Meet and Work with Guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Other Divine Beings

Visionary artist and author of the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle, and spiritual teacher Katherine Skaggs is coming to Inner Haven Spiritual and Creative Development Center! Join her Wednesday evening, June 26th, 2024 to learn

 

Meet and Work with Guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Other Divine Beings as your greatest allies and guides for greater harmony and happiness in all areas of life.

 

Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

Register at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to Register for the evening at 224-252-2945

Join intuitive artist, award-winning author, spiritual teacher, and Divine channel Katherine Skaggs to learn more about how to meet and work with guides, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Other Divine Beings who are here to help you in all areas of your life. Katherine published the award-winning Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle in 2022 as a blessing to help others have direct contact with Archangels, Ascended Masters, and other Divine Beings of Light who have directly engaged and supported Katherine and many others for an eternity.

This evening class is an expansion of the wisdom and ancient knowledge you will find in the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle, giving you direct experience in not only learning who these Masters are, but also learning how to call them in for support, guidance, and transformation.

What You Will Experience and Learn:

How to meet and work with Guides and Masters

  • Work with Guides, Ascended Masters, Archangels, and Divine Beings.
  • Who are they and how can they help?
  • How to call the your guides as well as the Masters for greater support and wisdom
  • How to heal and evolve with the help of the Masters?
  • Universal Truths and Laws the Masters are here to teach so you are empowered to live in harmony, and to become more masterful in your life?
  • Journey with the Masters in a guided meditation.
  • Awaken your intuition and knowing with the Masters.

The Wisdom Masters and Sages understand and embody the secrets of the Universe and the keys to enlightenment. They teach Divine Laws and Truths and emanate vibrational light codes and frequencies to activate your ascension process. These wisdom teachings and energies are Universal — beyond religion, time, and any sect of people. Once, they were formally taught to only a few in mystery schools and other secret esoteric groups. And yet, they have been passed on through the ancient ones, mystics, and shamans worldwide, often hidden in parables, sacred scrolls, and artwork.  - (Excerpt Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle Guidebook)

What to Bring

  • Journal and pen/pencil for note taking if you like - class will be very experiential
  • Eye-mask for guided meditation/journey work

Why Working with the Masters is Important

As humanity struggles to take its next spiritual steps, these teachings and teachers are here to help those ready to awaken. You are here so you are ready to work with the energy and wisdom teachings of the Masters and their guidance. It is time to be initiated into your soul’s next step.  The Masters are here to assist you in your Divine path to love, wisdom, truth, and wholeness.

You are a blessing. Your journey is sacred. As you embody the guidance and energy for yourself, you serve the greater whole of humanity. Be curious and know the answers come to you as you desire and intend. Clearly focus on your intentions, and the Universe will bring forth what you focus on. Everything you need is offered as you need it.

Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs is a an award-winning visionary artist, author, painter of souls, mystic, teacher, and shamanic practitioner. Katherine is also the artist and author of the multi-award winning book —Artist Shaman Healer Sage book - Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul; artist and author of the COVR Industry Product of the Year for 2023 — Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle;and artist of the award-winning, COVR Iconic Product of 2021— Mythical Goddess Tarot, co-created with author, Sage Holloway.

Katherine acts as visionary artist and soul guide to many, a diviner of sacred imagery, teacher of the sacred, as well as shamanic practitioner. With 37 plus years experience in the esoteric arts as teacher and energy worker, and a lifetime as an artist, Katherine brings an interesting and uplifting perspective to the practice of healing oneself through the imagery and words of the Sacred.

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Katherine Skaggs Rose Madonna and Child Sacred womb healing and women's wisdom circleJoin the April Women's Wisdom Circle with shamanic practitioner and spiritual guide Katherine Skaggs
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Friday, April 12th, 2024

6:30-9:30pm

Women's Wisdom Circle

(After the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Aries April 8th)

The April 12th, After the New Moon/Solar Eclipse Women's Wisdom Circle is dedicated to harnessing the power needed for New Beginnings with HEART, courage, focus, determination, and tenacity. How determined are you to get what you want? Gather in a safe space of the heart for the support you need so you find the courage and the healing to make the changes you want to make in your life. We are close enough to the astrological event of the new moon and solar eclipse to harness its energies to help you move forward.

"The Solar Eclipse in Aries carries profound symbolic significance, offering a moment of powerful rebirth and fresh starts, wiping the slate clean. Its pioneering energy is especially potent, urging us to embrace new beginnings with courage and authenticity. Reflect on the areas of your life ripe for transformation—this eclipse is your cosmic ally, supporting intentions that align with your true self and catalyzing projects that reflect your deepest values.

Sun-Mercury Cazimi: A Moment of Clarity

Following the eclipse’s intensity, April 11 brings a Sun-Mercury cazimi in Aries, offering a rare moment of lucidity amid the retrograde’s haze. It’s a brief period where insights can shine through, providing clarity and understanding in our thoughts and communications.

Embrace this day for critical thinking, planning, or heartfelt discussions. It’s a prime opportunity for breakthroughs, so stay open to the revelations that may emerge, guiding you toward clearer paths ahead."

- Thanks Astrology.com for your insights and guidance astrologically!

Women's Wisdom Circle and Rose Blessing Ceremony

Rebirth, New Beginnings, Courage, Focus, Determination, and Tenacity

  • Join in sacred circle with other women to focus on your heart dreams and what is important.
  • Katherine will open a medicine circle, calling our allies, and create a safe space for our seeds to grow.
  • Get smudged with sage and palo santo smoke to clear dense energies that do not serve you.
  • Opening introductions and share of intentions, heart dreams, needs for support.
  • Rose Blessing Ceremony illuminate and enhance your heart and your ability to birth through love.
  • Each woman will be anointed with a special rose oil blend to awaken her heart, courage, and joy.
  • A shamanic journey to accompany the Rose Blessing Ceremony focused on the heart.
  • Divination with the Mythical Goddess Tarot and Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle cards for guidance and support.
    • Each woman will pull their own cards for interpretation and guidance.
    • Then a group reading will be offered.
  • Integration and time to share wisdom and insights.
  • End with closing of the medicine wheel.

What to Bring

  • Slippers for the studio - please leave your shoes at the door
  • Eye Mask for Journeying
  • Altar Items that represent blessings for new beginnings, the courage you need, support requested
  • Written prayers for supporting your heart's desires for new beginnings, support needed, etc.

Bring Items for the Altar to Be Blessed
Stones, crystals, written prayers, candles, family photos, small statues and items of meaning, flowers, etc.

If you like bring a rose to add to the altar.

Register below

I look forward to seeing you here!

Blessings, Katherine

 

KATHERINE SKAGGS

Shamanic Practitioner, and the Author and Artist of the Award Winning ARTIST SHAMAN HEALER SAGE – Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Katherine has more than 35 years experience as a spiritual teacher, guide, and mentor for the spiritual wellness and transformation of others. Katherine works with the powerful path of shamanism, its timeless practices, rituals, and ceremonies to offer healing and illumination individually and collectively. May it bless you and your life beyond imagination. Step into ceremony with Katherine to return to the sacred within yourself and all of your life.

Awakening Your Soul Spark

Sunday, June 2nd - 9am to 5pm

Explore your Intuition, Hopes, Dreams, and Heart's Desires

Expand Your Intentionality,  Imagination, Curiosity, and Courage to Create

The Intuitive Painting play day is your opportunity to discover your inner artist, and the power of intuitive painting.  Whether you are a seasoned artist or beginner, Katherine will bring you into a safe and scared space to play with the intuitive painting process. Tune into your intuitive nature and to make your mark in any color, shape, and form you like. You are the artist and the editor of your life. It is time to trust you are capable and courageous enough to explore the creative process that plants seeds for new life. Work with intuitive painting to express your intentionality, curiosity, and wonderment for dreaming life big.  Katherine will guide you to work with the intuitive creative process, as well as how to work with the materials, color, symbolism, and intention to connect to your inner creative spark, your creative Inner Artist. Ceremony will hold the space for diving deep into your creativity and imagination, to open the doorway to visioning, and how to bring that to a canvas.

