Rising Fire’s Medicine Wheel

Developed over 20 years, the Medicine Wheel is an integrated body/mind/spirit journey into personal healing and empowerment. The program is an alchemical melding of ancient wisdom teachings and indigenous shamanic practices with modern depth psychology and Sufi traditions.  

Rising Fire offers a carefully crafted process that engages the connection between our bodies, thoughts, and emotions as well as our sacred mythic journey to heal and recover our great strength. Many of the energy practices we learn during the Wheel, like Soul Retrieval and Intrusive Energy Extractions, are ancient, yet they are remarkably applicable to contemporary stresses and illnesses.

Participants discover, develop, and learn to deliver their own personal medicine with an embodied ownership of their healing process. 

This work is a dedication to yourself, an honoring of your journey. It is an exploration of how wounding and limiting beliefs dictated the paths you were allowed to take. By healing your wounds and dismantling your limiting beliefs, you are able to shift your life’s trajectory.

*The Medicine Wheel program is a prerequisite for our Healer’s Training Program.  

What makes the Rising Fire Medicine Wheel different from other Shamanic Intensive programs?
In this program you will learn many universal shamanic practices and receive rites and initiations passed down from the Q’ero, however, this Medicine Wheel program does not only teach shamanic practices.

It offers an orientation of emotional intelligence that creates steadfast self-awareness for the modern age. While honoring the traditional practices and our own lineage of the Q’ero medicine teachings, we support living mindfully and authentically in the complex world we inhabit. Using shamanic tools to find our center, we utilize depth psychology and wisdom teachings to stop unconscious beliefs & patterns from pushing us around. With this centered orientation, we can more easily navigate our lives from a place of truth and integrity. 


Six Sessions of Inspired Teachings

These intensive workshops push the envelope of self-transformation, taking a deep dive into our beliefs and behaviors, uncovering the uncomfortable, and shifting paradigms that no longer serve us. 

Each session builds on the previous, creating a strong foundation to grow, what we call, your ‘toolkit’ of shamanic skills, self-awareness techniques, and integration tools. Supplementary readings and assignments facilitate deeper understanding and mastery of skills. This creates a consistent cycle of discovery, integration, and transformation. 

Participants generally join a Wheel in Session One, where we introduce you to the foundational skills, tools, and teachings that we reference throughout the program. Although you may choose to attend an introductory class we offer, you do not need any shamanic training to attend!

Newcomers can join up to Session Three but will have to schedule an appointment prior to receive the ‘crash course’ in order to get the most out of the workshop. Participants that join in Session Two or Three must also make up the Sessions they missed at the next available date. 

Read more about each Session:

Session One: Opening to the Wheel
Mesa Party

Session One creates the foundation of skills used in all our work and subsequent sessions. 

Shamanic Energy Practices
Q’ero Cosmology & Perceptual states
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony
Illuminations & Extractions
Receive Initiation Rites

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings
Non Duality
Jungian Matrix(Conscious, Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious)
Experiencing and working with Super Ego, Identity, and Shadow
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach and A.H. Almaas
Teachings and Exercises inspired by Florian Schlosser
Teachings and Exercises inspired by Byron Katie

Integration Techniques
This intensive weekend of teachings, healings, and insights creates powerful change. We provide and facilitate integration practices and techniques to help you fully metabolize these changes. We also offer private sessions with our Shamanic Practitioners through the Medicine Wheel to help further integrate the work you during the weekend intensives.

Reading List
Masters of Living Energy, Joan Parisi-Wilcox
Loving What Is, Byron Katie
Rising Strong, Brené Brown
Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti

Session Two: Supporting the Soul
Medicine Wheel Session Two

Serpent teaches you to shed the grip of your past. This is where the healing begins to accelerate your work, changing your life’s trajectory.

Shamanic Energy Practices
Working Outside of Space Time
Past Life Journey
Continue Practicing:
Q’ero Cosmology & Perceptual states
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony
Illuminations & Extractions

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings
Sufi True Nature Teachings
Shadow and the Unconscious. 
Super Ego and Projection
Identity Vs. True Nature
Inquiry Practice
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach, A.H. Almaas, John Davis, Gangagi, Florian Schlosser, Eugene Gendlin, and others.

Integration Techniques
This intensive weekend of teachings, healings, and insights creates powerful change. We provide and facilitate integration practices and techniques to help you fully metabolize these changes. We also offer private sessions with our Shamanic Practitioners through the Medicine Wheel to help further integrate the work you during the weekend intensives.

Reading List
The Diamond in Your Pocket, Gangagi
The Diamond Approach, John Davis
Being, Florain Schlosser (if you like it, move on to his books Given and Space!)
Focusing, Eugene Gendlin (particularly good for those having trouble with body sensing)
YouTube videos, A.H. Almaas talks

Session Three:  Reviving the Courageous Heart

Jaguar fuels the fire of your inner journey. Reclaim courage and strength as you step out of disempowerment.

Shamanic Energy Practices
Underworld Journey
Soul Retrieval
Rock Sing
Continue Practicing:
Tracking using Q’ero Perceptual states 
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings
Triangle of Disempowerment
Deeply Held Beliefs
Roles & Identities
Sufi True Nature Teachings
Shadow and the Unconscious 
Super Ego and Projection
Identity Vs. True Nature
Inquiry Practice
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach, A.H. Almaas, Elizabeth Jenkins, Byron Brown, John Welwood, and others.

