Center for Conscious Living
           Center for Conscious Living
Saturday, May 30th 
Shamanism and Madness Workshop w/Myron Eshowsky
In these times of a world in madness, we need to understand that those who may seem most crazy may have access to the supernatural and reveal kernels of wisdom needed in our times.  An indigenous view of mental illness is to see these folks not as individuals but as a collective. This distinction alone shifts our understandings of the nature of madness. This workshop explores what shamanic healing traditions can o­ffer in under- standing, addressing, and preventing social and emotional ills. The workshop is largely informed by Jewish shamanic and mystical traditions. These traditions suggest that our collective problems are rooted in our broken relationships with ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world around us. The workshop is experiential and healing focused.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • How does shamanism view schizophrenia and how can these understandings aid in alleviating suff­ering?
  • How do we understand the sparks of divine in the midst of other psychic negativity?
  • Healing approaches helpful in treating spiritual emergencies and the case for supportive communities.
  • Moving from individual to global, understanding how unhealed energies in the larger whole impact us all and are a source for our own distress individually and collectively.
Workshop fee is $100 and can be paid by mailing a check to Myron Eshowsky at 5621 Varsity Hill, Madison, WI 53705.

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     We were in the paper!
In early 2010, shortly after the Center first opened, the Wisconsin State Journal  published a bit of our story.  To check it out, just click here.  And, in 2012, the Madison Isthmus published an article about the Center you can access by clicking here.

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Center for Conscious Living 
                           849 E. Washington Ave.       
                                      Suite 118
                             Madison, WI 53703

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     The Center for Conscious Living
          is located at 849 E. Washington

             (@Paterson w/rear parking lot)
     CCL is open and is awaiting your arrival.
     You are lovingly invited to visit us at this
      space designed to host gatherings
of the
               Madison spiritual community.

Please join us for any of our various events
              as we seek to provide an eclectic
mix of spiritual experiences to assist you
             in your journey of self-discovery.

The Center for Conscious Living exists as a
non-denominational forum for spiritual community seven days a week. This spiritually energetic space is designed to host events such as spiritual support groups, metaphysical understanding and spiritual practice workshops, Kirtans, Yoga classes, drum circles, Spiritual Cinema, Spirit (ecstatic) dances, meditations, and, of course, Sunday Life Celebrations that include stand you up live music and free community brunch.

When people become fully aware of themselves - and all other people - as individualized expressions of a single Divine Consciousness, they are ready to receive the abundant gifts of love, peace, vitality and creative self expression that are available to all of us. We believe this awareness is facilitated through the building of spiritual community.

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Community for Conscious Living
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The Loving Spirit Community for Conscious Living and the Center for Conscious Living
are wholly owned entities of The Madison Church of Religious Science Ltd.,
a Wisconsin non-profit corporation.
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