Last Monday evening Quynn Red Mountain hosted a shamanic circle called Postures of Flight, based on the work of Dr. Felicitas Goodman’s work regarding sacred postures that show up all over the world in sculpture and cave.
Anthropologist Dr. Felicitas D. Goodman, researched and explored ritual body postures as a means to achieve a bodily induced shifting of consciousness – a “ecstatic trance” experience. She discovered each body posture can lead into this alternate reality, an expanded field of consciousness, when performed in conjunction with the proper rhythmic sound, such as a rattle or drum. This shamanic wisdom tradition has its roots in the earliest roots of humanity. From http://www.cuyamungueinstitute.com/
This is the fourth time that Quynn has offered this workshop, and each time the results have been profound! Journeyers on Monday traveled in simple positions that brought energies of the Underworld, Metamorphosis, the Tatooed Jaguar Goddess, Place of Opening, Land of the Dead, Female Spirits and others. After three drum journeys, Quynn asked participants to write a note to you, about journeying in these postures, and the wisdom of the shamanic journey generally… Here is what they wrote…
“I am continually amazed at the innate wisdom within people. These ancient, worldwide postures bring to light a portal that is waiting for us to enter. The drum and intention opens the door that lies within us all.”
“Journeying with the postures opened me to more visuals than I have normally experienced during typical journeying, which I wasn’t expecting necessarily. I had asked to receive messages auditorily, because that I the way I usually receive, but the visual were fantastic. The messages from them profound.”
“Journeying allows you to find the missing piece of yourself. You find that which you need and desperately long for, whatever that may be.”
“The journey of transformation. The ancient inner pilgrimage to the true awareness. Finding through a beat of a drum, all that has been forgotten…yet not. Today I journeyed to my joy, my life purpose, through the portal that was just waiting for me to say “I am back”. After each shamanic journey I am forever shifted to a new galactic is-ness. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love. Love.”
“These ancient postures, with all their collective wisdom, helped me greatly to gently break through an integral part of my process of becoming the person I came here to be and doing what I came here to do. I look forward to how it will unfold.”
“These are the poses of our ancestors, but they are also the poses of ourselves, our children, mothers, brothers, sisters, fathers… It is powerful medicine.”
Gratitude to the postures, to Dr. Felicitas Goodman for seeing their power in plain view, and to all the journeyers who attended this workshop!