The Earth is a living universe where everything
is connected. In the shamanic way of life, we communicate with both
seen and unseen aspects of the world. This allows us to come into
deeper contact with both other humans and the more-than-human
Nature, Elements, Spirits. This way of being gives us an expanded
sense of home and helps us to learn more about what it means to be
part of the whole.
ancestors of each and every one of us were once indigenous people.
What connects us to them beyond our DNA? Our ancestors were able to
survive not only through their skills in dealing with the physical
world they also knew the spirit side of life. This knowledge
is not lost to us today. Each of us is born with the ability to connect
to the Spirit World. Once in contact, we can retrieve some of what
has been lost and begin to remember - remember who we are, remember
how to live and remember to remember.
experiential workshop will help you to open further to the invisible
side of life and deepen relationships to spirit helpers so you can
find insight and guidance on how to walk in the world and play your
part. We will work with drum journeys, medicine walks, deep listening,
ceremony and song to find out how to live more fully, and discover
what changes we need to make in our lives so that our roots can stay
strong and nourished in modern urban environments.
we feel challenged by the world around us. By bringing our spiritual
practice to life, it can inspire all that we do. When the everyday
seems chaotic or confused, we can keep our hearts steady, act from
a place of connection rather than fear, learn to respond rather than
react, and find a bigger perspective to sustain the courage it takes
is a ceremony and every day we have the choice of how to greet it.
By asking for help and accepting support, we can work with power,
change, responsibility and joy. Through shamanic practice, we can
ask how to best use our skills, talents and energy; we can find out
what we need to give and what we need to receive. By speaking and
listening directly to the Earth, we come to a place where we ask not
only for what we want, but also for what we need.
re-connecting to our natural community including humans, nature, and
spirits, we turn a feeling of longing into a sense of belonging. We
invite a way of life where we are no longer isolated individuals but
participating in the whole. We find a Song of Home.
must have completed introductory course The
Shaman's Journey or agreed equivalent. It
is necessary that participants can easily journey to the spirit world,
and have a clear relationship with at least one spirit helper.
Nov, 2016: Schumacher College, Devon, UK. Taught by Jonathan
and Zara, in English. Price: £795 including all food and accommodation.
book your place, please go to: https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/short-courses/living-spirit
note that this is both a freestanding course, and also part of the
longer Becoming Indigenous programme: https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/becoming-indigenous
course is offered in the Schumacher College format, which includes
daily time in community groups to help clean, cook and garden. Read
more about it here: https://www.schumachercollege.org.uk/courses/short-courses/life-at-schumacher-college