Shaman’s Gate- Walking a shaman's path
2019 has been a year of immense spiritual growth for me. I started my business as a Tarot reader, and this has been the year when working as a shaman has over taken working as a tarot reader.
I have been teaching shamanism for many years now- listening to what people want, and trying to use my experience to guide and empower my students. But I wanted a better concept of what I actually do. So I started reading around, trying to find something to reflect how I work. I came across this passage by Michael Harner;
“A new shaman, after learning the basic principles, methods, and cosmology of shamanism, builds personal knowledge and power by shamanic practice and journeying. As this knowledge is acquired, the shaman becomes a guide for other people….A Master shaman is able to say, “oh yes what you experienced fits in there…” on the basis of what he has experientially, learned so far”
Now I am not nearly ready to suggested I have become a master in shamanism. But I can teach you the tools to enter an altered state of consciousness. I can guide you on journeys, and help you to understand what you have experienced.
My Core Shaman Skills workshops will focus on helping you to enter an altered state of consciousness, and to use this state for journeying, healing, connection with other people, and to develop self awareness.
These are the tools I will be using to help you enter an altered state of consciousness;
Led meditation (path working)
Each month will have a specific focus. It is of course helpful to commit to coming to every session. But life can be complicated- so each month is a complete workshop in itself.
The structure of the day is;
10-12.30 Discussion of topic, perhaps exploring some tools, initial shamanic journey- journeying for ourselves.
12.30-1 Break for lunch, teas and coffees, chat.
1-2.30 Seidr circle (Nordic chanting)
2.30-3 break for drinks and a chat.
3-5 Most months we now journey for another person. Some months I may lead a soul retrieval, or Simon may come to tech the movement side of Stav.
There is time to chat afterwards if you fancy.
The cost for the whole day (10-5) is £65.
February 8th- Who am I?
March 7th- How to connect to another person and connecting to spirit of place.
April 4th- Exploring protection, and Stav workshop.
June 6th- The world tree as the axis point for all shamanic journeys.
July 4th- Working with guides and power animals, and Stav workshop
September 5th- The element of fire- transformation and solar plexus.
October 24th- The element of earth, working with ancestors.
November 7th- The element of water, to heal and release.
December 5th- The element of air, to perceive possibilities (the seer), and Stav wrkshop
My aim is to;
Create a safe, carefully held space where everyone can explore their shamanic nature.
Offer clear guidance on techniques to help you.
Allow time to share, discuss and ask questions.
Offer guidance based on my practical shamanic experience.
Help you to validate your experiences my creating a safe and friendly space.
A full day workshop- who am I? February 8th
This is a day exploring "who am I" from a shamanic perspective.
The day will include shamanic work with your power animals/spirit guides, your world tree, gazing, and elements of a soul retrieval.
This is core shamanic work helping you to acknowledge your skills and understand yourself just a little better.
Perfect for anyone who is curious about shamanic work, or keen to pause and reflect on how much they have learnt and changed through their journey.
Running from 10-5. The price is £65 for the day workshop.