A chorus of gorgeous earth-goddess women chant ancient melodies that Lutherans are not allowed to learn. The Urban Shaman tells three mind-bending stories about the soul's relationship with nature that call up laughter and a quivering sensation from inside your ancient indigenous soul.
The Old Bone Mother comes to ceremonially remove your spiritual toxins (if you want that). The evening culminates in a shamanic ceremony in which the Great White Reindeer, whose beating heart is at the center of creation, comes to give you a blessing (if you want that).
Dancing and ecstasy are encouraged (but not required). It all takes place in the subterranean, rock-walled, huge rehearsal space at the Minnesota Opera a perfect environment for this experience that is at once deeply poetic, smart and funny. It's a rollicking, reverent meeting of human and sacred energies bursting with groovelicious rhythmocity and sacred wahoo.
You are absolutely free to enter the experience in any way that is meaningful to you. You don't have to believe anything or do anything that is not authentic to you. You are free to see it performance, as ceremony, as surreal dance-spoken-word-art or as worship.
The purpose of the evening is to help you feel alive all the way down in your mythic bones, feel connected to nature, connected to Mystery, and connected to each other.
Minnesota Opera Center (View)
620 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401