main work of the shaman is, and always has been, to heal illness and
help maintain balance, both physically, emotionally, spiritually and
in the community. In the shamanic worldview, healing is not only an
individual matter but is related to the whole, extending beyond humans
to all that is. Now more than ever, we need to remember this way of
ancient times shamans have worked together with Nature for healing,
power, knowledge and wisdom. On this workshop, you will learn how
to listen to the Spirits of Nature, and work together with the Earth
for our mutual well-being and survival. We will work with plants,
sacred places and the four elements to find out how they may want
to help us in healing work, both for ourselves and others. We will
not be ingesting psychotropic plants but we will use drum, song, rattle
and intention to shift our consciousness.
communicating directly with the Earth, we can find out more about
the interdependence of ecological and spiritual healing systems, and
explore both how nature can offer healing to us, and what our role
is in helping to heal the Earth. We will not assume what it needs,
but take the time to ask and find out.
will be working with drum journeys, nature work, ceremony and song
to find out more about nature as a healing partner. By establishing
this closer relationship with the Earth, we come to see it not as
a resource, but as a source of life, that we honour, respect and enjoy.
** This course
will also include a Beltane ceremony and celebration
must have completed introductory course The
Shaman's Journey or agreed equivalent, be able to journey well
and have a good connection with Spirit helpers.