Spiritual healing, ceremony, cosmic energies, ancient principles of the power of the circle, shamanic insights-healing, drumming, sound healing, universal earth-spirit ways, working together for the benefit of all, energy work, full moon ceremony, fire ceremony, Sedona. Auspicious times for ceremony chart below.
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Circle of Power:
Shamanic Healing Ceremony & Teaching
Aligning Ourselves with Universal Forms of Creation
using focus, intention, prayer and sound healing
Illustration of prehistoric stone wheel, one of 50 or so that have been found, primarilly in the Great Plains of northern US and southern Canada that may be about 1800 years old predating today's Plains Indian cultures. It is unknown who built them. The stone spoked wheel is not used in today's tribal ceremonies. But since the 1980's, many people have received guidance to create stone circles as a way for all peoples to do ceremony in nature.
Prehistoric carving on which the shadow of the summer solstice sun would cross the center.
Prehistoric rock art depicting emerging from your centger to stand in balance.
Physicist (Dan Winter) says, "Tribal ceremonies send heart energy out into the cosmos...these energies are amplified in an expanding wave and have the power to create stars."
Create sacred space, invoke powerful cosmic energies for new beginning. Timeless principles, honoring ways to work with intention, ceremony, energy based on 30 years experience. You bring your focused energy to the circle as tribal peoples have done through time. In this flow of energy, vibratory shift occurs. You may choose to be wrapped like a papoose to receive drum, earth and human energies & shamanic healing.
In this focused, reverent, powerful experience we learn and practice ancient, cross-cultural ways for working with spiritual energies and intention. Within our circle, we create a magnetic attraction which concentrates and consecrates the natural energies for the highest benefit of each participant and Mother Earth. We invoke powerful cosmic and earth healing energies for the benefit of all.
Sandra works with spirit to hold the space and provide shamanic insights/energy work. Each participant is invited to bring the power of their focus and intention to the ceremony and to practice energy work by flowing universal love through your being to the ones in the wheel.
Ceremony is the conscious use of symbols by humans combined with action. In this physical enactment, the symbol comes to life, movement is activated or acknowledged. The intangible becomes real, something we are part of.
The ceremony is led by Sandra Cosentino who has a life long relationship with wild nature and over 25 years experience with group wheel healing circles. Bear is one of the powerful spiritual allies she has relationship with that assist Sandra in these ceremonies. Cross-cultural ancient ways of working with nature from the heart inspire this ceremony and the gifted teachings of Berniece Falling Leaves and other wise medicine people.
Sandra uses her guidance, intuition and experience to bring these universal ways into a living, contemporary form for all people and are not copied from any of today's Native American tribal ceremonies. We are co-creating a new tribal way open to all people that is growing out each of our deepening relationship with the circle of life and evolving consciousness of life on Mother Earth.
Studio sessions include sound healing with gong, Himalayan metals:
$100 pp with 3 - 4 people, 3 hrs
($125 pp with 2, 2.5 hrs. $175 for 1, 2 hrs)
Ceremonies out on the land, 5 – 6 or more people, 4 hrs: $125 pp
Group rates available
Can arrange talented Sedona healer or Native guest (when available) to be part of the circle for group gatherings which enriches the spiritual experience for all.
The wheel workshop/ceremonies are available year round and can be a private or any-size group healing/learning experience with options to add fire ceremony (depending on seasonal fire restrictions) or Mystical Nature Shamanic Journey seminar.
A less complex Ceremony
can be created for your Sedona Visit -
can be added to a vortex tour or mystical nature journey or as a stand alone experience.
2-day Advanced Medicine Wheel Training can be arranged.
Auspicious Celestial or
Cultural Times for Ceremonies
When ceremony is held with a group with shared intent on celestially auspicious events--full moon, new moon, seasonal turning points: equinox, solstice, cross-quarter days half way inbetween--or on holidays,meteor showers, eclipses, the energies are magnified.
can be scheduled any time of the year
and any time of the day or night.
Feb. 10 New Moon
Feb. 14 Valentines Day events
Feb. 25 Full Moon
March 11 New Moon
March 20 Spring Equinox Events
March 27 Full Moon
March 31 Easter
April 10 New Moon
April 22 Lyrid Meteor Shower--These meteors tend to be bright and often leave trails. About 10-20 meteors per hour at peak can be expected. Best viewing before dawn due to bright moon in evening.*
April 25 Full Moon
May 1 May Day - Beltane, Celtic Spring festival
May 5 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower-10 to 20 meteors per hour might be visible in a dark sky. (best before dawn on May 5)
May 10 New moon
May 12 Mothers Day
May 25 Full moon
May 27 Memorial Day weekend events
June 8 New moon
June 16 Father's Day
June 21 Summer Solstice events
June 23 Full Moon
July 4 Independence Day events
July 8 New Moon
July 22 Full Moon
July 28 - 29 into early August Delta Aquarids
From northern temperate latitudes, the maximum hourly rate may reach 15-20 meteors in a dark sky. Unlike many meteor showers, this one doesn’t have a very definite peak, despite the dates given above. Instead, these medium-speed meteors ramble along fairly steadily throughout late July and early August. An hour or two before dawn usually presents the most favorable view of the Delta Aquarids. Try watching in late July – but also early August, when the light of the waning crescent moon will be less obtrusive.
around July 31 Lughnasadh - Celtic summer festival
Aug. 6 New Moon
Aug. 21 Full Moon; Lughnasadh - half way to fall
Aug 10-13. -- peaks on 13th
Persiod Meteor Shower--The Perseids come every year, beginning in late July into August. Often peak at 50/hour and leave trains.