Intuitive Painting studentIntuitive Painting Theme is Awakening Your Soul Spark with New Beginnings

Within the day's sacred container we will work with the energy of Spring, of the Cosmic Void of potentiality, and the clarity of focus for planting seeds for new life. We'll journey with the Spring energy bursting forth from Mother Earth to express our hopes and dreams and being born anew.

Creativity and Curiosity

The intuitive painting process uses canvas, paint, and the power of your curiosity to explore your soul's inner symbol system. Are you ready to awaken your intuitive creativity, and its power to support you in creating the life you want?

What if you could create a more loving, exciting, peace-filled, and abundant life? What if you can edit our life story and empower yourself as story teller and story maker? Are you ready to expand your story into greater harmony, love, and joy? What does it look like, feel like, taste like, sound like, to Awaken Your Soul Spark. There is nothing more important than realizing you are the Creative Spark who directs your life.

Everyone of us is a creative being. If you don't think of yourself as an artist, it is time to reconsider that you are born a creative being, even if you don't draw, paint, sing, dance or such. You imagine and create your life each day. It is within you. It drives your choices and responses to the world. Becoming aware of this divine spark within your very being is part of your journey to awakening your true nature. With intention, curiosity, and the courage to show up, you have the opportunity to awaken and engage this divine spark in your every day consciousness. This is a time to connect to your Divine Inner Artist Spark, and bring her forth.

Indigo Child intuitive painting soul portraitImagination, Innocence, Purity, and Childlike Wonderment

When we begin anew, we are in a vulnerable yet powerful energy of innocence and purity. These qualities are potent regenerative energies for creating our heart's desires. Are you tired of the adulting? Are you ready to laugh again, and move into the freedom of play? How would you like to imagine again?

You will be supported to release old, limiting beliefs and energies as you explore the power of curiosity and childlike wonderment in your intuitive painting process — opening the doors to joy, fulfillment, heart, and great happiness.

What to Bring to Class

Personal Materials for your Comfort

  • Plenty of Drinking Water for the day
  • Sack lunch
  • Snacks as needed
  • Meditation pillow

Art Materials to Bring:

  • Portable Table Easel (I have some easels you can use on a first come basis. Let me know as soon as you register.)
  • 11x14" (or larger) Sketchbook/Visual journal for taking notes, writing intentions, focusing on what you desire, and sketching
  • Water container for painting water
  • Acrylic paint - A rainbow of colors. Recommended high quality/high pigment count such as Golden Fluid Acrylics. Small tubes or bottles of paint okay as we will use small amounts with thin layers of paint.
  • 1 Large Canvas - Choose from Sizes 16x20" or 18x24"recommended. (Make sure your portable easel will handle)
  • Variety of soft synthetic brushes. Small, medium and large. Flats, filberts, rounds. Have at least one 1" or larger flat brush for big stroke washes.
  • Palette for paints
  • Several rags or old towels

What is Provided for Your Day of Creative Retreat

  • Coffee and Hot Tea
  • Sacred environment and teachings for exploring your creativity and awakening your inner artist
  • Lots of support to help you awaken and access your intuition, creativity, inner vision, and your ability to express it!.

Tuition: $150

Space for 12. Please register early to insure your spot in class.

Click below to Register and Pay


 

Once you are registered begin to gather your supplies. The journey has begun!

 

 

Make Your Own 18" Hand-drum
Saturday, February 17th, 2024
Noon - 4:30pm

Choose Elk, Horse, or Buffalo Rawhide for your drum

Learn to make your own 18” rawhide drum on a maple hoop frame, and drum beater, in sacred ceremony and ritual the way our ancestors did. Call in the spirit of your drum, and infuse your drum making with love and intention.

This workshop includes all materials to make your drum, within the practice of sacred shamanic ceremony. Everything will be taught in a ceremonial way, with prayer, smudging, and connecting to the spirit of your hide.

The ancient style drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It is used often for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat can help you enter into trance-like, meditative states to assist you in accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

Drumming is an excellent way to clear low-frequency energy, open the heart, and recenter into joy. A shamanic practitioner use drumming to journey to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

Making your own drum in a sacred, shamanic environment helps you to get in touch with the spirit of your drum, as well as the spirit animals associated with your drum hide of choice. There is ceremonial work to connect you to the essence of your drum as a heart instrument. You will have the opportunity to infuse prayers, intentions, blessings, and gratitude energies into your drum.

Choice of Rawhides for Your Drum:

Choosing your animal hide for your drum - Most people lean to choosing the animal rawhide for their drum based on the animal energy and totem they prefer working with. That is a great way to go. AND, if you are making your first drum you may consider working with Elk as that is typically an easier hide to work as you learn to make a hand drum in ancient style.  The thicker hides are more difficult to mold around the hoop. though  it is often a bit more challenging to work into making a drum. If you are good with your hands it may not matter. Everything you need to make your drum, whether it be your first or your 5th, will be provided in class.

Buffalo -  a totem of strength, abundance, stability, freedom, gentleness, gratitude, and prosperity. Helps to keep you grounded and connected to Mother Earth.

Elk - a totem of stamina, steadiness, strength, sensual passion, nobility, pride, respect, and survival. Elk is also known to bring divine protection, helping one to also follow the right path. It helps people with good hearts.

Horse - is the totem of freedom above all else. The horse is a majestic animal that embodies the spiritual power of independence, freedom, nobleness, endurance, confidence, triumph, heroism, and competition. Its symbol is associated with strength, courage and freedom.

Maple Tree Medicine (the hoop frame wood) - a symbol of strength and endurance.

Alder Tree Medicine (the drum beater stick wood) - a symbol of determination, inner confidence and release.

You will leave with a completed drum and drum beater.

Register Early. Deposits are due at the latest by January 31st, 2024 to insure your space in the workshop and to buy the materials for your drum. Limited to 10 participants.

All creative materials provided: rawhide drum head and lacing, maple hoop frame; alder stick, leather, padding and sinew for drum beater.

Class will be held at Katherine's Studio, 3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins, CO

Sunday, Dec. 31st - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
An evening of Divination and Visioning

Integrate, Celebrate and Say Good Bye to 2023,
Call in, Vision and Illuminate Possibility for 2024

It is time once again to gather for our New Years Eve Divination and Visioning is a Ceremony and Creative Visioning process. We'll work with the power of ceremony, ritual, curiosity, desire and the assistance of oracle cards, tarot cards, runes, and other divination systems. In the process we'll create our annual Endings for 2023 and Moving into 2024 Divination Map.

The Divination Map to End 2023

Angel Estrella de la Luz

Say good-bye to 2023 in ceremonial style. As we let go of what has been, we'll use our divination mapping to bring awareness to the blessings and harvest of 2023, squeezing all the juice out of your experiences so you can get the GOLD out of 2023. We will truly say good-by to no longer serves us, releasing with grace and composting the old.

Divination Mapping and Visioning for 2024

Child of Earth - Design

Focusing on what you truly desire brings all you need to manifest your greatest blessings. We will set our attention and intention on our heart's desires for blessings, vision, and harmony in the new cycle of 2024. We'll call forth the helpers and guides most important to support us moving into greater harmony and expansion. We'll focus the brightest light on possibility and potential beyond anything we can imagine! What is it like to pave a clear path for support, manifestation and joy? We'll use curiosity and creativity to awaken the mystical and feed our potential new life for harmony, peace, joy, and love.

Divination Mapping is a term and process that Katherine learned from her dear soul sister Sage Holloway (author of the Mythical Goddess Tarot and Animal Healing and Vibrational Medicine.) The process incorporates ceremony, creativity, intuition, and a variety of divination tools to integrate the movement from one annual cycle into the next. A map is created for the understanding and integration of 2023, as well as release of all you want to leave in the past. Then a divination/visioning map is created for the invocation of a beautiful and potent 2024. In this process we invoke our guides and allies to assist us in creating positive and potent experiences, as well as to reveal the patterns we are working with, so we can gain support and clarity for the best outcomes in riding the energies at hand.

How good can it get? What if you really can know and create better than you have believed before?

Bring Tarot Cards, Oracle Decks, Runes, Divination Tools and Colored Pens/Pencils:

Bring your own divination tools such as oracle decks, tarot cards, runes, blessing cards, etc. Special colored pens or pencils if you have them.

