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Talk and Shamanic Retreat (Level 1) by Michelle KarenShamanic_Retreat_EN_p2Shamanic_Retreat_EN_p1
(in english with Portuguese translation) 

Location: Instituto Divine Diamond / Rua Mãe de Água 37, 2730-869 Cacilhas, Oeiras - Portugal

Date: 28 - 30 June 2013

Friday June 28, 2013, 6:30-9:30 PM

Shamanic Retreat
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (90' break. Bring your lunch)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (90' break. Bring your lunch)


French and Finnish born Michelle became aware of her psychic medium gift as a child and became a professional astrologer at the age of 14. She obtained her Master's Degree in philosophy, with honors, at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, on the Role of Archetypes in the Meaning of Human Existence in the Works of Carl Gustav Jung. Michelle earned a Diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies in London and her graduate studies were in Medieval Horary Astrology.

She also has a professional degree in Yoga from the Ecole Française de Yoga du Sud-Est Méditerranée and has studied classical piano in the Conservatories of Paris, Geneva and at the American University in Washington D.C. She has appeared in several Hollywood movies. She is also a member of the National Black Belt Club in Tae Kwon Do and serves abused children through FreeArts. She is also a trained actress and model. She has studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles, with the Gene Bua Acting for Life studio and the Phoenix Film Institute.
Prior to writing Astrology for Enlightenment, she's authored 8 books in French, Finnish, and English on Astrology, Living Food Nutrition, Yoga, and Spiritual Novels, one of which won a literary prize in France. In February 2006 Michelle published Aruna, An Initiation Tale based on a vision she had when she was 20 years old.

A regular newspaper and magazine contributor, Michelle Karen writes a monthly astrological column in the Sedona Journal. Her expertise is also called upon by many high profile radio and television shows globally. She has also been the exclusive Astrologer to the Stars at the 78th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Michelle's International Readings clientele span over 35 countries. Her readings are in-depth, unique and precise. Michelle uses astrology, tarot cards, numerology, all along side her profound psychic abilities. She is able to "read" people whom no one else can read. Not only does Michelle analyze the charts; she heals planetary alignments and personal energies, enabling significant life-shifts to occur.

A global citizen, Michelle has lived in France, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, England and the United States, specifically Los Angeles from 1995 to 2008. When she's not traveling the world, she lives in Los Angeles, CA and Helsinki, Finland with her cat Rafayel. She is bi-lingual, fluently speaking French and English, as well as some Finnish, German and Spanish.


Event Description:

During this week-end of shamanic retreat, Michelle Karen (MK) will explain the foundations of Peruvian shamanism, tradition she has personally be initiated in by the Q'ero Master Shamans, direct descendants of the Inkas.

She will offer very practical keys to:

  • understand the power of altars
  • better live the relation to our ancestors
  • Transmute our negative shadow
  • Integrate our positive shadow.
  • Discover our power animal
  • Actively listen to Mother Nature and "read" her messages
  • Create a mask and learn the principles of shapeshifting
  • She will transmit the rites of clairvoyance
  • teach shamanic breathing and
  • how to work with our dreams
  • She will also perform a ceremony to enable us to consecrate our drum and turn it into a personal, magical tool of power.
  • We shall do 2 very powerful prayer ceremonies: a cutti despacho (offering to the Gods) to release all unwanted energies from our lives and the next day, an ayni despacho (abundance prayer ceremony) to bring all that we wish for and be in right alignment with everything in our lives. And
  • close each day with a beautiful fire ceremony.

Practical considerations (items that the participants need to bring):

  • Drum and rattle
  • Craft material to create a mask (strong paper of various colors, ribbons , glue stick,  coloring pens or pencils, scissors, stapler + staples, double sided scotch tape, elastic thread, variously colored wool, feathers, decorations of all sorts like sparkles, beads etc……)
  • A blanket to sit on the grass
  • Dress comfortably and warm enough to sit outside, preferably black (NO white please!)
  • Notebook and pen to take notes (NO recording please)
  • 1 fabric bag to pick up twigs and various elements found in nature


Payment Details:

20 Euros for Friday night
160 Euros for the week-end (140 Euros if you participated in Friday night's talk)

PayPal or Credit Card: https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/make-online-payments (make payment to the following email address  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with one L only)

Bank Transfer:

IBAN: FR65 2004 1010 0702 8561 0U03 855

Please keep the payment receipt.

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