Peggy Brennan. Healer, Artist. (301)728-4071

Shamanic Practitioner   chant sample 


“Peggy’s (music) set was the highlight of my night!” ~John Kadlecik, lead guitarist for Furthur, JKB, Phil Lesh & Friends

Buy this song! Sing it all day as meditative prayer

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Available for lessons on guitar/jamming, for concerts or sing alongs, parties & celebrations. Call for rates. Any level, any style, though folkrock is my main squeeze.

Video sample of my music

Link: haiku 1/6/17:
snowy blanket peace
BreathThroughFluteThroughMe with love
join winter season




 
Therapeutic Listener. People say, “Wow, I’ve never been able to share so freely...” and it’s profoundly confidential & therapeutic. Call me (301)728-4071

Wassup with your favorite musician and shamanic practitioner, you ask?
~Living in intentional village, and having so many changes that my career slid a lil.  But it's okay! I was always meant to live in community. I'd just bought into the myth of nuclear families being best for the kids. NOPE. I'll be writing an essay about that sometime soon. harumph.
And, on Instagram  (link above)  you can see a beautiful pic of me playing music at a fire circle recently, woohoo! 

Bigger news: I'm offering a series of Sweat Ceremonies at Abrams Creek Campground, in a deeply delightful glade by the creek, next occurence Spring Equinox 2017. We're building the dome the day before. Here's the Facebook link. Tell me if you're coming! (301)728-4071 or play@peggybrennan.org   Description for our last one is here:
Sweat Ceremony at Abrams Creek Mt. Storm WV Sun10/23, set up the Saturday before, beginning noonish.

Sweat Healing Ceremony:
..actual schedule at bottom*-{blanket donations needed}..
Just as a lightning struck tree has mixed the elements, so too does a sweat ritual. The medicine of entering a hut within the Earth and praying/singing together in the dark, surrounded by steam, is powerful healing. On this land, medicine will grow. A tree can become shredded by a lightning strike, but the same trauma to a human can be a transformative event. Our spirits morph, and healing makes us stronger and more useful to the world than we were before our ordeal. Our circle will create a sphere, just as the sweat dome is a sphere (of which we only see half). Inside here lies healing. This purification ceremony will be gentle, with hot spikes, and it will help us tend to our necessary healing. Beginners and women on their moon are welcome. 
Theme: Consecrate ourselves and this place, again. 
Tradition: Pagan Shamanic, Celtic focused
Clothing: optional 
Herbs: osha root, white sage
Stay tuned for more details.

*** The word "Lodge" is properly Native American, so please address the structure as "dome" and the practice as "ceremony". 
We need help setting up the wooden geodesic dome Saturday, hauling wood and blankets, and it will be deep profound work, using strong backs or not! All help welcome!

Pourer: Peggy wishes to be more like a tree. She first sweated in 1987 at Rainbow Gathering and began working sweat fire approximately 2002, at Camp Ramblewood’s "sweat village", learning myriad traditions. There was an initiation by the Earth when, during a staff-only sweat there, lightning struck nearby and everybody got shocked. (If the fire won’t light, there’s no sweat.) Her transformation from stone server to pourer began with a neck injury (another initiation). Then it was catalyzed by another pourer in a sweat ceremony in Harmony MD handing her the dipper. Then the sweat elder Mary “Tyrtle” Rooker was spiritually guided to teach pouring to 3 people, one being Peggy, who's been studying sweat therapy and actively practicing shamanism for 2 decades. She began pouring public sweats 3 years ago and in 2014 graduated Tyrtle’s Shamanic Healer's program (besides many other core shamanism courses). Peggy lives in Allegheny Crest Intentional Village, of which Abrams Creek is a portion. The dome site is right next to the creek. 

We hope to have frequent regular sweats here for some time. Assistance appreciated. Carpool please, to walk lightly on Gaia.

