THE SHAMAN’S PATH – The Way of Inner Wisdom

Non-Residential Introductory Weekend

4th – 5st May 2019

Shamanism has never been a system of belief or faith, it is a system of knowledge, and divination is one of the paths to gain direct knowledge. Direct knowledge can be defined as that which is experienced firsthand by the senses.

Divination is not ‘fortune telling’, it is a way to a deeper understanding of events and influences surrounding a situation or person. Divination has always been an integral part of shamanism. One of the most important roles of the shaman has been to seek revelatory knowledge from visionary sources. This may be for healing purposes, “why has this person become ill?” Or for example “why is this person experiencing a pervasive period of misfortune or bad luck”? At times divination is used to address important communal needs “. Divination is way to understand the meaning from our dreams and visions. Shamanism by its intrinsic nature addresses our lives, and our purpose in the messy and complicated world we live in.

Divination is as old as humanity, but unfortunately in mainstream Western society it has been regarded as something primitive, irrational, and pandering to superstition. Divination is simply a way of revealing the truth. The diviner reveals or uncovers to their client hidden truths about themselves, or the circumstances surrounding them. In societies outside the West, divining continues to play an important role, revealing that which is hidden, easing anxiety, and helping in coming to terms with challenging circumstances that may demand the implementation of difficult decisions.

In divination, the role of the shaman is to act as an intermediary or a mediator. The shaman by exploring and providing the initial reading and interpretation allows the seeker of this information to avoid projecting personal wants, desires, and wishes if the question or situation is emotionally charged.

Divination is a way to a deeper understanding of events and influences surrounding a situation or a person. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore and engage with divination practices, and learn as shamans have through the ages to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources both for others as for oneself.

During this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore and work with divinatory methods such as;

  • Divination with natural objects
  • To discover and develop personal power
  • Attain connection to your higher order consciousness that can provide insight and understanding to the quest
  • The classic Shamanic Journey
  • Shamanic Trance Postures

Through consciousness raising practices such as shamanic drumming and rattling to enhance the visionary experience, participants will also learn to develop and trust their inner wisdom. At times the answer is not immediately understood as it is not always addressed to the logical rational mind. On this workshop participants will be able to incubate, play, draw or paint their divinatory vision to bypass the rational mind, and this will often lead to a deep and profound revelation. On this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the important and meaningful questions in their lives to gain insight and knowledge about them. This workshop is also suitable for those who have had no previous experience with shamanism.

During this workshop you will be introduced to the Spirit Boat Ceremony. This is a collective or group journey, where all the participants’ journey together to gain insight into an important matter that affects the collective.

Participants should bring to this workshop;

  • Note book or drawing book and pen.
  • Coloured pencils or paints.
  • Two rocks with a rough surface or facets. The rock should be sized so it can be held comfortably in one hand.

Workshop Cost: 175 Euros – Euro 50 deposit to confirm your place.

For details and booking contact Aurel Mocanu, 0722 539123,