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Full Moon Circles

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Journey of the Moon Healing Circles

with Martha Brumbaugh, Ph.D.




The Blood Moon is a time for transformation and change.  It is a time of letting go in order to allow the new to come in.  It’s also the time when the veil between the worlds is becoming very thin, and we can much more easily slip back and forth between the living and spirit worlds.

Join us this Saturday for a Shamanic journey to seek answers to our questions, to connect with our ancestors and to prepare for Samhain or All Hallows Eve.

This circle is participatory, which means you can see one another, share your thoughts and experiences, and even sing and dance.  It is optimal to have a webcam, but you can also just phone in.  Try to be prompt.  If you are late, you may still join in, and we will welcome you as soon as we can. No experience in necessary!  Feel free to invite your friends!

Emergent Studies Institute is excited to announce an on-going Full Moon Circle for our ever growing global community. The monthly circles will continue through December 2016. Please keep checking this page for our 2017 Full Moon Circle calendar.

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: 

  • Saturday, October 15th at 6:00PM PDT for the Blood Moon and the coming of Winter
  • Monday, November 14th at 6:00PM PST for the Mourning Moon circle
  • Tuesday, December 13th at 6:00PM PST for the Long Nights Moon circle
  • Full Moon circle calendar for 2017 will be posted by December 2016.

Important Information: All Circles will be held on Zoom, and to honor the integrity of the circle links will only be given to registered participants.  Due to limited space we ask our circle participants to sign-up at least three days in advance if possible.  RSVP to m.brumbaugh.esi@haven-int.org.  Circles will be about one and a half hours, however they may last longer if the Spirit moves us.  Martha does this out of the kindness of her heart.  We ask a minimum donation of $15 to help with expenses and Martha’s time. If you are able to gift more that is always appreciated.  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.

You can also use the button below to make a direct donation to ESI. 

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Martha HeadshotMartha Brumbaugh, Ph.D. is an educator, writing coach, artist, and ceremonialist.  She an Emergent Education Team (EET) Project Leader 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 an EET Project Leader, 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.

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Martha Brumbaugh, Ph.D.



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