Great Horned Owl.
February 2-4, 2024
Camp Asbury, Hiram Ohio
This is the most ferocious and most successful predator in the owl family in America. It is powerful and swift. It can easily snap the neck of a woodchuck. It will not hesitate to take whatever prey presents itself. The great horned owl will even take on all other birds of prey. Most are in awe of its formidable talons and strong beak.
The red-tailed hawk is most often considered the solar or daytime equivalent to the lunar and nocturnal great horned. This is because they may nest in the same tract of land. This does not mean they get along though. In fact, great horned owls will harass red-tails to the degree that if the opportunity presents itself, the hawk will try to eliminate the owl. Truly only the golden eagle is the one raptor unafraid and unintimidated by it.
This ferocity has enabled the owl to survive and adapt to constantly changing environments. It attacks life with a fervor. Unfortunately, this same ferocity has interfered with the reintroduction of the peregrine falcon into its former habitats. In the peregrine’s absence, the great horned owl has taken up residence and will not share either its habitat or its food sources.
To many the hooting of the great horned owl, especially strong and frequent during mating, is a harbinger of spring. Its favorite habitat is in dense wooded areas of hardwoods and conifers. But it can live almost anywhere there is a food source.
The favorite food of the great horned is the skunk, and anyone with this owl as a totem should also study the significance of the skunk. This owl does not have a great sense of smell, which is probably why it is the skunk’s most fearsome predator. It would also be good to study crows as they will often gang up and mob owls in their environment. Crows know that if the owl finds their home during the day, it is likely to visit at night, when the crows can neither see nor hear it approach.
The tufts on the top of its head are not its ears. They are simply tufts of feathers. The ears are located lower in the head, and as with all owls are extremely acute. They can hear as well or better than they see.
Who Should Come
This is an open workshop so spiritual explorers or those seeking deeper understanding of themselves are welcome.
Create your Space
Each person is encouraged to bring whatever stones or crystals that feel appropriate or necessary to support your process. Comfortable chairs and blankets to support you are suggested.
Dinner will be served on Friday night, Saturday- breakfast, lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch.
When and Where to Come
Registration will begin at 12:00 PM on Friday, the 2nd at Camp Asbury. The workshop will begin Friday running into the night, Sat-all day and into the evening, and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 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 $495 if paid by January 10th. If paid after the 10th, the fee is $545. Payments can be made via Check, PayPal or Zelle.
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By January 10th, 2024
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After January 10th, 2024
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If paying by check, send a check, payable to Herb Stevenson, 9796 Cedar Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072. Once paid-in-full 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 21 people.