Posts Tagged: Petersfield

The Narcissistic Abuse Cycle

The cycle of narcissistic abuse is a repetitive and destructive pattern of behaviour often experienced in relationships with narcissists. This cycle typically consists of three main phases: idealization, devaluation, and discard.  In my experience, these phases are common to all narcissists including mothers, spouses, partners, friends, group leaders, and work colleagues.

Understanding this cycle can help you to recognize and break free from abusive relationships. Here is a detailed explanation of each phase:

Idealization Phase

During this phase, the narcissist appears charming, attentive, and loving, creating a “honeymoon” period in the relationship. This stage is also known as “love bombing” because the narcissist overwhelms you with affection, praise, and gifts.  The narcissist may flatter, shower with compliments, and make grand gestures.  If you have a history of feeling undervalued this makes you feel valued, special, and deeply connected to the narcissist, creating a strong emotional bond.  It feels wonderful and is intoxicating.

Devaluation Phase

Once you are emotionally invested, the narcissist will gradually shift towards devaluation. The narcissist begins to criticize, belittle, and manipulate, eroding self-esteem and sense of self-worth.  The narcissist may engage in verbal abuse, gaslighting, passive-aggressive behaviour, and blame-shifting.  You may feel confused, anxious, and worthless, often questioning your reality and blaming yourself for the narcissist’s behaviour.

Discard Phase

In the discard phase, the narcissist abruptly ends the relationship or distances themselves emotionally, leaving you feeling abandoned and devastated. This phase can be temporary, with the narcissist returning to restart the cycle. The narcissist may ghost, withdraw affection, or abruptly end the relationship causing intense emotional pain, confusion, and a sense of betrayal.

Hoovering

After the discard phase, the narcissist may attempt to re-enter your life, a tactic known as “hoovering.” This is often done to regain control and restart the cycle of abuse.  The narcissist may apologize, make promises to change, or employ manipulative tactics to draw you back causing hope for change so that you re-enter the relationship, only to repeat the cycle.

Breaking the Cycle

Recognizing the cycle of narcissistic abuse is crucial for breaking free. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Education: Learn about narcissistic personality disorder and abuse patterns to understand what you are experiencing.
  • Feelings: Tune into your feelings and if something feels wrong, pay attention.
  • Boundaries: Set and enforce strong personal boundaries to protect yourself from further harm.
  • Support: Seek support from trusted friends, family, or professional counsellors who can offer guidance and validation.
  • Self-Care: Focus on self-care and rebuilding your self-esteem and sense of self-worth.
  • No Contact: Consider implementing a “no contact” rule to fully detach from the narcissist and prevent further manipulation.

Shamanic Healing

Narcissistic abuse is often an entrenched pattern, evolving from early childhood experiences where we develop beliefs and agreements about ourselves and others.  This could take the form of “I’m not good enough” which has far-reaching consequences for people in their lives, holding them back from experiencing their true potential.  It may stop them from applying to college to do a course, sabotage them from attending an interview for their dream job, or put them in a state of depression where they don’t want to socialise.  The pattern will repeat from early childhood caregivers through friendships, work colleagues, and partners/spouses.

Talking about our problem in psychotherapy can give us a cognitive understanding of the situation, but it cannot change our programmed behaviour on a subconscious level.  Shamanic healing can break the trauma bonds with the abuser by changing the agreements that have caused them to seek a detrimental relationship.  By shifting to “I am good enough” we can step into a new manifestation of life with a new job, home, and hobbies.

Soul Retrieval will enable you to get the life-force energy back that was stolen from you, which is a very empowering experience.  This gives solid confidence which is not in ego.  Energy Body Healing will seal up the holes in your energy body so that the soul parts cannot leave again.  Spiritual Parasite / Entity Removal will remove any external negative forces that may be controlling you without you knowing, such as causing you to drink too much which leads to emotional outbursts that the entity feeds off leaving you drained. The removal of negative energy and blockages through Shamanic Extraction will help you to feel refreshed, and more energetic and give you a positive frame of mind.

For further information go to Shamanic Healing and Shamanic Techniques.  To book a free 10-minute Zoom to discuss your needs, please go to the Contact and to make an online booking go to Bookings.

What is Narcissistic Abuse?

Narcissistic abuse refers to the psychological, emotional, and sometimes physical maltreatment inflicted by individuals with narcissistic traits or narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). This type of abuse often leaves deep, lasting impacts on victims. Here are some key aspects of narcissistic abuse:

Characteristics of Narcissistic Abuse:

Manipulation:

  • Gaslighting: This is a form of manipulation where the abuser makes the victim doubt their reality, memory, or perceptions. It involves lying, denying facts, and twisting the truth to make the victim question their sanity​​.
  • Triangulation: The narcissist might bring in a third party to reinforce their perspective or to create jealousy and rivalry, further destabilizing the victim​.

