Ceremony, Global Shamanism, and Sacred Sites
Examples of the Earth element include the Matrilineal Indigenous Wisdom, Central and South American Shamanic and Medicine Traditions, Celtic Shamanism, Ceremonial Magic, Priestess and Priest Circles, and Vision Quest Traditions.
This branch’s studies and research include indigenous and earth-based traditions around the world. Invariably, most of these groups still emphasize ceremony and a living organic relationship with the As Above, So Below realities, but they may no longer have direct knowledge or relationship with the night sky.
The TOTAMS ceremonial approach, including knowledge and experience of the night sky, synodic planetary cycles, and the Galactic Alignment are offerings that can support these groups. This includes working with stone circles, petroglyph sites, and taking journeys to sacred sites, cosmograms, and hierophanies in the US and around the world.
List of International Sacred Sites Important to the Development of TOTAMS
These are the sites where the school since 1981 has held events and where Daniel Giamario has done research and had personal experience. Some events were held as part of Renaissance of the Sacred events.
Callanish stone circle complex: I have conducted many groups here, as well as research journeys. One of my top three places of inspiration and the greatest Lunar Standstill site on the planet.
Island of Iona: I have conducted four journeys to Iona, a magical place and it is the ancient location of Avalon.
Kilmartin Valley: I have conducted four journeys to this magical area of Argyll, a land of many stone circles and rows, ancient Pictish rock art and the original location of Camelot.
Avebury and Wiltshire: The largest stone circle complex in the UK, and also the most welcoming. We have held three events here. The whole Wiltshire area is also crop-circle heaven.
Penbrokshire: One trip conducted here, as well as a great personal adventure including walking the Golden Way. The magical West Coast of Wales, rich with dolmens and sacred landscape, and the bluestone quarries.
Newgrange: Several conducted groups and a number of other adventures to Ireland’s most famous ancient monument.
Sligo area: Several conducted groups and a number of other adventures to my favorite area of Ireland; home to Carrowmore, Carowkeel and Knocknarea, Queen Maeve’s Mound.
The Dingle Peninsula: Wild and ancient country, host to several groups, and where I wrote my second book.
Evora and Almendres Cromlech: We conducted a Cosmology course here, and I also explored over sacred sites all over Portugal including the Templar site of Montsanto.
Hypogeum and the whole range of megalithic monuments: I spent a week there with a small group exploring megalithic monuments as old as 6000BCE.
Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca,Cusco and Sacred Valley: Three group tours to this powerful area over the years.
Nazca lines: One trip to this unusual desert location.
Tiahuanaco: Several group tours t this ancient megalithic city, possibly 12,000 years old. One trip included a journey to the Altiplano for a total Solar Eclipse.
The Pyramids, the Sphinx, Siwa Oasis, Karnac, Amarna and other Egyptian wonders: One trip of adventure and discovery.
Gobekli Tepe: One amazing tour to this 12,000 year old site, which included journeys to Sanlurfa, Sabian sites, Istanbul, Izmar, and Troy.
Canada de la Virgin: A number of trips to the recently excavated step pyramid near San Miguel de Allende , extensively studied by Archaeoastronomers.
Tula Venus Temple: A large temple complex dedicated to the heliacal rise of Venus.
Pacquime, Casas Grandes: The final stage of the Chaco Culture, along the Chaco Meridian, in the Northern Province of Chihuahua, not far from where I lived in the Mimbres River Valley, near Faywood Hot Springs.
Teotihuacan Pyramids: Several trips to this really famous and often visited cosmological ceremonial site.
Gunung Padang: One journey of adventure and discovery to this 22,000 year old megalithic ceremonial site.
Agawa Stone Calendar: Several adventures to a remote ancient stone calendar near Sagada in the Mountain Province of the Cordilliera of Northern Luzon.
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