(Cannabis) Ceremony w Stephen Gray, Shine Edgar & Matthew Kocel
Spirit Plant Medicine presents...
Cannabis-Friendly Ceremony, Celebration, and Dance with Stephen Gray, Shine Edgar, Matthew Kocel, and Simon Haiduk
You are invited to a Celebration! Cannabis has experienced a remarkable renaissance in the last few years, and now with the legalization of this sacred herb, it's time to celebrate and honour the reclamation of our Ancient Friend and Spiritual Ally! Please join us for an empowering and celebratory evening.
Awakening Ceremony with the sacred herb, guided meditation, group OM chanting with master throat singer and sound healer Matthew Kocel, followed by concert/dance with legendary Didjeridoo master Shine Edgar and global percussionist/composer Curtis Andrews, cannabis- and visionary-friendly vendors, food, book signing by Stephen Gray, and great conversation with remarkable people. The wonderful visionary artist Simon Haiduk will also be there showing his psychedelic animations.
New Addition!: Highly experienced Tarot Card reader and intuitive Jeanne will offer 5 minute mini-readings by donation.
Because we believe in the power of consciousness transformation and of cannabis as an awakening ally when used skillfully with intention. (And . . . because we believe in the power of love and celebration.)
St. James Hall (a lovely, all-wood former church) in St. James Community Square
3214 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Evening at a Glance
6:30 – Doors open, vendor tables open, Tarot readings by Jeanne
7:30 –7:50 – Introduction and ceremony guidelines – Stephen Gray
7:50-8:10 – herbal medicine break (BYO “B” and there will be some herbal medicine available)
8:15-9:15 - Cannabis-Friendly Awakening Practice: silent and guided meditation, sound healing and group OM chanting with Matthew Kocel
9:15 to 11 – concert/dance with Shine and percussionist Curtis Andrews, social time, exhibitor tables, book signing with Stephen Gray, and more readings by Jeanne.
Option A: $39 for ceremony, dance, and remarkable company
Option B: $59 for all of the above plus a signed copy of the popular book Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally, (Stephen Gray is the editor and one of 18 international contributors to the book.)
If at all possible in your personal circumstances, please lay off cannabis use for at least 2 or 3 days prior to the event. Much experience has shown that doing so allows for clearer, deeper experience that benefits us all in our individual and collective journeying. We’ll have some pre-rolls of some wonderful Sativa-leaning medicine to offer freely but we can’t promise there’ll be enough for everyone, so if you have something uplifting and lovely, please bring it.
About Stephen Gray
Stephen Gray is the author/editor of two books, including the popular Cannabis and Spirituality: An Explorer’s Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally. He is also the longtime co-organizer of the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference, as well as a cannabis ceremony leader, lecturer, and part time musician and photographer.
About Shine Edgar:
Renowned Australian didjeridu master Shine has been performing, teaching and offering sound healing for close to 30 years. He has performed at numerous international festivals to thousands of people and shared the stage with many well-known artists, including Mickey Hart, Jai Uttal, Michael Franti, and Rhiannon. Shine was initiated into didjeridu healing by an Indigenous Aboriginal elder in 1991. Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Dr Andrew Weil have all experienced Shine’s work.
About Matthew Kocel:
Matthew Kocel is an amazing throat singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording artist with over 3 decades experience as a performer and multi-disciplinary healing arts practitioner.
About Simon Haiduk:
Simon has explored many visual media, including animation, often with a strong influence in spiritual themes connected to nature. Currently his primary medium is digital painting. He continues to also produce music, and has released four full length albums since 2002. Within art galleries, festivals, conventions, and online platforms, his work is exhibited globally. He currently works out of his studio in Gibsons, BC, while continuing to explore an ever-expanding palette of creative endeavours.
***Vendor Opportunities available. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details
St James Community Square
Trutch Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada