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Welcome to our  community of healing and soul empowerment. You are invited to join our upcoming workshops and circles. Connect with the elements, creator, and the divine light within you!

APRIL CALENDAR

Fri, April 10 Open Circle at YoGanesh Yoga – 208 W 29th St, #201. Starts at 7 pm

Sat, April 11 Women’s Circle at YoGanesh Yoga – 208 W 29th St, #201. Starts at 1:30 pm
Sun, April 12 Native American Flute Music & Dance with Reggie Herb Dancer Ceaser at Discovery Project – 104 Delancey St., 10 am to 5 pm.

Fri, April 24 Healing Circle at YoGanesh Yoga – 208 W 29th St, #201

Filipino Sacred Tattoos Workshop

A Spiritual Practice of Uniting Ancestors & Descendants

Date: Saturday May 16, 2015,

Time: From 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: 83 Leonard St New York, NY 10013

Early bird special $180

 After May 1st $210

Come join us for this rare opportunity in NYC: Filipino Tattoos by Lane Wilcken! It is an honor to learn and witness Lane’s work . Save your spot before the event sells out! Watch’s Lane explaining this ancient and sacred medicine:

The New York Shamanic Circle invites you to experience this Sacred Shamanic Tradition from the Philippines. This workshop will teach the spiritual practice, of indigenous tattooing of the Philippines as well as a general overview of indigenous tattooing throughout the world. You will learn:

  • The difference between the modern tattooing & ritual tattooing.
  • The traditional spirits, mythology, & cosmology involved.
  • The shamanic aspects of the Mambabatok (Tattoo Practitioner) 
  • The symbolism of the tattoo designs and their true power.
  • The tools of traditional ritual Tattoo & their applications.
  •  And witness the actual tattoo in ritual as it is practiced today.

 This is a Rare opportunity in NYC!

Register Today To Save Your Spot!

For any questions or private tattoo ceremonies, 

and tattoos appointments, contact

NYShamanicCircle@gmail.com

Or Call 646.727.0332.

 

Traditional Ritual TatooLane Wilcken: is one of the few traditional Mambabatok, or tattoo practitioners who ritually applies the tattoo in its traditional context using only the ancient hand tools accompanied by prayers/chants and offerings. He the author of “Filipino Tattoos Ancient to Modern” -and- “The Forgotten Children of Maui: Filipino Myths, Tattoos, and Rituals of a Demigod” He is also a contributing author to “Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory.” 

Lane was born from a native Ilokana mother from the both Ilocos regions in the Philippines and an American father of English and Scandinavian descent. Lane’s maternal family was well acquainted in the traditional spiritual practices of the Philippines, his grandmother was a mangngilut (midwife and shamanic healer). His great-great grandmother was a mangnganito or spirit medium. His grandfather understood the oral traditions & practices of the past. At an early age Lane was interested in mythology & other cultural practices which are the foundation of indigenous Filipino tattooing and spirituality.

Lane has been researching the indigenous past of the Philippines and the Pacific Islands for more than two decades. More recently he has been studying about the indigenous traditions of Scandinavia. His interest in cultural tattooing was borne out of a desire to strengthen and reunite others symbolically and spiritually with their estranged ancestors. Lane has given presentations and lectures on the tattooing and other cultural traditions of the Philippines at several universities and private forums.

His audience has included social clubs, university professors, students, and scholars. “Tattooing represents the cumulative understanding of our indigenous world view. I believe that when we understand the depth of wisdom and spirituality associated with our tattooing, many of the destructive flaws in our cultural psyche caused by modernization can be healed. We will be able to accept the past, forgive the mistakes of others and move forward in united strength with our ancestors and posterity.” 

For More info Visit: Lane’s Facebook Page: