Welcome To 2019
Once upon a time… we know that phrase so well. These days we mainly think of Disney cartoons and light and fluffy kiddie things.
It was not always this way.
The stories of the Fair Folk, the Shining Ones were told as warnings and lessons. The Victorians took them and made of them what they would. The stories were taken and made to show the morals of the time. This was also the beginning of the ‘watering down’ process and the editing that would eventually bring us to Red Riding Hood being banned in American schools because she carried wine in her basket – how disturbing!
All over Europe stories were being told and kept alive by the tellers. Habit formed from listening to the Sagas and legends of heroes and warriors from the times before way back to the time before even language when the stories were etched and painted onto walls and rock faces. These stories told the next generation how to follow in the footsteps of those who had gone before.
Thanks to two brothers we still have some of those stories in as close to their raw and unbridled state as we could hope for.
These days we tend to take these tales at face value and as a child’s occupation. However, these stories have so much for us as adults.
A question now… What was your favourite story as a child?
Now I would ask you to remember what it was like to listen to that story for the first time. Remember where you were and who was telling you that story. I wonder if there are some emotional memories tied up in there.
I love a story that engages me totally, so that I find myself wide eyed, eared and slack jawed with the voice of the teller the only thing I can hear – but what things I am hearing… initiation, rebirth, death, the path of the warrior, finding and using resources in the most amazing places and from the most amazing sources. Wisdom from animals who can speak. Magic and mayhem
All of this and more is inside a Faerie Tale, so why would we only keep them for children – what about our own inner child – does that not need some sustenance also? What learnings and wisdom have we forgotten from the stories we loved as a child?
How would it be to actually go inside the story and see it with those innocent and un-jaded eyes again?
A while ago now my favourite tale became the first of many Faerie Tales as Shamanic journeys, this story has so many things to teach and has evolved in its many telling’s almost becoming its own animal so to speak.
So many come to experience the stories anew and in doing so find healing and wisdom they had not known before.
We tell the tales and the tales tell us, as each brings their story to the circle.
Leslie & Andrew Marsh: Journeys With Bear & Wolf, monthly storytelling circles start again in March 2019. Watch this space for details.
Final Faerie Tale of 2018
De Stress Yoga Clydebank 5th December
7pm – 9pm
For more info, click on the link below
Springburn Journey Circle
Flemington House, Glasgow
8th December, 2018
10 – 12.30
Afternoon Journey Circle
2 – 4.30
For more information see Facebook Event
Faerie Tales Last of 2018 At Barrhead
Hands On Therapies
13th December, 2018
For more information click the link below and see event posts on the Facebook page
These final Circles for 2018 are suitable for beginners and all involve trance/ guided visualisation
For any information or questions you may have on any of the events, please pm us on Facebook or leave a comment here on the blog.
Walking The Talk
A Day of Shamanic Experiences
There are so many things we love to do, but, I think top of my list is introducing people to the Shamanic Journey. There is something so completely magical about seeing someone experience connection with a Spirit guide/Power Animal for the first time,that cannot be bested.
So if you would like to give it a shot and you are around the South Lanarkshire / Glasgow/ North Lanarkshire areas – or even if you’re really keen a bit farther afield… come and join us at Source Events in Bellshill, on the 9th June from 10:30 am – 16:30
See details here.Walking The Talk
If you need more information you can leave a message on Journeys With Bear & Wolf page. We hope to see you sometime soon.
There are also webinars and online courses coming soon so if you do live a bit too far to join us in Scotland you can still take part and have some wonderful adventures.
Be Well, Be Blessed, Be Loved
The Power Of The Story
Telling Tales, of Telling Tales
An evening of storytelling. We all love stories, but perhaps we don’t always understand just how much they have become part of our own story. We will be discussing the power that lies within tales we have been told since childhood and we shall explore one or two of those in greater detail, not just listening to, but being inside the story itself is a powerful resource to have. The Power Of The Story will be told on the 1st of May at Source, 205b Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 1AH and we shall begin to tell the tale at 19:30 so please gather for 19:15 so we can all be sitting comfortably in order to begin… See Facebook Page, Journeys With Bear & Wolf
£17 each, a £5 deposit (non returnable/transferable) secures your place and these places are limited so make your deposit now. No entry after 19:25 all times GMT.
Beltane, A Celebration of Summer’s Potential Bounty!
A Walk In The Woods: A Story To Tell, A Journey…
Chatelherault Country Park 28th April, 2018
We are taking another sojourn into the magic of the space that is Chatelherault. This time we are celebrating the energy of Beltane and what the ‘Bright Fire’ may bring. See Facebook events A Walk In The Woods, A Story To Tell. We meet at the information board at 11.00am GMT and we will go on from there no later than 11.10am. £12.50 per person. payable via paypal.me/SpiralHeartHealingGB before the event. See main body of event for more information.FB page: Journeys With Bear & Wolf
Hunting the Gowk!
A Shamanic Walk Through Chatelherault Country Park
April 1st, 2018 – All Fool’s Day – Will you find the Gowk?
NEWS! READ ALL ABOUT IT! NEWS!
After long deliberation and some requests I have decided to update our syllabus and take it right back to the beginning.
So from the 9th of April 2018 there will be new online courses. Registration will be up and running shortly – you will see news on the facebook pages Journeys With Bear & Wolf and also on Spiral Heart Healing Centre
Courses such as ‘Walking The Ceremonial Way’ & ‘The Art & Craft of Ceremony’ are two most asked about subjects, as is a beginners guide to Shamanic Journeying so I have been building courses with written manual/worksheets, some videos on the YouTube Channel.
There will also be an e Book or two on Shamanism, (that beginners guide). So look out for that. Remember if you have any questions about what we do, how and where we do it, Shamanic Practice then please leave a comment here or on one of the Facebook pages or Instagram Spiralheart4 which is also the twitter handle.
Lammas Psychic & Holistic Fayre 29th July 20 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1752718421712845/ Lammas on Arran
We take the lovely things we have to sell, clothing, incense, tumble stones, medicine stones, talking sticks, tarot cards, Baja tops, owl mirrors, bags and bags of bags and other things you may not find elsewhere because we make them ourselves.
See website also for details of events and for our arts, crafts and other great stuff to buy! www.spiralheart.co.uk Also you can still see some of the webinars there on what Shamanism is. To contact us:-
Twitter : @spiralheart4 @21centuryshaman
For information on sessions and how they could benefit you today.