Integration Techniques
This intensive weekend of teachings, healings, and insights creates powerful change. We provide and facilitate integration practices and techniques to help you fully metabolize these changes. We also offer private sessions with our Practitioners through the Medicine Wheel to help further integrate the work you during the weekend intensives.

Reading List
Initiations, Elizabeth Jenkins
Soul Without Shame, Byron Brown
Love and Awakening, John Welwood
The Unfolding Now OR Diamond Heart, Book One, A.H. Almaas

Session Four: Becoming Stillness

Eagle shows you to realize who you are. Gain expansiveness as you clear habitual patterns that no longer bear fruit in your life.

Shamanic Energy Practices
Ceremonial Altars
Soul Retrieval Journey
Continue Practicing:
Q’ero Cosmology & Perceptual states 
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings:
Sufi True Nature Teachings
Sacred Discomfort
Un- Mapping the Mind
Shadow and the Unconscious. 
Super Ego and Projection
Identity Vs. True Nature
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach, A.H. Almaas, the Enneagram, Byron Katie, Eugene Gendlin, Joan Halifax, and others.

Integration Techniques
This intensive weekend of teachings, healings, and insights creates powerful change. We provide and facilitate integration practices and techniques to help you fully metabolize these changes. We also offer private sessions with our Practitioners through the Medicine Wheel to help further integrate the work you during the weekend intensives.

Prerequisite
To enter Session 4, students must have completed Sessions 1 through 3 after 2017. If this session is ​specifically ​calling you and you have not yet completed the preceding sessions, please contact us at 503-288-5175, for more information and support.

Reading List
The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram: Nine Faces of the Soul, Sandra Maitri
Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas, A.H Almaas
Being with Dying, Joan Halifax,

Review:
Loving What Is, Byron Katie
Focusing, Eugene Gendlin

Session Five: Standing in the Center

This session creates a powerful integration of our tools, teachings, and practices. Feel your unique aliveness as your soul unfolds.

Shamanic Energy Practices
Sacred Drama
Ancestral Healing
Continue Practicing:
Tracking using Q’ero Perceptual states 
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings
Inquiry Practice
Roles & Identities
Sufi True Nature Teachings
Shadow and the Unconscious. 
Super Ego and Projection
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach, A.H. Almaas, the Enneagram, and others.

Prerequisite
To enter Session 4, students must have completed Sessions 1 through 3 after 2017. If this session is ​specifically ​calling you and you have not yet completed the preceding sessions, please contact us at 503-288-5175, for more information and support.

Reading List
Spacecruiser lnguiry, A.H. Almaas
The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home, Sandra Maitri
The Pearl Beyond Price, A.H. Almaas (For the brave and insane)

Session Six: Being Real

The Mastery session will deepen and refine your own style of steadfast practice as you carry the Work into every aspect of your life.

Shamanic Energy Practices
Destiny Retrieval
Despacho Ceremony
Soul Child Journey
Upperworld Journey
Dancing Alchemy
Mesa Practices
Death Rites
Continue Practicing:
Tracking using Q’ero Perceptual states 
Journeying
Rattling & Drumming
Earth Painting
Breathwork Exercises
Meditations
Fire Ceremony

Psycho-Dynamic Teachings
Being with Dying
Roles & Identities
Sufi True Nature Teachings
Self Awareness and Presence Exercises
Teachings and Exercises inspired by the Diamond Approach, A.H. Almaas, Ardagh, Bill Plotkins, and others.

Integration Techniques
This intensive weekend of teachings, healings, and insights creates powerful change. We provide and facilitate integration practices and techniques to help you fully metabolize these changes. We also offer private sessions with our Practitioners through the Medicine Wheel to help further integrate the work you during the weekend intensives.

Prerequisite
To enter Session 4, students must have completed Sessions 1 through 3 after 2017. If this session is ​specifically ​calling you and you have not yet completed the preceding sessions, please contact us at 503-288-5175, for more information and support.

Reading List
The Translucent Revolution, Ardagh
Soul Craft, Bill Plotkin

Medicine Wheel Weekend Workshops are $485. Repeating the Medicine Wheel allows us to further unburden ourselves from harmful patterns, inner critiques and deepen our healing. Students who have completed the Medicine Wheel after 2017 may choose to take it again, and again for 50% off tuition!

I’m almost speechless right now. So much to digest and unpack. It was a beautiful experience. Mountains and waterfalls and cascades of healing, clarity and releasing. Love and support and ah-hah’s, tools and tribe! I’m so grateful. Sarah G.Sarah GMedicine Wheel

I’ve finally found healing on a soul, mental & physical level. I really enjoy learning traditions that resonate with me at a soul level while doing this healing work. I feel seen and heard by the teachers and other people in the class. After completing all 6 sessions, I feel better, freer, and happier.Rebecca SMedicine Wheel

I can say confidently, at the lowest point of my life-ever; my friend literally dragged me into Medicine Wheel. I had no idea what Medicine Wheel was or what it was supposed to do for me. Honestly, I didn’t care. And then, I was in a place of safety, holding, non-judgement and I was given the tools to heal. It was not on a level of understanding that I had before but it all made sense, was somehow familiar and right. Wherever you may be in your life, if there is a sense that there is more out there for you- take a chance. Dive in. Medicine Wheel will help you on your journey to heal yourself with a community of like-minded individuals (Even if you and they don’t know it.) who are there for one another. Kudos on your Courage. Being broken open is the path to awakening, healing yourself and through that, those around you. Elizabeth E

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