Join feminist and clinical anthropologist/shamanic practitioner, Robinette Kennedy, as you journey into prehistoric worlds on Crete that are just now revealing themselves.
Drawing on extensive years of original research (in eclectic disciplines) about shamanistic practices in the first European civilization (7,800-900 BCE) and personal experiences, I am offering a unique tour on Crete in May, 2018.
I invite you to accompany me as we delve deeper into a cutting edge topic that is on the minds of everyone interested in Greek studies: Could it be true that the people known as the ‘Minoans’ practiced some form of 'shamanism'? The answer visible in their material culture. If you know where to look and how to see it.
This tour includes the opportunity for participants not only to see the material evidence but also to experience shamanic consciousness through elements of a reconstructed technique that Minoans appear to have used.
Tour activities include: well-planned excursions, informal seminars and spontaneous discussions at specific archeological sites, museums and sacred places in the magical landscape that point to the role of 'shamanisms' in Minoan culture, and much more.
During our time together on Crete, we promise you a true feast for body, mind and soul.
The tour begins with an introduction to contemporary life two of Crete’s oldest mountain villages and an opportunity to perform some of prehistoric Crete’s sacred poses.
Your spiritual experiences will expand as we travel around eastern Crete on excursions to discover the physical evidence of Minoan shamanism at various archaeological sites: some less known and remote and others that are world famous.
The Inside Tour
As a member of this small group, you will be encouraged to notice, before and after your time in Crete, as your consciousness expands through dreams, synchronicities, coincidences, strangers bearing wisdom, visions, guided shamanic journeys, and the palpable power of spirits who still watch over Crete's countryside.
. . All these will weave themselves into our privately guided seminars, synchronicities, coincidences, ongoing group discussions and consciousness.
During your visits to breathtaking places in eastern and central Crete, you’ll be surrounded by the sensual delights of springtime. Indeed, Crete is known for its abundance of aromatic herbs and wildflowers found everywhere this time of year.
Crete is the also the birthplace of the original Mediterranean Diet. The meals we’ll savor along the way will feature the island’s traditional cuisine, using the season’s best ingredients, enjoyed at excursion picnics and in small cafes and restaurants where we’ll dine for hours.
The entire Shamanism in Prehistoric Crete Tour is May 1 to 12, 2015.
If possible, in order to adjust to a different time zone and receive the full benefits of the tour, we encourage group members traveling from non-European hemispheres to arrive in Greece before the tour officially begins May 1st.
We also offer the option of joining us only for the three day Spiritual Retreat, May 3 to 5, 2015, or only for the six day Archaeological Tour, May 6 to 12, 2015.
Shamanism in Prehistoric Crete:
Experiencing the Evidence
with Robinette Kennedy, Ph.D. and Christine Morris, Ph.D.
May 1-12, 2018