Emotional Abuse:

  • Devaluation: After initially idealizing the victim, the narcissist begins to criticize, belittle, and demean them, stripping away their self-esteem and self-worth​.
  • Silent Treatment: Ignoring or refusing to communicate with the victim as a form of punishment or control​.

Control and Domination:

  • Isolation: Narcissistic abusers often isolate their victims from friends, family, and support systems to maintain control and dependency​​.
  • Financial Control: They may control the victim’s finances, making it difficult for them to gain independence​​.

Psychological Manipulation:

  • Love Bombing: Initially overwhelming the victim with affection, flattery, and attention to quickly gain their trust and affection​​.
  • Projection: Accusing the victim of the very behaviours and faults the narcissists exhibit themselves.

Physical and Sexual Abuse:

  • Though less common, narcissistic abuse can also involve physical and sexual violence. This aspect of abuse serves to further dominate and control the victim​​.

    Impacts on Victims:

    Psychological Effects:

    • Trauma and PTSD: Victims often experience symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including anxiety, flashbacks, and severe emotional distress​​.
    • Low Self-Esteem: Continuous devaluation erodes the victim’s self-esteem and self-worth, making it difficult for them to trust their own judgment​.

    Emotional and Social Effects:

    • Isolation: The victim may become isolated from their support network, feeling alone and misunderstood​.
    • Depression and Anxiety: Chronic exposure to narcissistic abuse can lead to severe depression and anxiety​.

      How You Can Heal:

      Rose can assist you with recovering from narcissistic abuse with a Shamanic Healing Session using Shamanic Techniques that will:

      • Remove negative intrusions and energy;
      • Replace lost or stolen life-force energy;
      • Discover the source of abuse;
      • Heal the original trauma;
      • Erase the programmed responses;
      • Create new empowering behaviours;
      • Seal the energy body to prevent further leakage of energy or intrusions.

      Spirit may include additional information and guidance tailored to your experience and healing process. More than one session may be required.

      Resources for Further Reading:

      These sources provide comprehensive insights into the dynamics of narcissistic abuse, its characteristics, and its profound impact on victims.

      Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/toxic-relationships/201707/narcissistic-abuse

      Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/health/narcissistic-abuse

      Verywell Mind: https://www.verywellmind.com/signs-of-narcissistic-abuse-syndrome-4155227

      Was St Peter’s Church Built by Peasants?

      In my last post, I researched the early history of Petersfield and St Peter’s church.  But there is a detail that has been niggling away at me which has caused me to start questioning the validity of what we are being told.

      The ‘Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan‘ on the East Hampshire District Council website states that St Peter’s Church was built ‘In the 12th century, probably between 1125 and 1150, when the earliest part of St Peter’s Church was built’.

      https://cdn.easthants.gov.uk/public/documents/Petersfield-Conservation-Area-Character-Appraisal-and-Management-Plan-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

      Yet, I find it very odd that this is the only website that will commit to a date for the building of the church. None of the other sites covering the early history of St Peter’s offer a specific date, they all gloss over it. Why would there not be official records giving the construction dates?

      Having seen the detailed craftsmanship and the large amount of stone used to build the structure of St Peter’s, I wondered how this would be possible for people who at that time were peasants living in timber structures and surviving by working on the land.

      The Anglo-Saxon period continued until 1066, which was the start of the Norman Conquest. BBC Bitesize confirms what our children are taught for GSE History about life in Anglo-Saxon times, which in contrast to this church building seems very primitive. 

      Yet, our historians would have us believe that around fifty years after the Norman Conquest, these same peasants were building stone churches and castles.

      But there is no mention that Anglo-Saxon men were master craftsmen capable of the detailed stonework as seen on what is known as the ‘Norman Chancel Arch’ as described by the Hampshire History website.  How did these farm peasants manage to find the time to focus on learning the craftsmanship and building skills required to build a church such as this? Who taught them those skills?  And how were there enough men to both tend the fields and carve ornate detail like this with a hammer and chisel? 

      According to BBC Bitesize, our children are taught for GSE History that in Norman times everyone lived a short walk from a castle or church, which means there must have been a lot of castles and churches.  But who had the time to build such large-scale structures to such a high level of workmanship when everyone was busy working on the land?  What changed in the fifty years between the Norman Conquest and the building of Norman churches?

      The answer is nothing, and BBC Bitesize confirms that the people were still living off the land during Norman times.

      Then, we are told that approximately fifty years later the local peasants rebuilt and greatly enlarged the church, which does not make any sense. My feeling is that the church was already larger and because there were no records as evidence they made up the narrative that it was gradually extended over time to make it seem like it had been built by our civilisation.

      Towards the end of the twelfth century, a second period of building added the north and south aisles, taking the walls out to the north and south ends of the transepts and building a west tower to replace the central one.’ https://stpeterspetersfield.org.uk/about_stpeters/the-history-of-st-peters-church/

      It doesn’t make sense that farm workers built stone structures with detailed carving such as this when the housing at that time was of timber construction. I wonder if these castles and buildings that are said to have been built in Norman times were actually the remnants of a previous civilisation.

