Communication and Right-Relationship with Our Wise and Compassionate Spirit Kin

This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of transformational mediumship. Mediumship in this context is a ritual technique for deepening relationships with our other-than-human spirit kin of any type, discovering spirit affinities, and transforming personal consciousness through resonant attunements with the wise and compassionate spirits. The approach is animistic with an emphasis on relationality, reciprocity, and right-relationship.

Using the ritual technology of the mediumship circle, we will explore connection with only the most compassionate and beneficial aspects of the Earth, plant and animal spirits, deities, angels, cosmic consciousnesses, and mythical beings. In connection with the compassionate powers, we will gather wisdom, perspective, and guidance as a group. Individual participants will have opportunities to receive private personal guidance and healing transmissions, and develop personal affinities with our spirit guests. Through mediumship practice we will explore themes such as personal sovereignty and authentic power, creativity and creative speech, and the relationship of humankind with the broader world. Participants will learn ritual methods for maintaining boundaries, creating strong ritual containers, moderating the degree and intensity of the connection, and self-care. We will not be embodying the spirits fully; this approach is one of consensual and conscious connection that maintains personal sovereignty and boundaries. For more on this form of mediumship read my article here.

Please note that this is not a training in how to facilitate ritual circles; participants will be able to use this ritual template for personal practice and for attending ritual circles.

Participants should be in alignment with the ethics of this program:

We develop empowered partnerships with only the most compassionate aspects of spirit in service to the highest good of all sentient beings.

We do not use relationships with spirits or magical practices to infringe upon the boundaries and free will of others.

We maintain personal responsibility, free will, and sovereignty at all times.

We do the work of developing personal integrity and the authentic power that comes from alignment within ourselves and right-relationships with others.

Prerequisites: Participants need to be in stable and reasonably good mental health, self-responsible, and able to maintain personal boundaries. As mediumship practice impacts the physical body, it is recommended that those with chronic health issues check in intuitively about whether mediumship practice will be supportive of their bodies at this time. Experience with intuitive perception and visioning/journey methods is useful but not required. As the mediumship circle can enhance and amplify intuitive perception, it can be a tool for intuitive practice and development. Those who experience intuitive blocks can consider preparatory or concurrent Spirit Healing Sessions to help clear and clarify their perceptual fields.

Participants will need to be in a relatively quiet room and be able to remain present and focused during the group ritual circles.

Mediumship is not a gift limited to a few; it is a skill that can be learned and developed.

Mediumship practice helps us expand beyond the limits of human perception and assumption and be in direct communication with our other-than-human kin.

Schedule: The course is two weeks of fundamental material and training followed by six weeks of practice development, discussion, and attunement with different types of spirits. Attendance is requested for the first two weeks, particularly Class 2 which teaches the core practice for the ritual circles. Subsequent classes can be missed but in the interest of developing group cohesion, and because the intention of each ritual circle develops the practice and practitioner in unique ways, participants are asked to miss no more than one class out of the last six. In order to ensure privacy for participants in a ritual setting, only recordings of introductory didactic content will be provided for missed sessions; whatever teachings happen within the ritual circles, and the ritual circles themselves will not be included in the shared recordings. Contact Maris if there are extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from missing more than one class.

Course Times and Dates: Sundays (PDT) from July 11 – August 29

July 11 and 18: 9:30am – 12:30pm PDT

Then subsequent Sundays: 10:00am – 12:15pm PDT

This course is on-line using Zoom. Please install Zoom well in advance of the first class.

Rate: $335 USD

Course limit: 14 participants

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2021