The Way of the Celtic Shaman is ancient and rooted deeply in tradition. This way allows us to walk between worlds, recognizing the interconnectedness between all living forces both seen and unseen. Journeying into these worlds for healing, for answers, for visions, brings a sense of continuity, wholeness and integration for self and for the clan.
Amantha offers introductory workshops, training in specific topics, and multi-year apprenticeships.
Ancient Irish Shamanism
For healing. For answers. For visions.
The Way of the Seabhean
Introductory Workshop We start with an introduction to the Ancient Way and through the workshops we will explore and travel the three worlds – The lower world, our roots – our place of power; the middle world, our trunk – our place of being; the upper world, our shoots – our place of spirit. We will be journeying with our totems, allies and ancestral teachers. Understanding the ancient Wheel of the Sun. Connecting with the Stone people and the Shinning Ones. Hearing the call of the earth and Her nature. We will be drumming, rattling, dancing, chanting and Soul calling.
Working within the ‘underworld’, our place of power, our roots We will be meeting our Ancestral teachers and Totems. We will follow ancient pathways to release family issues and personal blocks of that which has not been released from our foremothers and forefathers and are contained within our DNA, within our bones and blood and we will see how this plays itself out in all our realities. We literally do ‘walk on the bones of our ancestors’. We will work with nature, with sound and with movement; gathering our fragments together. We will drum, express and gain inspiration from this work.
Continuing our ‘Journey’ into the Lower World Using sound, movement and ritual we will invoke that which inhibits our growth, allowing ourselves the opportunity to DREAM TRUE. We will begin to journey for ourselves and for others. Working through Dreamtime and illusion and ‘remembering’ how to use our energy wisely. We will trance dance with our totems
Moving from Shadow into Light Moving from the Lower World to the Middle World Before we leave the Lower World we bring into balance that which we have released. Meeting with our Power Animals and middle-world Teachers. Opening us to the elemental nature beings of fire, earth, air and water. Connecting with our Tree relations. We will look to communing and journey with these. Working with the myths and ancient Ones of our land. Working with Soul retrieval and Cutting the Ties for both others and ourselves. Taking the steps to consciously commit to living in all of our nature.
For those who choose to journey on, there will be continuing workshops on various aspects of Shamanism.
Way of the Seabhean Introductory Workshop is typically held over the course of a weekend. Locations vary, and have included Ireland, England, Canada and the USA.
Way of the Seabhean Continuing Workshops
Ongoing courses would include: The Celtic Wheel Death, Shamanic Death and Soul Midwifery Goddess Workshops Women's Mysteries
‘Gather Sisters, gather close and let us remember’. Do you remember? Do you remember when we used to gather as women in circle? Imagine women gathering again – circles of celebration, of healing, of holding. When women gather, magic happens.
It has always been the way of women to come together in Ritual & Celebration. When we remember to honour the transitional times and experiences in our lives we will be coming home to the Soul, recognising our journey as one of unfolding & beauty.
Creating a space, a container, a womb of safety of love and support. We facilitate personal rites of passage as well as workshops for these who would like to share this sacred space with others of like minds. Together you will find a sense of family and that indeed you are not alone. You reclaim yourself.
Using the archetypes of the Celtic and pre-Celtic Goddesses we journey together in bringing forth, in a safe and nurturing environment, those aspects of ourselves as Women – as WOMAN. We unfold ourselves to allow the maiden, the mother, the crone and the wild woman to emerge; bringing integration and trust of our own inner calling. Recognising ourselves as wondrous Goddesses of delight, passion and wholeness.
We will work with the Myths of our land and ‘re-call’ Bridget, Eiru, Aine, Mabd, Tailtiu, Macha and Tlachtga to name but a few. Allowing ourselves to embrace the Calleach as that which we grow towards, just as we are now held in the arms of Anu, our great Mother Goddess.
Our myths and legends tell of women of Power – Goddesses – who enriched our lives, held us, fed us, sang to us and fought for us. These great women show us the many faces we carry and that which we hold in our memories; – lives of freedom, lives of passion, lives of creativity and respect; for ourselves, for others and for Nature Herself. As this land changed and grew with each coming people so too the faces of Her changed and slowly became hidden. Yet within the land, as within us all, aspects of wholeness reside – just waiting to be acknowledged and expressed. We owe it to ourselves as to those Great Ones to honour all Faces of Woman and allow the Serpent of Knowledge and Wisdom to arise again: TO BE FREE AND ALIVE!