Bring: 
2 towels, one will get muddy
something to carry your wet stuff afterwards
outergarments for cold outside if you unclothe for inside (robe?)
potluck -easily carried food w/ingredients written down 
(2potluck items if coming Sat[we hope!])
instruments/drums for Saturday's fire
waterbottle
spare blankets to donate if you have any, needed on Saturday
donation for firewood etc (nobody excluded cuzza $)
plans for lodging if needed

Lodging options abound – there are 81 beds to rent here, and even more tent sites, some right next to dome. It'll be cold. Lodging booked through Abrams Creek; options abound. Worktrades welcome and arranged through water pourer, and No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds.

*hopeful schedule
Begin building lodge noonish Saturday 10/22 Bring blankets if you can. Arrive when you can, earlier is better.
{yes, it's a geodesic dome and has sweated umpteen times.}
Potluck dinner 6ish Saturday night, vegetarian chili provided 
then gentle fire and singing/dancing next to sweat site. instruments welcome
sunset 6:30. go to sleep later sometime, big stuff tomorrow.
breakfast served ($needed, info soon)
Enter lodge approx 2pm Sunday. 
Do not arrive later than1pm. 
Potluck afterward w/soup & bread provided. 
Help drying blankets welcome, many hands make light work
Maybe depart 6-pm-ish



Shamanic Journey Circle 
Temporarily Suspended.
STAY TUNED.

Hey Folks!
I was "off to see the world", and got invited to be staff at 

Abrams Creek
and I said YES FOR TODAY. Now, I wanna invite everybody. 
Seriously. Come and see.  

I have done over 3K miles since June 1, so yes, world-seeing achieved. 
Just wanted to keep you updated.  (9/18/16)
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Off to Free Spirit Gathering, my yearly Summer Solstice Celebration.
Just posted on a Facebook page: "There is a geodesic sweat dome being built today at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington Md for daily sweat ceremonies during Free Spirit Gathering. All are welcome. I will pour a sweat Saturday afternoon, a new-to-me protocol taught by the spirits and by history, involving gentle scraping off of our skin. 6/18, for Solstice. I will incorporate traditions from my sweats training and various sweat experiences. 
Hope to see you. Peace and harmony." Been dreaming of this sweat for years! YAAAYYYY....
SWEAT CIRCLE 2:30 SAT 6/18/16, "LIGHTNING STRUCK TREE", CAMP RAMBLEWOOD. Call me 301-728-4071 if need be. link below. 
The Powers That Be scheduled my Thurs 4pm 6/16 workshop "Weaving Pagan Song" at Healer's Pavilion, I just found out. FUN! Happy!
Lunchtime concert is Weds noon, broadcast throughout camp. 
»»»FSG link here!! «««
My beloved son Duggan Robert Brennan, forever my favorite man, "doesn't attend anymore" and I will take my beloved daughter Meara Eileen Brennan again, YAAAAAYYYY loVeLovELOVEloVe!!
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Abrams Creek West Virginia.  A picture barely showing the phenomenal creek, with whom i communed. Yesterday I washed my clothing, my dishes, and myself including my hair in this creek. Even the tarp, because there'd been a hard rain the night before and my tarp-groundcover was a few inches OUTside of the tent, which was enough for much moisture. I have such a positive attitude that I thanked the rainstorm for my  lesson! It's practically annoying how optimistic I've been. But here it is, Day Five of my trip, and I must go BACK to Takoma Park to finish the very last moving out, and I've lost my good attitude.  Anyway, back to the beautiful West Virginia ASAP, only this time to Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary, weeha. The interface for this website BITES, so I'm gonna make changes, oof. Keep sending positive thoughts! 6/7/16


My "Not Goodbye Yet" Poem.

Twas down to the wire and all bets were off,
(“I had better leave now or the doubters will scoff”)
when what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but a plea – I could ask One More Day from The Dear

After all, I'd been planning to couchsurf a bit
So I might as well practice negotiating sh*t.
Because you see, I had put off some organizing.
But the discarding furniture? boom bang babing

I had no trouble finding some homes for my shelves
but when it comes to the contents, I could use me some elves
But instead, here I sit, among piles of Stuff
and recycling bins – organizing is rough!

Because what is important? (I have stored family pix.)
But not knowing the future, I cannot know which tricks
will be needed next week, much less how to convey!
That's the hard part, of course, I must pack it away.