      The History of St Peter’s Church in Petersfield: Anglo Saxons, Wolves, & Magna Carta

      The first church in Petersfield was built before the establishment of Petersfield as a town, in an area of fields which was part of the extensive Anglo-Saxon Manor of Mapledurham, also known as Malpedresham, and now known as the village of Buriton, which was in the centre of the estate.

      The Saxon origins of Mapledurham were first recorded in the time of the Saxon King Edward the Elder, son of King Alfred the Great. He was the King of the West Saxons, or Wessex, between 870 and 924.

      At this time the manor was held by a woman, Wulfeva Beteslau otherwise known as Wulfgifu Beteslau. The Domesday books recorded that she owned 23 valuable manors across the south-west in Hampshire, Sussex, Wiltshire, and Dorset.

      Wulfgifu is an Old English name derived from the Old Saxon language of North West Germany comprising the elements of ‘wulf’ and ‘giefu’ meaning ‘wolf gift’. Wulfeva was an Anglo-Saxon name with the other forms including Ulveva, Ulveiva, Ulvevia, Ulueua, Vlueua, Vlueue, Wlueua, Wlviva.

      Giefu is a rune from the Younger Futhark with the alternate Anglo-Saxon rune being Gyfu. The old runic poems give it the meaning of ‘gift’ and it is now associated with generosity and gratitude in all aspects of giving and receiving, both for the giver and the recipient.

      The link with wolves comes up again in 1302 when The Testa de Nevill, a compilation of early records of feudal landholdings made between 1198 and 1292, says that Malpedresham was included in the hundred of Wlputta.  Wlputta is linked to place names in Europe and North America, such as the town of Wolfput in Belgium, and in Suffolk, England the village of Woolpit was formerly known as Wolfpit.

      Twenty-two of Wulfgifu’s estates, including Mapledresham were taken by William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest (1066-1154 ) after the Anglo-Saxon forces of Harold Godwinson were defeated at the Battle of Hastings. When he became King William I of England he gave the valuable Manor of Mapledurham to his wife Queen Matilda of Flanders, also known as Maud. She owned the Manor for several years but died in 1083, shortly before the Domesday survey was published.

      The survey shows that in 1086, Ida of Lorraine, the wife of Count Eustace II and the Countess of Boulogne, was the holder of the other manors in Hampshire and Dorset previously owed by Wulfeva.

      St Peter’s Church and Petersfield are not mentioned in the Domesday Book because the area was open fields, but it mentions a ‘church’ in the centre of the Mapledurham estate, which is now the site of the Norman Church St Mary’s in the village of Buriton. It is possible that the original Saxon building was rebuilt by the Catholic Queen so that she could attend Mass, but there are no records to prove this happend.  St Mary’s church has some features which are said to be Norman such as the font, medieval stone seats, and the Norman/Romanesque arches bearing carvings of water lilies, foliage and scallops.  It was clearly important to the people as it remained the mother church of the local area until 1886.

      In Norman times the Petersfield area, situated in the north of the Manor, was isolated from the parish church in Mapledurham by swamps and marshes, so a chapel of ease, or chapelry, was said to be built on a gravel ridge between two streams to enable the farm labourers to worship when they were out working in the fields. It was called St Peter-in-the-Veld and later St Peter in the Fields because ‘veld’ means open space. It is thought that the earliest part of St Peter’s dates from the late Norman period between 1125 and 1150.

      On the death of Queen Matilda in 1083 the Manor of Mapledurham reverted to King William who gave it to Robert Fitzhamon for services rendered in suppressing the revolt of Odo of Bayeux. His wife Sibyl of Montgomery Fitzhamon did not bear a son, so his property passed with his daughter Mabel when she married Robert de Caen Fitzroy.  He was William’s nephew, and the illegitimate son of King Henry I who became the First Earl of Gloucester.

      Robert’s son, William FitzRobert, the Second Earl of Gloucester, founded the town of Petersfield in the early 12th century after he started a market in front of St Peter’s church and subsequently sold parcels of the surrounding land to the merchants so they could build houses.

      During the reign of Henry II, he granted the burgesses of Petersfield all of the liberties and free customs enjoyed by the citizens of Winchester and allowed them to have a merchant guild. These privileges were rewritten in 1198 by his widow Hawise de Beaumont in the Charter of Petersfield, which was confirmed by King John and is preserved in the archives of Petersfield Town Council.

      “Know all men, present and to come, that I, Countess of Gloucester have granted and confirmed to my Burgesses of Petersfield, who have built and are settled and who shall  build in it, all liberties and free customs in the same Borough which the citizens of Winchester have in their city, who are in a guild of merchants and let them have the same in a guild of merchants as my husband, William Earl of Gloucester, granted to them by his charter.”

      Harissa founded the Abbey of Nuneaton, and a further link between the Chapel of St Peters and the St Mary’s parish church of Mapledresham was recorded when William granted free alms from them both to the nuns of St Mary of Nuneaton in Warwickshire.

