Brigantia offer a wide variety of workshops and training. It's our aim to share our shamanic teaching and experience with as many people as we can, ensuring we have an interesting and focused program, available for people at all stages of their journey. See the Workshops page for details of forthcoming and previous workshops.
Shamanism is possibly the oldest form of spirituality known to mankind, with some experts placing it as old as 40,000 years. It can be considered as our authentic human state, as it was long before the emergence of modern patriarchal religions. The practice of shamanism seeks to heal through restoring power to the individual through various means, usually with the assistance of spiritual allies from non-ordinary realities.
Power can be described as our personal sovereignty; our ability to make and maintain boundaries in our lives. It is, for example, our ability to say no in difficult situations, or simply having the confidence to be our authentic selves.
Shamans gain knowledge and the power to heal through entering into the spiritual dimension by way of journeying. Through the use of drumming or other repetitive sounds, the shaman enters an alternate state of consciousness where he or she interacts with their many spirit guides, who guide and direct them in their travels in the other realms. These spirit guides are always present within the shaman, energizing them and enabling them to enter the spiritual realities safely. The shaman heals within the spiritual dimension by returning lost parts of the human soul from wherever they have gone. The shaman also cleanses excess negative energies, which confuse or pollute the soul. They also act as guides or psychopomps leading the lost or stuck souls of the deceased back to where they will find peace, and can help the dying to make their transition to the next world peacefully and without fear.
The shaman works with all aspects of the living earth, gaining information and healing energy from trees, plants, animals, crystals and stones, and the elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire.
Shamanism fosters a global consciousness, seeking to heal not only the individual, but the planet as a whole. It is a practice that can take the individual deep into themselves, awakening them to new realities and new ways of perceiving the world. It can facilitate profound healing at the Soul level, manifesting powerful effects on physical conditions that may not have responded to conventional medicine.
The shaman can effect healing on people, animals, plants and trees, and even places. They can remove negative presences from the home, work space, or on the land itself, bringing peace and positive energy to those environments.
The practices of shamanism are many and varied; please explore this website further for more details on what Brigantia Wisdom Traditions and Shamanic Healing has to offer.