And my tent must be first in my Honda Civic.
But the food above that, ah, now that does the trick.
Necessity is the mother of invention
And seeking, exploring is my real intention.

But how to fit all in my Tiny CarVee?
Cuz of course my guitar is a necessity.
So I'll plow through, and sort, and I'll organize piles
I will sort this all out before traveling miles.


I asked for, and been granted, extension of time!
Thank the Traveling Gods! (Thank the muses of rhyme!)
I think I can take just as long as I need.
Cuz for me to “sort out” is not Something With Speed

Now, I said my goodbyes, so embarrassment comes.
But- I got poison ivy! And it's right on my thumbs!
Organizing was hard enough, now an excuse
has presented itself, with my fingers in use.

So now there's a re-try for stress to build up
I have got a few days for angsty Packing Up
I thank many for hugs, for the “Bid You Adieu”.
But I'm still here in town! It's Not Yet Toodle-oo! 

June 1, 2016
 
Saturday May 21, the wondrous...

TAKOMA PORCH! link for this all-day awesome fest
At 5-6pm, I'll be at 204 Dogwood Ave, HERE


My mostest favorite work eveeeeeRRRR:
Empowerment Song:
 
info here
Call with questions or to schedule a session. (301)728-4071
or email me HERE at <play@peggybrennan.org>
 

After May 31, 2016, I'm hitting the blessed ROAD! Decision made!My prior attempts at "this" were either flimsy or too sad. But that was before teh INTtarwebZ! Stay tuned, since a reliable way to not dangerously "isolate" is Use. Of. The. Net. I've long had a blog (Greener Than Thou), & heaps of social media, but soon, it'll be all be better linked and Moar Active. Yay for the ROAD!!! also yay for decisions, fercriminysake.

Shamanic Journey Circle 
Temporarily Suspended.
STAY TUNED.
Saturday May 21, the wondrous...
TAKOMA PORCH! link for this all-day awesome fest
At 5-6pm, I'll be at 204 Dogwood Ave, HERE


My mostest favorite work eveeeeeRRRR:
Empowerment Song:
 
info here
Call with questions or to schedule a session. (301)728-4071
or email me HERE at <play@peggybrennan.org>
 
I am also a multi-media Artist, Event Producer & Promoter.
Call with questions or to schedule a session. (301)728-4071
I'm a whirlwind sometimes and a still pool at other times. 

Peggy Brennan has been accompanying her voice on guitar since 1973, literally playing folk rock since it was top forty!
The other day I played my guitar for a friend's party. We used her outdoors room, and her friends adored our sing-along! I could do that for you, for $150.
A recent endeavor has Peggy acquire a shamanic healing song for you to sing as your own melodic affirmation. Info above.
 


I love this photo I took of a tree outside the former Silver Spring Library, for its beauty and this: moss, (a delicate weak-until-joined-with-group entity) is supporting a massive tree, by just gently holding together the soil around its roots. A hug means everything.


 

Empowerment Song

It doesn't matter if you “can sing”. This is not a performance piece.

 

This is your song, for your personal use. “Power Songs” have been used for many thousands of years and have profound healing. Countless uses. We sit together and I/we create sacred space. Then you and I have dialogue for extraction/removal of energy blockage, then I do shamanic journey to Otherworld, and acquire the song. An Empowerment Song is usually attached to some soulpart of yours that has healed.

 

In most shamanic practices, this is known as Extraction and Soulpart Retrieval, but my spirits also use my voice to give you a song.

 

My helping spirits and I, with your spirit/s (whatever you choose to call it/them/him/her), gift you with a song that you will sing as affirmation. Sometimes it comes with small simple gestures resembling dance.

I myself have been gifted several Empowerment Songs, and one has the lyric “Sacred presence I am”. It is a transformative action to melodically remind myself of that fact. (I have been instructed to share that song, but most powers songs are not shared.)

