Bozeman Montana Summer 2017 Phenomenology Classes

Phenomenology Course (Goethe, Nature and Phenomenology)

Phenomenology is the exploration and description of phenomena, where phenomena are the things or experiences as human beings experience them. Phenomenology is a science of beginnings that demands a thorough, in-depth study of the phenomenon, which must be seen and described as clearly as possible. Accurate description is not a phenomenological end, however, but a means by which the phenomenologist locates the phenomenon’s deeper, more generalizable patterns, structures, and meanings. Rephrased in phenomenological language, Goethe’s way of science is one early example of a phenomenology of the natural world. He sought a way to open himself to the things of nature, to listen to what they said, and to identify their core aspects and qualities. Phenomenology is an approach to science that studies the world through what we as humans can directly observe and experience using multiple tools that use a whole brain approach. In these studies of nature, we will see the plant as a whole, and in the parts, we can see with our naked eyes. In so doing, we learn the true essence of nature. In this phenomenology study of nature, we need to cultivate the ability to let thoughts dissolve and experience, for instance, the plant kingdom as just the thing-in-itself. We need to be active in not doing, and allow the plant, tree, bee or soil to speak. It will tell us all the mysteries of its life, and ultimately, the truths of existence. It is an elegant and beautiful view of the study of nature.

This class is in partnership between the New Waldorf early childhood school opening in Bozeman Montana https://www.worldfamilyschool.org/ in September 2017 and Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff and her Urban Farm Project who will be in Bozeman from mid-July to mid-September 2017.

1) Phenomenology of Plants Saturday, August 12, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana 59715, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

2) Phenomenology of Trees Saturday, August 19, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana 59715, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

3) Phenomenology of Leaves Saturday, August 26, 2017. 1439 W. Babckok St, Bozeman, Montana, the class will be from 10 am to 12 pm, notepad, art paper, pencils, crayons to draw with and take notes. $15 per person and $20 per family.

Bridgette Lyn Dolgoff has been a lifetime student & practitioner of Shamanism. She is a Sustainable, Biodynamic farmer over the last 7 years has built individual family backyard food productions. She attended Steiner College. The Urban Farm Project was founded by Bridgette in 2009. UFP’s focus is consulting, building, education, in the community on our return back to our Earth Mother and All Our Relations.

Contact Bridgette at consciousnessofeconomics.com or 775.624.7862

Shamanism Services

Shamanism encompasses the belief that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the humans and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to the misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by the foreign elements. The shaman operates primarily within the spiritual world, which in turn affects the human world. The restoration of balance results in the elimination of the ailment. Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits which affect the lives of the living.

Shamanism Services

Ministry Of Consciousness Nevada offers shamanism based Multidimensional Healing Sessions (people, animals & land), Consulting, Ceremonies, Products, Classes long distant and in person.

Shamanism Medical Sessions

Ministry Of Consciousness Ceremonial Offerings

Shamanism Consulting ~ Coaching Business ~ Personal

Shamanism Products

Shamanic Earth Solutions

ministryofconsciousnessnevada@gmail.com or 775.624.7862

Shamanic Services

Shamanism is a range of traditional beliefs and practices that involve the ability to diagnose, cure, and sometimes cause suffering because of a special relationship with, or control over, spirits. This tradition has existed all over the world since prehistoric times. Shamanism is based on the premise that the visible world is pervaded by invisible forces or spirits that affect the lives of the living. In contrast to animism and anatamism, which any and usually all members of a society practice, shamanism requires specialized knowledge or abilities. Shamans are not, however, organized into full-time ritual or spiritual associations, as are priests in shamanic religions a medicine is some magical object or ceremony, such as medicine bag, that is used to control and direct the supernatural forces. The term medicine also refers to the magical potential of the object or ceremony which is used for these purposes. Among North American Indians, a medicine man or medicine woman is someone who professes to have skills at manipulating supernatural forces and uses these skills to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits, and regulate the weather.

Shamanic Services

Ministry Of Consciousness Nevada offers shamanism based Multidimensional Healing Sessions (people, animals & land), Consulting, Ceremonies, Products, Classes long distant and in person.

