maxine smillie – shamanic practitioner

maxine smillie

In the 198o’s when Maxine was in her late teens, she finally agreed to undertake a thirteen year apprenticeship with a woman who loved the Earth. Her teacher taught her of the Shamanic roots and hidden history of this land, Wales, encouraging her to travel and train with other Shamanic teachers and healers. Maxine trained with Sacred Trust and is registered with them as a Shamanic Practitioner. Maxine has completed Sandra Ingerman’s two year teacher training course, shamanicteachers.com  She is a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice and The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. In her thirty three years of Shamanic Practice Maxine has taught and facilitated healing ceremonies extensively in Wales and The Forest of Dean. 

 Maxine has been blessed with the opportunity to study and undertake ceremony in Europe, USA, China and Mexico. This cross-cultural approach has led her to develop a pragmatic and poetic approach to teaching Shamanic practices.

All proceeds from Maxine’s Shamanic work goes towards the upkeep of a woodland sanctuary which she has placed in a Trust, so no one ever owns this small piece of the Earth again.