Every full and new moon, and on the equinoxes and solstices, I hold a public fire ritual from the shamanic perspective of classical (siberian) shamanism called 'Kamlanie'. Its translation is roughly, "The shaman who communicates with the spirits". The ritual aims at healing for participants and collaborating with the spirits of ancestors and nature to promote the prosperity of humanity, animals, nature and the whole Earth.
During the light half of the year (between March and September), we add positive, healing energy to the collective field; for ourselves and humanity; that they may become more aware of the sacredness of Mother Earth and the interconnectedness between all of us; human, plant and animal and there is space for empowerment and healing of the full potential of clients/participants. We feed the Great Spirits of nature and the spirits of our immediate environment through the fire and our offerings, the shaman channels the spirits to give you a blessing from them.
Our connection with the immediate environment is important to restore, the physical connection but also our invisible connections. In this way, we help restore very old traditional values that assume harmonious interaction between humans and the environment. This ritual contributes to this, especially when performed every month.
In the dark half of the year (between September and March), we sacrifice to the ancestors; those who invisibly guide us and are our roots. In doing so, we give to the fire what no longer serves us and may be transformed, at the individual level and at the level of our community.
The fire ritual is an ancient, powerful and transformative ritual in which people have experienced and initiated truly life-changing events. The spirits are energetically present, with us, with us, in harmony and connection, and can really bring about great changes in everyone's lives.
We as humanity are in a transitional situation that will determine our future. There is a big climate problem which is partly due to our disrupted connection with Mother Earth and we are hurting her a lot, as well as her creatures and ourselves.
Let's make a sacred fire together, drumming, singing and dancing, whatever you want, to help us humans go through this transition to another way of life well, that each may free themselves from limiting programmes and thoughts and remember the original human values and our connection to all that lives.
Several people around the world (more than 150) participate in this ritual, remotely, at the same time. We create a network of shamans and shamanic practitioners working in the same way. Together, we heal our environment and provide regeneration for our pained Mother Earth. We activate old power places in nature or create new power places by doing these rituals.
You can also participate at home with a special big candle that you can use for this purpose. Each little flame is fine, just as each of us adds a little energy to the whole so that together we can make a big difference. Fill in the ritual further in your own way but at least include the above intention. On instagram, certain themes are sometimes invoked by moon phases or moments in the year.
The kamlanie ritual is a ritual for healing and transformation, not a seasonal celebration. It deals with personal and social themes with the aim of turning them around for the better and to thank and honour the spirits for all we are allowed to receive from them and life itself.
The ceremonies are coordinated by me as well as by the international community Spirit of Wolf. Spirit of Wolf is an international organisation for the preservation of traditional shamanism and universal human values and stands for spreading shamanic thought in order to make people remember their connection to the Earth. In this way, Spirit of Wolf hopes for a more harmonious society of man and nature, respect for creation and for the Great Soul, and thus hopes to create a more hopeful future for our descendants. I myself am a personal student of shaman Morsuk Kam and have the Dutch office of Spirit of Wolf under my care. For application or membership, please contact me.
Fundamental values of me and Spirit of Wolf are therefore:
- spiritual freedom and self-empowerment through direct and profound experience
- friendship, humanity, honouring diversity as the different expressions of the Great Soul
- responsibility for one's own actions in love and respect for Mother Earth
- truth and clarity in the light of the universal laws of nature and the universe
We are all brothers and sisters, living under the same sky.
We are the keepers of the Earth and the children of heaven.
The ceremonies are public and a contribution is requested only from me and/or the owner/operator of the venue. A donation is compulsory, even if it is so small. It may be money (from this I buy offerings, wood, fuel, smoke herbs, again next time) but it may also be something else small such as an offering, a piece of coloured cloth, black tea, sage herbs, juniper bushes, special stones or other things that I can use in my work or something nice or enjoyable for the owner of the location. Giving gifts shows respect and a balanced exchange of energy.
What can you bring (not required):
- drum or rattle if you have one
Offerings - from March 21 to September 21:
- white foods such as white bread without salt, flour, rice, milk, cheese, sweets, sweet cakes, flowers
From September 21 to March 21 (dark half of the year):
- everything your ancestors loved, traditional food and drink from your country or your ancestors (this does not necessarily have to be the Netherlands)
- white food such as white bread, flour, milk, sweets
(really only bring a HUGE amount because it will soon become too much
and otherwise we will have to have a second dinner)
Signing up via email is mandatory!
Changes, send an email for sign up and location
Location alternates between Gouderak, Amersfoort, Maasland
Dates and times:
21 January 2023
4 February full moon
19 February new moon
4 March full moon
20 March Opening of the Gates of Heaven in Maasland
8 April Full Moon in Maasland
22 April Earth Day in Maasland
6 May full moon
20 May New Moon and Water Day in Maasland
3 June Full Moon
21 June Midsummer in Maasland
17 July New Moon
29 July Supermoon and Fire-Day in Maasland
16 August New Moon
18 August Land Spirits Ritual
4 September Full Moon
15 September New Moon
September 23 Closing of Heaven Gates in Maasland
29 September full moon
14 October New Moon
28 October full moon and Dead Minute in Maasland
11 November New Moon
25 November Full Moon
16 December New Moon
21 December Midwinter in Maasland