Ceremonial artistry is an ancient and alchemical practice that integrates the mind, the body and the spirit. Through powerful intention, skill and divine inspiration, the artist breathes life into his/her creation. Together we will develop the practice of prayerful art-making and build a tool of healing for your personal practice.
Bird feathers have been traditionally used for blessing, healing and purification by peoples from nations across this planet. These fans are used ceremonially with sacred herbs to purify the body and your environment; and help prayers ascend to Great Spirit. Each person will create their own fan and learn the skills that make these sacred tools precious and beautiful.
Fan Making is an art form that takes a lot of time and dedication to complete. In this intensive course you will learn specific techniques that will enable you to create a unique and deeply personal fan for your walk in life. We will develop a sanctified environment that promotes the creation of a sacred tool, and this requires a high level of focus and prayer. We will begin our class always by honoring the directions; opening the space by asking permission from spirit, and making offerings to all creatures that made sacrifice in order to create these powerful fans of prayer.
We will be creating a 5 feather fan with ethically harvested macaw feathers. The skills learned in this workshop will enable you to continue on your journey of fan making and empower yourself through artistic exploration.
All materials included. If you have any special items you would like to add, we encourage you to bring them.
(The teachers in class will need students to pre-register so they can purchase the appropriate amount of materials)
Registration Payment Due
Tuesday, November 8
XANGO SHOLA & BROOKE "FLYING BEAR" GILLESPIE
Shola is the co-founder of the Sacred Arts Research Foundation; an NPO that provides educational programs that support the exploration and disciplines of the sacred arts. She is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and an active member of The Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Shola’s mission is to be in service to the preservation of the sacred traditions of the earth and enrich communities through education and service. She is a song carrier & drummer; singing traditional songs from around the world and has been weaving music, art and native healing practices to empower the human heart towards a more gentle, peaceful and purposeful existence. Shola has been studying ceremonial artistry for the pas t 9 years; she has been given the permission and blessing by the elders of the Taino, Huichol, and Mexica traditions to travel the world and share this work.
She is the director of Made in Prayer, a collective that empowers communities by hosting educational programs that guide you through prayerful art making. Made in Prayer is also a brand that identifies products that are made with intention and purpose.
Shola is a community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions.
Brooke is a disciple of Maestro Manuel Rufino and is actively involved with the Golden Drum, a cultural community center for consciousness in Brooklyn, and a member of the Universal Initiatic College, learning the traditional Native American healing ways and sacred wisdom traditions. Brooke’s mission is to help remind people that life is a constant ceremony and to be in service to the mission of peace for humanity through educating, inspiring and reconnecting people to the sacred wisdom traditions. She is a visionary vocalist, sound healer, song-writer and song carrier of sacred music from all over the world including Native traditional music from South, Central, and North America, Tibetan and Sanskrit mantra, African songs and more. She works with vibration, sound and music as universal methods of healing and gives shamanic workshops in awakening to your voice and healing sound. Brooke is a founding member of Pink Sun, a shamanic ceremonial music group whose inspiration is the transmissions of the Spirit and who creates a transformative prayerformances. She is also a founding member of the Dream Seed shamanic sound journey healing collective. Brooke is a gifted energy and sound healer, pleiadian lightworker and reiki master and has been practicing healing work for over 12 years. Brooke founded Flying Bear, a ceremonial design company whose work is hand made with prayer and infused with cosmic activations, alchemical transmission, and charged with crystal grids. Flying Bear is currently collaborating with Golden Drum, Made In Prayer, the Sacred Arts Foundation and Eagle Condor Colibri to help spread these ancient crafts to the Earth community.