A shamanic workshop focusing on Plant Spirit Medicine in the heart of Sacred Avebury, in Wiltshire.
A multi-faceted look at working with plants from a shamanic perspective. We will be working with the spirit of sacred plants in a non-invasive, ethical way (note: hallucinogenic plants will not be consumed). The plants seem to be asking one thing of us, that we listen to them, and reconnect with the wisdom they carry which predates humanity. They offer us a chance to heal, to be whole, to re-member our place on the planet and experience the ecstasy of their ways. Please note that you need to have had some shamanic experience before attending this workshop, in particular with shamanic journeying. This course will also involve spending time outdoors so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.
A market of donated books and mind, body and spirit items will be available. Hot and cold drinks will be available through the day.
DATE: Saturday, 12 May 2012
LOCATION: Avebury, Wiltshire – contact details below for directions and additional information
COST: £50.00. All money goes to the Native Spirit Foundation. If you feel you cannot afford this, please contact one of us to see if we can offer you a concessionary rate. Due to the huge amount of interest in this course we are taking bookings with a £10.00 deposit. This is either payable in cash to one of us, by cheque, by bank transfer (get in touch for details)
Or by PayPal: http://www.thebookofpeaceandlove.com/page3.htm
Alternatively you can pay in full before the day.
How to book
You can book by emailing the following people:
Things you will need to bring along
Suitable clothing for outdoors – even in good weather the wind can be fierce, so please pack layers as well as waterproofs.
Food to share for lunch (NB if you are unused to this sort of workshop, we recommend vegetarian healthy home-cooked foods as these are in-keeping with the day’s work)
A blindfold, bandanna or scarf for covering your eyes
A drum or rattle if you have one (we will have spares so if you don’t so don’t worry)
A yoga mat if you have one, note pad and pen/pencil
Who we are:
We are passionate about making shamanism accessible for all, demystifying the shamanic world and practices and enabling people to create and strengthen their own connections to the spirit world through shamanic practice in a safe and informed way. All the courses will focus on core shamanic principles which are common throughout indigenous cultures and shamanic practices across the world. This will enable participants to connect to spirit any where and work with different groups without getting stuck in the dogma of different cultures or spiritual paths, while allowing you the freedom to overlay your own spiritual practices on top of the core techniques. Core Shamanic practice is a universal language and technique that is spoken and practiced by all indigenous cultures.
Adam was initiated into shamanic practice in a Kitchwa community in the Ecuadorian rainforests. He then completed professional shamanic training with The Sacred Trust in Dorset. He holds an MA in Medical anthropology and is a guitarist who weaves shamanism with music and continuously works towards a healed and balanced planet.
Gail began her shamanic practice within the traditions of this land and completed her shamanic practitioner training with The Sacred Trust in Dorset. Gail is a registered nurse and healer and draws on this combination of skills to create a balanced, pragmatic and grounded approach to her practice.
Natascha began her shamanic practice within the traditions of this land and North America bringing together her dual ancestry. She trained with The Foundation of Inspirational and Oracular Studies in Oxfordshire and HEALU in Dorset where she completed her Shamanic Practitioner Course.