 

People use Empowerment Songs to:

 

Fill yourself with your own power,

Daily practice, affirm your spiritual oomph

Strengthen your resolve before difficult tasks

Combat negativity, fear, low self-esteem

Call with questions or to schedule a session. (301)728-4071
or email me 
HERE at <play@peggybrennan.org>

regularly $175 

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My primary work isTherapeutic Listening:

"When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time" ~ Rachel Naomi Remen


Would you like to just be heard?

Send an email to play@peggybrennan.org for an appointment.  Or call 301-728-4071. We meet in Silver Spring or Takoma Park. My therapeutic listening work can be ongoing, can be a one-time event, or every week, what- ever we decide works best for you. My rate is $65 for an hour of listening. The first session can be as inexpensive as you like. You will find healing, talking to me. I have a sliding scale - I will reduce my rate to as low as $30 for an hour - use your conscience to decide on the price. I do not take insurance. Let's have you be really heard. Call (301)728-4071 or email: play@peggybrennan.org

Lightning Struck Tree

Therapeutic Listener, Shamanic Practitioner (Core & Celtic Shamanism), Healer, Musician (guitar, voice, flute), Craftswoman, Fine Artist, Psychopomp, Firekeeper, Song Weaver · 2001 to present · Takoma Park, Maryland

Lightning Struck Tree is an organization that has many services and endeavors. The name was gifted by the spirits in approximately 2001. December 2014 a certificate in shamanichealing was earned and the company called LST was further solidified. Sing and dance on the good green Earth together. My shamanic healing training: 

Mary Tyrtle Rooker. 1 Year Shamanic Healer 2014. Journeyman after apprenticeship.
Rena Yount. I began attending her Washington Area Drumming Group in 1997.
Rose Diana Khalsa. 1 Year Shamanic Healer 2002
Tom Cowan. Various Celtic Shamanism workshops.
Larry Peters. Shamanism workshop.
By far, above & beyond any other teacher I've ever spent time with, my teacher is Tyrtle. I was her head firekeeper for sweat circles for a decade, and now I am also a water pourer, I have held/led/participated in many ritual ceremonies, and can help you create one for transitions in your life. My study includes: The Work of Byron Katie workshops Human Awareness Institute workshops
I have achieved profound healing, from deep traumas and wounds, with the spirits, in shamanism. I am ready to extend my own shamanic holistic healing. From my own healed trauma/rocky roads/injuries-of-all-sorts outward, into the world, and help YOU.
  ALLOW PROFOUND HEALING.

I have a few clients now, and am ready to add more.
 play@peggybrennan.org 301-728-4071 I hope to hear from you soon. Call between 9am-11:30pm

ALLOW PROFOUND HEALING.

Specialty:  Personal Empowerment Song
After an initiatory dialogue, I journey to spirit realms on your behalf. My allies and I release your energy blockage, retrieve lost soul parts, and acquire a song that is yours, to fulfill deep wishes. A brand new melody comes every time we do this, with lyrics that are yours, gifted by your helping spiritual allies. These songs are soothing, encouraging, and will be your personal affirmation. You receive a recording of the song and are taught to sing it before you finish.
No less than 2 separate sessions, at your home or my healing room in Takoma Park. $175 negotiable

"Peggy's listening and my healing ceremony which provided my medicine 
song has been incredibly powerful for me!" - Barbara Dickey Davis, Coach at UncoverBliss.com

Other shamanic services:
Curse unravelling.

Energy blockage.
House/place clearing.
Depossession.
Soul retrieval.
Release, Restore, Renew.

~I have been doing shamanic journeying since 1997, and studying various shamanic healings for that long too. December 7th 2014 I received my Shamanic Healer's certificate from Mary Tyrtle Rooker at Shamanic Spring. 



Therapeutic Listening:
Would you like to just be heard? I will listen. 

Send an email to play@peggybrennan.org for an appointment.  Or call 301-728-4071. We meet in Silver Spring or Takoma Park. No, the cat will not be in our session, I just like this picture. My therapeutic listening work can be ongoing, can be a one-time event, or every week, what- ever we decide works best for you. My rate is $65 for an hour of listening. There is a sliding scale - I will reduce my rate to as low as $30 for an hour - use your conscience to decide on the price. I do not take insurance. We can extend or shorten the session for your comfort.  Let's have you be really heard.