Shamanism Medical Sessions

Ministry Of Consciousness Ceremonial Offerings

Shamanism Consulting ~ Coaching Business ~ Personal

Shamanism Products

Shamanic Earth Solutions

 

ministryofconsciousnessnevada@gmail.com or 775.624.7862

Shaman Services

“We need to remember that we are each of us indigenous to Earth, even though some of have fallen into a profound amnesia about that reality. Shamanism is a world wide practice and we each are the descended from the ancient peoples who practiced it in some form. The impulse behind shamanism is the universal and ultimately, we are the people (including non humans),  and healing and growth that comes from a path of Spirit is the birth of each of us. The shaman is an archetypal presence in our culture coding and our DNA. You might even say that when we are taking of the welfare of the planet and the unborn, it is our responsibility to find our way back to the path and to live it, not just talk about it. Understanding what the shaman is historically and what the emerging shamanic personality consists of  may be profoundly helpful to our understanding of what is required of us in a time when the very future of Earth is at stake.”

Lauren de Boar

Shaman Services

Ministry Of Consciousness Nevada offers shamanism based Multidimensional Healing Sessions (people, animals & land), Consulting, Ceremonies, Products, Classes long distant and in person.

Shamanism Medical Sessions

Ministry Of Consciousness Ceremonial Offerings

Shamanism Consulting ~ Coaching Business ~ Personal

Shamanism Products

Shamanic Earth Solutions

ministryofconsciousnessnevada@gmail.com or 775.624.7862

 

 

Medical Shamanism Class Reno, Nevada

For Health and Healing Yourself

Medical Shamanism Class is a class that gives simple tools and practices to cure ourselves. Every month for an hour and half we will have a sacred power space to participate in practices with each other. This class covers basic principles, ideas and practices in Shamanism for generating power which leads to health.

These practices are for reclaiming lost energy or power, generating new energy or power, cleaning and clearing up any leaks, bringing “taken” or “given” away back to ourselves. Basics will include: witnessing for ourselves and others, recapitulation how to, tensegrity or shamans passes and forms (movement) which cleans and generates energy/power back into the luminous sphere and some short journeys to into the mystery.

A series of practices including shaman passes, simple elemental practices or dreaming tools will be given at during each class. The student may use them for the following month as home work. It all begins with our lost emotional body, finding it and building a bridge to bring it closer to our physical form. You can be more energetic, have increased vitality and live longer.

This class is the 4th Sunday of every month starting April 23, 2017 and runs through August 27, 2017 @ Idlewild Park Reno, Nevada 89509 from 3 pm to 5 pm. $25 drop in per person. Comfy clothes and a yoga mat.

For more information contact Bridgette 775.624.7862 or ministryofconsciounessnevada.org

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Compared with Americans' digestive tracts, Yanomamis' teem with life, like a lush, tropical rain forest.

Compared with Americans’ digestive tracts, Yanomamis’ teem with life, like a lush, tropical rain forest.

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Looks like many of us don’t have the right stomach for a paleodiet. Literally.

Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors’ microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut.

And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have wiped a few dozen species right out of our digestive tracts. One missing microbe helps metabolize carbohydrates. Other bygone bacteria act as prebiotics. And another communicates with our immune system.

In other words, Americans’ digestive tracts look like barren deserts compared with the lush, tropical rain forest found inside indigenous people.

“The concern is that we’re losing keystone species,” says microbiologist M. Gloria Dominguez-Bello, at the New York University School of Medicine. “That’s a hypothesis, but we haven’t proved it.”

Dominguez-Bello and her colleagues are the first to characterize the gut bacteria of people completely isolated from modern medicine, food and culture.

In 2009, her colleagues and a medical team with the Venezuelan government took a helicopter to a remoteYanomami tribe at the border of Venezuela and Brazil. Members of the tribe have lived as hunter-gatherers for more than 11,000 years in a mountainous area of the Amazon rain forest.

