An 8-Module Course with Storyteller Extraordinaire,
Author and Yoruba Priestess
Luisah Teish
Virtual Audio Training
Recorded May 28 - July 16, 2015

Open to the beauty and joys of life on Earth through folklore, myths and actions that empower your relationship with Mother Nature – connecting you with a spiritual awakening that is rooted in the natural world.

Become re-enchanted with your life as you restore your sense of wonder, heal your feelings of separation and learn rituals that help you navigate modern living with more heart and innate wisdom.

Have you secretly longed to reconnect with the magic, beauty and awe that you experienced in childhood as you explored the mysteries of the natural world?

And do you want to help our culture address the environmental challenges we face?

If so, then you’ll probably be excited to learn about a fascinating adventure you can take into the depths of your psyche and our society through the transformational power of personal and collective myths.

Myths are, at the deepest level, the stories that sculpt our lives. When we inherit mechanistic, isolating and competitive myths, it shapes an experience of the world that is denuded of beauty and meaning. In turn, we start exploiting and destroying our natural environment and polarizing against one another rather than creating a life that is artful, loving and reverential.

Most of us have been born in a culture with such a dysfunctional myth – one that leads us to disconnect from nature and each other, one that perpetuates consumerism over communion, combat over collaboration, and profit over beauty.

And we’ve all paid the price, with the disintegration of our health, well-being and communities.

So how we do we engage the journey of healing not just for ourselves, but also our culture as a whole?

It all begins with the deep stories that direct the course of our lives. Who are we and where are we going? What are we REALLY here for?

The answers to these questions are not always conscious because myth operates on a deep level of our consciousness.

To sculpt a new world, we need to sculpt a new and empowering story – a guiding eco-myth that honors both our humanness and divinity, that puts us back into loving relationship with all of life and also creates thriving communities that are based in wholeness.

Eco-mythology is the academic discipline that shows us how to rewrite our cultural myths. However the truth is that this is not just an abstract thing, it’s also a very personal journey of transformation, healing and awakening.

Each of us live within a far too limited story – one that is based upon who we have seen ourselves to be in the past, instead of who we COULD be in the future. It’s a story in which, too often, we are fundamentally alone and living in an uncaring universe.

What if a caterpillar created a vision of its possible future based only on what she had already been able to experience and accomplish? Would she ever dare dream of taking flight as a majestic butterfly?

Similarly, you already have extraordinary abilities within – sacred gifts that can open entirely new possibilities for a radiant life of love, artistry and greater contribution to Mother Earth and our shared future.

However, to realize them means transforming your myths – your conscious and subconscious stories, most of which have been programmed by family and culture.

Our minds are hard-wired to create stories out of what we see – which is why we love them so much. We are story-generating machines, turning the data of life into a coherent narrative that helps us make sense of our experience and orient in the world.

The problem arises when the myth your subconscious mind is creating – which is largely what you’ve inherited from society – holds you back from the next stage of your evolution (as well as contributing to the next stage of our collective evolution).

These myths deeply affect your relationship with the natural world, your community and, indeed, our entire culture’s well-being. So, when you learn to shift your myth at the root level, you are also shifting the larger context in which you are living.

Too often, we focus only on the surface levels of our mind in our personal growth work, trying to alter our beliefs, heal our emotions or to think more positively. Real transformation means actually TAKING the hero’s (or heroine’s) journey into the deeper symbols of your psyche and emerging with a new tale of your life, and beyond.

Unleash a More Beautiful Myth for
Our World

Shifting your personal story is, thus, central to the journey of awakening, growth and giving your full gifts. It lets you honor who you have been, without being defined by it. This, in turn, allows you to open to the unknown – so that your next higher potentials can develop without the constraints of the past.

Master storyteller Luisah Teish sometimes calls this “story magic”: It is the ability to script a new story that works with your emotions and deep subconscious to create a new trajectory for your life – one that is more fulfilling, meaningful and joyful – with far fewer limitations.

It is about creating the sacred space for rebirth.

This also connects to the all-important task of shifting our culture’s story to one that is life-affirming, connected to nature and supportive of a just and sustainable world.

The work of evolving our personal myths – which have largely been shaped from our culture’s myths – thus goes hand in hand with evolving our culture’s story.

The reason the metaphor of the caterpillar turning into the butterfly is one of the most enduring and compelling stories of transformation we have is because it works on the level of the storytelling brain. It reminds you that you have fantastic gifts within if you dare to dissolve the past.