      William died in 1183, leaving three daughters Mabel, Amice, and Isabel.  Henry II gave Isabel in marriage to Prince John along with all of the possessions of the earldom which he had himself retained for six years, and which John retained after his accession and divorce from Isabel.

      In 1205 King John then granted the manors of Mapledurham and Petersfield to Aumary Count of Evereux also known as Earl Evereux, who had married Mabel one of Isabella’s sisters. On his death, King John grated it to Geoffrey de Mandeville, Isabella’s second husband.

      These were turbulent times and before the year was out Geoffrey was in revolt against John in the winter of 1215, the year John was forced to sign Magna Carta by the barons of England who were greatly annoyed by his poor treatment of the people, so they wrote our English constitution which still applies to the Monarcy and our politicians today.

      In 1331 the Bishop of Winchester linked the chapel of Petersfield and the church of Mapledurham with the prior and convent of St Swithun, Winchester.

      After this date, the Manor of Mapledurham again reverted to the Honour of Gloucester, with the sole surviving heiress of William, Earl of Gloucester being Amice, wife of Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford.  Their grandson, Richard de Clare the Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, granted the manor to his brother William de Clare and his heirs.

      The family of Hanbury held the manor until 1691 when they sold the estate to John Barkesdale, who shortly afterwards sold it to Ralph Bucknel, whose heirs conveyed it to Edward Gibbon Director of the South Sea Company. His son Edward Gibbon inherited it in 1736 and passed it on to his son, the historian Edward Gibbon.

      In 1789, he sold it to Lord Stawell, who then sold it to Henry Bonham of Petersfield. Henry Bonham died in 1800; his brother and heir died in 1826, leaving his Buriton estates to his cousin John Carter, who assumed the name of Bonham and was the first John Bonham-Carter. He died in 1838, leaving a son and heir John Bonham-Carter, who died in 1884, leaving a son and heir John Bonham-Carter who died in December 1905, leaving the Buriton estates to his brother Lothian George Bonham-Carter.

      References

      Malpedresham; Mapeldoreham; Mapeldereham, Mapledreham, Mapeldurham, Mapeldeham and Appeldoueham; Mapuldrham; Mapylderham; Mapel-Dereham.

      https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/hants/vol3/pp85-93

      https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Matilda-of-Flanders/

      https://cdn.easthants.gov.uk/public/documents/Petersfield-Conservation-Area-Character-Appraisal-and-Management-Plan-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

      https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Earl-of-Gloucester

      https://opendomesday.org/place/SU7321/mapledurham/

      http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/hampshire2.html

      https://stpeterspetersfield.org.uk/about_stpeters/the-history-of-st-peters-church/

      http://buriton.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/The-Old-Rectory-whole-doc-final-web.pdf

      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8375320/matilda-of_flanders

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesday_Book

      https://archive.org/stream/victoriahistoryo03page/victoriahistoryo03page_djvu.txt

      https://archive.org/stream/historyofhampshi03doubuoft/historyofhampshi03doubuoft_djvu.txt

      https://www.british-history.ac.uk/search?query=petersfield

      https://www.history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history

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      https://archive.org/stream/historyofhampshi03doubuoft/historyofhampshi03doubuoft_djvu.txt

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle – June 2024

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle

      Step into your shared responsibility as a Guardian of the Earth and Caretaker of the Web of Life at our next meeting on

      Sunday 23rd June 2024
      14:30 to 16:30

      at
      The Centre of Complementary Medicine
      13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN

      The Centre is located behind Animal Crackers
      and is accessible via the driveway between Animal Crackers and ATS Euromaster.

      You can turn up on the day or book your place by calling The Centre on 01730 231 655.

      Learn how to Journey and meet your Power Animal before going on a Shamanic Journey to discover your role as a Guardian of the Earth and ways you can be involved in healing the Web of Life. Participants will be invited to share their experiences with the group.

      You can make a cash donation on the door and card payments can be taken at the time of booking.

      The session will last for approximately two hours.

      Bring your cash donation, a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen, eyemask, or something to cover your eyes – drums are not required.

      To stay in touch with our events and to ask any questions please join us on social media:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/shamanicjourneycirclepetersfield
      https://t.me/ShamanicJourneyCirclePetersfield

      What is the Web of Life?

      Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice and was common to almost all pre-modern societies for around 50,000 years.  All traditional tribal cultures lived in harmony with the earth and respected the sacred nature of the Web of Life, being in reverence for both the Feminine and Masculine Principles. They offered their gratitude for the blessings of Mother Earth as our Goddess and Creation, and Father Sky as our God and Creator.

      Ancient cultures recognised that the Creator made every natural living thing on earth and gave them a Spirit. The Web of Life refers to the spiritual connection shared by all plants, animals, and minerals, together with the men and women, and the Earth herself. We can tap into this interconnectedness via Shamanic Journeys and ask Spirit what we can do to support the Earth and nature.

      Why Do We Need to Participate?

