Nancy and I met about nine years ago when she was facilitating a shamanic workshop called ‘ Reclaiming the Dragon Path’ near Guildford. It was
Nancy offers a humility, grace, and creative flexibility, that only a true artist knows from their deepest soul’s journey. Her effortless ease in shapeshifting between
Over the last year, I have been working with my teacher Pampamesayoq Don Augustine to provide Karpay workshops and Despacho ceremonies online. During this time
Salkantay and Umantay Mountain One of my personal favourite trips was traveling ten hours in a minibus to Apu Salkantay and Apu Umantay and climbing
The Mandala Dance itself is where time and the timeless meet, where when we forget to be self-conscious and join the collective energy of the moment. With trained people, the Mandala Dance, which is a form of journeying, can bring a whole community to another level of awareness together. Nancy Dancing Light
In my previous blog post, I introduced the pilgrimage that I made to Q’eros with a small group of friends. This pilgrimage led me to
The Andean Cosmovision This trip to the High Andes of Peru, was the singular most powerful event that opened my heart wide, helping me to
A Shamanic Space Clearing – Further Explorations. Recently, a lovely lady rang about a local school that needed some shamanic space clearing. This was a
New Moon Blessings. This powerful new moon is a time of new beginnings and pathways. As Alberto Villoldo said when I was training… it’s important
What is the meaning of the Spring Equinox? Spring Equinox signifies the union of our masculine and the feminine sides. It also reflects the
Sacred Space Meditation. In my previous blog posts, I have talked about opening sacred space and various shamanic techniques we can use to stay sane
Shamanic Healing Brighton As a Shamanic Practitioner and an Arts Counsellor, I see clients as 1:1 or in small groups. I offer Creative Wellbeing classes
A very happy and healthy New Year to all. In the spirit of hibernation, I am creating a cosy nest and a place for dreaming
What with the Solar Eclipse on Monday 14th December and the Solstice on 21st December at 10am, it certainly feels as though we are birthing
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” — Aristotle Each phase of the Celtic calendar is special and for
For me, the wild woman comes knocking when I need courage to break free of some situation, trusting my inner knowing, my inner-voice. Clarissa Pinkola
The Munay Ki I was given the Munay Ki rites and trained to pass them on by Pauline Black in 2008, who participated in the
Lucid Healing Presents : Moving Mandala PROGRAMME FOR PEACE AND TRANSFORMATION The Moving Mandala is a very powerful container for embracing both personal and community
Here I will give a brief explanation of what the Q’ero Medicine men and women call a “Mesa” or “Misha” – we would call a
‘The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear’ Baba Ram Dass 1.Being Present. Being present helps me to breathe and focus on
Altar Work is an essential tool for our daily practice as a shaman to keep in ‘Ayni’ with the world. This is a Quechuan word for right relationship. An altar will help us to come back into balance with ourselves and to reach that deep point of stillness. An altar acts as a bridge between the worlds.
A Natural Hot Tub It was a beautiful summer’s evening, just perfect for lighting our natural hot tub in the garden. When we moved into
Shamanism, Why is it Different? I gain clarity and nourishment from what some people call ‘The invisible realms’. I often have a sense of
The Sun and Moon Festival How better to spend the ancient Lammas festival , the traditional first corn harvest, than at the Sun and Moon
Above Installation by Owen Tuff and Ali Rabjohns, as part of an International Textiles Triennale 2013 at the Moonrain centre in Val Des Monts, Quebec.
My Favourite Parts of Summer Solstice I love watching the sun rise and I’ve also been taking in the beautiful sunsets over the past weeks.
I’m going to introduce these beautiful rites here so that you can see their infinite potential. Each person I give these rites to, takes a
The path of the Munay Ki is simply beautiful, they work at the level of spirit and of the soul. They speak to us through
A Beltain Ceremony For me, all of life is bursting with fertility and the power of it’s own potential at this time of year. I
Welcome to the blossoming time of year! The bluebells and wild garlic are so wonderful at this time of year. This time around Easter helps
Breathing and Walking .. With such beautiful weather recently, it was time to dust off the walking boots and venture out into the wilds of
Whether it’s sacred water in the form of springs, streams, the ocean, or the rainwater that falls gently on our lands, there are some indescribable
As a student of The Four Winds Training, Alberto came and talked to us about 2012. I remember he said that we would need to be
There are more and more circles of light being formed these days : Dreaming circles, Drumming Circles, Sound Baths, Women’s Groups. Why not create your own or find a group that speaks to you close by?.
‘Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love’. Rumi Enjoying a simple and beautiful life .. A wonderful way of
What is a creative block? I work a lot with creative blocks in my shamanic practice, it’s a fascinating process! Clients are often held back
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso How does creativity and shamanism weave together
THE SHAMANIC MEDICINE WHEEL (NORTH) Hummingbird Workshop with Ali Rabjohns and Marc Wood.As I move around the Medicine Wheel, we trust that all will be well.
Ancestral Wisdom This is a living energy archetype close to my heart. Hummingbird is a bridge to our creative potential. It connects us to the
Hummingbird Medicine Hummingbird energy is beautiful, magical, and loving, enabling a deep connection to our soul’s calling. Hummingbirds are called Siwar Q’enti in Quechuan. Traditionally,
When we use our creative talents and skills to create what we see on a shamanic journey, we are honouring the part of ourselves which needs to come back into balance.
AYNI DESPACHO The despacho brings us back into right relationship with our world and with ourselves. Below: Don Augustine’s Despacho 2009. Photo: Ali Rabjohns.
This is a simple exercise that will help you release any heaviness into the earth.
There’s nothing quite like a fire or music to bring people together and as a shamanic practitioner, I often hold full moon ceremonies in the garden. They stoke the fires of people’s hearts through any hardship or suffering, as well as helping us to let go of a quality that we no longer need in our lives, or that may be holding us back.
It is an honour for me to introduce fellow shamanic practitioner Marc Wood. We have been part of a shamanic group for seven years and
The labyrinth is an ancient universal symbol found all over the world and increasingly, labyrinths are emerging in communities as a sacred space for people. They are also used as a tool for problem solving, in personal relationships, for meditation purposes, or purely for enjoyment. They are amazing resources – they can work real magic by bringing worlds together and creating transformation.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce my friend and colleague Pauline Black, a Shamanic Homeopath based in West Sussex. Pauline spends part of
Sometimes, when we can only trust that the next step is for our highest good, then eagle can help us to have the vision to see our situation or re-birth through in a series of transitions. Eagle gives us the ultimate tool to let everything go.
Working with Jaguar (or Otorongo) energy has been one of my most powerful shamanic experiences so far. This archetype helps me to explore those dark
Come and join us in Stanmer Park to celebrate Lammas, an ancient tribal tradition. Wild Star Gathering is working towards unity, through creativity and reflection.
The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi VJ came to me with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. As a
The White Buffalo Drum Circle and Despacho Ceremony for unity was a powerful event this weekend, many people traveling far and wide to be there.
Ali explains her recent experiences in Labyrinths, including Chartres in France and All Saints church in Brighton.
All shamanic work is conducted in a very safe environment and is strictly private and confidential. During a session the client remains fully clothed .