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Seeing In the Dark 

Adventures in Animism and Intuition 

£130 Two Day Workshop

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A  deeply connective Shamanic Samhain odyssey honoring the ancestors and the authentic to mark the festival of Samhain in the unique space that is within the center of the Henge  Avebury,Wiltshire.

In this immersive and empowering  two day workshop I will be holding sacred  space to honor this time of year – Samhain and our connection to our ancestors as well as  ourselves ..the future ancestors.

Honoring the Ancestors at Samhain 

Samhain is the liminal space that sits at summer’s end just before we enter the darkest portion of the year. It is a time for deep reflection as we are given a chance to focus on the year behind us and what we wish to take forward in the year ahead.

We are able to leave behind what no longer serves us and focus on what will nourish us through  the healing,nurturing restorative qualities of the darkness ahead.

It is said this space of liminality is where magic and deep connection becomes available to us as the ‘veil’ which separates the worlds of physical matter  and spirit are at their thinnest.

This is a time to honor all our ancestors who endeavored to allow us to  stand at the front of the line of ten thousand grandmothers and ten thousand grandfathers.

Honoring the ancestors by honoring  the Authentic

One of the best ways to honor our ancestors is through our lives, lived as sacred  adventures in full authentic splendour.

A journey to enjoy and savour.

What does it mean to follow the souls path?

What would it look like to show up as you really are?

Seeing in the Dark

It is said that animistic and shamanic practices  allow us to see luminous paths through the dark  into the ‘non-ordinary’ worlds’.The worlds of the numinous and the  intuitive.

A path of   self revelation that exists beyond the logical mind.

We don’t just learn to see in the dark – we see learn to see  better in the dark. 

The weekend will involve some ceremonial work , some group animistic / shamanic  drumming , receptive journey work , creative expression and some divination work all co- created with spirit to help us feel connected to our ancestors and our sleeves at this time in the year and this time in our lives.

Guided by spirit,  the work will be gentle and safe but also deep and profound.

Please bring an open heart and your curiosity.It is my intention this workshop will open up paths of further exploration and curiosity for all.

Q and A 

Is this suitable for beginners ?

This weekend is suitable for all levels or experience 

Will I need a drum ?

We will be drumming at times as s group so we will all need drums.

I have some to borrow but if you have a drum please bring a drum if you have one as well as a comfy blanket and an eye covering or mask for the journey work

What is journey work 

Putting it very simply, journey work is like a meditation using a drum or other percussive beat.

You will be lying down with a blanket and eye covering to receive this and I will gently guide you through the process.

In this journey you may meet guides and teachers or other energies who may arise to answer your intentions and quests.

The journey is intended to allow you to  reveal information, messages or energies which may heal and inspire you or even lead you into other streams of exploration and curiosity.

Beginners are very welcome as are all levels.

What’s the ‘creative expression’  you mentioned ?

I work as an artist and shamanic  practitioner and also run workshops which combine animistic techniques with  the artistic. I call this workshop Drawing From The Well as we can access messages, healing and energies from the deeper wells or our own self and even other versions of “reality”.

This is a wonderful path or method to enter ‘direct revelation’ to the self.

You don’t need to be an artist or have a creative practice for this- it is suitable for the beginner and professional alike.

I will be sharing some of these methods as well as others during the weekend.

All materials for this will be provided.

What do you mean by Divination ?

I also work as a tarot and oracle reader and have regular clients all over the world.

I will be including some group and individual reading work using tarot and my own unique oracle decks over the weekend.

A note about this – I do not believe in fortunes or reading the future but believe in  the power of these  powerful archetypal tools as reflection and medicine for  the soul’s  journey and what is  happening right now. 

Can I come one day instead of two ?

Please note this is a two day workshop.

I do one day workshops throughout the year. This being Samhain is an opportunity to go deeper and gently. To take time to integrate the experiences so in this case it’s a two day workshop running 1030-5pm on both days with plenty of breaks. 

What is the venue like ?

It’s a beautiful heated inside gallery in the center of the Avebury Stone CIrcle with a major dragon line passing through the workshop.

There’s a breakout communal space , toilets and tea making facilities.

Snacks are provided but please bring lunch.

Where can I eat ?

It’s probably best to bring a packed lunch though there is a cafe in the stone circle and a general supplies shop next door selling cold snacks and all kinds of food.

There are places to buy food in Devizes or Marlborough.

 Most people seem to buy a sandwich on the way in .

Where can I stay ?

There are bed and breakfasts in Avebury and the surrounding areas.In the past people have also stayed in Marlborough, Swindon and Devizes.

There are camping places if you have a van but these vary all the time so best you check this.

What else should I bring with me?

A drum if you have one .

A blanket and eye mask

A notebook .

Any sacred objects, crystals etc you may wish to charge with the energy of the workshop.

Anything you need  to make you feel comfortable.

Please kindly  note 

You are responsible for your own well being.

Please continue any prescribed meds.

Please no recreational drugs or medicines.

This is not a replacement for any meds or psychotherapy.

What do previous attendees say ?

“From the moment that I walked into the workshop I felt enveloped in a love and warmth and friendship that I have not felt in many years – and it was almost all due to the wonderful space that Sean had created for us. The day was full of profound moments and events that have created a much needed and wonderful change deep within me. It was, quite literally, a magical day.”  Mare

‘ Sean offers a deep magical and safe sacred space for whatever emerges. I found the days I have done with Sean profound and transformational’ Anna  

‘Attending Drawing from the Well is a gift to self. Time to dive into the Spirit of who you truly are, accessing, uncovering and unblocking wonderful parts of you. Sean Ryan gives you support and guidance along your way . He is a beautiful soul and everything he does is with love and integrity, making you feel safe while allowing you to explore.You don’t have to be an artist, only have an open heart and curiosity. My love and gratitude to Sean and all the beautiful souls you encounter in your workshops.

