Wild Earth Wisdom – Ecstatic Trance Postures at WE Wisdom YURT
Date(s) - 11/06/2022
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wild Earth Wisdom | Ecstatic Trance Postures
Saturday, May 14, June 11, July 16 @ 2 pm – 5:30 pm
@ WE Wisdom Yurt, Zephyr/Uxbridge, Ontario
Wild Earth Wisdom
Wild Earth Wisdom, offers new ways to inspire and empower people to live eco-spiritual and soul-filled lives in alignment with a conscious and thriving Earth. This work is about how we can achieve a more resilient way of living by developing our inner and outer self-sufficient wilderness. By opening up our hearts, eyes, and ears to new levels of perception, we become holy partners with Nature. As a form of Sacred Ecology wisdom, Wild Earth Wisdom is a synthesis of a number of different areas and growing grass-roots movements such as eco-psychology, wilderness therapy, and deep green ecology principles. It integrates transpersonal consciousness work, ancestral and native indigenous wisdom practices, ceremony and rituals in all cultures, as well as essential self-sufficient living and homesteading principles including permaculture gardening and natural building.
‘Experience the science of a Shamanic Journey & ecstatic body feeling’
The intention of this monthly group is to offer space to truly listen deeply within, on an individual as well as a group collective level. To respond to what comes up in the moment and offer healing through possible individual and/or group work processing on physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels.
We live in an ecstasy-deprived culture, where we catch glimpses of the ultimate, ecstatic joy that we all have the capacity to experience through sex, the initial infatuation of romantic love, or through drugs, dancing, or perhaps rave experiences. Imagine a culture of people, who choose to cultivate a regular practice of ecstatic joy (alone and/or with each other), through consistent entrainment, that is safe, stable, non-drug induced, immunity enhancing and life-force expanding.
Ecstatic Trance Postures
‘Get out of your left brain for a few minutes & enjoy the wonders found through a right brain/body experience with the SACRED’
One way of exploring the ecstatic experience of the SACRED is through the wonder of Ecstatic Trance Postures. Participants can have a variety of experiences through the ‘Alternate Reality’ by inducing a trance state with the fast rhythm of a rattle while sitting or standing in a very specific posture for 15 minutes. The rattle allows an “acoustic driving” effect that blocks the verbal left hemisphere of the brain and opens access to the intuitive right hemisphere. The postures act as a biological door, like a gateway in our body to allow us to open up into the ‘Alternate Reality’. It is about learning from direct experience. As there are no drugs or herbs to induce the trance state, it is extremely safe and one can simply break the posture anytime and go back into it as needed.
Possible types of experience:
- A profound sense of joy and deep love
- An increase of energy & immune system boost
- An absorbing or clearing of emotional and/or physical toxins
- Receiving a flow of healing energy
One can explore:
- A direct experience of being a plant or animal, or
- A journey to the lower world, middle world or upper world realities, or
- Divination – Hearing advice or given images to interpret as advice
There are over 50 known postures labeled in groupings such as:
Healing, Divination, Metamorphosis, Spirit Journeys, Initiation: Death and Rebirth, Living Myths, and Celebration
These postures produce a common effect, according to Felicitous Goodman, Founder of the work, because they all share one thing in common – the one thing we all share – the human body, the basic structure, and functioning of which has remained unchanged since the time of our most ancient ancestors. The nervous and endocrine systems are, in fact, all much the same as they were 30,000 years ago, a fact which enables modern city dwellers to enter the otherworld just as effectively through the same neural doorways as Neolithic medicine women and shamans throughout history.
If you are able to and willing to bring a potluck snack to share (gluten, dairy, grain and/or sugar-free options are cherished!), it would be greatly appreciated – it will also be a wonderful time to meet new friends and get more connected with each other.
I look forward to meeting you in the Alternate Reality!
This Workshop is led by Ingrid Cryns
Ingrid Cryns, BES, B Arch (Honours), Certified Bioenergetic Therapist (CBT, 2004), is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) who offers Online & In-person counseling in Zephyr/Uxbridge, Canada. Ingrid is also a licensed Architect. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Ingrid works with individuals & couples, specializing in shock and relational trauma, attachment, anxiety, depression, shame, spirituality, and more.
In 1995, Ingrid experienced an unexpected spiritual emergence event that profoundly shifted her into a more fluid consciousness and exposed the great disconnection and confusion within her body-mind relationship. This began a deep journey into learning how to listen to the wisdom of her body while grounding and expanding her intuitive, creative, and empathic abilities to reclaim her ecstatic self and interconnectedness with all of Life. For more about Ingrid’s work, please visit www.ingridcryns.ca