Learn to Let Go of Your Old Identity to
Rebirth Yourself

Story and myth can play a potent role in re-scripting your life, preparing you for new possibilities and shifting your relationship with the natural world. They lay down the script for the drama of your life. If you stick to the old version, you’ll keep getting the old results.

As you more deeply understand the stories that have been shaping your life and our world, you have greater freedom to shed your old forms and identities – and enter into the unknown without fetters. You can reclaim parts of yourself that were cut off, hurt or abandoned. And you can vision a far more beautiful you.

And as you learn from “Teish” how to let go of the past and create new storylines for your life, you can dissolve illusory veils that may be preventing you from experiencing true interconnection with all that is sacred – including Mother Nature, the hearts of those in your community and Spirit.

Teish is one of today’s great storytelling geniuses, who knows how to truly evolve your personal stories to bring more freedom, creativity and meaning.

During this fun-filled and transformational 8-module program, you’ll learn to shed the negative cultural myths and open to more empowering myths.

You’ll also understand the larger archetypal stories that have shaped our culture and begin to understand how to shift them in a positive direction that is both ecological and spiritual at the same time.

Reclaim Your Wholeness,
Guided By a Master Storyteller

Even though you likely didn’t learn the deeper power of stories in school, you can learn to apply them in powerful and effective ways with a master teacher like Teish – who has trained thousands in the basic principles, and inspired everything from books to plays to major speeches.

What she knows, and can share with you, are the specific ways to dig deep into your story – touching into lines of family lineage, culture, and even your “soul archetype” – and then find the pathway to more compelling, engaging, life-enhancing stories.

She is a master weaver of empowering stories that help us create a strong chrysalis in which to transform ourselves, and in turn, positively impact our way of life on this wondrous planet.

Learning Teish’s powerful skills will help you to create new personal and collective guiding myths as well as deconstruct the life-denying myths you’ve inherited. She’ll help you understand how to change the narration, so you can help create a world that is truly filled with wonder and light.

In her 8-module training, you’ll learn foundational skills we all should have been taught in school – those that help you work with archetypes, connect with nature, understand the deeper stories guiding your community – and flip the script on the story of your life and our world.

Through this program, you’ll:

  • Find your place of power in the natural world.
  • Explore magical landscapes and animal totems through
    guided visualizations.
  • Marry your spirituality and your activism for the Earth in a
    deeper way.
  • Experience more gratitude and blessing in relationship to
    our planet.
  • Recover the joy and imagination that you had in childhood.
  • Learn how to create ritual that reconnects you with nature.
  • Uncover cultural conditioning, and see how to shift it.
  • Create stories related to community that inspire and motivate others to take action.
  • Flip the script on your personal mythology and mythology for
    our planet.
  • Experience the joy of writing personal myth.
  • Explore the interconnections between personal, communal and environmental issues (such as climate change, land use, water quality, food security, species extinction and the impact of human culture).
  • Overcome the distractions of modern technology to achieve direct communication with Mother Nature.
  • Build more intimacy and rapport with others as well as open to the nature deities, elementals and more.

What You’ll Discover in These 8 Modules

Each teaching, activation and training session will build upon the next, so that you’ll develop a more multi-dimensional understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to transform yourself and your relationship to nature and enter a new possibility through story.

This course is designed to return us to the beauty and joys of life on Earth in the human community. We will examine the folklore and explore the myths, thoughts and actions that have affected your relationship to yourself and the natural world.

You’ll experience a basic class ritual to be performed throughout the 8 modules. This will include the establishment of an Earth Altar and the arts of visualization, chanting, blessings and gratitude for the gifts of nature and honoring those who have served the Earth.

You’ll acquire important skills that can be used in a number of ways. Storytelling is a time-honored way to teach family values; re-scripting myth enhances critical thinking and making art using recycled materials can inspire community projects.

Module 1: Home is Where the Heart Is (Recorded May 28)

Where are you at home? This session discusses the Eco-Spiritual beliefs of early humans, with emphasis on the importance of a balanced relationship with nature in village life. You’ll receive an overview of conditions on Earth and in the Human Community. We’ll also look at conditions in the Ocean, the Forest, the Farm and the Environment of the Inner City.

Additionally, through visualization, you’ll explore a series of landscapes, including the Forest, the Desert, the Mountain and the Open Field – and be invited to feel each and identify the place where you feel most “at home.”

