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Journey into the Void: Inner Exploration Online Circle
April 20, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
What is Journey into the Void?
Journey into the Void is an online introductory Drum Journey circle created with the intention of introducing people to Animism and Animist practices – particularly Drum Journeying. We will be meeting for 3 sessions over the course of the next 3 weeks. This circle will provide us with the space to connect with a deeper part of ourselves. Now is a time when many people are being given an opportunity to go inward and listen with a quiet mind to the wisdom that we all carry. It is also a time of great uncertainty and this kind of practice can help support us in these turbulent times. Through the use of rhythmic drumming, this gathering will provide you with some basic tools to engage with Drum Journeying for the purpose of self-discovery and to gain a deeper connection with the energies of the Earth and beyond.
What is Animism?
*The following is our own personal understanding of Animism. We invite you to tune into your own experience and discover what Animism means to you*
Animism is the realization and acceptance that everything in existence has its own unique spirit or energy; Earth, Air, Water, Fire, trees, sky, ocean, animals, and human beings. All natural phenomena and even so-called “inanimate” objects are included in that – and they’re all aspects of the One Universal energy, Source, God (or whichever name you may use).
Through Animism, we can honor these spirits and energies and develop a more intimate, deep connection with them. Animist practices can support us in engaging in symbolic (and tangible) offerings and rituals that will deepen our relationship to these energies and also help us understand them in a more intimate way. These practices help us become more intuitive to the needs of the Earth and our communities as well as increasing the impact of our effectiveness in Life. This includes our own lives, the lives of those around us and the life of the planet itself.
What is Drum Journeying?
Drum Journeying is the practice of using the sound of rhythmic drumming to enter into an altered state of consciousness. In this altered state, we can access an inner space that has been referred to as Dream Space, the Spirit World, the Inner World, etc. In this space, we have the ability to connect with our ancestry, nature and the deepest parts of our psyche. They may show up as archetypal imagery, feelings, sounds or spirit beings.
To participate in a Drum Journey, all you need is a comfortable and quiet space where you won’t be disturbed and the sound of resonant and rhythmic drumming (We will drum for you so you don’t need a drum. You’ll get the best results with headphones but they aren’t mandatory). Being in darkness can be helpful – either with the lights off or using something to cover your eyes. Combine all of that with trust in yourself and a willingness to go deep then you have everything you need to have a great Drum Journey!
We are so grateful to be offering this circle with the help of Web of Life Animist Church located in Tucson, AZ https://weboflifeanimists.com/
To participate in this circle sign up at:
This circle is offered by donation, feel free to donate if that is a possibility for you at this time (suggested $0-25). Donation is not necessary to participate. 50% of all donations will support Web of Life.
Your hosts are Chauntell and Cody. Chauntell is a Spirit Bridge and Cody is an Animist Soul Medic with Web of Life Animist church who reside in Ontario, Canada.
We’re really looking forward to facilitating this circle and we hope to see you there!