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Life Force Arts Ensemble rehearsal

Wednesday, May 29, 3:00 PM » 5:00 PM
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Energetic Protection course begins

Thursday, May 30, 12:00 AM

Cost: $150 (includes required books)

This is one of three seminars of Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Level 1. Registration required by May 30.

Energetic Protection - a Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Level 1 Seminar (May 30 - June 30, 2019)
May 30 - Seminar begins with home study reading, assignments, & discussion with instructor and fellow students through an online discussion venue

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM - Seminar concludes with this full day, in-person workshop

Do you feel drained of energy when you're near certain people or places? Are you an "energetic sponge" who absorbs disturbing emotions of sadness, fear and anger from those around you? Learn about your energetic, spirit body to stop this power loss!

  • Identify and learn to protect your mental, emotional and spiritual bodies
  • Learn to ground your energy, remove energetic blockages and intrusions and prevent energy drainage
  • Examine and transform unconscious intentions and core beliefs that may be opening you to energy loss
  • Learn practical points on handling relationships that are energetically draining
  • Invigorate your body's major energy centers (chakras)
  • Align your energy with the Elements (Air, Earth, Water and Fire) to both increase and protect your energy
  • Find your Power Animal other helpful spirit guides to help protect you

No Prerequisite. Required reading: The Psychic Pathway by Sonia Choquette. Cost: $150 (includes required books). This is one of three month-long seminars in Level 1 of Life Force Shamanic Training, a contemporary form of shamanic practice. The three seminars in Level 1 are: Energetic Protection, Shamanic Journeying and Sensing Energy. You can start Level 1 with any of the three seminars. No prerequisites.






Joan Forest Mage (www.JoanForestMage.com) is proud to serve as a shamanic artist, teacher and healer in her hometown of Chicago. She is the founder and Executive Director of Life Force Arts Foundation, dedicated to activating the spiritual power of the visual, literary and performing arts. First awakened to an understanding of the human energy field through her life-long profession of music and dance, Joan studied energy work, shamanism and healing ritual with numerous teachers, and has been doing shamanic healing since 1995, performing more than 700 Soul Retrieval healing sessions. Joan earned a Master of Arts Degree from School for New Learning, De Paul University, Chicago, with the focus area "Creating Healing Ritual Through the Arts." She is one of the contributing authors of Healing with Art and Soul: Engaging Ones Self Through Art Modalities, a book on Expressive Arts Therapy. Joan is the creator of Life Force Shamanic training, a comprehensive program of shamanic study from beginning practice to training to be a shamanic healer and ritual leader/teacher.



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Open Gallery Hours

Thursday, May 30, 1:30 PM » 6:30 PM

Life Force Arts Center is open to the public during these hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Please stop in to enjoy our current art exhibit, The Waxing Year, shop for art and jewelry, and learn more about our classes, events and other ways we share spiritual transformation through the arts.


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Open Gallery Hours

Friday, May 31, 1:30 PM » 6:30 PM

Life Force Arts Center is open to the public during these hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Please stop in to enjoy our current art exhibit, The Waxing Year, shop for art and jewelry, and learn more about our classes, events and other ways we share spiritual transformation through the arts.


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Sensing Energy in-person class

Sunday, June 2, 9:30 AM » 5:30 PM

Sensing Energy with Joan Forest Mage - A Life Force Arts Level 1 Shamanic Training Seminar

Home study begins: 5/2/19

In-person seminar: 6/2/19

Please click here for registration information


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Communal Garden of Earth Healing Performance: Life Force Arts Ensemble

Wednesday, June 5, 7:30 PM » 9:30 PM

image: Mask of the Maiden New Moon (c) Lorraine Moretti

Please join Life Force Arts Ensemble for another in our series of Healing Performances, created for each of the eight Wheel of the Year Festivals. Surrounded by the beautiful artwork in the current LFAF art exhibit we use music, movement, story and visual art to catalyze highly transformative spiritual healing.

In tonight's healing ritual, Communal Garden of Earth - working & Loving Together, we discover the transformative power of attuning to nature's seasons at the time of May Day (May 1) which aligns us with the abundant flowering of nature, the peak of Spring, bursting with sensuality, vitality and joy. Through the tale of Starla, a being from another planet who learns the embodied ways of our beautiful planet with the help of her friends Cat and Wolf, this healing ritual through the arts will help you find connections and companionship in this rich experience of life on Earth. Creative Team for Communal Garden of Earth: Natalja Aicardi, Joan Forest Mage, Lorraine Moretti and Kristen Wray,

Life Force Arts Ensemble (LFAE) is a performing arts company whose mission is to create spiritual transformation through the arts based in the Life Force Arts Method, a modern version of universal wisdom teachings that value true self and creative community. LFAE includes dancers, singers, musicians, actors, storytellers, writers and visual artists who use music, movement, story and visual art to awaken human potential, deepen mystical experience and create spiritual transformation.

$30/$20 early registration by May 29




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Open Gallery Hours

Thursday, June 6, 1:30 PM » 6:30 PM

Life Force Arts Center is open to the public during these hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Please stop in to enjoy our current art exhibit, The Waxing Year, shop for art and jewelry, and learn more about our classes, events and other ways we share spiritual transformation through the arts.


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Open Gallery Hours

Friday, June 7, 1:30 PM » 6:30 PM

Life Force Arts Center is open to the public during these hours:

Thursdays & Fridays, 1:30 - 6:30 PM and by appointment

Please stop in to enjoy our current art exhibit, The Waxing Year, shop for art and jewelry, and learn more about our classes, events and other ways we share spiritual transformation through the arts.


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Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon

Friday, June 7, 8:00 PM » 10:00 PM

Suggested admission:$10

Drumming is often called the heartbeat of Mother Earth. Drumming has been shown to alter human brainwaves to an elevated state, reduce stress, speed healing, and just be plain fun. Whether you have never played a drum before, have been drumming for years, or are somewhere in between, come join us for this open drum circle. Drums of any kind, as well as shakers, tambourines, bells, sticks, vocals, body percussion, etc. are very welcome, as are other instruments such as guitar, flute, hamonica, didgeridoo, crystal bowls, bells, gongs, and more. Some instruments will be available to borrow. If you want to drum in the security of a group and perhaps try out some solo skills, this is a perfect place to do so!

Open Drum Circle with Cathy McManamon is held several times a year at Life Force Arts Center.

Suggested admission: $10



Cathy McManamon is a musician who plays a variety of instruments and has been drumming in the Chicago and wider Reclaiming communities for many years. A ritual drummer who enjoys supporting group energy and dynamics, Cathy has facilitated open drum circles and rhythm workshops at MuseCon, scout youth and leader events, and most recently at Life Force Arts Center. She believes that we all possess the innate ability to create rhythms, and that our unique rhythms can blend and grow into a powerful experience that can be healing and transforming when we share them and let them flow together.



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Nature Spirits: Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Level 2 seminar

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 AM » 5:30 PM

This is a Life Force Arts Shamanic Training Level 2 seminar. You must complete Level 1 classes as a prerequisite for taking Level 2 classes. Please contact Joan at joan@lifeforcearts.org to register for Level 2 classes. Click here for more information on the Shamanic Training Program