In ancient cultures, elders were revered for their wisdom, today they are more likely to end up in old age homes. We need Elders with a lifetime of accumulated wisdom to guide us into a new creative, trustworthy, integrated, wise and joyful way of being.
A series of medicine drum evenings at Phoenix Lodge. With Phil Greenwood and Leo Rutherford.
The core content will be focused on the non-cardinal directions, a powerful piece of Medicine and inner work that helps us and helps us support others…
Women Weaving Wisdom, Dream Weaving, gathers wisdom from the depth of the Shamanic Journey, from our Ancestors and the archetypal energy of the Crone.
The last three to four years of lockdowns, threats, blame, shame and guilt have brought a load of grief to many individuals, families, communities. This weekend is an opportunity to release some of that held emotion, stuck feelings and regain your natural vitality.
This module is focussed on the Earth and our connection to everything physical – in other words, every THING! This includes our own body which is our spirit’s ‘Vehicle of-Experience’ for this life on earth. The shamanic path is about developing our personal sovereignty, our right to Real-ise our True Self.
With Leo Rutherford, MA Holistic Psychology, Shamanic Practitioner for 35 years’
Re-Scheduled early 2024
The Lovers Medicine Wheel is highly controversial in today’s society.
Of the eight places on The Wheel, only four are fully embraced in much of today’s world and only one by the moralists of the Christian church.
Trance Dance is a form of Shamanic Journeying but with the body. Guided by live drumming, rhythms and soundscapes, you take your whole self into the journey. This opens doors to new knowledge, enables spiritual awakenings, mental re-connections, emotional re-balancing.
Sussex Open Evenings | FREE
With Leo Rutherford & Phil Greenwood.
The shaman’s path is as relevant today as it has ever been. We need strength, knowledge and support of a family of like minded people to maintain our harmony and balance is this ever crazier world.
To understand how recapitulation practices work, we need to look at the multidimensional nature of reality and move away from a linear sequential perspective.
Leo, Lorraine and Dawn offer individual sessions using eclectic approaches to healing and wellbeing. We bring many years of experience and our own unique view of the world and what it means to be human and healthy to our practices!
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
A woman dancer wrote to me of her experience at one of my workshops:
“I remember nothing of the trance dance and was quite surprised when my friend told me i had danced for a long time (over a hour). I thought it was only two minutes. I now realise I was dancing the abuse out, no wonder my head was burning. No wonder i was excited. I knew the
next day was going to be even more amazing!!
To help people connect their inner and outer worlds, to heal old wounds within, to enable us to bring dreams from the world of spirit into matter and thus enjoy a creative and fruitful life, to ‘dance their dreams awake’.
Module 3: How to access and guide healing energy.
With Howard Malpas & Leo Rutherford.
How to free yourself and others from old Ancestral patterns and bring healing to your Bloodline.
Working with the Medicine Wheel With Leo Rutherford and Dicle Tigris Uludag Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold/ bandana – together stimulating a trance Continue reading…
Leo Rutherford is both author and shaman, with a deep knowledge of the ancient wisdom. In this interview he talks among other things about the shamanic journey, trance dance and vision quest and how we as individuals might enter this state of being.
A Revised and Updated version of ‘Your Shamanic Path’
by Leo Rutherford