      The realm of spiritual ecology is a contemporary solution to the environmental crisis by providing reverence for and spiritual communication with Mother Earth. It is a two-way communication that returns our ancestors’ connection with Nature’s spiritual power.

      The Roman Empire eradicated our connection to the Mother and Father by promoting the now dominant patriarchal system of control, which has held the masculine principle in supremacy, leading to the systematic abuse of both women and Mother Earth. Goddess worship and shamanic practices were either diluted or assimilated into the new hierarchy of Christianity. Labelled as heretical and discarded under the threat of punishment or death they were replaced with a mediated relationship with a vengeful god, colonialism, industrialisation, and technology.

      In traditional tribal cultures localities had spirit guardians, families had protective ancestors, and individuals enjoyed a direct connection to Mother Earth through the spirits of plants and animals. They also enjoyed a direct relationship with Father Sky who was able to provide a constant source of loving guidance. These common themes run through the diverse shamanic cultural traditions that today bring us unified global truths and an important understanding of our relationship with the natural world.

      The Land is alive and should be respected by humanity: by connecting with the energy of the Earth Goddess our role is to assist with re-establishing the right alignment with the Guardian Spirits of the Land and to heal our relationship with Mother Earth and the animals and plants who live in harmony with her.

      At a time when the behaviour of humanity makes our future survival questionable, these principles can form the basis for a shift in consciousness to being more spiritually aware so that we can form a renewed relationship with Earth. 

      As an old Native American prophecy states: 

      “When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colours, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again….”

      Drumming Track

      Listen to a drumming track on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsjrGznlEE4
      Listen to a drumming tack online: https://shamanicspiritmedicine.com/drumming-for-shamanic-journeywork
      Download the drumming track for free: https://shamanicspiritmedicine.com/shamanic-drumming-download/medicine-drum-drumming-for-shamanic-journeying

      Unmet Needs & Behaviour

      In my experience, some people consider the voicing of an alternative opinion as an attack, no matter how respectful the delivery. This is because they are viewing the world through a lens of distortion based on negative experiences from the past.  This anchors them in the past and prevents them from being able to truly experience the present.

      They are on an automatic pilot, repeatedly running an old programme that makes them unable to see things differently. These programmes are formed from experiences in childhood, with negative experiences from family members often being the strongest.  So if a child has an over-critical mother they will be the most damaged, causing them to be frequently triggered throughout their lives.

      The most common negative programme is “I’m not good enough”, which wreaks havoc because it takes away our confidence in all aspects of our lives. When this program is running the ego will play a trick on their mind, causing the belief that everyone they meet will see them as a failure. If they are in a leadership position, either running their own business or social group, the false idea that everyone holds a negative opinion about every action they take will create some bizarre situations.

      Their inner critic will bombard them with negative self-talk, priming them to being over-sensitive. Then, if a co-worker or associate expresses an alternative idea or view it will be taken as a personal attack and instantly trigger a robust defence mechanism. The ego has to preserve its sense of self at all costs, even though it is a distortion. As such it will start aggressive outbursts coloured by black-and-white thinking where they are always right and the other is wrong. The wrong person will be ordered to shut up or asked to leave creating unnecessary upset for everyone involved. This is particularly damaging for those souls who have problems expressing themselves due to throat chakra blockage, which triggers them back into self-doubt.

      Over time, people will learn to keep away, but there is a solution to break these destructive patterns.

      The Shamanic Spirit Medicine Healing Method is very good at resolving behavioural issues because it is conducted in Shamanic Conciousness, outside the restrictions of time and space. The healer goes on a Shamanic Journey using the beat of the drum to put them into theta state where they can access the power for healing on behalf of the client.

      This system differs from the offerings of most contemporary Shamanic Healers in that not only does it remove blockages and negative energy, heal the energy body, and return lost life-force energy, but it also includes a technique that gets to the root cause of the problem, preventing it from recurring by reprogramming the subconscious.

      By accessing Spirit Mind we can go into the limbic part of the brain to erase disempowering beliefs and consciously select positive ones to make permanent changes to the automatic operating system.  This process lays new foundations for more positive belief systems that will change instinctual response patterns and drive a behaviour change, assisting the achievement of better outcomes in all areas of life.

      For further information please go to the Shamanic Healing page.

      Rose can work with you face-to-face or remotely via distance sessions, which are just as effective.  She provides Shamanic Healing at The Centre of Complementary Medicine 13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN. For an appointment please telephone 01730 231655.

      She takes bookings for distance sessions directly. To make an appointment please go to the Bookings Page.


      Healing the Web of Life Journey Circle – 26 May 2024

      Healing the Web of Life Journey Circle

      Step into your shared responsibility as a Guardian of the Earth and Caretaker of the Web of Life at our next meeting on

      Sunday 26th May 2024
      14:30 to 16:30

      at
      The Centre of Complementary Medicine
      13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN

      The Centre is located behind Animal Crackers
      and is accessible via the driveway between Animal Crackers and ATS Euromaster.