The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn. These meteors are often bright and frequently leave persistent trains. Starting in late evening on the nights of August 10/11, 11/12 and 12/13, the Perseid meteors will streak across these short summer nights from late night until dawn, with little to no interference from the waxing crescent moon. Plus the moon will be near the planet Saturn in the evening hours, giving a colorful prelude to late-night Perseid show. *
Oct. 7 - 8 Draconids meteor shower peak. Early evening best viewing unlike most other meteor showers. Unlike many meteor showers, the Draconids are more likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight. This shower is usually a sleeper, producing only a handful of languid meteors per hour in most years. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! In rare instances, fiery Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. The thin waxing crescent moon won’t cast enough moonlight to interfere with the show, so try watching at nightfall and early evening on October 7 and 8.*
Oct. 14 Columbus Day
Oct. 5 New moon
Oct. 21 Orionids - best just before dawn
This is not a favorable year for watching the Orionid meteor shower because of the bright waning gibbous moon. The best viewing for the Orionids in 2013 will probably be before dawn on October 21. Try the days before and after that, too, sticking to the midnight-to-dawn hours.*
Oct. 18 Full moon
Oct. 31 Hallowe'en, Celtic Samhain - winter coming
Nov. 3 New Moon
The meteoroid stream that feeds the Taurids is very spread out and dissipated. That’ll be true even on the South Taurids’ expected peak night of November 4 (before dawn November 5), 2012. However, the Taurids are well-known for their high percentage of fireballs – exceptionally bright meteors. The other Taurid shower – the North Taurids – should add a few more meteors to the mix, but the forecast calls for the North Taurid shower to be raining down the most meteors a week from now, or in the second weekend of November 2013. Luckily, the thin waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, leaving dark skies for the peak night of the South Taurid meteor shower. The South Taurids are expected to produce the most meteors in the wee hours just after midnight on November 5. Remember, even a single bright meteor can make your night!*
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day
Nov. 11-12 North Taurids Meteor Shower
The bright waxing gibbous moon will bleach out all but the brighter meteors during the evening and wee morning hours. But the moon will set in the wee hours after midnight, providing lots of predawn darkness for watching this shower. This shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 7 meteors per hour. Typically, you see the maximum numbers at around midnight to 1 a.m., when Taurus the Bull moves nearly overhead. This year, you may want to wait till after moonset to view these rather slow-moving but sometimes bright North Taurid meteors. But you might even see some Taurid fireballs – even in the moonlight. The greatest numbers of North Taurid meteors can be expected just after midnight on the morning of November 12. But the days before and after that should produce some meteors as well.*
Nov. 17 Full Moon
Leonid Meteor Shower Peak (10-15/hour best closer to dawn)
Leonids ordinarily pick up steam after midnight and display the greatest meteor numbers just before dawn. Unfortunately, the full moon makes 2013 an unfavorable year for watching the 2013 Leonid meteor shower. The peak morning will be November 17 or 18. *
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving events
Dec. 3 New moon
Dec. 13 Geminid Meteor shower peak:
December 13/14, 2012, late night December 13 until dawn December 14 Geminids
The new moon guarantees a dark sky on the peak night of the Geminid shower (mid-evening December 13 until dawn December 14). But the nights on either side of the peak date should be good as well. Unlike many meteor showers, you can start watching the Geminids by 9 or 10 p.m. local time. The peak might be around 2 a.m. local time on these nights, because that’s when the shower’s radiant point is highest in the sky as seen around the world. With no moon to ruin the show, 2012 presents a most favorable year for watching the grand finale of the meteor showers. Best viewing of the Geminids will probably be from about 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. on December 14.*
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"Aho, my name is David Singing Bear, Bear Who Sings, Singing Bear, Northern Cheyenne.
There's a medicine wheel on my reservation is in northern British Columbia, in Squallix. It's the oldest medicine wheel we know of in North America. This medicine wheel dates back thousands of years. The medicine wheel was there before the people that we know of now.
The medicine wheel represents the people and the universe. This medicine wheel is a reminder to the people to always live the way of the hoop, the way of the circle, the way of the people, the way of life.
It was put down in a remembrance to remind people always that life is a circle that the universe is a circle, that what goes around, comes around and what we put out comes back to us.
It is there to remind us to always be in balance and harmony with nature. It is there to remind us to find our place, our purpose in the universe and live this and then we are a whole person.
This medicine wheel has been used for thousands of years in these ways."
"Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood. And so it is in everything where power moves."
Black Elk, Ogalala Sioux
CD Available now :
Circles of Power:
Medicine Wheel Wisdom and Guided Journeys for Renewed Balance and Vision
with teachings on working with the the circle of life, wisdom from ancient cultures, a chakra balancing meditation and a guided shamanic drum journey by Sandra Cosentino; a Hopi chant by Paliquimana and, Star Prairie's original Wheel Song.