Shamanic Workshop with Guest Author


Local Twin Cities author June Gossler Anderson will talk about her youth adventure novel, The Shaman Stone, as part of the “Awakening Your Inner Shaman Workshop” led by Debra Calph from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at the Center for Harmonious Living, 12201 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka.

The novel centers around a mysterious stone that creates miracles and shifts time and dimensions. In her research for this book, June traveled to burial mounds and participated in some Native American rituals. She also researched Native American and Hmong history and culture and their shamanic practices. The author will share spiritual experiences she has had while writing and researching her novel. Books will be available for purchase and signing. June writes historical columns for the Anoka Union newspaper and leads Ghost Tours of Anoka for the Anoka County Historical Society, May-October. She will be leading a Civil War Battlefields Tour to Gettysburg this April.

In the workshop, attendees will be given an opportunity to learn the purpose and benefits of shamanic practices and to experience a shamanic ritual. Debra will lead the group through a ritual that promotes healing, transformation and positive growth. Participants will learn how to bring balance to their lives by connecting to spiritual essences that are found in nature, trees and animals. Debra is a leader of the Drumming Circle at Lake Harriet Spiritual Center and has contributed to a variety of shamanic and earth rituals. She is an avid outdoors woman and enjoys canoeing and kayaking.  Her favorite places to find a connection to nature are Lake Superior and the Mississippi River.

Registration is $15. For more information, contact Debra Calph at [email protected] or call 612.729.0070.

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