This seven-week experiential course explores concepts of animism and working with the soul layer of Earth, which some may consider Middle World, Midgard, or other names. There are infinite ways to do this work. I do not teach a method in this class, though hope to share concepts in such a way that you create your own methods around them. The objectives for this course are to learn why animism fell out of favor, what replaced it, and why returning to it is an imperative act of sacred activism. Through this course, you will access the Middle strata to establish sacred contact with Nature as a spiritual entity, to find where you are included in it, to explore the boundaries and limitations of your concept of animism, to learn components of social activism through animism, and how to apply what transpires in the Middle layer in everyday life.
This course is most appropriately completed after Introduction to Modern Shamanism, Ritual, Ceremony, and Cosmology, and Working with Nature Spirits. This suggestion is based on having gained a foundation in cosmology and acquired spirit allies in the former classes, as well as an understanding of soul tending, and how it pertains to self.
This course also includes light mentoring by Kelley.