Be prepared to open the wisdom and knowledge of your own soul path. You are able to see more deeply into your life, and this process will assist you in finding more of your power, as well as understanding how you can create more intentionally a beautiful life.

What is Provided?

Katherine will also provide an array of various oracle cards, tarot decks (including the Mythical Goddess Tarot and the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle), angel cards, and runes, etc. as well as the art supplies for the mapping process.

You will also be served with refreshments of hot tea, cider and holiday treats for the evening.

Learn more about Katherine Skaggs' Shamanic Study programs in the following video that was recorded live on Facebook. Katherine addresses the Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Programs with Q&A, particularly focused to the 1-year program beginning at Grayslake, Il. beginning April 2024.

*All the content about the teachings is also relevant to the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Course in Fort Collins, Co. 2024. If you are considering this course please take time to listen to this video and be inspired to what is possible for what you truly desire to not only learn, but to how you can transform your life. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to Katherine. If you need to pay out your program differently than what is listed below, please ask Katherine how she can help you get into class and also be worthy of making it work for you!

Testimonials about Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program:

"My experience with the Artist Shaman Healer Sage course was profound.  I've been teaching Yoga for 12 years and during this course I realized how much these two wisdom practices Shamanism and Yoga have in common.  This training has given me a deeper understanding into my relationship with mother earth and how my most ancient teachers come from the trees, animals, plants and elements.  The monthly Shaman tool art projects helped me reconnect to the natural artist that lives inside of me; that I had not connected with since high school. Learning the tools that I learned within this course will carry one with me in all that I do. I recommend this course as all of the knowledge taught is adaptable to all spectrums of life. Katherine is a blessing to our community and I am honored to have her as my teacher.  She holds space in a way that feels nurturing, mentally stimulating and emotionally supportive. Katherine has important knowledge to share and within this course you'll be given the time and space held to receive and practice this knowledge.  I feel that everyone should take this course as our world shifts, this knowledge needs to be given, practiced and then taught to the next generation.  I would take this course every single year and highly recommend it. " - Angie Katz

"Being with Katherine in ASHS was an essential container of deep support I cherished while navigating a major shift in my life. The knowledge and traditions Katherine shared often carried me through this period of time, giving me strength and tools to reprogram and reassemble as a new and more whole version of myself." - Bailey Johnson

2024 Shamanic Study Course Overview

Held at Inner Haven • 34121 N US Hwy 45, Suite 8 • Grayslake, IL 60030

 

When? and Where?

*The course begins April 5th, 2024 and ends January 2025, with a total of four quarterly meetings over that time. The first two gatherings and the fourth gathering are Friday evening from 6:30-9:30pm with a full day Saturday and Sunday following. Our third gathering is a four day retreat. See meeting dates listed below. Held at Inner Haven in Grayslake, IL.

The One-year Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism and its application to living your life in greater harmony. (This is an expanded version of the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage program with Katherine Skaggs based in Fort Collins, CO.) The purpose of this course is for you to learn about the shamanic path and how to embody its powerful practices, ceremonies, and wisdom through direct experience. It is practical and powerful, helping you to better navigate our current day, chaotic world. This course offers practices to help you live your life in greater power and unity. Students have the opportunity to learn age-old, timeless skills and practices that have since been forgotten by many in our current day culture. You will come away with the ability to navigate the world in greater peace and harmony. There is great power in these practices and techniques — which assists you in opening to your creativity, your passion, and your ability to be more effective in all areas of your life. Once premise of shamanism that is very important to understand and work with is that everything is energy, and that we are 'dreaming' our life. When you understand more about how to work with the principles and practices, you are able to create more intentionally, learn from your creations, and to refine them into greater joy, abundance, and overall happiness.

This One-year Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Study Program is for someone who is ready for change. If you are ready to embrace your capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy, and fulfillment... and to let go of the negative patterns that challenge your happiness, you can bet this course will support you in making these changes!

Whatever you put into this class you will get out of this class.

Quarterly Gatherings - Save the Dates

  • 1st Quarterly Gathering - April 5th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days April 6th, 7th - 9am to 5pm
  • 2nd Quarterly Gathering - June 28th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days June 29th, 30th - 9am to 5pm
  • 3rd Quarterly Retreat Gathering - Sept 26th-29th details to follow - Plan on 4 full days retreat
  • 4th Quarterly Gathering - January 10th 6:30-9:30pm; Full days Jan 11th, 12th - 9am to 5pm 

Monthly Zoom Calls

Each month of the year you will have an evening zoom call for an hour and a half for check-in, journey work, integration, questions, and tribe connections. These dates will be set at the first class gathering. Your zoom calls are equally as important as the quarterly gatherings. You will be expected to attend best as possible.

Overview of ASHS One-Year Shamanic Study Course

April 5th from 6:30-9:30pm
April 6th and 7th from 9am to 5pm

The East

New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring

  • The History and Foundational Principles of Shamanism
  • The Medicine Wheel as a Map for Living Life Well
  • Nature walk - The Microcosm and the Macrocosm of Spirit and Mother Nature
  • The Spirit of the East, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey as a path to direct revelation
  • The power of innocence, prayer and intention
  • Altar Work
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE WAND/STAFF

Zoom TBD for the year at first meeting


June 28th from 6:30-9:30pm
June 29th and 30th from 9am to 5pm

The South

Expansion, Growth, Heart, Tribe, Support, Adolescence, Mid-day, Summer

  • The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • Working with Containers to support your soul dreams
  • Boundaries and protection
  • Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey with the South
  • Ritual and Ceremony
  • What Spiritual Medicine is, how to find it and connect to it
  • The Medicine and Experience of the Plant Bath
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG

Zoom TBD


September 26th-29th - An Immersion Retreat.

The West

Harvest, Completion, Death, Middle Age, Sunset, Autumn

  • The Spirit of the West
  • Ancestors and Ancestral patterns
  • Releasing trauma
  • Confronting and healing fear
  • Understanding and embracing the power of death
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Recapitulation and forgiveness
  • Shamanic initiation
  • Shape shifting
  • The Jungle Smoke Bath Teachings and Experience
  • Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS
  • ***There may be some additional costs for room and food for this retreat-style meeting — as we will be renting a retreat space and serving all meals at one location during this time. Most likely the expense will be an additional $150-250 to help with retreat space rental and food. With 10 or more students these expense will lessen or go away completely. We'll encourage everyone to stay in the retreat space, but you will have the option to spend the night at home nearby.

Zoom TBD


January 10th from 6:30-9:30pm
January 11th and 12th from 9am to 5pm

The North, Father Sky & Mother Earth

Rest, Regeneration, Wisdom, Power, Old Age, Nighttime, Winter

  • The Spirit of the North
  • Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom, and vision
  • Identifying and healing Soul Loss
  • Soul Retrieval - Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
  • Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
  • Power places; power objects; Restoring Power
  • Restoring power
  • The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
  • Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
  • Wisdom, Protection
  • Illumination and Light
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
  • Cycles and Rhythms
  • Working with Gaia's restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
  • Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy
  • Ceremonial Art – RATTLE and SHAMANIC FEATHERS

Our Final Gathering is also a time of

Integration, Celebration, and Graduation

It is time for harvest, completion, graduation, and honoring of the hard work and play we have put in learning together, creating tribe together, and preparing to move to the next level of experience in our lives. Plan on an a time to celebrate, to recap your learning and use of your tools, and to give gratitude.

Graduation Despacho

During our gathering you will get to experience an Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your as you go into the world. It will be a time for each student to offer blessings to each tribe mate in the ceremony, and to make an offering to Pachamama for the blessings to bring harmony to our clan and to all of our kin on earth.

Potluck Feast

Let's celebrate! The last day we gather we will bring some food to share with your tribe at lunch as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


What is Included in the Course

Tuition includes course materials, teachings, and most if not all materials to make your shamanic tools. Recommendations for any additional supplies will be given.

Additional Supplies and things to bring to class

You will need to purchase or bring the following supplies at the beginning of the course - which you can buy at Inner Haven or through Katherine at class time:

What do you need to do to be accepted into this coursework?