In this module, you’ll:

  • Identify your place of power in nature as well as your primary environmental concerns and the factors impacting your community.
  • Get guidance for exploring your individual and our collective relationship with the natural world and all of its sacred inhabitants.
  • Find powerful ways to hold multiple ways of knowing – through body, mind and Spirit.
  • Gain illuminating insights on community engagement, service and stewardship.
  • Leave the session with a homework activity:

Home Cleaning, where you’ll be invited to take a walk in your neighborhood, commit some small act that makes an improvement or acknowledges the spirit of the place, and then write about this experience.

Module 2: Paradise & Wilderness:
Myths of the Natural World (Recorded June 4)

In this module, you’ll explore the 3 aspects of “myth” and examine the body of myths that have shaped our perceptions and attitudes toward Mother Nature. Myths of Origin (such as the Creation according to Hellenistic Greece and of the Garden of Eden) will be deconstructed to demonstrate their impact on our attitudes toward the Earth, women, pregnancy, land labor, snakes, spirits and kin relationships.

Additionally, through visualization, you’ll walk through the Forest of Forever, where you’ll meet the plants and the animals and have a “first” encounter with other humans. You’ll be invited to recall your early childhood relationship to the Earth, where and how you played, your imaginary companions, and then to recall the subsequent conditioning by social and religious institutions that altered your relationship.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Begin to identify any fears of nature you might be harboring.
  • Examine any inhibiting beliefs you have through innovative critical thinking approaches.
  • Find powerful ways to reclaim your innocent imagination and childlike love of nature.
  • Use spiritual practices (as change agents) to help promote social, cultural and ecological balance.
  • Leave the session with a homework activity:

Home Building, where you’ll create an altar in honor of your Healing Place/Power Place in Nature and use all elements at your disposal.

Module 3: Another Mother Nature (Recorded June 11)

In this session, you’ll be introduced to the myths and stories from the Eco-Spiritual traditions of the world. Here, you’ll encounter Deities of Field and Forest, Elemental Beings and stories of plants and animals that think, talk and help to shape creation. They include the African stories of the Creation of the Earth, the Advent of Agriculture and the Coming of Humans. We’ll discuss these stories and the cultures that offer an embodied view of our relationship to Mother Nature.

Additionally, through visualization, you’ll be lead through a forest, peopled with mystical beings and into a village with a cultivated abundant garden.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Be introduced to different worldviews of nature and research a myth or story from a culture (other than you own) that offers a different perspective.
  • Explore mythological materials from the African diaspora which offer an alternative view of our relationship to “Mother Nature.”
  • Get introduced to powerful practices for stimulating your imagination.
  • Learn how to find important and enchanting stories.
  • Leave the session with a homework activity:

Create a Community, in which you’ll sit at your altar and re-live the visualization from the session, ask illuminating questions about the environments and the inhabitants and write responses.

Module 4: State of the Earth Stories
(Recorded June 18)

This module provides an overview of our areas of concentration: climate change, water quality and access, land use, global food security, species extinction and human culture. We’ll discusses some of the misconceptions about these problems, learn sources for correct information and choose three inter-related subjects to work with (at least one of them must be the Impact of Human Culture).

Our visualization for this session will be a walk through The Wasteland. The environment is covered in trash, the water is polluted, the animals are devastated and the people are starving, depressed and alienated. You’ll be encouraged to feel this devastation and to withstand the pain this condition can cause.

In this module, you’ll learn:

  • A way to address a variety of issues and to consider strategies to address personal, community and global needs with compassion and effectiveness.
  • To provide information, encourage reflection and inspire future action.
  • Leave the session with a homework assignment:

Honoring Earth Stewards, in which you’ll review Module 3’s homework, and through the Internet, library and conversations with neighbors and classmates, identify individuals and groups who are or have been stewards of the Natural World. You’ll complete this exercise with a meditation on their attitudes, skills and lifestyles to recognize the similarities between you and them.

Module 5: Ecology and Me (Recorded June 25)

This module examines the ways in which we use our imaginations – our most natural resource. We’ll discuss the lives and ways of the Earth Stewards previously discussed in Module 4. And we’ll explore the power of storytelling as a means of connecting people to the environment and re-visioning our old stories to create new ones.

We’ll also walk once again through the Wasteland, but this time you’ll have the opportunity to stop, examine and impact these conditions simply by touching them. What happens when your energy is applied to a situation?

During this module, you’ll:

  • Engage in powerful exercises for overcoming ecological depression.
  • Find creative ways to activate your imagination.
  • Experience insightful approaches for examining the basic components of stories.
  • Leave the session with a homework activity:

An Exploration of Recyclable Materials, in which you’ll be encouraged to look at the materials around you and to begin to think about new ways to use them. (Possibilities may include fabric painting or other fiber art.)