I began serving as a therapeutic listener early 2014. For several years now friends and colleagues have been saying, "I've never told that to anyone before!" and so finally I was convinced to offer my therapeutic listening as a service.

There is something special about the way I listen - let's see if it can help you. I am not about giving advice, but instead I truly hear your depths. I am active in this process, and engaged with your communication. Therefore, you may well find your own advice, or find the True Thing for you. I've had people remember big moments that they'd blocked out, but mostly I see folks arrive at their own deep truths. 


Would you like to truly be heard? If you cry, I will welcome your tears. If you get angry, I will witness your anger. I am a supportive friendly listener. The atmosphere for us is comfortable and private. This is a soundly confidential relationship. 


My training is in shamanic healing, with 
Mary Tyrtle Rooker, Rena Yount, Rose Diana Khalsa, Sundance Metelsky Oehser, Tom Cowan, and Larry Peters. By far, above & beyond any other teacher I've ever spent time with, my teacher is Tyrtle. I am also a sweat house water pourer, and have held/led/participated in many ritual ceremonies. I have done The Work of Byron Katie workshops, Human Awareness Institute workshops, many many ceremonies, been in shamanic journey circles for over 19 years and much much more. 

I am ready to extend my own shamanic holistic healing. From my own healed trauma/rocky roads/injuries-of-all-sorts outward, into the world, and help YOU.
 I have just been initiated as shamanic healer, Dec 2014. ALLOW PROFOUND HEALING.

I have a few clients now, and am ready to add more.
 play@peggybrennan.org 301-728-4071 I hope to hear from you soon. Call between 9am-11:30pm

ALLOW PROFOUND HEALING.

Specialty:  Personal Empowerment Song
After an initiatory dialogue, I journey to spirit realms on your behalf. My allies and I release your energy blockage, retrieve lost soul parts, and acquire a song that is yours, to fulfill deep wishes. A brand new melody comes every time we do this, with lyrics that are yours, gifted by your helping spiritual allies. These songs are soothing, encouraging, and will be your personal affirmation. You receive a recording of the song and are taught to sing it before you finish.
No less than 2 separate sessions, at your home or my healing room in Takoma Park. $175 negotiable

"Peggy's listening and my healing ceremony which provided my medicine 
song has been incredibly powerful for me!" - Barbara Dickey Davis, Coach at UncoverBliss.com

Other shamanic services:
Curse unravelling.

Energy blockage.
House/place clearing.
Depossession.
Soul retrieval.
Release, Restore, Renew.

~I have been doing shamanic journeying since 1997, and studying various shamanic healings for that long too. December 7th 2014 I received my Shamanic Healer's certificate from Mary Tyrtle Rooker at Shamanic Spring. 




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUR_tf54d98

In October 2011, I performed my song, entitled "Dec. 8, 1980," at Capital City Cheese Cake in Takoma Park, accompanied by another sometimes musical partner, the incredible Bruce Lebovitz. Above is the recording.

I recorded the original song samples below in 2010. 
"Key West"  
"I'm Going Nowhere"  

This one was recorded by Rob Hinkal in 2011, me on flute, Bruce fiddling.
"Flute Improvisation"






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Peggy Brennan. Healer, Artist.
Shamanic Practitioner. Therapeutic Listener. 
Shamanic Journey Circle
Feb 7, 11am-2pm

Electric Maid
Facebook link for it here

Ongoing musical event: Electric Maid open mic. 2/18/16 7pm 
That's your every month's Third Thursday, yessiree.
Multi-media Artist, Event Producer & Promoter.
Call with questions or to schedule a session. (301)728-4071
I'm a whirlwind sometimes and a still pool at other times. 

Peggy Brennan has been accompanying her voice on guitar since 1973, literally playing folk rock since it was top forty!
The other day I played for a friend's party. We used her outdoors room, and her friends adored our sing-along! I could do that for you, for $150.
A recent endeavor has Peggy acquire a shamanic healing song for you to sing as your own melodic affirmation.
Ask. And see below.  


 
 
 
 
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