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Journey of the Moon: Healing Circles

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Journey of the Moon Healing Circles

Journey of the Moon

with Martha Brumbaugh, PhD

Emergent Studies Institute is excited to announce an on-going Full Moon Circle, beginning Sunday evening, 19th to honor the Summer Solstice.  The monthly circles will continue through December 2016.

At each Full Moon we will gather to create community through sharing our stories, our hopes, and our dreams.  Every circle will be unique. We will learn together about each moon, its many names, and the energy that surrounds it.  Time will be set aside to do either a Shamanic Journey, or a visualization to visit with our allies and guides whether they are plant, animal, or mineral.  We will celebrate the abundance in our lives, embrace the unknown, and begin to heal from the inside out.

At the end of each circle, we will call on the healing energies of our teachers, guides, and allies to help others. The healing energy builds and peaks, we will send that energy out on the back of a raven to those who need it.

Dates and Times: 

  • Sunday, June 19th at 4:00PM PDT in honor of the Solstice and the Dyad Moon
  • Tuesday, July 19th at 6:00PM PDT to celebrate the Mead Moon and the Faeries
  • Friday, August 19th at 5:00PM PDT for the Wyrt Moon and the beginning of the Harvest
  • Friday, September 16th at 5:00PM PDT to honor the Fall Equinox and the Barley Moon
  • Saturday, October 15th at 6:00PM PDT for the Blood Moon and the coming of Winter

Important Information: All Circles will be held on Zoom.  You must sign-up at least three days in advance.  RSVP to m.brumbaugh.esi@haven-int.org.  Circles will be about one and a half, but may last longer.  A sliding- scale donation of $10 – $30 is requested.  Instructions for the circle and donations will be included with the log-in information when you RSVP for the Circle.  You may sign-up for all of them at once, or individually.

Martha HeadshotMartha Brumbaugh, PhD is an educator, writing coach, artist, and ceremonialist.  She is the Academic Dean at Emergent Studies Institute, which encourages and cultivates individual creativity, community co-creation, and attentiveness to individual learners. She received her doctorate in Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2006.  Her doctoral dissertation, Out of the Mists: An Organic Inquiry into Sacred Ways of Knowing and the Shaping of Reality, focused on the impact of cross-cultural Shamanic practices on white, middle-aged, middle-class women.  She has mentored women and men on academic and spiritual paths since 1988.

In addition to her responsibilities as Academic Dean, she teaches at ESI and works as a writing coach.  She writes a column for Culture Counter magazine at http://culturecountermag.com.  Through the Edge of Lemuria, a consortium of healers she co-founded in 1993, she has taught earth-based spiritual practices, shamanism, Tarot, and sacred arts and crafts individually and through workshops.   Her background in literature creates a connection between the non-rational and rational thinking.

Martha lives on the California coast with two cats, two ravens, and her sister. She has two sons, and recently became a grandmother.  She loves cooking, reading, and film. She also loves to travel and experience other cultures, through history, architecture, and mythology.

Contact Information:

Martha Brumbaugh, PhD



1 Comment

  1. marivee frayer says:

    This is wonderfully beautiful, I love the page. The art is really cool Martha, you did a beautiful job and the text is inspiring, inviting and exciting, just what I have been needing in my life and didn’t know where/how to start. It will almost be like the old days of The Edge of Lemuria I’m going to share this with some people.

    Blessed Be



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