Living The Land
An optional continuance of apprenticeship 2022
This is a four-fold journey; four gatherings over the course of a year which build upon the connections and lessons encountered within the Ancient Ways 9 Month Shamanic Apprenticeship, or over a number of years within your own shamanic practice. They must be taken as a series and are not available to book separately.
As well as the in-person work on the four weekends I will email extensions to the work we've done, reading lists, and hope to encourage discussions about any aspects of the training that need enlarging upon. I'm also happy to respond to private e-mails as well as these group emails or see you on Skype or Zoom.
The fee for this year is £1,200. There is an additional non-refundable deposit of £100 which secures your place. The balance is then due in four payments payments of £300, one being due before each of the modules. (Or by another method which we agree upon between us. I am open to negotiation.)
The venue is in Lustleigh, Dartmoor.
There are only dates for two groups at the moment but more will emerge depending on uptake this year. Email me if you want to come but can't do these dates.
Gathering The First
The Council of Earth.
Group 1 - Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May
Group 2 - Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th April
Gathering The Second
The Council of Air
Group 1 - Saturday 16th & Sun 17th July
Group 2 - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June
Gathering The Third
The Council of Fire
Group 1 - Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
Group 2 - Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August
Gathering The Fourth
The Council of Water
Group 1 - Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th November
Group 2 - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October
Our subjects of inquiry will be an exploration of the statement 'My Body and The Body of The Land Are One' and the relationship of that body with all else that is. .
We will work with a variety of potent elemental and other archetypes to explore their traits and skills, their particular magics and tools. Using these explorations as a foundation upon which to build practices of knowing, healing and strengthening of our internal stories of relationship to self, land and power. Each gathering will involve an adventure out on the land, something a bit like the final weekend of Ancient Ways, but perhaps more walking and more directed practices in place.
We'll be working with the Parliament of All beings, seeking to come into direct and conscious conversation with some of the many voices of nature. Asking questions around our position within All That Is. How can we stand in alignment with our sovereignty and service in order to be a blessing in as many areas of our own lives as possible. What's "ours to do" at this time? We'll be seeking the kind of clarity that allows us to move forwards with certain purpose into the places where we are needed and relinquish without guilt the areas where we don't have true agency.
The aim is the filling of our own cups, exploring how we may use the skills and knowledge of this work in order to bring about extraordinary healing for ourselves, our planet and for others.
In order to undertake this work we will once again explore the tools that are:
Shamanic Dreaming and Dream Mirroring
Ritual - ceremonial work
Walking the Lemniscate
Conversations with the Other Than Human world
Magical Making - the creation of particular magical tools.