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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Shaman Journey Experience with Butterfly Deerwoman

Rev. Zan Benham, (a.k.a. Butterfly Deerwoman) is offering a Shaman Journey Experience on July 18, 2–4 p.m. Normally this event would be held at Rising Tide International in Sarasota, but due to COVID-19, it will be held safely on Zoom to ensure social distancing for each participant in their chosen sacred space. 

During this awkward, unpredictable and often disparaging time, now is the moment to purge, awaken and redefine who we are and how to live in this new reality on our planet. The fervency of the summer sun radiates down to ignite our issues and desires, so it is time to relax, fall back and surrender into the coolness and insight of a Shaman Journey.   

This offers an opportunity to look within, re-evaluate and re-visit our needs and intentions. Summer is known as the "Growing Times." Old Man Coyote, the trickster, watches carefully as the heat of summer can distract our mindfulness. It is indeed time to expand our vision and insight of new possibilities for our future. 

For those unfamiliar with this practice, a Shaman Journey Experience is a guided meditation enhanced by the heartbeat of the large mother drum. The Journey takes us down and out through dimensions of our imagination where reality and dream time interweave into a perfect tapestry based on each person’s own special rhythms, understandings, frequencies and needs. Guides, allies and totems await us just beyond the veil and rejoice in hearing our requests. They are always there to serve us and receive pleasure from this.  

Through the reverberation of the drum, inner gateways of frequencies open our subconscious mind with insights for healing and understanding according to each person’s individuals need. The Journey itself is approximately 30–40 minutes. The rest is preparation and processing. The fee is $25, payable in advance by July 1. A confirmation email will be sent to each participant following their payment. This email will contain instructions on how to set up your sacred space the journey. 


To RSVP, call 941-586-9087 or email [email protected]. For more information, visit 



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