Areas covered are (but not limited to) as follows.
Perception, awareness and sensation - diving into ourselves as Earth - a marriage of senses and spirit (the sixth sense).
Eco spirit mapping - spirits of land and nature, space and place (genius loci); accessing places and spaces of power; connecting to the more than human world (plants, animals and other earth forms).
Vision quest - understanding the process of the journey within and without. Calling for a vision.
The elements - a deep look at fire, earth, air and water (and the seasonal cycles of Sun and Moon).
Energetic medicine techniques and the recovery of power - identifying and remedying misplaced energy and power in humans and the more than human world.
Soul retrieval - the return of spirit essences for a more fulfilled life, for you and others, and the more than human world.
Sustainable living practises - you are what you eat, travelling lightly, mapping, future thinking, remote viewing.
The shamans horse (drum, rattle, sistrum and bell) - healing circles and the instrument’s voice or song / the nature of sound.
Psychopomp (death and dying) - assisting the dying and dead to find their true place of rest.
The beginning and end game - the nature of time, connection to source, authenticity, the ego and icons.
An Eco Shamanic Practitioner Certificate is awarded once all work has been completed and is dependent on attendance and competence.
becoming one with our Earth
Eight long weekends beginning in November 2017 - Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire with an awarding
Eco Shamanic Practitioner Certificate
A series of eight 3 day weekends from November 2017 to July 2019 studying the contemporary areas of shamanism with an emphasis on eco reciprocity. You will be embarking on your own personal eco shamanic journey within a community of like minded beings (or the more than human world) whilst also learning all the major shamanic healing techniques. Scroll down for dates and cost.
Requirements: You will need to know how to journey shamanically and there is an opportunity to learn this technique at a Learn to Journey workshop (click here to go the page) or, if you are not local, via Skype with me (please contact me separately). Attendance at one of my Eco Shamanism Day workshops will give you an idea of what to expect on this workshop although this is not compulsory. You will also need a shamanic drum (this can be borrowed and does not need to be owned). A commitment to all eight weekends is required.
Venue: Millers Farm, Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 4AP
Millers Farm is an 11 acre small holding which is run on sustainable and permaculture lines. There are wildflower meadows, small woodlands, organic gardens and a small brook. Most of the fuel supporting the barn is either wood or solar. It is an ecosystem in itself! The group room is a converted barn with underfloor heating which doubles as camping space indoors with two beds available. There is a small kitchen with bedroom above contained three beds (see below for accommodation details).
Dates: all weekends run from Friday 2pm to 12pm Monday
2017 - November 17 - 20
2018 - February 16 - 19 / April 27 - 30 / July 27 - 30 / October 19 - 22
2019 - January 25 - 28 / April 26 - 29 / July 19 - 22
Places are limited to 10
Accommodation and meals:
On site there are 5 beds available at £10 per night and camping (indoors and out) at £5 per night (bring your own bedding and camping equipment - this is available via Sue at Millers Farm - please email her for more information at email@example.com
Off site there are two rooms available to rent from previous Eco Shaman participants. One is a 5 minute drive and has a shower and small kitchen at £25 p/n and the other is more basic at £10 p/n. Please email me for details of either.
There is also a range of B&Bs and Air B&Bs locally.
If you are local you are welcome to go home at night although there will be at least two weekends when you will be required to stay overnight for at least one night during the weekend.
All meals are provided and will be vegetarian with an emphasis on local and organic supplies. If you have a special diet please let us know but you may need to bring some food to suit you.
Fees include all tuition and meals (NOT accommodation) and can be paid in instalments over the year - please contact me to arrange this option. You will be required to commit to all 8 weekends. Certificates incur an extra £160 and are dependent on attendance, course work and competence!
Deposit to book your place: £160 followed by
Early bird price by Friday 30th June 2017 £1440 (+ £160 optional exam fee) - 20 x monthly instalments of £72 (£80 with exam)
Full Price after Friday 30th June 2017 £1640 (+ £160 optional exam fee) - 20 x monthly instalments of £82 (£90 with exam)
Concessionary spaces x 2 £1340 (+ £160 optional exam fee) - 20 x monthly instalments of £67 (£75 with exam)
Instalments can be extended over a longer period if necessary - please contact me to arrange this.
Fees paid in full before the course begins - £20 discount
Concessions - please contact me if you would like a concessionary rate to attend this course.
If you would like to book with a deposit you can use the option below which takes Paypal, debit and credit cards or contact me to pay by bank transfer or cheque. Payment of instalments and any fees paid in full must be by bank transfer or post dated cheque.
Deposits are NOT refundable.
Eco Shamanism Training
Eco Shamanism Practitioner Certificate
'Mandy's ability to make what is ancient and sacred relatable on a day to day basis is second to none. Like the best teachings; hers form a story seen not only with the the head but also with the heart. With humour, humility curiosity, and with the wilderness as her ally, she allows those around her to reveal the magic behind the veil for themselves.' Steve Taylor