November 6-8, 2015

Big Bear, California  

“The archetype of spirit in the shape of a man, hobgoblin, or animal always appears in a situation where insight, understanding, good advice, determination, planning, etc., are needed but cannot be mustered on one’s own resources.”
~ Carl Jung

Join Doug and Victoria and the Raise Your State community for an intimate weekend in Big Bear, California, where we will stoke the inner fire of transformation through shamanic processes.
Many different cultures and traditions address the varying stages and states of spiritual growth. Shamans (including ancient yogis) have sought to penetrate, transform and understand their consciousness since the beginning of time. Their focus is to stretch the limits of perception to address and heal the energetic blocks in the subtle body; the body of electricity-energy.

This Shamanic Weekend is for you, if you are ready to:

  • Open to greater perception and clear energetic blocks that perpetuate fears around safety and survival.
  • Release confusion around relationship.
  • Retrieve energy trapped in unseen and unhealthy mental and emotional patterns.
  • Receive the gifts of expanding your consciousness.

One aspect of shamanism is called journeying. In this weekend, you will learn shamanic journeying through guidance and a drumming ritual that takes you to the “underworld”, opening the subconscious mind. Here, you’ll meet your inner world guides and discover unseen habitual patterns of thought, emotion and behavior.

What is on tap for the weekend?

  • Restorative yoga and breath work will prepare you for the journey process.
  • Create your intent to journey into the ‘underworld’.
  • Connect with your spirit guides and animals to receive their messages.
  • Discuss the journey to unfold and integrate its’ gifts.
  • Have fun deepening with spiritual community.
What to Bring:

A mat, blanket and pillow to sit/lay on, scarf or bandana to cover your eyes during guided journey, journal and pen, bathing suit for hot tub, homemade food to share.

We will stay in a fabulous large cabin in Big Bear ( 90 minutes from L.A.) with gourmet kitchen, 4 bathrooms and jacuzzi. Lovely beds accommodate 16 people – some dorm style.

Fox room ~ King bed with bunks (sleeps 4)
Skunk room ~ King bed with bunks (sleeps 4)
Wolf room ~ King bed (sleeps 2)
Eagle room ~ King bed (sleeps 2)
Jaguar ~ Futon (sleeps 2)
Bear ~  Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 2)

First come first serve on beds.  When beds are full we will open to people who choose to bring their own bedding for sleeping in the upstairs loft.
Your investment for the weekend:
$240 ~ 2 nights lodging, teachings and 2 breakfasts.
$120 ~ Floor space in upstairs loft.

We begin on Friday night at 7 pm and end on Sunday at 11 am. Plan to eat dinner before you arrive. We ask everyone to bring food to share for lunch and/or dinner on Saturday. Melanie will coordinate food and carpooling from L. A. You can reach her at
A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your space. Contact Victoria through email or at 310-826-9020 to pay by credit card or paypal and discuss your room options. Final payment due Oct 15. Directions to the cabin will be emailed to the group.
We hope you will join us for this profound process. We know you’ll have fun with like-minded, committed people who continue to raise their state.

Doug and Victoria