I have found the Medicine Wheel maps so incredibly helpful in steering my long life. The world is very challenging at the moment and it feels as if we humans have lost our way. From the shamans’ point of view whatever is happening out there is the play, the drama of life, the ‘dream’ – but what is real is within.
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Module 2 – Patterns, Habits and Karma MAY 12 – 16 FRIDAY – WEDNESDAY At BROOK END. With Howard Malpas and Leo Rutherford We cross the wheel from Southeast to Northwest following the road from Continue reading…
Dear Leo While it is still so fresh in my heart and mind, I wanted to say one more ‘thank you’ for such an incredible journey of discovery last weekend. After sharing in one of your sweatlodge ceremonies, I had no doubt that there would come along another opportunity to work with you…as with all things of nature, the time arrived! Reading the workbook is extending the experience and there have certainly been a few curve balls to navigate since! It really was an honour to be in such a space with … Read more
Dawn and Lorraine My recent experience with the practitioner training has been full and wonderful in many ways. It is giving me the confidence to step out, offer and share this work with others. You both held the space for me to learn, grow and practice safely in a light and non judgemental way. You helped me to trust that what I feel or sense with the energy is right in the moment! I recommend this training to anyone who wishes to simply work with themselves, with loved ones, friends or clie… Read more
Dawn and Lorraine Good Morning Enchantresses Extraordinaire! So here I am back in ‘real life’. I’m sitting at my desk at work in body only whilst my mind free flows through the experiences of the weekend. My body feels brand new and unfamiliar. A little like looking the wrong way through binoculars or that ‘new girl at school’ feeling. Fire medicine and snake medicine still feel present and this is comforting. I offer my gratitude to you both for all of your hard work this weekend and for sh… Read more
Hi Leo! I just wanted to say how very grateful i am to have such a wonderful teacher as you. I have experienced a lot of teachers who misuse and abuse their power. But you are a beautiful breath of fresh air. So full of wisdom and knowledge and the way you guide, support, love and encourage your students is really special. You are a gift. Thank you! I had another incredible weekend with you, filled with so many insights and blessings. Thank you!
Feeling a lot more full of myself, grounded, connected, supported and capable. Huge deep gratitude again for the work and space you create. You have enabled me to change and actually be alive again. The effects of this for my children, my life, are immeasurable. Ho, to you, Lorraine and Leo. The world is by far a greater place to be in because of you and the work you do. Love xxx
You receive this email because since April 2009, we have shared some very sacred moments. Together we danced, sweated, dreamt, chanted/sang, called the powers of directions, light fire, performed ceremonies, changed in the cauldron, connected with our ancestral energies, remembered the stories of the creation, sat around the star maiden circle, listened to drums (with the thousand voices), shared fear and hopes, benefited from the medicine of the wheel, journeyed into the other realms and much … Read more
Hi guys, what a superb – although challenging week-end, so I thank you all. Till next time….
Dawn and Lorraine, it was wonderful to be with you both, with your beautiful energy and holding. Having not been in deep Shamanic ritual for a while, so it was very important for me. Both as an alchemical process of being together with nature and in my nature, and as a moment of self reflection on where I am with shamanic work, how it sits in me and how it has changed my nature
Dawn and Lorraine I had a wonderful time with you both and all the women who came; the weekend was a great catalyst for movement and insight that will, no doubt, continue ringing bells for all of us for a long time to come. I especially loved the singing and drums and ceremony! With all my thanks
Thank you to Dawn and Lorraine for your amazing amount of care, patience and energy in running such a wonderful retreat, I’m feeling a really deep sense of well-being.
I call the work contemporary shamanism because whilst it is based on the teaching of the ancient shamans – the “wise ones” and visionaries of the old cultures – it is nevertheless modern in approach and deals with the issues and difficulties of contemporary life. Shamanism has always been a non-dogmatic, adaptable set of philosophies, attitudes and pragmatic solutions as it has always responded to the needs of the people of the time.
Shamanism is a path to wisdom which is gained through experience of many facets of life, through rituals, ceremonies, prayer and meditation, trials and tests. It is not a belief system, it is a way of knowledge – that which is known from inside – that which stands up to tests and to the test of time, something that is proven to work, unlike beliefs which are something taken on from outside and not personally tested in the laboratory of life.
How to release the influence of ‘Dragons’ and retrieve your power. With Leo Rutherford & Juanita Puddifoot
With Sika Deer & Leo Rutherford
A magical day – let yourself be carried away into bliss with the fabulous didge and drum of Sika
This is a new course over one or two weekends that continues to broaden and deepen our experience of the Enchantress Archetype and her connection to the Sacred Feminine.