Sun, we have access to powerful portals that open on specific dates to help us with anything we need.
This solstice is a powerful time to ask for deeper self-discovery, spiritual growth, prosperity, joy, abundance, health and love in our next cycle!
You are invited to end the year in this beautiful ceremony with Noqan Kani. It is the time of acknowledging the endings and new beginnings of our life, honoring the past and clearing the space to make room for all the blessings of the new year.
We are praying for a year of powerful, gentle and effortless global transformation, and spiritual awakening in our service for Pachamama.
ANDEAN SOLSTICE CEREMONY | ONLINE EVENT
With Peruvian Medicine Woman Vilma Pinedo, 21 December 2023
As we approach a special time for the Northern and Southern Hemisphere, a time in which the cycle of the Sun starts changing for both poles, we are called to align with these movements. In the South the heat of the light is at its highest, in the North at its lowest. And just like in life we can connect and learn from each other. Sometimes our energy shines the brightest, sometimes it needs to rest.
In honoring of the energy of Father Sun, and connecting with the blessings of transformation and rebirth in this time of the year, each participant will be requested to gather a series of materials so that you can make your own offering from home. Vilma will explain this in a practical and loving way. A contribution is voluntary and the sign up is done through the link below. Once you sign up you will receive an email with all the information to participate.
WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION | ONLINE EVENT
With Itzhak Beery at Alternatives.org, 21 December 2023
In indigenous traditions, it marks the year's shortest day, symbolizing life's cyclical dance of death and rebirth. It calls us to cherish the light amid darkness within and outside us. It calls us for deep introspection, urging us to release our old stall energies and embrace renewal and hope. It is rooted in nature's cyclical rhythms and emphasizes our bond with the Earth and its cycles.
This special time also celebrates the healing power of community, drawing people together in warmth and love. In today's world, the Winter Solstice invites us to pose, take a breath, and reflect on our fast-paced, chaotic lives. It resonates as a reminder of interconnectedness, emphasizing the need for balance and reverence for the natural world.
This is an invitation to come together, light a candle, and sing from our homes all around the globe to celebrate the Winter Solstice.
SOLSTICE RITUAL FOR CONSCIOUS CO-CREATION | ONLINE EVENT
Channeling the World to Come
With Daniel Foor at Ancestral Medicine, 21 December 2023
We human folk are meaning-makers, creatures of pattern and story, relational to the core. Cave paintings over 40,000 years old are but a recent record of our entanglement and dreaming with our Earth kin over time. In this co-woven solstice teaching and guided ritual, participants will be invited to visit their creative and spiritual practices with a focus on conscious partnership with the greater.
Presenters will share from their personal journey of learning to more consciously partner with the ancestors, the Earth, and the unseen, both in their artistic endeavors and in their everyday life. The approach will be kind, encouraging, and culturally mindful. The intent is for those who join to both feel inspired in their daily lives and creative endeavors and to acquire a new skill or two for partnering with supportive forces. Join this ritual and guided practice to close out one year and welcome the next.