Ecstatic Shamanism Workshop & Rituals

In honor of Fakir, we will once again hold our Ritual Tradition on November 19, 2023!

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Ever wonder how far a body ritual can take you? Join with your friends and other seekers for a day of intense physical and psychic exploration. Cléo, Grin, Yossie, Cassidy and our experienced ritual team will encourage your journey through an experience that includes background information, preparatory exercises, psychic cleansing, and shamanic piercing followed by a prolonged energy pull ritual with dance to live taiko drumming.

From Spirit + Flesh Workshop

When we started to offer these community rituals Fakir wrote: "Since the dawn of humankind, intense physical sensations have been incorporated in rites whose purpose is an Ecstatic State. In Ecstatic states, boundaries are expanded, consciousness is shifted, visions are encountered, healing and personal transformations can occur. Participants, and even witnesses, often experience euphoria and a feeling of well-being and transcendence."

Our SPIRIT + FLESH workshop is led by Fakir's life partner Cléo Dubois and Grin from Fakir's Intensives. We begin by taking you on an exotic journey through the ecstatic body rites of other cultures and follow up with our adaptation to the needs and tastes of our contemporary Western Culture—especially relevant to the BDSM and Body Modification communities.

SPIRIT + FLESH rituals are based on Fakir's personal experimentation, his research on the universal "whys," "hows," and "wherefores" of body rites and his hands-on experiences with group rituals in various subcultures since 1990. We offer this community celebration every Winter in San Fancisco.

Photos from previous Workshops and Rituals

View Initiation, a magical live suspension ritual performance at Torture Garden, London.