The application process is really very simple. I am accepting eager students who are sincerely interested in the subject matter and course work who are committed to attending all gatherings, zoom calls, and willing to put in time for practices. It is important that you have a desire to learn, having openness and willingness to adopt and try new practices. It is important that you put your best effort forth, as what you put into this course work is what you will get out of this course.

There is nothing terribly physically rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Illinois. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes. There will be a some short outings in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items.

You can expect great transformation within this container. Initiation is part of the process of change when you are in a highly-transformative container. Know that the changes you desire and the process of this class will be what you need to make those changes as you are willing. There may be times when you are challenged and need support. This container is the support, along with your classmates and Katherine. You will be enfolded by many allies and helpers for you to successfully clear old patterns, so you may bring forth greater harmony and authentic empowerment to be you along the way.

This generally qualifies you to join the course.

How you show up affects everything and everyone. You, the student, ARE the class! Everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.

Course Cost

Full Tuition - $3000 single payment

Payment Plan - $500 non-refundable deposit plus 7 monthly payments of $365 starting before or by first class April, 2024. (Payment plan is designed to be paid in full by October 1st, 2024) You will also need to sign a contractual agreement with your financial arrangements promising to pay out your course work. If you drop the course for any reason you still owe the balance of what is due.

Payment Plan #2 - $400 non-refundable deposit plus 10 monthly payments of $266 starting before or by first class April, 2024. (Payment plan is designed to be paid in full by last class Jan. 2025) You will also need to sign a contractual agreement with your financial arrangements promising to pay out your course work. If you drop the course for any reason you still owe the balance of what is due.

***IF you need to have a different payment plan, please reach out to Katherine to work out the details. She has her creative ways to support you in getting what you want in this exchange of energy. You are worthy if you are being called. Let her support you in making your commitment to yourself, that you may find your way out of limitation into grace and empowerment. 

Please register early to insure your place in the course and to also insure the making of the class!

I look forward to seeing you in 2024. Love, Katherine

Art as Medicine - An Intuitive Painting/Creativity Journey with Art

One Saturday Monthly - March through Aug. 2023 • 9am to 5pm
March 2nd • April 13th • May 11th • June 1st • July 13th • Aug. 10th

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO
Limited to 8-10 Students - Register Early to insure your spot.

The Art of Journey is a 6-month course working with intention, creativity, shamanic journey, and Art as Medicine. We will gather one Saturday a month with the intention to use creativity and shamanic journey to access wisdom, creativity, inner symbolism, soul story, and healing spaces. The sacred space we will share will assist is in opening to the Inner Artist as Messenger, Seer, and Healer.

Introduction to the Shamanic JourneyMaking Art with Intention

Making art with intention and ceremony invites you to access the power of your creative life force, symbolism, color, pattern, and metaphor. As you work with your desires, imaginations, and curiosities, you open to greater consciousness to be in flow through your creative process. 

The Journey and Medicine of Art

Shamanic journey will be a foundational space to go within, to access the inner levels of conscious, and the language of the soul. With the intention that every stroke of the brush (and other art-making processes) comes a healing movement—helping you discover the process of Artist as Healer. Intuitive art-making is a somatic, wise-one, healing art process. As one releases the old and brings in the new energies born of intention, love, hope, and desire, the experience brings energetic and physical healing. 

Monthly Focus and Themes

Each month we’ll unfold the focus and theme for each person individually, and within the group. You will have the opportunity to focus your personal healing journey through the processes, as well as any projects you are inspired to create over the 6 months we gather.

Course Full-pay Tuition: $900

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $300 to register with 4 Payments of $150 per month beginning March 1st, 2024. If you register after Feb. 28th, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan. (Credit card will be held on file once you register.) You are responsible for bringing your art supplies, and easle if you need one. (I do have some to lend.)

ADD-ON: If you want personal guidance monthly to go with your Saturday class, you can schedule one-on-one with Katherine to discuss your work, your process, and your focus in discounted Soul Art Mentoring Sessions. This is particularly beneficial if you are diving deep in retelling some of your soul story, if you are developing a line of art that you may want to carry forward to sell, or if your art focus is part of a larger project, say as an oracle deck or other application. - $60 per half hour or $111 per hour session. (Pricing only available for Art of Journey students.)

 

Artist Shaman Healer Sage
Multi-cultural Shamanism Course

 2024 Course Overview

One Saturday Monthly - April through Sept. 2024 • 9am to 5pm
April 27 • May 25 • June 22 • July 27 • Aug. 24 • Sept. 21

Held at Katherine Skaggs Studio in Fort Collins, CO

All times for in-person classes and zoom calls are in Mountain time.

The above video was recorded live on Facebook addressing the teachings of the Artist Shaman Healer Sage Shamanic Programs with Q&A, particularly focused to the 1-year program beginning at Grayslake, Il. beginning April 2024. However all the content about the teachings is relevant to the 6-month Artist Shaman Healer Sage Course in Fort Collins, Co. 2024. If you are considering this course please take time to listen to this video and be inspired to what is possible for what you truly desire to not only learn, but to how you can transform your life.

What Katherine's Students Have to Say about Artist Shaman Healer Sage Program:

"My experience with the Artist Shaman Healer Sage course was profound.  I've been teaching Yoga for 12 years and during this course I realized how much these two wisdom practices Shamanism and Yoga have in common.  This training has given me a deeper understanding into my relationship with mother earth and how my most ancient teachers come from the trees, animals, plants and elements.  The monthly Shaman tool art projects helped me reconnect to the natural artist that lives inside of me; that I had not connected with since high school. Learning the tools that I learned within this course will carry one with me in all that I do. I recommend this course as all of the knowledge taught is adaptable to all spectrums of life. Katherine is a blessing to our community and I am honored to have her as my teacher.  She holds space in a way that feels nurturing, mentally stimulating and emotionally supportive. Katherine has important knowledge to share and within this course you'll be given the time and space held to receive and practice this knowledge.  I feel that everyone should take this course as our world shifts, this knowledge needs to be given, practiced and then taught to the next generation.  I would take this course every single year and highly recommend it. "
- Angie Katz

"Being with Katherine in ASHS was an essential container of deep support I cherished while navigating a major shift in my life. The knowledge and traditions Katherine shared often carried me through this period of time, giving me strength and tools to reprogram and reassemble as a new and more whole version of myself." - Bailey Johnson

A Foundational Course in Multi-Cultural Shamanism

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is a foundational course is multi-cultural shamanism and its application to living your life in greater harmony. Learn about and practice spiritual wisdom, ritual, and ceremony to better navigate our current day, chaotic world. Through personal experience and practice you will have the opportunity to understand and experience direct revelation that brings true transformation. This course is all about living your life in power and unity. No matter where you are on the path, the teachings and experiences will support you and deepen your relationship to your own divinity, and the divine in all life.

Are You Ready for Change?

Artist Shaman Healer Sage is for someone who is ready for change, for clearing away the things that block you from being you, and for awakening your true soul Self. This is for someone who wants to embrace his or her capacity to dream a life born of passion, joy and fulfillment... and THEN Embody it!

Whatever you put into this class you will get out of this class.

Each designated Saturday Meeting we will gather in a safe, ceremonial space for learning universal shamanic wisdom, practices, storytelling, drum journeying, soul remembering, and creating shamanic tools. We will also meet virtually on Zoom once monthly at an agreed upon evening time for teleconference and check-in, to maintain and ground our teachings into our every day life, to build community and to gain support. Your zoom calls are equally important as the Saturday sessions. Please plan on them too.

The content of the course will include foundational Shamanic teachings, the wisdom of the Medicine Wheel, and shamanic practices for living life empowered and awakened, AND making your own shamanic tools! You will receive everything you need to shape shift your life into greater harmony and empowerment for a joyful life.

Each meeting we will also make ceremonial, shamanic tools associated with the work of that month. This is an exciting and expansively empowering part of the class, awakening your creativity and much more.

