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Meet the Wheel & 
the Four Directions

Level 1 Course

Systemic Ritual® has been developed over many years by Daan van Kampenhout and brings together elements of Family Constellations and shamanic ritual to create a beautiful and powerful way of working with personal, family, systemic and collective issues. 

 

One of the key elements of Systemic Ritual® is the Wheel of the Four Directions, which is a variation of the traditional medicine wheel that has been used for centuries by many cultures around the world.  Each culture has its own version and interpretation of the Wheel; however, there are similarities between all Wheels, including the round shape and the fact that it encompasses all the different aspects of our reality—the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual—and connects these aspects with the natural and outer world.   Medicine wheels are believed to represent the circle of awareness of the individual self and the circle of knowledge that provides the power we each have over our own lives.  Working with a medicine wheel expands your perception, to the view that each direction gives, and it provides resources from each direction that can be called upon at any time.

 

The Level 1 course “Meet the Wheel and the Four Directions,” is  an integrative class as other approaches in addition to ritual will be included, including art therapy and constellations.

Course Objectives: During this five-part course, you will:

  • learn the principles of each direction and your relation to each one

  • learn and practice supporting principles to ritual, including prayer, intention, building an altar and how to open and close the directions

  • learn and experience a variety of rituals with the Wheel for you and for groups, giving you a toolbox of rituals to use

  • understand and apply the workings of the Wheel, including how the directions are connected and how to move around the circle/Wheel to benefit your intention during rituals

  • have your own encounter with Spirit and with your support team (Spirit guides/Support team)

*After each module you will receive a PowerPoint of all the rituals learned.

Who is this course for? This course is for participants who have little to no knowledge of the Wheel, or participants who have experienced the Wheel but would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding.  Basic knowledge of the Wheel is needed for later Wheel and Systemic Ritual courses. (Level 2 - February 10 - March 3, 2023)

What types of activities will be included?

This introductory course includes rituals with the Wheel, but not only that.  As the basis of this course is to deepen your knowledge and experience with the directions themselves, in addition ritual we will do mini constellations, use art and do some group exercises in addition to meet the directions. 

What do I need for the course? 

-A Wheel of the Four Directions

*A printable version is available for download, or a cloth version with pocket is available for purchase - see pictures.

-A notebook and pen/pencil for reflections

-20 to 30 small objects, including stones, crystals, shells, runes, coins, or candies/chocolates

-A drum, rattle or other instrument to use during rituals

-A big sheet of blank white paper with either colored pencils or paints

Schedule: Each session will be held on a Friday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Central European Standard time (CEST)

* 6:00 to 8:00 pm (UK), *USA: Pacific time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, *Mountain time: 11:00 to 1:00 pm, *Eastern time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

 

Hours: Total 10 hours of instruction

Dates:

Module 1: Friday, November 18th

Module 2: Friday, November 25th

Module 3: Friday, December 2nd 

Module 4: Friday, December 9th

Module 5: Friday, December 16th 

Price: The price of the 5-part course is 200 Euros

*Payment options: 200 Euros/$200 for US participants at once, or 45 Euros/$45 if paid by module

*Cloth Wheels with pocket are available for 35 Euros/$35 + postage.  You can see an example of the Wheel here.

**Level 1 + Level 2: 450 Euros/$450 + free cloth Wheel (postage not included). If paid by Jan 1, 2023 - 435 Euros/$435

*Each cycle of the course will be limited to 10 participants to grow as a group and to ensure individual attention and enough time for questions.

*Active participation is required during each module with your camera on. It's ideal to participate in each module as there will be group activities. If you have to miss a module, a recording can be provided for it but not for more than one module.  If you'll miss more than 1 module, write me so we can talk about it.

*Level 1 or experience with the Wheel is required to participate in future courses, like Level 2: Build your Relationship with the Wheel, Rituals & Guidance for Therapists and Facilitators (February 10-March 3, 2023)

Each direction carries an energy, power and spirit of its own that when called upon can be a resource in any situation.  By getting to know the Wheel, you will gain a faithful teacher and companion for life.  

