Four Departments based on the Four Elements

Resources and reading list for each of the 4
The Four Departments or Branches of TOTAMS represent the four primary ways that the school benefits the world.
Ceremony, Global Shamanism, and Sacred Sites – Earth
Examples of this facet include: Matrilineal indigenous wisdom, Central and South American Shamanic and Medicine Traditions, Celtic Shamanism, Ceremonial Magic, Priestess and Priest Circles, and Vision Quest Traditions.
Studies and research in this department includes 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 heirophanies in the US and around the world.
Philosophy,Spirituality and the many paths of Self-Realization – Fire
Examples of this department are schools and organizations including: the Ridhwan School, Jean Houston’s Mystery School, the wide varieties of tantric organizations,  the wide diversity of yoga and meditation practitioners, church/religious groups that are open-minded (i.e. Unity Church, Church of Religious Science, Unitarians, and some other liberal Protestant and Catholic groups).
Studies and research in this quadrant are directed toward self-realization, enlightenment, or spiritual fulfillment. TOTAMS honors and recognizes the diversity of authentic paths that each astrological mystery school is expressing.
Since TOTAMS is more than astrology, the school can strengthen and complement a chosen spiritual path, or reveal one that had been not yet recognized. The basis for this understanding is that astrology is seen as the highest of the lower mysteries, and TOTAMS recognizes this when supporting fulfillment of the Higher Mysteries.
Healers, Helpers and Counselors – Water
Studies and research for this department is geared towards supplementing the wide variety of helping and healing professions, including: psychologists, counselors, coaches, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and massage therapists etc.
The TOTAMS astrological paradigm has much to offer in accelerating the capacity of a helper, healer, or coach, to more effectively assist another. Knowledge of the archetypes and the life cycles for a client is immensely helpful.
Knowledge of archetypal psychology and the Shamanic Timeline, are extremely helpful navigational tools that can greatly assist organizations, schools, and individuals with an already established practice.  In addition to individual and team support, TOTAMS will offer effective presentations and trainings to the various organizations and schools of healing, counseling and coaching that already exist.
TOTAMS is also committed to working with children and exploring family dynamics offering additional tools for understanding.
Astrology and Divination – Air

Research and development in the organic growth of the TOTAMS astrological paradigm.  Deepening our understanding of the paradigm and the deeper philosophy of divination, and non predictive approaches not based on cause and effect.

Training and certification in the TOTAMS Astrology Approach.
Links to Online Courses
Exploring the relationship btw our school and other astrological organization
Webinars and monthly calls
Keeping up to date with astrological news

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