Living The Land

An optional continuance of apprenticeship

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.

This training is available to a maximum of 12 participants - if you would like a place please apply in writing to me at

During the training we will share a secret Facebook group where I post extensions to the work we've done, reading lists, and discussions about any aspects of the training that need enlarging upon. We can discuss questions that arise during the training here, and I'm also happy to respond to private e-mails. The work will also be supported by Danielle Barlow, who is my assistant on this training.

The fee for this year is £1,200. There is also a non-refundable deposit of £100 which secures your place if you have been offered one. 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 dates of the modules and our subject of exploration for the year are set out below. We begin on a Friday evening at 5 with a ceremony and supper to share, then Saturday all day and evening and Sunday until 4.

Gathering The First

24/25/26 April 2020 - Sadly we will begin on-line, but with the fervent hope that we will meet in body in June.

Gathering The Second

5/6/7 June 2020

Will be online

Gathering The Third

21/22/23 August 2020

Will be online for those who prefer that and in person for those who would like to meet. Whichever the majority go for will be on these dates and the rest tbc.

Gathering The Fourth

2/3/4 October 2020

Impossible to tell where this will be!

Our subject of inquiry will be an exploration of 'The Sisters Six' - six potent feminine archetypes - their traits, their skills, their particular magics, their tools, their strengths and weaknesses. They way they fit together - here we'll also explore the formation of The Hex and it's magical applications. We will examine and experience the impersonal use of what is sometimes referred to as 'sexual energy' and polarity for transformation. We'll explore how we may use knowledge of the six 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 Journeying

Shamanic Dreaming and Dream Mirroring

Ritual - ceremonial work

Walking the Lemniscate

Oracular work

Constellation Work

Conversations with the Other Than Human world

Magical Making - the creation of particular magical tools.

There's obviously not enough time! Even so - we'll go outside as much as we can and bring this work to a wider ceremonial context by working up at Scorhill Stone Circle at the very least once during the year... I'm hoping we'll get there every time. It is clearly time to start re-membering our ancestral sites and ways of power.