Module 1: Tools & Getting started

Friday, November 18th

Prayer & Intention 

Building an Altar

Connecting with Spirit and Guides

Introduction to the Wheel

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Module 3: The South

Friday, December 2nd

The Summer

In Full Bloom

Abundance of Possibilities

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Module 5: The North

Friday, December 16th

The Winter

Going Beyond Life to the Soul

Sitting in Silence & Connecting with the Ancestors

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Module 2: The East

Friday, November 25th

The Spring

Planting Seeds

New Beginnings

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Module 4: The West

Friday, December 9th

The Autumn

Harvesting

Closing Cycles

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“Getting to know the Wheel and the Four Directions will help you to determine your own place, again and again. It doesn’t matter what phase of life you are in, what your mood is, if you are trying to get something started or if you are finishing a project; you can always find yourself back on the Wheel. And when you have found that place, the directions show you what your next step can be and how you can move on. The Wheel stimulates you to think and philosophize and can bring valuable insights along the way. The Wheel is also a practical tool that can help you to understand, direct and shape your daily life and spiritual development.”

— Daan van Kampenhout

About Meghan: 

Meghan is originally from Colorado in the United States and today lives and works in the international community of Brussels, Belgium.  She lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for many years and it was while living in Latin America that she discovered both shamanism and constellations, although separately.  She later learned of the link between the two and followed the connection to find a dear teacher - Daan van Kampenhout - who combined both techniques.  Having later moved to Europe and following the path of her ancestors, Meghan has been fortunate to study with Daan in both Systemic Ritual® and ongoing with his shamanic teachings.  Shamanism first came into her life via dreams with the animal spirits that spoke in a new language that guided and inspired her, giving a new sense of reality.  Today this connection with Spirit and shamanic practices is a part of her everyday life and work with clients.

Meghan works as an Integrative Therapist giving clients an integral approach to healing and personal development. She incorporates a variety of techniques depending on the needs of the group or client, including Constellations and Ritual work, Astrology, Art Therapy, and Body work/Somatic Trauma work - specifically Bioenergetics Analysis and Somatic Experience.  In terms of Constellation work, Meghan has been facilitating since 2013 and is an official practitioner of Systemic Ritual®.  Having trained in a variety of countries in both English and Spanish, Meghan is accustomed to working with multicultural and multilingual groups.

From Participants:

Meghan turned out to be an amazing person for me, very gentle, supportive and this is what I take from her with great gratitude for her work. Walking hand in hand with the therapist very gently and carefully is now a real value.  I am very surprised at what I received, because I received much more than I expected. Getting acquainted with the Wheel was a great discovery for me. At some point, I realized that it is a great support too. - Olessia, Russia (2020)

The course served as a container for me to travel a journey of manifestation... from a question first expressed in doubt and fear, to receiving rich information, a core of clarity and natural action that represented more answer than I anticipated. The information and all that it generated for me lived with me daily throughout the weeks of the program. The visual of the wheel that I colored in myself was something I looked at daily (it hung clearly to my right of my desk, easy to look at often). I sense this was something of a symbolic space holder that guided the unfolding that took place in me over the weeks. All in all, the program brought in the magic from the Great Mystery - and that is something I absolutely love.  Meghan shows up as a powerful force of Nature when she steps into her role as a facilitator of processes and rituals that connect with the Great Mystery. She has a relationship with the field and the trust in its messages that allow for amazing revelation and the guidance that comes with it.  I'd entrust myself in Meghan's guidance anytime because I know for sure she aligns herself with the Great Mystery - and in that place, there is only wisdom and truth.

- Brenda, London (2021)

I did a Wheel of the 4 Directions ritual with Meghan and she is such an amazing guide and teacher. Her expertise is so on point.  She holds space with deep respect, gentleness and compassion while giving clear direction, practical support and insightful guidance. I felt completely safe, seen and understood in her presence, as well as inspired by her clear passion for her work. I recommend her!

- Julie, Belgium (2020)

Join me & Meet the Wheel of the Four Directions

Level 1 - 5-part course: 200 Euros, or 45 Euros/module

5-part course + Wheel purchase: 235 Euros + postage 

*Level 1 + Level 2: 450 Euros + free Wheel (If paid by Jan 1, 2023 - 435 Euros) 

If you are in Europe and are able to make a bank transfer, please contact Meghan for bank details - meghan@gettotheorigin.com  

Payment via credit card and/or PayPal is also possible if better for you. 

Thank you and I can't wait to work with you and the Wheel of the Four Directions together!

 

Meghan

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