***Saturday attendance and zoom attendance are required for acceptance into this course.

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 31, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

(Katherine will contact you for a credit card number to keep on file once you have registered. Your payment will be processed on the first of each month. A payment plan agreement will be sent out for the payment plan. You are responsible to pay for class in full even if you drop it at any time. I always consider the circumstances and will work with you best as possible if there is a medical emergency or something significant that causes you to drop the course in an untimely manner.)

Tuition includes course materials, teachings, and all materials to make your shamanic tools. Recommendations for additional supplies may be given, but are not mandatory in most cases. You will also receive a copy of Katherine Skaggs' award-winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul at the beginning of the first class. A list of other supplies will be given as you learn to work with other tools, such as flower water, smudge, etc.

Registration is Open - Limited to 15 students.

This is an in-person course. A remote Course is in the works.

There will be a once a month evening zoom call for an hour an a half for journey work, integration, questions, and tribe connections. These dates will be set at the first class gathering.

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm 

The East

New Beginnings, The Void, Child, Sunrise, Spring

Your First Class in Artist Shaman Healer Sage will introduce you to working with:

  • The History and Foundational Principles of Shamanism
  • The Medicine Wheel as a Map for Living Life Well
  • Nature walk - The Microcosm and the Macrocosm of Spirit and Mother Nature
  • The Spirit of the East, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey as a path to direct revelation
  • The power of innocence, prayer and intention
  • Altar Work
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE WAND/STAFF

Zoom TBA


Saturday, May 25th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The South

Expansion, Growth, Heart, Tribe, Support, Adolescence, Mid-day, Summer

Your Second Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the South, its symbolism, energy and how to work with it as an ally
  • Working with Containers and Boundaries to support your soul dreams
  • Better boundaries and protection
  • Deepening your relationship with Allies and Elementals
  • How to work with Spirit helpers, allies, ancestors, guides, angels, totem animals
  • Shamanic Drum Journey with the South
  • Ritual and Ceremony
  • What Spiritual Medicine is, how to find it and connect to it
  • The Medicine and Experience of the Plant Bath
  • Ceremonial Art – MEDICINE BAG

Zoom TBA


Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The West

Harvest, Completion, Death, Middle Age, Sunset, Autumn

Your Third Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the West
  • Understanding and working with Ancestors and Ancestral patterns
  • Releasing trauma
  • Confronting and healing fear
  • Understanding and embracing the power of death
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Recapitulation and forgiveness
  • Shamanic initiation
  • Shape shifting
  • The Jungle Smoke Bath Teachings and Experience
  • Ceremonial Art – ABORIGINAL CLICKING STICKS

Zoom TBA


Saturday, July 27th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

The North

Rest, Regeneration, Wisdom, Power, Old Age, Nighttime, Winter

Your Fourth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit of the North
  • Deepening into rest, regeneration, introspection, stillness, wisdom and vision
  • Soul loss
  • Soul retrieval - Calling Home Lost Soul Parts
  • Shamanic helpers in Soul Retrieval
  • Power places; power objects
  • Restoring power
  • The Path of Empowerment, Generosity and Wisdom
  • Ceremonial Art – RATTLE

Zoom TBA


Saturday, August 24th, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

Father Sky, Mother Earth

The Power of Above and Below

Your Fifth Class will introduce you to working with:

  • The Spirit Medicine of Father Sky and Mother Earth
  • Exploring the Divine Masculine wisdom of Father Sky
    • Wisdom, Protection
    • Illumination and Light
    • Angelic realm, spirit helpers
  • Exploring the Divine Feminine wisdom of Mother Earth
    • Cycles and Rhythms
    • Working with Her restorative energy, allies, elementals and helpers
  • Working with shamanic feathers to clean, clear and bring in energy

Ceremonial Art – SHAMANIC FEATHERS


Zoom TBA


Saturday, September 21st, 2024 • 9am to 5pm

Integration, Celebration, Graduation

The Power of Great Spirit, Our Final Meeting

Ceremony, Graduation and Celebration. It is time for our harvest, our completion, graduation and honoring of the hard work and play we have put in learning together, creating tribe together, and preparing to move to the next level of experience in our lives. Plan on an all day affair, to recap your learning and use of your tools, to give gratitude, and to celebrate.

Review and Practice

The morning will be set aside to honor our tools and what they have taught us so far, as well as how else we may take them into our personal practices, and any offerings we may choose to offer others.

Graduation Despacho

In the afternoon we will work with the Andean Medicine Ritual of a Despacho. This ceremonial ritual will be dedicated to the blessings for each student and the clan of your 2024 Artist Shaman Healer Sage as you go into the world. It will be a time for each student to offer blessings to each tribe mate in the ceremony, and to make an offering to Pachamama for the blessings to bring harmony to our clan and to all of our kin on earth.

Potluck Feast

Let's celebrate! You will bring some food to share with your tribe at lunch as you celebrate your transformation and honor one another.


Includes course materials and teachings, as well as all materials to make your shamanic tools (crystals and stones, rattle making materials, medicine bag leather and materials, beads, feathers, wood for clicking sticks, and so much more. Also includes a copy of Katherine Skaggs' book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul. If you already own this book, you will have in in-store credit of $25 for other purchases when you arrive at class.


Limited Spaces in the Class

What do you need to do to be accepted into this coursework?

The application process is really very simple. I am accepting students who are interested in the subject matter and course work. Monthly attendance for both the Saturday class and the zoom call is required, along with your desire to learn, your openness and willingness to adopt and try new practices monthly, and your agreement to put your best effort forth qualifies you to join the course. What you put into this class is what you get out of it. How you show up affects everything and everyone. You, the student, ARE the class! Everyone’s attendance brings great richness to the journey of all in the class.

Physical Health and Ability to Participate

There is nothing terribly rigorous about this shamanic course. However, you do need to be able to walk at least a mile on the flat lands in Colorado. It is also best if you are able to do short hikes in the foothills near Katherine's home. There will be a few short morning outings to be in nature, to gather her wisdom, energy, and often times found items. First class (weather permitting) there is a morning outing for some of the teachings and experiences. Other classes will have similar teaching opportunities outside when possible. Some may be in Katherine's backyard, some in the foothills.

Class Location and Times

Classes are held at Katherine Skaggs' studio in foothills in Fort Collins, Colorado. We meet each month on the day indicated on this event page. Doors open at 8:30am. You are encouraged to come between 8:30 and 8:45am so we can begin promptly at 9am each month. We are complete by 5pm that same day.

You are expected to join the class for the full day every month, as well as to attend all zoom meetings.

Financial Commitment and Agreement

An essential part of the energy exchange is your payment for the class.

EARLY BIRD TUITION: $1675 if paid in full by Dec. 24, 2023

Course Tuition: $1800 (when paid in full before beginning of class)

Payment plan tuition:
Deposit of $500 to register with either 4 Payments of $365 per month or 5 payment plan of $295 per month beginning April 1st, 2024.
If you register after April 1st, 2024 you either owe full tuition or the deposit plus one of the payments in the plan.

A deposit of $500 is required to hold your place in class, with either four monthly payments of $365 beginning April 1, 2024 or five monthly payments of $295, or a one time payment of $1800. A credit card is requested to have on file so we can run payments on the 1st of each month. If for any reason you don't want to continue in the course at any time during the six-month course, you agree to complete your financial agreement. If for any unseen reason you must drop out (such as due to illness or family crisis, each situation will be dealt with on a one-time basis per student to find the best outcome for all involved). Harmony and reciprocity are always held as guides for the highest and best outcome for all.

Teacher Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, spiritual teacher, ceremonialist, visionary artist, and award-winning Author of her multi-award winning book Artist Shaman Healer Sage: Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ceremony, and Ritual to Transform Your LIfe and Awaken Your Soul.

Katherine has been immersed in metaphysical for more than 37 years and on a multi-cultural shamanic pathway since 2007. She brings direct experience and wisdom from her journey, offering you tools and timeless wisdom teachings from the wise ones from around the globe. These teachings are meant for use iin any location or time period, city or country, urban or jungle. Though deeply spiritual and mystical, they are grounding and practical for personal transformation and empowerment.

