Aboriginal Traditional and Alternative
Spiritual and Educational Services
2016 Winter Courses & Gatherings
Dreamcatchers: We supply the basic materials: hoop, sinew, feathers, cornets, etc., and ask you to bring those items of personal value that you might want to weave into your creation. We instruct you in the correct historical methods. Please bring: needle nose pliers, SHARP scissors, wire snips and a tapestry needle. Sunday January 17, 1 - 4 PM. $44.00
Quilting a Medicine Blanket: One of our most sacred traditions, in this workshop we will make the basic blanket (materials are provided), journey for instruction, and otherwise begin the surface embellishment. It is not expected that the blankets will be completed on this day — that is a spiritual journey unto itself. We will provide: cotton muslin and interior batting, beeswax and 100% cotton quilting thread. Students to bring: needles for sewing, including quilting needles (the smaller the needle, the nicer the stitches), scissors, paper for sketching, sacred objects of your choice and items for surface embellishment i.e. embroidery threads, ribbon, yarns, beads made of natural materials (wood, stone, glass, bone, ceramic, etc.), fur, leather, crystals, sea shells, driftwood, feathers, fabric paints/markers, baby teeth, bone fragments. Bringing your objects will help you plan their placement. Sundays January 24 and February 7, 1 - 4 PM. $100.00
Crystal Wands: In north-eastern Shamanism, the copper wand is a necessary tool. In this course we supply the copper, crystal, leather and resin. Students need to bring any embellishments they have for the wand. After the wands are completed, students will learn how to use them. Saturday February 13, 1 - 4 PM. $44.00
Drum Making: Instruction and all materials required to make a single-sided ceremonial drum provided. You also make a drumstick called “grandmother’s arm”. On the first afternoon together we put together the drum and drumstick. After allowing a week between classes for the drums to cure, we get together to decorate and perform ceremonies for the drums. Saturdays , February 20 and 27, 1 - 4 PM. $175.00
Shield Making: During this workshop, we will make a traditional shield. This is of special interest for students of Shamanism, and Aboriginal Healing. We will supply: ring, leather, feathers, wool roving, and some tools. Students to bring: scissors, tapestry needle, beads, special feathers, and any items you may wish to add. Paints should be acrylic, and are the responsibility of the student. Please - no plastic beads or fluorescent feathers! Sunday February 21, 1 - 4 P.M. $44.00
Zay - In the Company of Angels: is the pan-cultural, pan-theological study of angels. This is not a course of anecdotes nor religious doctrine - we study this complex subject with a systematic approach. Topics include: the differences between angels and guides; meeting your angel; communication; grounding; the chakras; and, angelic healing practices. Fee includes notes. Please bring a binder, and a crystal if you have one. Dress comfortably and please do NOT wear perfume. Saturdays January 23 and 30, 1 - 4 PM. $75
Psychospiritual Development - Beginner Level: This is the most popular, intense and exciting of our courses. Developing psychically and spiritually go hand-in-hand, and happen in a safe (if swift) format. This is not for the faint-of-heart; you must be ready to try mediumship, trance work, and psychokinetic practices. The beginner level works at a quick pace through the metaphysical basics to understand the possible paths of psychospiritual development, and acts as the foundation for the advanced level which focuses only on mediumship, trance work, healing, and meditation practices.
Psychospiritual development is THE foundation for every other course we have, and will, ever teach. It is a directed, formal study of clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairolfaction and psychokinesis through a variety of practices: levitation, spirit photography and recordings, learning to see the aura (aurvoyance), apparitions, psychometry, meditation, altered states of consciousness, psychomantium (scrying), out-of-body experiences, karma, phases of spiritual growth, types of spiritual beings and more. Mediumship techniques and channelling are practised weekly. Historic techniques and modern, scientific parameters are studied. This course changes people - be prepared for many new life experiences, and homework! Students are to bring to each class: a binder, pen, any course notes from earlier development groups and PLEASE DO NOT WEAR PERFUME. Do dress comfortably. 80% attendance is required for a certificate. Class size is limited - register early to ensure your space! Thursdays for 10 weeks, March 3, to May 5, 7 PM to 9:30 PM. $125.00
Making Medicine Bags: We provide leather, sinew, and tools to make a standard medicine bag. Students are to bring whatever materials suit the decoration of their bag, and if you’re unsure, check with me. Scissors, pliers and needles are also needed. Sunday March 6, 1 - 4 PM. $55.00
Making Sacred Objects / General Crafting: Students who want to finish sacred objects and work among friends are welcome. Please bring your own tools! While there is no fee, donations are appreciated. Preregistration is necessary as space is limited. Saturday March 26, 1 - 4 PM.
Gift Certificates are available and may be used towards course fees, services or anything in the studio.
Receipts are issued first night of class. Classes fill quickly! Payment can be made through the website (PayPal), Interac e-transfer, cash or cheque (payable to "Rev. Kathryn Gorman-Lovelady".). We take Visa or Mastercard if you drop by the studio (call ahead).
Courses are being held at 302 Lafontaine Rd. West, Tiny (formerly Lafontaine), Ontario, L9M 0H1.
Register online here: www.moonstarlodge.com/courses.htmla
Gatherings: We will be meeting Sundays January 31, February 20 and March 20, 2016 for sharing, teachings, and equinox celebrations. While there is no charge, please let us know if you plan to attend so we can arrange seating.