Again I’ve fallen behind on blogging. Amazing how life gets in the way. But we’ve been busy here at Shamanic Connection and wanted to share with you what’s been happening.
Our retreat space here at Shaman’s Grove is up and running! Last fall we purchased an 18 foot travel trailer to house our retreat guests. Affectionately known as “The Rockwood”, (those are the big letters on the side from the manufacturer, but it seemed appropriate as we have rocks in them there woods), it lives in a quiet, out of the way space in our forest. And it tags along behind Gary’s truck nicely when we go off to teach and play. Continue reading
Talk about coincidences (and yes, I know there really aren’t any)…On Friday, I was forwarded the video links and this announcement from Global Spirit and asked if I would post it. Then last night we happened to be in Grants Pass and had the honor of attending a screening of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers’ movie “For the Next 7 Generations” (more on this next blog). Flordemayo, who is one of the speakers in this event is one of the 13 Grandmothers. Continue reading
Gary and Debbie Gent a.k.a. Shamanic Connection are Shamanic Facilitators from Phoenix, Arizona. Their mission to help people to reconnect with themselves, Spirit and Mother Earth through Shamanic and other healing practices. They view their role as two-fold — to assist our clients in re-acquiring the tools for their growth and then to hold a safe space for them to do their work. It is by using these new tools that growth and healing happen.
Gary and Debbie came together as life partners almost three decades ago, neither seeing the journey on which they had embarked.
Gary Gent is a traditionally trained Shaman of Cherokee/Irish descent. Gary began his shamanic training at the age of six. His father was one-quarter Eastern Cherokee of the Wolf Clan and what Gary calls a “Closet Shaman”. As is typical with traditional training, Gary’s training began without explanation spending many hours on focus and concentration exercises, as well learning to work with Spirit, animals, and nature. After experiencing “life” for a time, Gary was called to finish his training. Continue reading