Join Richard Yensen Pérez-Venero & Donna Dryer Pérez-Venero for Heart of the Shaman, An Initiation Intensive at Hollyhock, August 30 – September 8.
We are all longing for a sense of depth, wonder and magic. Our souls are deprived of the context of awe that nurtured the humanity of our ancestors. Through my work with psychedelics I distilled a non-drug approach to a journey that reconnects us with the source of our own mystical nature. A deep psychedelic experience without the use of drugs or plants.
Heart of the Shaman is the longest running workshop experience in the history of Hollyhock, but it is so much more than a workshop. It is a life changing journey to the source of all things. We enter a crafted sequence of experiential vignettes that continually deepen the sense of safety, membership in the group and emotional depth. This is a form of growing, healing and being together that transforms our community and ourselves. The healing crucible at the core of the experience is an all-night ceremony and a subsequent integration and transformation process that moves each of us into a sacred sense of being beyond time and space in a place where opposites meld into oneness, a place more real than any other, a place of overflowing love and nurturing. This rebirth into the spiritual realm of profound healing, joy and reverence is the hallmark of this work.
What is the nature of our alchemical vessel of transformation? It is a vessel of trust and caring, a series of healing circles of respect, heartfelt story telling and connection, the creation of true community where deep journeying can be supported. In our work we use everything available to us to foster this deep and loving journey into the heart and soul of our awareness. Ritual, We use Poetry, Music and sound, Breathwork, Bodywork, Chaos, A state of the art digital multidimensional sacred physical temple where energy is raised to transformative intensity through deep altered states of consciousness.
We form a community of commitment to truth depth and integrity. The ongoing sharing and tribal sense of wholeness draws us together to embody and to share the healing journey. The exquisite insights and healing are not complete without a deep process of integration and sharing. It is this place where the mystical and emotional depths are shared and forged into new ways of being and caring for ourselves and the world.
Sharing from the depth of our being, free of masks of repression. having journeyed through our wounds into healing and wholeness, with tender and open hearts we dance and reveal our new sense of self. The joy in this celebration anchors our connections to each other, our individual spirit and the spirit of the cosmos.
We invite you to join us for a loving journey that is both modern and ancient, renewing and healing, a journey to the Heart of the Shaman.
Comments from a past participant:
“Heart of the Shaman has mirrored my essence in the company of other courageous individuals who are willing to get real and open to our deepest treasures. In a safe space with others a unified oneness emerges, and awareness is profoundly intensified. While I may radiate less intensely ’in the real world’ by using a persona that works in my environment, the self-connections I have made and the strength of the experience shape me and move me more powerfully forward in my life choices. I recommend Heart of the Shaman for anyone who wants to connect more deeply with others and most importantly, their authentic Self. There is no where to hide in this work, but there is a passage through fear into higher Love. This work is powerful medicine for an empowered life.”