In her late teens, Maxine finally agreed to undertake a thirteen year apprenticeship with a woman who loved the Earth. This was the only way she figured that she would stop being struck by lightning.
Her teacher taught her of the ‘shamanic’ roots and hidden history of Wales. Her Ancestors taught her of the ways of her blood and bones, while Spirit awakened her to the beauty of the loving cosmos. All encouraging her to travel and train with other spiritual teachers and healers once she had grounded herself in her Ancestral ways.
Many years, many adventures….
Maxine has completed Sandra Ingerman’s two year teacher training course and her work can be found listed on Sandra Ingermans site shamanicteachers.com The website lists global shamanic teachers. Maxine also trained with Sacred Trust and is registered with them as a Shamanic Practitioner. Many teachers, many friends for life. She has also trained in the sacred art of Acupuncture in the UK and China.
She is a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice and The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. In her forty one years plus of shamanic practice, Maxine has shared teachings and facilitated healing ceremonies extensively in Wales, Scotland, and Europe.
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. Enabling people to explore and deepen into their own sacred path, reclaiming that which has been lost. Re- connecting to the worlds of Grandmother Earth.
”If you are looking to grow , heal and stand for the Earth, come and work with me in safety, with support. What is your path of direct revelation?
Join the evolution of conscious loving change. Your Ancestors, descendants and the Earth, call your name in the dream, to open your heart to a new paradigm shift of love”.
She continues to co create and learn from Spirit.
All proceeds from Maxine’s Shamanic work goes towards the upkeep of a regenerating woodland sanctuary which she has placed in a Trust, so no one ever owns this small piece of the Earth again.
‘Alis volat propriis’.
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