COMMUNITY & LONGHOUSE
Centers for Ceremony and the Study of Shamanism
All over the world, lodges and study groups affiliated with DTMMS offer teachings, educational workshops, lectures, ongoing classes, ceremonial opportunities, publications and learning tools for the pursuit of personal wholeness and the study of shamanism.
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The Lodges are the clans within our tribe. Their history traces back to village gatherings at the sacred fire. Here the storytellers would come monthly to disseminate the knowledge that they had gathered in their travels and that demanded decisive action. In modern times, lodges continue to provide the “sacred campfire” for communities of seekers, students and apprentices to explore the frontiers of self-knowledge, self-growth and healing through ceremony and teachings.
Study Groups are the nucleus family of our tribe. They originated historically in the gathering together circles around the campfire, where the people gathered for story-telling. Through the stories they would be exposed to new concepts and given practical tools and techniques to help change their lives. They came whenever they needed more, for here they could test the waters of their curiosity with no demand for further commitment. Each Study Group has its own distinctive design and approach to introductory teachings.