Back in the world: groups in different places
In the future, I will lead less training groups than before, but the work in real groups will continue on a regular basis in Berlin, Barcelona, Cologne, London and Vienna. There will be a few places where I will appear as a guest trainer as well. You will find the info about all the events that are currently open for inscription here.
For many years we had a shamanic training groups in Paris, which met twice a year for a weekend. Out of this group emerged the ongoing online shamanic training. This group meets every six weeks online for a training day. Each of these days covers a specific theme or shamanic technique. Some themes (like ‘the shaman’s voice’) come back yearly but each time it will be explored with new techniques, focusing on aspects that were not yet looked at before. It is a very international group with people joining from many countries and time zones, and the language is English. The group always has place for new students, as long as they already have some basic skills in shamanic journeying and using rattle and/or drum.
More info about the training you find here.
Finally, the plans for a new version of the Systemic Ritual Training are ready! There are some fundamental changes of the old format, which will make it a different experience. Before corona, participants had to sign up for 8 modules in advance and follow all these modules in order to complete the training. Also, in the past I would start one training group every two years, and so if a group was full or people wanted to register after the start of the program they would have to wait two years before a new group would start. The new training is set up very differently: there will be at least two modules offered each year, and students can register for them separately. Each module will cover a certain aspect of Systemic Ritual and its applications, but each module will be complete in itself (no longer a step in a linear development program). If someone has to miss or skip a module, it does not cause problems in the further study program anymore. Another important change is that from now on, someone can start with the program when they are ready for it, they do not have to wait till a new generation of students starts all together at the same time. With each module there will be some new students in the group. After completing 6 modules, a student can officially say they are using Systemic Ritual – but the study can be continued by following further modules with themes that appeal to them. In this new structure, it will also be possible for students who completed earlier trainings to come back for one or more training modules, so their understanding of the method can continue to deepen and their skills of facilitation can continue to grow. Together with the organizing team (Céline and Stephan) we decided it would be a good moment to find a new location for the training, and not far from the pace where we worked for ten years we found a beautiful large room in a venue run by refugees and volunteers, a place with a heart. We will be on the ground floor, which means that the room is accessible for all – an improvement! The training will start in 2024 – we do not yet take registrations but you can register with the organizers to let them know you want to practical info when it becomes available.
New translations of my books keep appearing every now and then, and sometimes a book that was out of stock is being reprinted. The recent years saw a French edition of ‘Ich lasse Mich finden’, my book with rituals that can help clear the inner and outer space for a new partner in love. A Russian edition of ‘Images of the Soul’ has been published, for which I am extra grateful in these difficult times.
For some years the dutch edition of The Tears of the Ancestors has been out of print, but now it is available again. The book can be ordered via the regular channels or directly from the publisher.