      Spaces are limited and booking is recommended by calling 01730 231 655.

      Learn how to Journey and meet your Power Animal before going on a Shamanic Journey to discover your role as a Guardian of the Earth and ways you can be involved in healing the Web of Life. Participants will be invited to share their experiences with the group.

      You can book a place, or just turn up on the day at 14:15, although priority will be given to participants with a booking. You can make a cash donation at the door or make a card payment when you book.  The session will last for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

      Bring your cash donation, a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen, eyemask, or something to cover your eyes – drums are not required.

      To stay in touch with our events and to ask any questions please join our FaceBook group:
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/shamanicjourneycirclepetersfield

      2024 Dates

      Sunday 26th May
      Sunday 23rd June

      What is the Web of Life?

      Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice and was common to almost all pre-modern societies for around 50,000 years.  All traditional tribal cultures lived in harmony with the earth and respected the sacred nature of the Web of Life, being in reverence for both the Feminine and Masculine Principles. They offered their gratitude for the blessings of Mother Earth as our Goddess and Creation, and Father Sky as our God and Creator.

      Ancient cultures recognised that every natural living thing on earth was made by the Creator and has a Spirit. The Web of Life refers to the spiritual connection shared by all plants, animals, and minerals, together with the men and women, and the Earth herself. We can tap into this interconnectedness via Shamanic Journeys and ask Spirit what we can do to support the Earth and nature.

      Why Do We Need to Participate?

      The realm of spiritual ecology is a contemporary solution to the environmental crisis by providing reverence for and spiritual communication with Mother Earth. It is a two-way communication that returns our ancestors’ connection with Nature’s spiritual power.

      The Roman Empire eradicated our connection to the Mother and Father by promoting the now dominant patriarchal system of control, which has held the masculine principle in supremacy, leading to the systematic abuse of both women and Mother Earth. Goddess worship and shamanic practices were either diluted or assimilated into the new hierarchy of Christianity. Labelled as heretical and discarded under the threat of punishment or death they were replaced with a mediated relationship with a vengeful god, colonialism, industrialisation, and technology.

      In traditional tribal cultures localities had spirit guardians, families had protective ancestors, and individuals enjoyed a direct connection to Mother Earth through the spirits of plants and animals. They also enjoyed a direct relationship with Father Sky who was able to provide a constant source of loving guidance. These common themes run through the diverse shamanic cultural traditions that today bring us unified global truths and an important understanding of our relationship with the natural world.

      The Land is alive and should be respected by humanity: by connecting with the energy of the Earth Goddess our role is to assist with re-establishing the right alignment with the Guardian Spirits of the Land and to heal our relationship with Mother Earth and the animals and plants who live in harmony with her.

      At a time when the behaviour of humanity makes our future survival questionable, these principles can form the basis for a shift in consciousness to being more spiritually aware so that we can form a renewed relationship with Earth. 

      As an old Native American prophecy states: 

      “When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colours, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again….”

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle: April 2024

      Healing the Web of Life Journey Circle

      Step into your shared responsibility as a Guardian of the Earth and Caretaker of the Web of Life.

      14:30 to 16:30
      on
      Sunday 28th April 2024

      at
      The Centre of Complementary Medicine
      13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN

      The Centre is located behind Animal Crackers
      and is accessible via the driveway between Animal Crackers and ATS Euromaster.

      Spaces are limited, please book by calling 01730 231 655.

      Learn how to Journey and meet your Power Animal before going on a Shamanic Journey to discover your role as a Guardian of the Earth and ways you can be involved in Healing the Web of Life. Participants will be invited to share their experiences with the group. There will be a different theme each month.

      Book your place and pay a cash donation on the door.  The session will last for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

      Bring your cash donation, a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen, eyemask, or something to cover your eyes – drums are not required.

      If you would like to book a place please telephone The Centre on 01730 231655.

      2024 Dates

      Sunday 28th April
      Sunday 26th May
      Sunday 23rd June

      What is the Web of Life?

      Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice and was common to almost all pre-modern societies for around 50,000 years.  All traditional tribal cultures lived in harmony with the earth and respected the sacred nature of the Web of Life, being in reverence for both the Feminine and Masculine Principles. They offered their gratitude for the blessings of Mother Earth as our Goddess and Creation, and Father Sky as our God and Creator.

      Ancient cultures recognised that every natural living thing on earth was made by the Creator and has a Spirit. The Web of Life refers to the spiritual connection shared by all plants, animals, and minerals, together with the men and women, and the Earth herself. We can tap into this interconnectedness via Shamanic Journeys and ask Spirit what we can do to support the Earth and nature.

      For further information go to: https://www.roseautumn.com/web-of-life/

      Art School at Home

      British Artist Rose Autumn MA, is a practicing artist who lives and works in Petersfield, East Hampshire. She is offering Art School Tutorials to professional and amateur artists in their homes and studios, either in-person or via Zoom.

