The Psychopomp: Spirits, Shades, Souls, and Shadow-Walkers – a Workshop by Earth Traditions


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I’ve posted here a number of times on psychopomp work, death midwifery, and related topics. If you feel called to that work and live within travel distance of Kenosha, WI, check out this workshop by Earth Traditions:

The Psychopomp: Spirits, Shades, Souls, and Shadow-Walkers

January 9-10, 2016 Taylor Hall, Dekoven Center, Kenosha, WI

The psychopomp has arguably never been more needed. What are often called near death experiences (NDEs) occur with greater frequency given medical technologies that save and extend life. Natural and human perpetrated disasters, as well as mass casualties in modern warfare have engendered large numbers of souls who are stuck, who become shades that knowingly or unknowingly haunt locations and spaces to which they feel attached and unable to move on.

There is a certain type of person who feels comfortable interacting with the energies and spirits of these liminal places. Not everyone can do it; it is a calling. Trust your instinct.

      – Do you occasionally feel a pull to leave the familiar paths and ways of being in the world?

      – Are you drawn to look behind the veil and explore the places ‘Between’?

      – Do you sometimes sense the pain, despair, or weariness of those who wander those liminal spaces and have perhaps become lost in them?

      – Do you intuitively know when someone who has recently died still struggles with the transition, and feel called to assist them?

      – Do you experience a part of you as existing somehow outside of the accepted stages of life, and long to guide and support those who are caught within them and moving through them.

Trust the call. It is real and true.




12:00 pm        Arrivals – settle in

1pm:               Orientation, and Introductions: Why are we here?

2:15                Break

3:00 pm         The Psychopomp in History and Myth (Lecture and Group Discussion)

4:30pm          Break

4:45pm          Drum Journey and Journal Time: Encountering the Psychopomp Within

5:30pm          Light dinner

6:30pm           Discussion/Processing of Psychopomp Journey

7:00pm          Break

7:15pm          Drum Journey: Helping each Other with Transitions

8:15pm          Journal and Dyad Discussions

9:00pm        Break

9:15pm        Large Group Discussion Processing

9:45pm        Introduction of Dream Incubation Task

10:00pm        Dream Journeys


8:30am           Continental Breakfast

9:00am           Dream Theater

10:45am        Break

11:00am        Dream Theater (cont’d)

1:00pm          Break – light lunch

1:30pm          Wrap-up/Discussion

2:30pm          Adjourn

Death-Looking-Over-Your-Shoulder-250-x-211-progressive-medCost is $150.00 per person, includes meals and accommodations. (vegetarian and non- vegetarian) Refrigerator and microwave are available, for those with other dietary restrictions who may need to bring their own food. We regret that we cannot make a price adjustment for this. 

Space is limited to 10 students.

Rooms are double occupancy only. Bathrooms are shared.

Registration is not guaranteed until your registration form and payment has been received.

 For details and registration, visit Earth Traditions at:

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