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The Living Shaman Museum is a nonprofit project of the Spirited Medicine Alliance, in collaboration with Inquiring Systems, Inc. (ISI) as its fiscal sponsor. Founded in 1978, ISI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has provided services to 3,650 nonprofit and NGO organizations in 32 countries. Ninety percent of donations go directly to benefit projects.

Healing Spirit Boats…Open Your Heart and Take the Journey

Fundraiser Workshop

Saturday, March 22, 2014

9-12 noon

$75 per person

Pacific Room at the Presidio (location/directions upon registration)

Spirit Boats are an ancient shamanic practice of the indigenous communities to journey to other realms of reality to access deep knowledge and wisdom. In making a boat for yourself, you will experience the process for yourself to move your life to greater passion and purpose.

Boats are easy to make. You are guided step by step in an open-ended process that invites healing and self-expression. The three dimensional boats are made of plastic water bottles cut apart and re-connected. This shell is covered with stained tracing paper, glued down with gel medium and resembles an animal skin. Once the skin is on, the form can be pierced, tied, wrapped and decorated with personal items or various materials. Paper bags are also used to make canoes or kayaks. All materials are provided – no experience necessary, all adults with an open heart are welcomed! Cost- $75 per person, fundraiser event for the Living Shaman Museum

About the Facilitator: Jennifer Ewing

Jennifer Ewing calls herself a “Spiritboatist” as the metaphor of one-who-is-on-the-boat-journey to honor her ancestors. Spirit Boats are about transformation and her universal journey shared through drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking and workshops. As a life-long artist she started her practice early, and continued to develop her talents and career by teaching, illustrating and painting after college. She owns a mural painting business for over 20 years, and currently teaches at the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Jennifer is a recent artist-in-residence at the deYoung Museum with her Spirit Boats, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco has featured her Spirit Boats also. Her website is http://www.jenniferewing.com/

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