      Rose is bringing art school quality teaching to the artists of Hampshire with one-to-one private tutoring. If you have artist’s block; are struggling to finish a project; or are looking to move your work forward Rose can gently guide you onto a new course.

      With training to Masters level in Art History, Drawing, and Oil Painting she has a deep understanding of her subject combined with teacher training and art school teaching experience. She will offer personalised learning to help build your confidence, develop positive habits, encourage problem-solving skills, and unleash your potential.

      Rose will start by reviewing your recent work, research material, and sketchbooks. She will then critique your work, providing feedback on research methods, technique, compositional elements, use of materials, and subject matter. She will advise on further research, art theory, strategies for improvement, setting goals, and offer her creative ideas to progress your projects.

      As a trained Tutor and Lecturer in Fine Art with a certificate in teaching adults from Chichester College, she was formerly a visiting lecturer at the City & Guilds of London Art School, where she delivered professional practice seminars and individual tutorials to undergraduate and postgraduate painting students. She now gives tutorials to professional and amateur artists and provides lectures and demonstrations in drawing and painting to local art groups and schools.

      Having achieved a First Class BA in Painting and a Distinction in MA Fine Art, she was represented by Long & Ryle Gallery, London and has twenty years of experience as an artist. She was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and has been awarded the drawing prize at the National Open Art Competition, The Brian Sinfield Fine Arts Award at Pastels Today, and the Visitors’ Choice Award at the Brighton Festival Selectors’ Choice exhibition.  Drawings were also included in the Manifest International Drawing Annual IV, and Drawing Room II, a survey of contemporary drawing at the Royal West of England Academy. She was an elected Member of the Chelsea Arts Club in London.

      With a 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) Business Administration, she has excellent written and oral communication skills. She has written three academic dissertations and was formerly a Public Relations Manager liaising at director level with blue-chip corporations in the Financial and Consumer sectors, writing press and publicity materials for national television and print media.

      One-to-one Tutorials via Zoom can be booked online at a rate of £60.00 per hour.  Studio visits are £60.00 per hour plus travel costs if the venue is outside Petersfield.

      To arrange an informal chat and preliminary meeting please go to the Contact Page.

      To book an appointment go to the Bookings Page.

      Healing the Web of Life Shamanic Journey Circle: March 2024

      Step into your shared responsibility as a Guardian of the Earth and Caretaker of the Web of Life by Joining The Healing the Web of Life Journey Circle.

      14:30 to 16:30
      on Sunday 31st March 2024

      at The Centre of Complementary Medicine, 13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN

      Learn how to Journey and meet your Power Animal before going on a Shamanic Journey to discover your role as a Guardian of the Earth and ways that you can be involved in healing the Web of Life. Participants will be invited to share their experiences with the group. There will be a different theme each month.

      There is no need to book, just turn up for a 14:30 start and pay a cash donation on the door.  The session will last for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

      Bring your cash donation, a yoga mat, blanket, cushion, notebook, pen, and eyemask or something to cover your eyes – drums are not required.

      If you would like to book a place please telephone The Centre on 01730 231655.

      For further information please go to: https://www.roseautumn.com/web-of-life/

      Interview about Shamanic Healing on Shine Radio

      I was unexpectedly interviewed about Shamanic Healing by Jo Gray of Petersfield’s Shine Radio at the recent opening of The Centre of Complementary Medicine, in Petersfield.

      https://shineradio.uk/2024/02/a-new-centre-for-the-practice-of-complementary-therapies-officially-opens-2/

      Regenerate Yourself on Imbolc 1st February 2024

      In Shamanic tribal cultures, the Medicine Wheel represents the changing seasons and natural cycles of the year. Our ancient Celtic ancestors were deeply connected to the land, the seasons, and the natural world and honoured these times with rituals and ceremonies. By following this cyclical way of life we too can be aligned with the rhythms and patterns of nature that can offer us their wisdom and support our well-being.

      In England, as the great wheel turns we now find nature slowly re-emerging from the deep hibernation of Winter. The 1st of February marks the Ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc (pronounced Im-molk), the first of eight celebrations held throughout the year to herald the change of the seasons.

      Imbolc is a cross-quarter or mid-season festival halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It marks the change in energy as the light starts to illuminate the end of the long, dark Winter to activate a new cycle of life, bringing the first stirrings of Spring.

      Mother Earth is pregnant with the seeds of summer’s fruits, so Imbolc represents regeneration as the light returns to warm the land and nurture the new growth. As such it is linked with pregnancy and the Goddess Brigid in her role as a Maiden and fertility goddess. She rules the fire of the hearth as well as the fire of imagination through poetry and crafts. She also blessed other skills that required the use of fire, like blacksmithing.

      Imbolc is symbolised by snowdrops and milk; the first plants and foods of early Spring. Ancient farmers used it to mark the start of Spring when the first baby lambs were born. They ensured lambs were born before the calves because they could survive better and provide much-needed milk after the long winter.