 

Soul Retrieval & Ancestral Healing

An Experiential Workshop to Heal
Saturday, Sept. 16th
9am to 5pm

at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to register 224-252-2945
Pay Below to Hold Your Spot

Healing Soul Loss, Fright, Fear, and Trauma

Fear, fright, and trauma create patterns that stop us in our tracks, distort our sense of self, and cause imbalances and energy leaks leading ultimately to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual illness. In the shamanic world this is known as Soul Loss. In the western medical world the symptoms of Soul Loss are often diagnosed as PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, any number of emotional ailments, and shock at first glance. Other symptoms include exhaustion, not feeling like oneself, lacking harmony, inability to feel happy or present to one’s life, and often lacking purpose or direction. Typically when someone has Soul Loss it is difficult to maintain a job, relationship, health, finances, or any sense of well-being and harmony in their life. Even when high-functioning there is a sense something isn’t right in one’s life.

In tribal cultures Soul Loss is known as an adaptive mechanism meant only to be temporary. When there is a dangerous situation or accident, the soul pulls out of the physical body so as to escape the suffering from the trauma. To bring the soul back to their body and present time the tribal members give immediate loving attention, physical and emotional comfort, unconditional love, and all required to tend to that person’s needs. As the soul feels safe and loved they are able to come completely back to their body. Safety and love creates the frequency necessary for the healing and restoration.

When we don’t get this safe and loving energy for restoration we carry our trauma day to day. The trauma and soul loss can be from this life’s experiences, past life experiences, or ancestral trauma passed on from family member to family member, generation to generation.

You may or may not have any idea of having experienced a life trauma or fright. Yet you may see patterns in your family that reflect wounding, or you may not. I can assure you there is generational trauma whether you are aware of it or not. If you feel something is off or out of balance in your life there is a good chance some aspect of your soul self is displaced and wants to come home in safe and healthy ways.

Soul Retrieval and Ancestral Healing

Soul Retrieval is a spiritual process meant to assist the soul in coming home to present time, in love and safety. There is no need to visit the dark shadows of trauma in a soul retrieval session. The focus is to go into the other dimensions where your lost soul parts are and to call them home with great love and healing. A ceremonial space is created that is safe, clean, and loving to allow you to connect to all of your essence. Shamanic healing techniques are used to facility clearing dense energy, fright and fear first of all. This is a time of receiving, letting go, and moving deeper into loving energy. It is a place of respect, and an opportunity to reset into a new story, a new energy, and a new life of harmony and well-being. Powerful spirit guides and allies are called to support you in retrieving lost parts of the self.

What You Can Expect to Receive in this Soul Retrieval Workshop

During this full day experiential soul retrieval workshop you will receive helpful information so you understand the dynamic that created soul loss AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be lead into ceremonial journey spaces to clean fear, fright, and trauma so you are safe to return to your wholeness. You will be cleaned energetically with shamanic techniques and learn how to do this for yourself too. Multiple journeys and experiences will be offered for clearing your ancestral line associated with your physical lineage, as well as clearing your spiritual ancestral line and past lives from traumatic experiences that are unresolved. You will have the opportunity to also identify and clear energy leaks you experience through your daily choices and habits. These energy leaks are associated with these other patterns connected to soul loss. They may express as addiction, poor boundaries, lack of personal power, bad choices in relationships, depleted energy, lack of hope, closed heartedness, physical, mental and emotional health issues, just to name a few.

How to prepare for your day:

  • Bring a pen and notebook
  • Bring a sack lunch
  • Bring snacks for the day as needed
  • Bring drinking water for the day
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring an eye mask for shamanic journeying
  • Imagine a day where you get to relax, rest, rejuvenate, and heal.

Who is Katherine Skaggs?

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, energy healer, intuitive, channel, visionary artist, and award-winning author who has worked with individuals and groups for more than 35 years in one way or another to help them re-member who they are, to come home to their authentic soul self, and to heal in loving spaces without need to relive trauma or fear.

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Pay online below to secure your spot

Held at Inner Haven Spiritual & Creative Development Center
34121 N. US HWY 45, Suite 8, Grayslake, IL 60030
Call to Register for the Workshop at 224-252-2945
Pay Below to Hold Your Spot and complete registration

Soul Retrieval & Ancestral Healing

An Experiential Workshop to Heal
Sunday, Sept. 10th
9am to 5pm

at Be Optimal Holistic Health Center
5225 Old Orchard Rd., Suite 31 • Skokie, IL 60077
Call to Schedule 847-486-8000/Pay at Be Optimal
Click here to register online at Be Optimal's Website

Healing Soul Loss, Fright, Fear, and Trauma

Fear, fright, and trauma create patterns that stop us in our tracks, distort our sense of self, and cause imbalances and energy leaks leading ultimately to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual illness. In the shamanic world this is known as Soul Loss. In the western medical world the symptoms of Soul Loss are often diagnosed as PTSD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, any number of emotional ailments, and shock at first glance. Other symptoms include exhaustion, not feeling like oneself, lacking harmony, inability to feel happy or present to one’s life, and often lacking purpose or direction. Typically when someone has Soul Loss it is difficult to maintain a job, relationship, health, finances, or any sense of well-being and harmony in their life. Even when high-functioning there is a sense something isn’t right in one’s life.

In tribal cultures Soul Loss is known as an adaptive mechanism meant only to be temporary. When there is a dangerous situation or accident, the soul pulls out of the physical body so as to escape the suffering from the trauma. To bring the soul back to their body and present time the tribal members give immediate loving attention, physical and emotional comfort, unconditional love, and all required to tend to that person’s needs. As the soul feels safe and loved they are able to come completely back to their body. Safety and love creates the frequency necessary for the healing and restoration.

When we don’t get this safe and loving energy for restoration we carry our trauma day to day. The trauma and soul loss can be from this life’s experiences, past life experiences, or ancestral trauma passed on from family member to family member, generation to generation.

You may or may not have any idea of having experienced a life trauma or fright. Yet you may see patterns in your family that reflect wounding, or you may not. I can assure you there is generational trauma whether you are aware of it or not. If you feel something is off or out of balance in your life there is a good chance some aspect of your soul self is displaced and wants to come home in safe and healthy ways.

Soul Retrieval and Ancestral Healing

Soul Retrieval is a spiritual process meant to assist the soul in coming home to present time, in love and safety. There is no need to visit the dark shadows of trauma in a soul retrieval session. The focus is to go into the other dimensions where your lost soul parts are and to call them home with great love and healing. A ceremonial space is created that is safe, clean, and loving to allow you to connect to all of your essence. Shamanic healing techniques are used to facility clearing dense energy, fright and fear first of all. This is a time of receiving, letting go, and moving deeper into loving energy. It is a place of respect, and an opportunity to reset into a new story, a new energy, and a new life of harmony and well-being. Powerful spirit guides and allies are called to support you in retrieving lost parts of the self.

What You Can Expect to Receive in this Soul Retrieval Workshop

During this full day experiential soul retrieval workshop you will receive helpful information so you understand the dynamic that created soul loss AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, you will be lead into ceremonial journey spaces to clean fear, fright, and trauma so you are safe to return to your wholeness. You will be cleaned energetically with shamanic techniques and learn how to do this for yourself too. Multiple journeys and experiences will be offered for clearing your ancestral line associated with your physical lineage, as well as clearing your spiritual ancestral line and past lives from traumatic experiences that are unresolved. You will have the opportunity to also identify and clear energy leaks you experience through your daily choices and habits. These energy leaks are associated with these other patterns connected to soul loss. They may express as addiction, poor boundaries, lack of personal power, bad choices in relationships, depleted energy, lack of hope, closed heartedness, physical, mental and emotional health issues, just to name a few.

How to prepare for your day:

  • Bring a pen and notebook
  • Bring a sack lunch
  • Bring snacks for the day as needed
  • Bring drinking water for the day
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring an eye mask for shamanic journeying
  • Imagine a day where you get to relax, rest, rejuvenate, and heal.

Who is Katherine Skaggs?

Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner, energy healer, intuitive, channel, visionary artist, and award-winning author who has worked with individuals and groups for more than 35 years in one way or another to help them re-member who they are, to come home to their authentic soul self, and to heal in loving spaces without need to relive trauma or fear.

