1st Module - The Oracle Of Repetition
Our time together will be in the exploration of movement and dance that induces states of trance. We will work with the energy of the elements, to support our connections and also with different kinds of music and rhythms/beats. Understanding how different beats can affect our mind and our vision, meditation, resting and sleeping and gives us much more information on how the brain actually works. This will be a unique experience also using drum beats and rattles. We will sometimes work with a blindfold as well as without, in darkness as well as in light. Our dancing will explore the use of movement, particularly that within the hips and lower chakras, to create the kundalini energy necessary for expanding our consciousness. This will also help us to open our heart and throat areas to bring awareness of the sounds we make and to induce healing of our hearts and voices. Using the teachings from the medicine wheel and the magic of mandorla we explore the ancient dance of trance that is inherent within our own DNA and can be tapped into easily and effectively by using some simple techniques and processes. It is a deep form of meditation, aligning us with the body, heart and mind to find a stronger connection with our soul/spirit. It is then we can focus our attention to receive guidance and understanding of our lives particularly the repetitive patterns that we have embodied, at deep core and life-changing levels. There is a tendency in this work to ‘space out’ and not be fully present in the process, so it takes discipline to enter a true state of embodied trance.
Hollow Bone -The Oracle Modules
- Hollow Bone; The Oracle Of Repetition Deep immersion into the journey of ecstatic trance dance and its traditions.
- Hollow Bone; The Oracle Of Medicine Creation of medicine bags, and our own medicine songs
- Hollow Bone; The Shapeshifter & The Wounded Healer (requires pre-requisites) becoming the shapeshifter, ritual theatre and developing our healing skills.
A three module course, to develop your own shamanic skills, healing abilities, understanding of Middle Earth Syllabus to include dance, drumming, creativity, modern and ancient tools of the shamanic world. Take part in one or all three.
This 'medicine' is rooted in the drumbeat. It is about the softening of hearts, with the deepening of our connection to nature. It is soul retrieval at its simplest. It is work to heal, to move on, to empower ourselves, to live as fully as we are meant to, with nature as our ally and friend. To be that friend to the earth, to nature and the spirit world, by offering what is really needed without taking what is not ours.
The essence of this work is to marry our core wounds with our aspirations and allow the soul and the ego to live in harmony. Thus becoming truly empowered. The practice is to become the ‘edge walker,’ to be able to stand in the tension of opposites, to face conflict within ourselves as an opportunity for growth. We work with the 'Magic of Mandorla' as an exercise and a process of illumination. The tools we use are ecstatic dance, movement meditations, constellation work, individual and group process's, creativity, ritual theater and ceremony.
Learning to accept the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. You will learn how to shift your consciousness by moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time in order to become an empty vessel through which spirit can work. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to create healing for yourself and others. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healings, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone yourself, will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego (the hands of your soul), which then acts in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to live from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do. This is part of the Middle Earth Medicine training.
To support you on this journey, Caroline & Ben teach a variety of practices and approaches with shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, drumming, vision quests, medicine songs, ritual theater, our connection to power animals and allies, and the crafting of tools, such as medicine bags, instruments and masks. The focus, ultimately, is on creating a clear channel and a strong enough presence to be able to stand fully within your own center and authority.
Engaging with this work demands that we inquire deeply into who we are, delving into our past, present and future to undertake the necessary work of clearing and cleansing all that lies in the way of stepping into the fullness of our essential selves. The more we carry out this work, the more aligned we become with Spirit and the journey of our Soul. This alignment represents true healing and integration – healing of our inner dancer and healing of the connections we have with others, with the environment, with our ancestors and with the universal web of the Divine Mystery.
The combination of the Ancient Shamanic Practice, Ritual Theater, Movement Medicine,Arts and crafts, connection with Nature, Vision Quest, Storytelling, Healing, Caroline's life experience and other adventurous, magical ingredients makes this work a unique Medicine for healing, creation, finding/adding soul in all I am and do, in my role as a mother, partner, in my work as an artist. Caroline, as a teacher, never stands in the way of the teachings and this is the gift from the Hollow Bone Work. Thank you, Lies Van Hee.
This is an incredible journey over 3 modules. It is essential to book and attend all modules. Please make your commitment early if you wish to join.
Pre-requisites: Please take part in the Online Shamanic Journey course, levels 1&2 or a workshop that includes journeying. Or at least one shamanic dance workshop with Caroline or a rite of passage with Ben.
Schloss Glarisegg is beautifully situated between forest, meadows, a brook with small waterfall and the shores of Lake Constance in the community of Steckborn (Switzerland). A place to fall in love, powerfully beautiful!
Each module €600 (€1800) or early bird discount for full payment upfront for all
modules €1,620 (€540 each) by 16th February. Deposit €200. Payment plans available. There are concession rates for low waged, please enquire.
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The medicine of Hollow Bone is delicious. The beauty of Cae Mabon is woven so deeply with the beauty of Caroline's offering. Hollow Bone opened me to my own magical nature. I was invited deep into unknown territory within myself and found strength and courage to journey in dark mystery to find treasures. Song. Dance. Drumming. Deep sharing. Connection with the deep greenness of nature. My work there has a tender place in my heart. And the artwork I created there still has a place in my home... calling me to remember my own gentle power. Catherine Wright
My two journeys with Hollow Bone Medicine have been both very healing and empowering. I could really dive in my medicine and gather my tools, my allies, receive guidance and meet and transform the inner obstacles and resistances that kept me from opening my wings. The venue deep in nature, the dance, the arts and crafts and creative moments and the journeying were an delicious blend to explore my deep nature and connection to soul. Caroline Carey and Ben Cole, and the assistants, were such good guides on this journey. The medicine is still working through me 3 years later ! Thank you Virginie Rastello
"It's been an amazing experience to work with Caroline and Ben. Anyone who chooses to work with them will be in awe not only with what they will gain but also what they will unburden themselves with. Fantastic!” Fabian Ray
My presence in the Hollow Bone workshop was a subtle, gentle, very deep dive into my inner universe, where I met my guides, my inner characters, richness of my own medicine, my very unique and personal connections with Nature and Spirit. All that in strong, kind, wise holding of Caroline and the Dance, and support of a circle of others she/we created by sharings of what we discovered in our explorations. Thank you for this amazing and healing experience which reveberates into my daily life in many beautiful ways. Katerina Stejskalova