      Over time, this day was absorbed by Christianity as the feast of St Brigid, Ireland’s Mother Saint, and one of Ireland’s three patron saints.

      As nature starts to wake up, the new Spring energy invites us to celebrate a point of both seasonal and psychic transformation. We can use this phase to activate a new cycle on a personal level to bring in creative energy for new ideas and behaviours.

      To clear the way for the new growth of our intentions we can start with purification, cleansing, and clearing away stagnation that built up over the winter months.

      • Open all the windows and sound cleanse each room by clapping loudly in each corner, or ringing a bell to shift stagnant energies which have built up over the long winter.
      • Burn sage with all of the windows open to remove unwanted energy and attract the new.
      • Spring clean and de-clutter your home.
      • Light a fire or candle in every room.
      • Make a list of the old things you want to let go of and burn it.
      • Collect snowdrops for the windowsill.
      • Drum, dance, recite poetry, and sing songs.
      • Brainstorm, create a vision board, and journal, to plan your new activities, ideas and ambitions for the coming year.
      • Plant seeds for new skills and hobbies: join a choir, take a class, or learn to paint or draw.

      If you would like assistance with clearing out old patterns of behaviour and limiting beliefs, book a Shamanic Healing Session with Rose: https://www.roseautumn.com/shamanic-healing/

      Some altar items for inspiration:

      • Incense. Myrrh, frankincense, and musk are good for creating a ritual space;
      • Basil, rosemary, and cinnamon are good for uplifting energy;
      • Red or orange candles;
      • Sun symbols;
      • Snowdrops (first flower of spring);
      • Something woollen or a sheep figure;
      • A triskele or other triple goddess symbol;
      • Early greens like wild garlic;
      • A blue cloth represents flowing water;
      • Crystals with solar or passionate associations: citrine, garnet, amber, sunstone.
      Many Imbolc Blessings to all.
      May your light shine brightly, may your path be clear, and may the seeds that you sow be strong and bountiful.

      The other festivals are:
      Spring Equinox, or Eostre, 21 March
      Beltane, 1-2 May
      Summer Solstice, or Litha, 21 June
      Lughnasadh, or Lammas, 1-2 August
      Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, 2 September
      Samhain, 31 October-2 November
      Winter Solstice, or Yule, 21 December

      Petersfield Post 11 January 2024

      The Petersfield Post has covered the opening of The Centre of Complementary Medicine at 13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN.

      Rose provides Shamanic Healing on Saturdays, telephone 01730 231655 to book an appointment.

      Like their Facebook Page.

      Art Show: The Centre of Complementary Medicine

      I am showing a framed charcoal drawing in a group exhibition at The Centre of Complementary Medicine in Petersfield.  All works are available to purchase from The Centre at 13b Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JN. Telephone 01730 231655.

      See more on their Facebook Page.

      Splendid Isolation
      Charcoal on Paper
      78 x 62 cm

      Shamanic Case Study – Distance Extraction

      ML is in Shamanic training and asked me to conduct an Extraction Journey because she had perceived an intrusion and asked for assistance with its removal.

      I conducted a Distance Healing Session focussing on Extraction only, which was not the complete session I would usually provide.

      I journeyed to my team and we discovered three intrusions; two on the front of her torso and one on the back.  We removed the negative energy from these sites and identified that it originated from her mother.

      To ensure that the intrusion does not return, we asked if there was an agreement in place.  ML had made an agreement around her mother’s behaviour which was protecting the intrusion and causing ML to repeat the pattern in her relationships.  We gave ML a new agreement so that she could change her pattern of behaviour and stop being held back in her relationships by the old one.

      At the end of the session, we were sealing in the new agreement and a female nun came into view; she said she was an ancestor who had come to protect her.

      In her feedback, ML said that the journey resonated for her and that she had previously been struggling to work through some of the aspects of it herself.  She confirmed that the old agreement came from her mother.

      ML said that the female nun was her great-aunt from her mother’s side and is welcomed support as she works through issues surrounding her conservative religious upbringing.

      Boundaries

      Clients are usually given homework to complete after a Shamanic Healing Session. The setting of boundaries is one that often comes up after an extraction or soul retrieval to ensure the problem doesn’t return.

      If we set an agreement around the event that created the Soul Loss and Intrusion, we can find that there are repeating patterns of behaviour that are difficult to change.

      By changing the agreement to something positive, we can enable new ways of thinking and acting that align with our true selves and ultimately experience better outcomes in our relationships.

      We will find it easier to confidently set boundaries with others so that soul loss doesn’t occur again through negative behaviour patterns.

      My work is about changing behaviour to enable clients to move forward with their lives; not to create returning customers!

      FHT Membership

      Rose is delighted to be accepted as a Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the largest organisation of Complementary Therapists in England, Ireland, and Internationally.

      You can find her on the FHT Therapist Register. Clients will feel reassured knowing she is fully insured for Shamanic Healing, Energy Healing, Sound Therapy, Singing Bowls, Drumming, and Wellness Coaching.