Past workshops and topics (Archive)
If you’re interested in any of these topics and would like to see them repeated, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’d love to hear from you!
Don’t forget to bookmark the Website – live discussions and links for some of these topics will be coming soon!
Lotus Fire Empowerment Circle topics
March 5 – Basic Energy movement – Basic breath work, a brief discussion about energy, and learn how to sense our own energies. Tree of Life Meditation. Here is an interesting article on energy work and definitions of different forms – do you agree with this article? Are there other types of practice you may do, or other ‘names’ you may apply to your practices? https://personaltao.com/soul-spirit-energy-work/
One question that came up during discussion was “Why is it important to feel the energies in our bodies, and to be able to move them?” I think this is a great way to start out our year – learning to wholly integrate our experiences in life on every level, as well as learning from each other! From your perspective / experience, why is it important to be able to sense our personal energies?
March 19 – Basic Energy movement continued – An expansion of the previous workshop, learning how to ‘see’ our own energies and how to move them in a beneficial, healthy manner. https://www.purewow.com/wellness/energy-work
April 2 – Applied Kinesiology – Learning how to interpret yes’s and no’s from the body, and ‘physically’ learn to listen to our Higher Selves. https://amybscher.com/self-muscle-testing-the-sway-test-or-idiometer-response/ ; https://amybscher.com/getting-answers-from-the-subsconscious-mind/ ; https://isisarjeta.com/2016/muscle-testing/
April 16 – Manifestation and Setting Intent – Using our words as ‘magic’ and working to make things happen. We’ve seen the changes the spoken word can make to the vibration of our personal bodies through muscle testing – discussion will center around how the spoken word along with intent can help to reshape our realities. https://medium.com/thrive-global/9-principles-of-conscious-manifestation-3d2df7a4a87 Affirmations are words and thoughts about ourselves that are “realistically high and believable, spoken in the first person”, according to John Branstad from Leadership by Design. He says “affirmations are things we use to tell ourselves in times of doubt that which we KNOW to be true at all other times”. What is your favorite affirmation? Do you have a practice that you use that may be beneficial to others?
May 7 – Auras – Discussion group on how to detect Auras, how to protect the aura and yourself from outside influences (different forms of Shielding), and how to work with them. https://www.healthline.com/health/what-is-an-aura#how-it-looks ; https://www.gaia.com/article/how-to-see-auras
Tuesday, May 28 – Crystals (rescheduled due to weather). Learn how to ‘talk’ with crystals and stones – each piece has its own ‘personality’ and will work with you in different ways that similar stones/crystals of the same type may. We’ll discuss the difference between using items as ‘tools’ and ‘working with’ the Spirit of the rock as a partner.
Tuesday, June 4 – Experiencing different planes of existence. Our topic of discussion for this day was Journeying – learning the difference between meditation and traveling to different planes of existence. All things being energy, there are worlds that cannot be seen using the five senses, that are still accessible. These worlds can sometimes carry the ‘keys’ we may need for learning more about our Selves and are very helpful in promoting healing. This gathering will be largely meditative, wear comfortable clothing! https://eagletherapies.com/healing/shamanic-journeying/; https://www.the-open-mind.com/why-you-should-be-aware-of-quantum-physics/; https://curiosmos.com/scientists-reveal-a-multidimensional-universe-inside-the-brain/
It is possible to view what others are doing and to ‘engage’ with others while traveling for the purpose of gaining new knowledge. There are times when this sort of engagement may cause a disruption in your energy levels as well as others’ energies, and can result in a breach of privacy as well. How you choose to interact is up to you, but I would caution everyone to follow the Golden Rule on every plane of existence – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
This topic is definitely open for discussion – if you have any questions or insight, please share! There is a discussion group on our event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/446334049245734/ or you may email your thoughts to email@example.com and we can discuss 🙂 The use of knowledge is power, and working together to raise the collective energies of the people and the planet is very much necessary at this time Have a great day all, and we’ll see you soon! ~Mandy
Herb Grimoire – the Magickal Cat
Alternative Learning Series Topics
Magical Midsummer Garden, presented by Prairie Magic Herbals! www.prairiemagicherbals.com
Sat, June 22, 2019; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Iron Clad Coworking, 407 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
Summer Solstice/Midsummer eve is also known as Herb Evening. The summer sun draws forth the medicinal virtues of many plants we gather, prepare and use at this time. Join in as we venture into the Midsummer magical garden to explore plant lore, identification, medicinal uses, and preparation of plants to include yarrow, St. Johns wort, elder flower, vervain, mugwort, elecampane and more.
Bio: Joanne Bauman (Prairie Magic Herbals) is a Kansas wise woman herbalist, teacher, writer, herb grower and medicine-maker. Her easygoing teaching style makes learning and using plant-based healing accessible to everyone. Joanne teaches at Midwest Women’s Herbal and other herb conferences. She presents yearly at The Mother Earth News Fair, as well as podcasts, videos and blogs for Herbal Living. Joanne volunteers as Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) Community Herbal Apothecary Coordinator and is Kansas Chapter Coordinator.
Introduction to the Chakra and Energy Systems, presented by Jamie Zunick
Sat, July 27, 2019; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; Iron Clad Coworking, 407 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
This interactive presentation focuses on the life force energy, the seven major chakras, the auric system, and the flow of energy through the body, mind, and spirit. A basic discussion focuses on the function and location of each chakra, the seven layers of the aura, and the importance of maintaining a healthy energy flow. Dowsing for energy with the use of pendulums will be demonstrated and practiced. Participants will palpate the energy levels on themselves and a partner. To their own comfort level, participants will practice deep breathing techniques and Tai Chi meditation movements to enhance and balance their own unique flow of energy.
All of the following events are on hold at this time. Keep an eye on our Local Classes and Events page for our updated classes! The workshops and gatherings here may return, based on the needs of the community.
Shintai Ryu – Manhattan
The Divine Essence in Form Energy School is a system of body movements, forms, and sound meditations designed to harmonize the body with the elements, and create greater spiritual awareness and energetic control. If you would like to know more, please contact the Manhattan instructor, Mandy, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dragonfly Temple Women’s Group https://www.facebook.com/DragonflyTemple/
An open spiritual support circle for women of any path looking for fellowship and fun, and spiritual support in a safe and nurturing environment!
DT includes time for crafts and fellowship, meditations on women related issues or themes, and research and discussion on different cultures and traditions.
The Fellow Traveler’s Club
Manifesting is the ability to visualize what you want and bring it to you. The Fellow Travelers Club brings spiritual guidance and the realization that the shape of your life is entirely your responsibility, and fully within your hands.
Fire Spirit Drum and Dance Circle
This is a monthly gathering where we learn to express ourselves through movement, and find our creativity through music!