course deals with the shaman's intimate relationship with Nature and
how to live together. From ancient times shamans have worked together
with the Spirits of Nature for healing, power, knowledge and wisdom.
They knew that all the world is alive, and by learning from plants
and animals, rocks and mountains, winds and waters, from the Sun,
Moon and stars, shamans have helped their people to live in balance
with the Universe.
more than ever, we need to remember this way of being. As shamans
have done for thousands of years, participants on the course will
learn how to respect and communicate with the Spirits of Nature, and
remember how to work together with the Earth for our mutual well-being
will work extensively with the Four Elements that create life on our
planet - Fire, Water, Earth, Air. We will talk to them directly to
receive a felt understanding of their powers and who they are. By
exploring them in both physical and spirit form, we hope to deepen
our relationship to each of the Elements and to the way they relate
to each other. Coming into connection with them, we will also learn
more about the role they play in our lives.
Ecology teaches us how all living things - visible and invisible -
are connected. Seen from the shamans perspective, many
current environmental difficulties are related to being out of balance,
both with the world and within our selves. By reawakening a feeling
of connection, we come to remember that the Earth is our Home, and
that we are all part of life.
well as working with drum-journeys, dance, song and ceremony, much
of the course will be spent outdoors. Participants will also have
the opportunity to be isolated in Nature overnight if they wish, in
a traditional Utesittning (Sitting Out) to ask for guidance
and personal power.
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.