Award-winning Artist of the Mythical Goddess Tarot, Artist/Author of Artist Shaman Healer Sage book (Multi-Award-winning Book of the Year 2022), Artist/Author Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle (COVR Industry Choice Product of 2023), Painter of Souls and Shamanic Practitioner

Pay online below to secure your spot

Click here to register online at Be Optimal's Website

Call to Register at 847-486-8000

Work with Archangels, Ascended Masters,
and Other Divine Beings

Meet and learn to work with Higher Divine Beings as your greatest allies and guides for greater harmony and happiness in all areas of life.

Saturday, August 19th - 10am to 5pm

Held at Ways to Wellness • 122 W. Main St., Midland, MI
Pay Online Below to Hold Your Spot

Join intuitive artist, award-winning author, spiritual teacher, and Divine channel Katherine Skaggs to learn more about Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Other Divine Beings who are here to help you in all areas of your life. Katherine published the award-winning Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle in 2022 as a blessing to help others have direct contact with Archangels, Ascended Masters, and other Divine Beings of Light who have directly engaged and supported Katherine and many others for an eternity.

This class is an expansion of the wisdom and ancient knowledge you will find in the Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle, giving you direct experience in not only learning who these Masters are, but also learning how to call them in for support, guidance, and transformation.

What You Will Experience and Learn:

Enjoy a full day working with the Masters in an experiential classroom setting.

  • Who are the Ascended Masters, Archangels, and Divine Beings?
  • How are they here to help?
  • How to call the Masters in for greater support and wisdom?
  • How to heal and evolve with the help of the Masters?
  • What are the Universal Truths and Laws the Masters are here to teach so you are empowered to live in harmony, and to become more masterful in your life?
  • Experience and work with the vibrational power of sacred art and text to heal and awaken.
  • Journey with the Masters in a guided meditation.
  • Awaken your intuition and knowing with the Masters.

The Wisdom Masters and Sages understand and embody the secrets of the Universe and the keys to enlightenment. They teach Divine Laws and Truths and emanate vibrational light codes and frequencies to activate your ascension process. These wisdom teachings and energies are Universal — beyond religion, time, and any sect of people. Once, they were formally taught to only a few in mystery schools and other secret esoteric groups. And yet, they have been passed on through the ancient ones, mystics, and shamans worldwide, often hidden in parables, sacred scrolls, and artwork.  - (Excerpt Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle Guidebook)

What to Bring to Class

  • Journal and pen/pencil
  • Sack lunch
  • Drinking water for the day
  • Snacks if needed
  • Eye-mask for guided meditation/journey work

Why Working with the Masters is Important

As humanity struggles to take its next spiritual steps, these teachings and teachers are here to help those ready to awaken. You are here so you are ready to work with the energy and wisdom teachings of the Masters and their guidance. It is time to be initiated into your soul’s next step.  The Masters are here to assist you in your Divine path to love, wisdom, truth, and wholeness.

You are a blessing. Your journey is sacred. As you embody the guidance and energy for yourself, you serve the greater whole of humanity. Be curious and know the answers come to you as you desire and intend. Clearly focus on your intentions, and the Universe will bring forth what you focus on. Everything you need is offered as you need it.

Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs

Katherine Skaggs is a an award-winning visionary artist, author, painter of souls, mystic, teacher, and shamanic practitioner. Katherine is also the artist and author of the multi-award winning book —Artist Shaman Healer Sage book - Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul; artist and author of the COVR Industry Product of the Year for 2023 — Masters of Light Wisdom Oracle; and artist of the award-winning, COVR Iconic Product of 2021— Mythical Goddess Tarot, co-created with author, Sage Holloway.

Katherine acts as visionary artist and soul guide to many, a diviner of sacred imagery, teacher of the sacred, as well as shamanic practitioner. With 35 plus years experience in the esoteric arts as teacher and energy worker, and a lifetime as an artist, Katherine brings an interesting and uplifting perspective to the practice of healing oneself through the imagery and words of the Sacred.

Pay online below to secure your spot
Limited space  — Register to get your spot NOW!

Katherine Will also be at Higher Self Bookstore in Traverse City, MI August 15th to 17th.

One-Day Praying with Tobacco Dieta
Saturday, November 4th
8:00am to 5:30pm

Pre-requisite: ASHS Course I, or other Advanced Shamanic Work approved by Katherine

***If you have not taken shamanic course work with Katherine, please contact her before you purchase this event so you are pre-approved. If you have studied with other shamanic teachers, Katherine will review your qualifications and possibly speak to you ahead of time to approve you for this sacred work.

Connect with the spirit and essence of Tobacco in sacred ceremony and ritual. In this day of retreat, work with this sacred plant medicine teacher in silence, fasting and prayer. You will learn to invoke  the Spirt of tobacco as your ally and as a powerful shamanic tool in your everyday life for clearing, cleaning and healing. Create a sacred relationship with tobacco, learning also to call it in for protection, and for assistance in creating greater boundaries and integrity in all areas of your life.

Tobacco is a sacred plant used by many indigenous peoples around the world. The sacred tobacco we work with is direct from the jungles of Peru. It is pure nicotine rustica, and is used by Peruvian shamans for clearing low frequency energies, such as trauma, unpleasant fear patterns, fright, as well as mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Tobacco is a very good plant ally to use for protection and raising your frequency when done in reverence for the sacred plant. It greatly assists sensitive, empathic people when used consciously as an ally, through prayer and with intention.

8am Arrival and Beginning

Arrive well hydrated and fasting from food.

This is a one-day prayerful diet with tobacco, with an opportunity to get to know it better as a spirit ally and powerful healing tool. You learn to smoke it prayerfully, and do not inhale the smoke. You can also opt in to pray with it as an ally and not smoke it all, as the relationship is not dependent on smoking it, but on how you honor it and call it in as a spirit ally.

This is a day of fasting. Prior to the beginning of the day diet with tobacco, you are requested to hydrate early morning. No food. You will be in prayer and silence all day with Tobacco until 3pm. (If you have blood sugar issues, hypoglycemia, or diabetes, please talk to Katherine for proper supervision and support.)

3pm - Breaking the Fast

The day of prayer, fasting, and work with tobacco ends at 3pm. An organic soup, fresh fruit, vegetables, and GF bread are provided to break your fast and nourish you.

4pm-ish - Integration and Closing the Circle

After eating, an integration of the group will be offered and a closing of the day of ceremony with tobacco. You will be free to leave by 5:30pm or sooner.

One-Day Tobacco Dieta Cost $155
Repeat students $111

OPTIONAL Two-Day Tobacco Dieta
Saturday, Nov. 4th and Sunday, Nov. 5th
8:00am to 5:30pm each day

For those who would like to go deeper with Tobacco as your spirit ally, join for the two-day immersion with Tobacco. Day 2 will begin at 8am with ceremony and prayer to begin the day as it was in Day 1. At 3pm you will break the fast as with the day with an organic meal. Then we will do another integration, with a closing of the circle for the event.

In the jungles with the Shipibo tribe, the traditional Dieta with Tobacco is a 7-day diet. You actually consume a drink made of the tobacco leaves (prayed over by the shamans), as well smoke the mapachos (tobacco in what looks like cigarette form) in prayer. This offers you the opportunity to infuse your energy bodies with the plant intelligence and deepen into an ally relationship with the plant.

The two-day Tobacco Dieta offers a deeper experience with the plant for those who are interested in having Tobacco as a great protective and healing ally.

Two-Day Tobacco Dieta Cost - $275
Repeat Students - $222

Katherine Skaggs, Shamanic Practitioner
Katherine Skaggs is a shamanic practitioner who has trained extensively with the Shipibo shamans from the Amazon jungles of Peru and their shamanic traditions since 2007. In her apprenticeship she has dieted with sacred tobacco and a ladder of other sacred plants from the jungle that assist energetically, spiritually and physically. The first plant to diet with is Tobacco.

"To get to know this plant, the shamans create a fresh pressed drink out the the leaves of the tobacco plant. Each day the shamans pray into the plant drink with prayers for the medicine to assist us, and for us to become allies with it and its powers. They would also put prayers into three mapacchos for us to work with each day. A mapaccho looks like a cigarette, but is not, as it is pure tobacco and only meant for prayerful use. Then we would pray into our tobacco drink (or whatever plant we were working with), and drink it down. We would then rest, fast, pray and dream during the day. We began at dawn and were in ceremony until 3pm. Then we could break our fast. We did this for 7 days, as that is the minimum time for the sacred relationship to be created, and for the plant to lay its energy matrix into our field."