The visit was the first time that particular tribe had direct contact with modern society. “They knew about us, but we didn’t know about them,” Dominguez-Bello says. “They had names [in their language] for our helicopters and planes.”

Dominguez-Bello’s colleagues took samples from 12 of the villagers’ fecal matter. Back in New York City, the team used DNA analysis to figure out which species thrived in the hunter-gatherers’ guts.

The biggest surprise was how many different species were present in the Yanomami’s microbiome. The tribe had about 50 percent more ecological diversity than the average American has, Dominguez-Bello and her colleagues reported Friday in the journal Science Advances.

As cultures around the world become more “Western,” they lose bacteria species in their guts, Dominguez-Bello says. At the same time, they start having higher incidences of chronic illnesses connected to the immune system, such as allergies, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune disorders and multiple sclerosis.

“So the big question is: Are these two facts related?” Dominguez-Bello asks. “It’s not clear if more diversity in the microbiome is healthier. But maybe we have lost species with important functions.”

Clearly diet plays a big role in determining which critters hang out in our digestive tracts. “The Yanomami tribe don’t sit down and eat big meals, three times a day, like we do,” Dominguez-Bello says. “They eat a little bit all day long. They just grab a banana when they want. Or go eat some fish soup with plantains.”

But Dominguez-Bello says there’s likely another reason, besides diet, for the diversity in the Yamomami’s GI system: The tribe had never been exposed to antibiotics before the 2009 visit.

“Antibiotics kill bacteria in the gut, and sometimes species don’t come back,” Dominguez-Bello says, “This is especially true with children, whose microbiomes are in the process of getting assembled. Impacts on the microbiome at a young age can have long-lasting consequences.”

But Jens Walter, a microbiologist at the University of Alberta, isn’t convinced antibiotics are the major reason for the bacteria extinctions in Western guts. His data point to a more subtle culprit.

Walter and his collaborators have characterized the gut microbes in two indigenous populations in Papua New Guinea. Unlike the Yanomami tribe, these groups regularly use antibiotics. But they still have high levels of diversity in their microbiomes, Walter and his team reported Thursday in the journal Cell Reports.

The Papua New Guineans’ microbiome had about 47 species that are essentially absent in the Americans they studied. The Americans, on the other hand, had only four species in their microbiome that were missing in the Papua New Guineans.

Sophisticated sanitation and hygiene in Western society might be limiting the species that end up in our guts, Walter and his team report. Bacteria spread more easily from person to person in Papua New Guinea because the communities don’t have sewage systems and clean drinking water.

“Clean drinking water is one of the most important achievements of Western culture,” Walter says. “It prevents the spread of infections, but it also prevents the easy exchange of our microbiomes.”

At the end of the day, though, less diversity in our guts may be a small price to pay for overall good health, Walter says.

“We don’t want to romanticize life in Papua New Guinea,” he says. “They may have much lower incidences of allergies and autoimmune diseases. But they are actually less healthy than people in Western societies. Their life expectancy is lower, and their infant mortality rate is high because of infections and parasites.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/04/21/400393756/how-modern-life-depletes-our-gut-microbes

Elder explains the origins of the First Nation Seven Teachings

Manitoba First Nation Elder Dave Courchene explains the origins and lessons of the First Nation Seven Teachings.

The lessons of the Bear Spirit (Courage), the Beaver Spirit (Wisdom), the Eagle Spirit (Love), the Buffalo Spirit (Respect), the Sasquatch Spirit (Honesty), the Wolf Spirit (Humility) and the Turtle Spirit (Truth) are all retold in this 11 minute video in both English and Ojibway.

The First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of North America were given seven sacred laws that were to act as a spiritual foundation.

The traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Aboriginal way of life are built around the seven natural laws, or sacred teachings. Each teaching honours one of the basic virtues to a full and healthy life.

In receiving these laws from the Creator, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples were told to always respect Mother Earth. To show real respect is to share and give of yourself for the benefit of all life. We too all belong in the great circle of life, thus we must show respect for one another in order to have a good life. Respect the Elders from all races of people who uphold the sacred teachings of the Great Spirit.