Awakening the Cosmic Serpent, Part II
A shamanic brew from the deepest Amazon rainforest is now transforming the lives of people around the world, challenging Western notions about healing, art, religion, and the intelligence of nature.
Join Jeremy Narby for "Awakening the Cosmic Serpent II: Ayahuasca, Ancient Remedy for Modern Times," a pathbreaking 5-part online course that explores the mysteries at the heart of ancient shamanic practices and the visionary states they entail. This Evolver Intensives web seminar includes live video conversations with five of the world's leading experts on the shamanic use of mind-altering plants: Steve Beyer, Benny Shanon, Kenneth Tupper, Susana Bustos, and Martina Hoffmann. It starts on October 9.
Not long ago, the vine of the soul, ayahuasca, was virtually unknown outside the Amazon region. Today it attracts the attention of legions of Western seekers drawn to the prospect of deep wisdom available through indigenous shamanic practices that involve the use of psychedelic plants. Ayahuasca is revered by ancient tribal societies as a potent teacher capable of healing the body, expanding the mind, and strengthening community.
* What can modern people can learn from indigenous cultures about the use of ayahuasca as part of a healing practice?
* What can be learned directly from the spirit vine -- which can be a powerful and tricky teacher -- and how can we incorporate these lessons into our daily lives?
* In what ways do indigenous people benefit from the Western interest in shamanism, and what new cultural bridges are being built through the spread of indigenous spiritual practices?
The renowned anthropologist Jeremy Narby has explored these questions for over two decades. In his much-admired books, including The Cosmic Serpent and Shamans Through Time, Jeremy has shared his wisdom and insights. Last winter, Jeremy hosted his first Evolver Intensives course, Awakening the Cosmic Serpent: Shamanism and Plant Teachers in this Transformative Time, which offered a rare opportunity to explore the nuances of plant medicine with some of the world's leading visionary thinkers on the subject.
As participants in that course will attest, Jeremy is a remarkable teacher. If you missed that course, here is your chance to take part in a special online event, watching the live video stream and asking your questions directly to inspirational pioneers. If you were there, you won't want to miss the continued exploration of topics in this new course, "Awakening the Cosmic Serpent II: Ayahuasca, Ancient Remedy for Modern Times" as Jeremy leads in-depth discussions with 5 exciting new guests: Steve Beyer, Benny Shanon, Kenneth Tupper, Susana Bustos, and Martina Hoffmann. You don't need to have participated in the first course to fully appreciate this one.
This course gives you the tools you need to integrate the shamanic knowledge offered by ayahuasca into your life, so you can fully embrace the change called for by this time of global transformation.
• Learn how plant teachers teach their own secrets, such as how to sing to them and how to use them
• Explore how well shamans actually cure sickness
• Discuss the predatory and ambiguous nature of ayahuasca shamanism
• Learn the categories of visions that people have
• Discover whether drinkers of the brew gain access to specific factual information
• Review the influence of ayahuasca on contemporary visionary art
• Explore ayahuasca’s recent transnational expansion, and why it remained obscure for most Euroamericans until the last part of the 20th century?
This course takes place on 5 Sundays, between October 9 and November 6 and you can participate from your laptop anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. If you can watch a YouTube video, you can take part in this course.
Each seminar is devoted to one-on-one conversations between Jeremy and a featured guest, followed by a Q & A session in which you can take part. This will be a live, dynamic experience in which you become part of a community of students sharing real time with some of the most inspiring visionaries of our era.
It all starts on Sunday, October 9th. For more information, please click here: http://evolverintensives.com/upcoming/jn-psychedelics-shamanism.html
Evolver Social Movement members will receive a special discount in a separate mailing. For more about the Evolver Social Movement, please click here: http://www.realitysandwich.com/esm/join-evolver-social-movement-esm
Evolver Intensives are a project of the Prophets Conference and Reality Sandwich.
We hope you join us for this remarkable chance to explore the mysteries of ayahuasca.