Module 6: Home Remedies (Recorded July 2)

In this module, you’ll learn to write, speak, paint and employ any and all creative processes to transform the story of your life and the nature of your relationships by creating new life myths (or stories) and art. Through visualization, you’ll walk through the Wasteland and see it change simply with your touch. You’ll listen for the sounds of nature and take in the sights as they appear in your vision, paying close attention to the ways this changes your senses.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Increase your oral and written communication skills.
  • Develop a style of story writing and storytelling that highlights the “Mysteries of Creation.”
  • Leave the session with a homework activity:

Experience an Imagenesis, where you sit at your altar, imagine a better world, begin the story and/or art project – and feel the power in doing this.

Module 7: Coming Home (Recorded July 9)

Again, using visualization, we’ll walk through a landscape that has now been improved by the creative work done in the last module. What does this new environment look like? You will also receive more instruction on writing and speaking, using recycled materials and sharing ideas.

During this module, you’ll learn how to:

  • Increase your oral and written communication skills.
  • Actively participate in the healing of the Earth by producing multi-media works of art using recycled materials.

Module 8: Home Training (Recorded July 16)

During this last session of the course, we’ll focus on sharing myth and art in community. We’ll do a visualization together in which we walk through the Forest, the Garden and the Village. We’ll interact with the environment and the people now healed by our actions. We’ll also talk about what we experienced during this exercise as well as any other areas of interest from the coursework.

During this module, you’ll learn to:

  • Value and teach the empathy, compassion and understanding that can emerge when creating community and collaborating across differences.

The Coming Home Through Myth
Bonus Collection

In addition to Luisah Teish’s transformative 8-module course, you’ll also receive these powerful bonuses that complement the core teachings and practices in the training. These bonus sessions will help you take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

What’s Going on Here?
Audio Dialogue with Richard Page

In this special dialogue, Richard and Teish will offer a dramatic reading of the Myth of Percival, its meaning and relevance to contemporary life. The myth calls us to have the courage and the compassion to ask the questions that challenge our perceptions of reality.

Richard Page worked as a senior public health advisor for the Cleveland Health Department in the 1970s, lived and studied in an Indian ashram for years, and has made his entrepreneurial way around the world and through the decades since as the owner of Conference Recording Service, generating over 32,387 recordings from 1,368 conferences and bringing progressive media to the masses.

To All My Relations: Stories of Interspecies Communications and Kinship
Audio Dialogue with Tina Fields

This audio conversation between Teish and Tina is a joyful blend of ecopsychology, story and song. You will be invited to hum, crow and howl as we connect to the animals, plants and spirits.

Tina Fields’ work mainly focuses on the vital questions of how to foster respect for the more-than-human world, and how to find joy instead of deprivation as we shift to planetary-life-sustaining behavior. She holds a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology with a specialization in Ecopsychology, and has taught interdisciplinary environmental studies, animistic philosophy, and community living skills at the college level since 1999. She is ACISTE certified as a Spiritual Guidance Counselor. Tina is also an accomplished visual and performing artist, contra dance caller and songleader, bioregional naturalist, scholar/practitioner of shamanism and Celtic Earth-based spirituality, pagan/interfaith minister, DIY re-skiller and incorrigible punster.

Hear Where We Are
Audio Dialogue with Michael Stocker

Michael and Teish will wax eloquently on the power, beauty and music of the world’s oceans while having a discussion of the stories found in world cultures about the sounds of nature and their impact on human perception.

Michael Stocker is an acoustician and naturalist by trade and a musician by avocation, he has written and spoken about ocean bio-acoustics since 1992, presenting in national and regional hearings, national and international television, radio and news publications, and museums, schools and universities. He has advised and designed environments and technical systems for a diverse array of clients including the U.S. National Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch. Michael also served as the electronic and musical engineer on the benchmark film Koyaanisqatsi. He is currently writing a book titled Hear Where We Are, which explores the effects that sound and sound perception have on our sense of self, community and surroundings.

What People Are Saying About Luisah Teish...