Tobacco is sacred and not meant to be used mindlessly. It knows your prayers and will go to work for you if you hold it in its sacredness. And if you disrespect it, it will kill you! This class is to get to know Tobacco as a powerful ally, and to have a sacred relationship with it.

Make an 18" ELK Hide drum or 16" DEER Hide Drum
Sunday, August 27th, 2023
11am to 4pm

You have the option of what animal medicine you would like to work with, as well as the size drum you will make.

Come into a sacred ceremonial setting with Master drum maker Katherine Skaggs to make your own hand drum in ancient style. Katherine Skaggs will provide all materials, demonstration, and instruction to make your drum, within the setting of sacred shamanic ceremony. Within this ceremonial drum making you will have the opportunity to infuse your drum making process and the drum itself with prayers, blessings and intentions.

The drum is a beautiful instrument of the heart. It can be used for personal pleasure, shamanic healing work, drum circle gatherings, and shamanic journey work. The melodic beat moves you into trance-like, inward, meditative states for accessing wisdom, guidance, and the place of calm of the heart center.

In shamanic healing work the drum is known to bring in a powerful vibration that clears blocks in the energy bodies as well as opens the spiritual heart center. A practitioner may assist another in journeying to meet their spirit guides and totem animals for wisdom and healing, or may journey for the them. Drumming can move one out of the linear, left brain, into the frequency of peace obtained in meditation, which is also associated with the right brain.

You will leave with a finished drum and drum beater. 

Deer Medicine Totem

Deer Medicine is a powerful totem of gentleness, unconditional love and kindness. Its qualities are often seen as gentleness, grace, sensitivity, beauty, innocence and keen observation. Deer are able to see through the illusions of this world’s chaos and duality. Its heart medicine is able to sense through great intuitive and instinctive skills to avoid danger and to stay in peace.

Elk Medicine Totem

Elk Medicine is a powerful totem animal of stamina, strength, sensual passion, nobility, pride, respect, and survival. Elk teaches us the lessons about life that we need to learn.

Costs - Register Below

Cost - Make a 16" Deer Hand Drum and Beater $ 215
Deposit of $115 due to hold your place in class, or full tuition. Balance due in Cash day of class.

Cost - Make an 18" Elk Hide Hand Drum and Beater $235
Deposit of $135 due to hold your place in class, or full tuition. Balance due in Cash day of class.

Payment due by August 10th to insure your place in class and so materials can be ordered. Class limited to 10.

Register early to insure your place in class.

Women's Wisdom Circle and Flower Bath Ceremony

Sunday, July 16th
Noon to 4pm

Join Shamanic Practitioner Katherine Skaggs in her home studio
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins

Gather the Women, Heal the Heart, Flow the Love

Join in sacred ceremony and healing temple spaces on the Eve of the July New Moon with a flower bath ceremony for healing and opening the heart. The heart is the space of beauty, love, passion, intimacy, and the power to create a harmonious and loving life when open and at the highest frequencies. The school of Life often brings both beauty and challenge, inviting us to go deeper into our heart spaces to find love as the pathway to happiness, joy, and abundance.

This Sunday afternoon ceremony in July is a time for us to honor our heart spaces. It is a time for calling upon the beauty and power of Mother Earth's plants and their abundant energies, their flowers and their light.

Ceremonial space will be opened to create a safe and sacred container. Sacred smoke will be used to clean each woman's energy and to bring us present into a place of heart and healing. Intentions will be set, and ceremony will commence to heal, to love, and to come closer to your true heart self.

What you will experience:

  • I will open a medicine circle, calling our allies, the Divine Mother, and our helpers to support our dreams, and bringing us into the potent powers of acceptance and unconditional love, creating a safe space for our heart's to open and bless ourselves and our world.
  • You will be smudged with sacred smoke to clear dense energies that do not serve you.
  • You will have the opportunity to introduce yourself, to speak to your heart's intentions and desires, for healing, for opening, and for support.
  • The Plant Bath - A plant bath will be prepared before you come, cooking in the Summer sun to bless you. I will share the teachings of the plant bath and its benefits, as well as how you can bring that into your life practices. You will be invited to add blessings at the beginning of the afternoon with your prayers, as well as any additional herbs or flowers you may want to add.
  • We will move into a tea ceremony with the heart opening plant teas of Bobinsana, Blue Lotus, Mugwort and Wild Dagga.
  • Once we have enjoyed our tea, we'll move into a drum journey of the heart, inviting in the light of the Summer Sun to open and bless us. This is a time of deepening inwardly for direct knowing and guidance.
  • We'll then flow into the blessings of the plant bath ceremony. This is time of stepping into the plant bath and dowsing ourselves with the medicine imbued by the plants, the flowers, and our prayers. (Bring a bathing suit or shorts and tank top and a towel... the more skin you can expose the better it gets.)
  • A love potion blessing will be offered to each woman during the plant/flower bath ceremony.
  • After we have enjoyed our tea and plant bath ceremony we'll gather with the Mythical Goddess Tarot cards for guidance and support. This is a time of individual and group readings.
  • A time of sharing and integration will be enjoyed at the end of the readings and our time together.
  • We'll then close the medicine wheel and release our ceremony to go upon our way, filled up and blessed.

What to Bring for the Day:

  • A swimsuit or shorts and tank/or bathing suit top.
  • A towel.
  • Offerings for the flower bath - choose by their beauty, spiritual meaning, and healing properties that support your intentions
    • Your favorite flower(s) or herbs.
    • Suggestions may be such as rose for unconditional love, hawthorn for opening the heart, or yarrow for protection. Trust your instincts of what calls you that you would like to offer to the flower bath.
  • Items for the altar to be blessed
    • Stones, crystals, written prayers, candles, family photos, small statues and items of meaning, flowers, etc.

Click Below to Register and Pay

I look forward to seeing you here!

Blessings, Katherine

 

KATHERINE SKAGGS

Shamanic Practitioner, and the Author and Artist of the Award Winning ARTIST SHAMAN HEALER SAGE – Timeless Wisdom, Practices, Ritual, and Ceremony to Transform Your Life and Awaken Your Soul

Katherine has more than 30 years experience as a spiritual teacher, guide, and mentor for the spiritual wellness and transformation of others. Katherine works with the powerful path of shamanism, its timeless practices, rituals, and ceremonies to offer healing and illumination individually and collectively. May it bless you and your life beyond imagination. Step into ceremony with Katherine to return to the sacred within yourself and all of your life.

Sunday, May 7th, 2 to 5 pm

Where: Be Free Healing Center

Katherine Skaggs, teacher

Cost: $55

Are you aware your dreams are messages from your soul - a symbol system to guide you upon your life path?  Learn more about this Universal symbol system and how to apply it to your everyday life for greater understanding and clarity in this introductory class to Dreams. Learn common dream symbols, how to create your personal dream dictionary, what recurring dreams reveal, the purpose of nightmares, health dreams, warning dreams, and so much more.
Common dreams and symbols include: teeth falling out, sex dreams, flying dreams, past life dreams, predictive dreams, nightmares, money dreams, falling dreams, paralysis in a dreams, animal meanings, and so much more.
Bring a dream with you that you have had that you want to decode, and questions about visions, signs, and symbols you may be receiving upon your life journey. Your inner soul spaces and subconscious is rich with guidance, messages, imagery, and synchronicity to guide you upon your path of everyday life.
Class will be held at Be Free Healing Center at 1006 Spring Creek Lane in Fort Collins, CO
To register call 970-286-4447 or email melanie@befreehealing.com or go online to their website at www.befreehealing.com
About the teacher: Katherine Skaggs began her work spiritually and metaphysically with dreams as a foundational teaching more than 35 years ago. Her work with dreams, symbol, and synchronicity continue to be foundational in her work as a visionary artist, shamanic practitioner, and spiritual teacher.
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