In Welsh sacred practices, there were no sacred texts or books of dogma handed down to each generation. Our Ancestors knew the cycle of the Earth by reading nature, a reciprocal relationship. They understood that we all are nature, not just a species with no connection to the elements.
The Awenyddiau are calling to those whose hearts are yearning for freedom, justice and balance in the world. They offer to inspire us to once more connect to the web of life, remembering our inter-connectedness with all of life.
Our connection to the Earth is our source of hope and strength. Let us re-connect and renew in these changing times using the turn of the seasons to listen to the Awenyddiau.
Using various shamanic methodologies we will explore the practices of Wales. This is an an opportunity to dream with the Ancestors and Descendants of this land.
Stepping into the mythic realms of bone and blood, of death and rebirth of Ceridwen’s cauldron, of seership with the stones and trees, of the beauty of the Other-world. We will be inspired to create and make manifest our dreaming with poetry and song. Parts of this workshop will be translated into Welsh.
The work will be undertaken in Monmouthshire and in Welsh woodland (weather permitting).
Venue: Monmouthshire. (non residential)
The course will take place over four weekends through the year, with journey work between gatherings and online circle meetings.
Please note, due to the continuing pandemic we may hold the course in 2022, if circumstances continue to change. If interested in booking, please register your interest to be kept up to date with the next start date.
- 6th & 7th February 2021: Winter dark – Inner nights journeying
- 8th & 9th May 2021: Spring Awakening – Light returning
- 17th & 18th July 2021: Summers Blessed – Abundance emerging
- 23rd & 24th October 2021: Transformation of Autumn turning
It is a prerequisite for the year course that you have undertaken the Awendydd Intro day or an Introduction to Shamanism weekend with Maxine.
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