Blessings. Dr. Luisah Teish has been my mentor and teacher and sister friend for over twenty years. Quite frankly, she threw up a sign in the woods of my spiritual wilderness that said, “Turn Here.” Her scholarship is impeccable and her dedication, unwavering. She has deeply influenced 5 generations within my own family; and will be included in our family’s Ancestral Shrines.
– Naeemah Jackson (aka Iyagba Osunkoya Alalade), Director of Family Programming, Peace Learning Center

Luisah Teish is the most authentic, skilled, professional person I have ever met who has a direct connection with the sacred, and is able to translate that to any audience. Luisah is the real thing.
– Cassandra Vieten, President and CEO, Institute of Noetic Sciences

At Bioneers, we have been blessed to work with Luisah Teish over the past many years, and consistently find her contributions to be of the highest quality, not only in her storytelling and keynoting, but in the kind of presence and respectful spaces she creates for people to have transformative experiences themselves. She seamlessly weaves wisdom with ritual in ways that feel utterly natural, offers stories in ways that illuminate learning for each person in the room, and engages with audiences of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds in ways that are accessible, authentic and magical. Her gifts as a communicator, spiritual teacher and elder are many, and the presence and intentionality with which she hosts any group are deep and profound.
– Nina Simons, Co-founder and President, Bioneers

Chief Iyanifa Fajembola Fatunmise (Luisah Teish) has been my long-distant mentor and spiritual adviser for many years. There has NEVER been a time when she wasn’t prepared to go the extra mile in order to ensure I received the knowledge needed and/or the tools to enhance victory and wholesomeness. If Chief did not have an immediate answer, she’d research and take care of the situation that had presented itself. One may even say “Chief will not sit still until the job is complete or the situation has settled!!

...Teish had never been one to sugar-coat anything when it came time for looking at things realistically. She has sat me down and helped me to look at not just the situation at hand but myself as well, in order to locate the needed solutions. I cannot say Chief ever led me astray by using “flowery” words or “popular” statements because she didn’t want to hurt my feelings. She has always taken the direct but balanced approach of helping me get rid of “old baggage” and taught me how to open myself up to me more clearly, in order for me to truly become a better person...
– Chief Iyanifa Jokotifa Amufawuni, CEO, Yoruba International, LLC

Teish combines scholarly, practical and embodied knowledge in a way that is accessible to everyone. She is a wise and deeply grounded spiritual teacher, ritualist, and performance artist who has worked with diverse communities for over four decades. To work with her is to experience a true national treasure.
– Arisika R., Professor

Queen Luisah Teish keeps it real! You are quickly oriented that her presence is about authenticity and the willingness to traverse the realms of spirit through provocative storytelling as well as consciousness raising through her in-depth lived experience with Orisha!!!

Always a treasure to be in your presence...I’m who I am partially through your steadfast guidance in a time where the voice of a powerful Black Woman Feminist Spiritualist was far and few between. So glad I found you!
– Afia

I am a writer – I contribute regularly to Ms Magazine online, and write documentaries on women’s issues for the Feminist Majority, I am also a playwright who has had the privilege to be produced many times, and gotten many awards and accolades for my work. I met Luisah Teish many years ago when my activism was still new, and she was, and is to this day, one of the steadiest and most brilliant influences I have had in my life.

Teish has a tremendous knowledge and understanding of the history of women, African Americans, and all peoples who have been voiceless in this culture. She has taught me so much about this history that I am a better activist because of her. I also know that my writing has been infused with her tireless love for the human spirit, and her courage and tenacity in the face of life’s hardships and injustices.

There is nobody like Teish anywhere else. If you are lucky enough to study with her, meet with her, or even listen to her on tape, you are truly hearing the voice of somebody authentic, unique and compassionate.
– Susan R.

Here’s What You’ll Receive

Eight Recorded 90-Minute Class Sessions with Luisah Teish

Experience a rare opportunity to be mentored by, and learn from, one of the world’s leading storytellers and teachers – from the comfort of your own home. Each class session will help you create the specific skills and abilities to awaken your inner storytelling wisdom.

Eight PDF Transcripts of
Class Sessions

In addition to the high quality MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format after each session is completed. This way you can review, print and highlight the most important insights and practices that you’ll learn.

Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson

After each lesson you will then have the option to do related exercises and answer questions in order to accelerate your learning and integrate each session.

The Coming Home Through Myth
Bonus Collection

  • What’s Going on Here?
    Audio Dialogue with Richard Page
  • To All My Relations: Stories of Interspecies Communications and Kinship
    Audio Dialogue with Tina Fields
  • Hear Where We Are
    Audio Dialogue with Michael Stocker

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Transform Through Myth

We, at The Shift Network, feel deeply honored that Luisah Teish has chosen to partner with us on this exclusive online training. As you may know, this is a rare opportunity to learn directly from a transformative teacher who has developed profound ways to harness the power of story.

Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations and meals, which would cost thousands of dollars). But you’ll be able to benefit from Teish’s incredible work from the comfort of your home – at your own pace!

If you are serious about claiming a powerful story for your life and inspiring others with your words and writing, then it’s a gift to yourself, your loved ones – and our world – to take this one-of-a-kind training with Luisah Teish.

If you’re ready to take the next step on your inspiring journey to healing yourself and the world, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

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What Graduates of Luisah Teish’s Courses
are saying...

This course has been one of the most enjoyable, profound and "self shifting" experiences I have ever had! Truly transformational and in such a creative, fun, deep, experiential way. My brain often felt it was in an art class – getting out of the left/logical hemisphere and into the magical, creative wisdom of the right with such ease was sooooo beneficial! I also experienced a creative flow dance between both hemispheres for hours after each class. This course not only improved the quality of my Self awareness & life, it has given me a life skill that I will use regularly throughout the rest of my evolving days! I highly, highly recommend taking this course. You will receive 100 fold of value in return!
– Diana, Parkhill, Ontario, Canada

Teish is a priceless treasure to The Shift Network – and the world! You are wise to keep her engaged, offering her unique and powerful healing work to registrants. This has been deeply liberating and illuminating... I’m excited about what continues to unfold personally and professionally. When she offers another course, run to sign up and give yourself totally to the process... you’ll be nourished, nurtured, embraced, supported and transformed.
– Harriet, Oakland, CA

I highly recommend this course for anyone who is ready for personal transformation and also for anyone in a creative or storytelling field. The content of the course is profound and has helped me transform and empowered me moving forward in my life.
– Tessa, Salt Lake City, UT

I recommend this course, it engaged me on deep levels. Just what I needed. I was ripe for support for my changing life.
– Marian, Ashford, CT

Luisah Teish is a goddess in the realm of story. Her online course Metamorphosis through Story Magic takes you on a deep journey into the mystery of your inner world where you meet surprising aspects of yourself that have been hidden for far too long. It is a mythic journey filled with surprising, humorous discoveries with a most beautiful homecoming.
– Suzanne Ludekens, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I’ve been living in Salvador for two years and wrestling with the difficult decision to stay or return to the States. I’ve gone through several self-guided metamorphoses throughout my time in Salvador, so I was familiar with the process but needed a little extra help and was unable to identify exactly what I needed. In the middle of a police strike (there literally were no police in the entire state of Bahia working) my friends and I listened to the introductory session and it became clear that Luisah can help me move through this. I signed up and each week revealed itself to be more magical, connected, and alive. I gained a new perspective of my life, the strength to be imperfectly me, and the power to create the story that I want to live rather than give power to those who do not have my best interest at heart. Every week was simple and subtle in helping me realize the breathtaking beauty of me, my life, and the power that I have.
– Jasmine Honegan, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

I had great fun. the course allowed me to work with the imprint of early natal trauma in a creative and fun way, to support myself in moving through reiterations of the pattern created at that early stage in life and expose myself to the experience of a reality that objectively is much more beauty – and more resourceful than what my system tends to perceive from within the pattern. The course gave me a colorful container for this kind of inner work that I have been engaged in as part of my professional and private life, and new tools to play around with.
– Brigitte Hansmann, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

This course motivates you to use your imagination in a truly glorious and transformative way. Many thanks to Shift and Teish.
– Patricia Anne Dye, Christchurch, New Zealand

About Luisah Teish...

Luisah Teish is a writer, performer and ritual priestess. Teish is an initiated elder (Iyanifa ) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she holds a chieftaincy title (Yeye’woro ) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria. She is also a devotee of Damballah Hwedo, the Haitian Rainbow Serpent, under the guidance of Moma Lola.

Teish is the author of several books on African and African American spiritual culture and feminist myth. They include Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals, a women’s spirituality classic, Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage, Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Seasons with Celebrations from Around the World, and What Don’t Kill Is Fattening Revisited: Twenty Years of Poetry, Prose, and Myth. Her latest publication, On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land, was co-authored with Leilani Birely.

Other writing credits include contributions to 17 anthologies and published articles in magazines such as Essence, Ms., Shaman’s Drum and Yoga Journal.

Teish was awarded a Ph.D. in Spiritual Therapeutics from Open International University’s School of Complementary Medicine in Colombo Sri Lanka in 1993 and holds an Inter-Faith minister’s license from the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences. She has performed as a storyteller, actress and keynote speaker in theaters, at universities and for conferences in Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Central and South America, Africa and the U.S.

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