Introduction to Shamanic Journeying
This is a series of 3 evening workshops which make up and introduction to Shamanic Journeying - here you meet the Shaman's Map, your otherworldly allies and learn the skills of undertaking the shamanic journey. Please email me to register your interest.
The dates for 2023 are cancelled with huge apologies and at the moment there are no dates for a course next year. I am still recovering.
The price for this series of introductory workshops/zooms is £99. Bookings are made by contacting me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Ways Online Training
Ancient Ways Online continues as a series of four lots of five weekly offerings which can be engaged with at your own pace. There is the opportunity for an online meeting for a discussion and questions at the end of each series of five. Applications must be made in writing to email@example.com
Alongside these weekly recordings there will be practices, dream work, book lists, occasional films to watch and a shared email group in which we can share resources and support. There will be a lot of content in this course, so although it is designed to be taken at the weekly pace and the Zoom calls will suppose that you have at least listened to all the recordings and undertaken the journeys advised within these, it will also be possible to undertake it entirely at your own pace, but without the group Zoom meetings. It's up to you.
Places are limited to 12 participants. The fee is £400 for the year.
The Sacred Landscape
Everything is alive and everything is connected. During this series we will explore both the landscape around us as 'the visible face of spirit' connecting to the spirits of nature for personal and planetary healing, and the landscape of non-ordinary reality as it relates to the calling together of a holy temenos, a temple, within which to undertake holy or healing work. We will examine the landscape of ourselves as we relate to the interwoven web of all life, undertaking illuminating and liberating practices to enliven our connection to all that is.
Connecting with our helping Spirits and with the Elementals we will inquire into practices that will deepen your relationship with the living, breathing land wherever you are.
During these weeks we will look at 'illness' and healing from a shamanic perspective. We will undertake the potent archaic healing technique of power animal retrieval and endeavour to enter into Earth Consciousness by deeply connecting and honouring the strands of awareness and love that weave us into All That Is. We will begin to explore soul retrieval and the extraction of energetic intrusions, also looking at the integration work that is required to make the extraordinary changes that can be wrought using these techniques 'stick'.
As the year progresses each participant will have the opportunity to be mentored through the process of becoming 'The Healer' - receiving one to one feedback on submissions of case studies in these ancient healing arts.
Sovereignty and Service
Here we will interweave oracular and divinatory ceremonies and practices with a continuation of our exploration of our relationship with our Helping Spirits, Nature Spirits, Elementals and The Spirits of The Land. Part of the work is in finding our sovereignty within the landscape of ourselves and bringing this into balance and right relationship with our notions of service. The most effective use of power comes about through equal partnership between us (our free will) and The Spirits.
We will work with a wide range of Oracular and Oneric devices including scrying with water or a Black Mirror, Runes, Oracle and Tarot cards, Ogham Sticks and the creation of your own Oracle Set .
It will be helpfull but not essential to have at least one set of oracle cards or runes of your own already.
Our meetings will focus on Ancestral Healing - unravelling the tangles in our family lines that we can experience as 'curses' and celebrating the 'blessings'. We will work with the well and wise Ancient Ancestors to bring about healing and honouring for both the Remembered and the Forgotten Recently Dead and ameliorate their affect on the living. We will work specifically with the notion of the 'Witch Wound' within our current psyche (it's there for both men and women) and will also examine and undertake Psychopomp - the role of the Shaman in guiding the Spirits of The Dead from the Middle World to the transcendent realms.
Ongoinly the training will provide ways in which to nourish, protect and empower ourselves as practitioners in service to the human and more than human community.
Feedback from Ancient Ways Online 2021
"My heart, spirit, guides and, it feels to me, the web of life are so grateful for all that you have shared with us and indeed, all that you share beyond us - for all the reconnection and reawakening you spin in the world. You have taken us on a profoundly transformative journey that blew my heart and mind open in our very first session all those months ago. Studying with you, even via Zoom, evokes a strong sense of sitting around a fire rekindling our deepest knowing. Your potent teaching and beautifully crafted, nimble words weave together storytelling with the voices of land, spirit and ancient wisdom. To sit with you each week revived in me a soul memory of what it is to be in circle and in partnership with the spirits in service to the human and more-than-human community.
With a million heartfelt thanks from all the ordinary and non-ordinary aspects of myself"
"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful series of classes. I really appreciate your teachings and the way you share the work. You are a wonderful teacher! It has touched me so deeply and I look forward to continuing the practices this autumn and winter. It has been a very healing, grounding, deeply connecting & opening experience."
"I have absolutely loved this training with you, it has been so expansive, enriching, really beautiful & deeply thought provoking."