Bear Medicine Initiation
Sept 14-16, 2012
Camp Asbury, Hiram, Ohio

Indigenous cultures refer to medicine as the essence of the person, place or thing. In our terms it is the essence of being a spiritual, physical, mental and emotional being. Bear medicine is about going into the inner sanctum of one self to find the wisdom of who you are. It involves going into hibernation, often called a little death, where one becomes still in the silence of oneself to more fully birth who you are. It involves surrendering to the primal instincts that know the thoughts that have yet to be known. Bear medicine can teach you to go deep within so that you can make choices and decisions from a position of internal authority. Bear medicine awakens the inner wisdom of the soul, and by bringing it out into the open and applying it, the depth and breadth of life can be known.

Bear Medicine Workshop

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The Bear Medicine program is an initiation—a birthing process to more fully be who you are. The focus is to discover the innate healing presence within your self that have not been allowed to be seen or heard. We will nurture those parts so as to begin to create a more centered and balanced life. Our intent is to create the sacred space that will enable you to fully birth who you are, shedding the parts that no longer serve the fullness of your presence. Each person will be given the opportunity to be initiated into the bear medicine.

What to expect: The Bear Medicine workshop will do various journeys over the course of the weekend. Hence, participants need to be experienced with the shamanic journey. The focus of the workshop is total immersion into the spiritual world for three days. A large altar/vortex is created with large rocks and crystals. This creates a massive energetic field. Within this field, the people are able to find the safety necessary for the soul or inner parts of the self to come to the surface to heal and be healed. It is common for people to have transformational healing experiences.

Who Should Come: The workshop is designed for people from all walks of life. It is focused towards expanding the skills for Shamanic practitioners, spiritual explorers, practicing healers, and curious people.

What to Bring: Please bring any rocks or crystals that want to come along, as well as any bear artifacts, claws, teeth, tools. A journal notebook is encouraged as well as any comforts for sitting on the floor, such as floor chairs, back supports, blankets, pillows, etc.

When and Where to Come: Registration will begin at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 14 at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday afternoon, Saturday all day and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Rd, Hiram Ohio 44234.

What to Pay: The fee for the workshop is $395 if paid by August 1st, 2012. To reserve your space, send $100 deposit now. If paid after August 1, 2012, the fee is $445. This includes room and six hot meals as listed above. For further information, kindly call Lauren at 216-272-8438 or e-mail to reserve a space in the circle. Please send a check, payable to The Rock Girls inc. Mail the check to The Rock Girls Inc, PO Box 24455, Cleveland, OH 44124. Once paid-infull you will receive info on your stay at Camp Asbury.

Due to the workshop focus and the unique facilities, the attendance will be limited to 25 people.

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Herb's workshops take me where I am and bring me to
a totally new destination. They always make me feel,
think, express, and see myself in a new and powerful way.
—David L. Gleekel


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