The Cosmic Explorer Research Group: Mission to Mars!
Weekly drop-in sessions on Saturdays 8th May – 19th June 2021
A themed series in shamanic creativity to generate inspiration through guided journeys and art-based activities. For creative souls currently classified as adults. Sessions take place on Zoom.
The Cosmic Explorer Research Group is for souls who long to explore the universe and expand creatively, in alignment with their deepest calling, on an imaginative wild ride through the universe. ‘Mission to Mars!‘ is a playful and shamanically collaborative research mission with its own internal gravity! It is offered in the spirit of wild creativity to generate purpose, spaciousness and spiritual connection with the stars and planets. We’ll make art as an act of sacred play, engaging the imagination. It can be therapeutic to allow the soul free expression in this way.
Using shamanic techniques, such as drumming, I will guide you on a journey for approximately 15-25 minutes. I will lead an art activity based on the journey, but you are also free to create in your own way or medium. I hope the framework will also give you a way to engage with the recent landing of another rover on Mars and take in the May Supermoon. The series also carries us through the spring up to the summer solstice. If you feel a wild thrill at the stars calling to you, would like to explore how shamanic techniques can enrich life and assist with creative challenges, or just feel more expansive – I invite you to strap into the ‘Star Vehicle’ and join the ‘Mission to Mars!’
- Sat 8th May – The Star-Seeker: Finding your Star.
- Sat 15th May – Planet of the Cat People: Dancing with the Ceremonial Slink-Dance Tribes.
- Sat 22nd May – The Flower Moon: Bathing in the Garden of Magical Remedies (Sat 29th May – No class).
- Sat 5th Jun – Cassiopeia: Reviving Glamour, Poetry and the Queen of Words.
- Sat 12th Jun – Mars Part I: ‘Curiosity’ and Secrets of the Past.
- Sat 19th Jun – Mars Part II: ‘Perseverance & Ingenuity’ and Mission Rebirth!
TIME: All sessions are on Saturdays at 3:00pm – 4:30pm.
FORMAT: Topic introduction • 15-25 min guided journey • journaling time + a creative prompt • group circle & closing.
POSSIBLE MATERIALS: Crayons, coloured pens, water-based paints, water-colour pencils • art paper /art journal/ or piece of cardboard • writing journal • magazines for ripping and glue.
TICKETS via EVENTBRITE: Fee £15 * suggested donation. Tickets can be purchased at the Eventbrite link below. Joining instructions will be sent after sign-up.
“Shamanic journeying was something I had never tried before and I wasn’t sure what to expect. Anita created a relaxed, welcoming and playful atmosphere where I felt excited to take part in a new adventure each week. I felt transported each time and the structure of the sessions allowed for quiet reflection, sharing of experiences with the group and creating something to capture the experience. Magical! ”
Helen Preece – participant in The Travelling Steampunk Shaman: Around the World in 80 Days.