Even the venue in Avebury is amazing! The spirit of the place is a wonderful surprise .’ Barbara 

‘Sean’s dedication and genuine soul are a real inspiration. I enjoyed every drumming circle he has done . He is very approachable and down to earth. A very gentle energy yet powerful. Thank you. Aho!’ David, Creative Director

‘Sean feels like a natural teacher when he holds space for drum circles .I have felt the resonant,healing power of his work in every workshop  have attended .Sarah , Therapist

Im so so happy  and proud to be offering my art and animism workshop ‘Drawing From the Well’ at Freezone festival next week .

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Art and Animism : An introduction to using shamanic techniques to enhance, inform and create artistic expression and art to record, express and enhance the animistic mystical experience.

Art has been used as a human form of expression for millennia, with some of the oldest examples dating back as far as 700,000 years ago and to the rock caves of Bhimbetka and Daraki-Chattan in India. 

Shamanism, and animism (the belief that everything has spirit or soul) are spiritual practices that have also been used for millennia.

I believe artists, animistic and shamanic practitioners and animists share many of the same techniques and that often, possibly unknowingly, artists enter the same realms of the shaman to bring inspiration from other versions of our reality into this called by some ‘ordinary reality’.

In this short sampler workshop I will be demonstrating how animistic and shamanic techniques can be used to access other aspects of our everyday realities and bring back inspiration, information and even healing that may inform our artistic expressions and our lives in general.

I will take you on a journey of discovery. This will be a place where seekers and dreamers will be welcome. You will become cartographers forging maps to places that will enable you to rediscover yourself through artistic expression.

During the workshop we will be using the shamanic journey, guided by the drum, to access an altered state and travel to parts of ‘non-ordinary reality’ – other parts of realities where we might go on adventures, meet spirits, teachers and guides and bring back information that might guide and facilitate our artistic expression.

We will use several techniques, including mediation and gentle movement, as well as classic Shamanic journeying practices.

After these internal adventures in ‘non-ordinary reality’ you will be invited to express your visions using a number of artist methods and via your chosen medium. You will be working with a number of different media and techniques both 2D and 3D.Materials will be provided for this but feel free to bring anything of your own you really want to use to supplement these.

Experience of artistic methods, the ability to draw in a conventional way or any artistic experience is useful but absolutely not required.


Drawing From The Well.Art -Animism-Intuition.

SATURDAY 18TH JUNE -2022 10AM-5PM £60

SUMMER SOLSTICE IN AVEBURY

Limited spaces.Booking essential.

For bookings please email…

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A day or art ,animism and intuition to celebrate and tune into the special high energies of the Solstice in a spectacular setting in centre of Avebury Henge in Wiltshire.

Art and Animism : An introduction to using shamanic techniques to enhance, inform and create artistic expression and art to record, express and enhance the animistic mystical experience.

Art has been used as a human form of expression for millennia, with some of the oldest examples dating back as far as 700,000 years ago and to the rock caves of Bhimbetka and Daraki-Chattan in India. 

Shamanism, and animism (the belief that everything has spirit or soul) are spiritual practices that have also been used for millennia.

I believe artists, shamans and shamanic practitioners and animists share many of the same techniques and that often, possibly unknowingly, artists enter the same realms of the shaman to bring inspiration from other versions of our reality into this called by some ‘ordinary reality’.

In this short sampler course I will be demonstrating how shamanic techniques can be used to access other aspects of our everyday realities and bring back inspiration, information and even healing that may inform our artistic expressions and our lives in general.

I will take you on a journey of discovery. This will be a place where seekers and dreamers will be welcome. You will become cartographers forging maps to places that will enable you to rediscover yourself through artistic expression.

During the workshop we will be using the shamanic journey, guided by the drum, to access an altered state and travel to parts of ‘non-ordinary reality’ – other parts of realities where we might go on adventures, meet spirits, teachers and guides and bring back information that might guide and facilitate our artistic expression.

We will use several techniques, including mediation and gentle movement, as well as classic Shamanic journeying practices.

After these internal adventures in ‘non-ordinary reality’ you will be invited to express your visions using a number of artist methods and via your chosen medium. You will be working with a number of different media and techniques both 2D and 3D.Materials will be provided for this but feel free to bring anything of your own you really want to use to supplement these.

Experience of artistic methods, the ability to draw in a conventional way or any artistic experience is useful but absolutely not required.

Experience of Shamanic journeying is also welcome but, again, is not required.

This will be a safe, nurturing and completely non-judgemental space.

We will not be appraising, judging and interpreting your artistic expressions in any way – that’s for you to do in your own time.

As an animist it’s my strong belief that your art will have a spirit of its own so, rather than judging or critiquing the imagery I will be holding space for you to create a relationship or even a dialogue with your own and each other’s channelled creations.

FAQ

What will the day entail ?

I will take you on guided meditative percussive / drum journeys and invite you to use creative methods of expression to both capture, elaborate and continue these journeys or meditations through creative media.There will be time for sharing , reflection and discussion.

Do I need a drum ?

If you have a drum feel free to bring it along but you are not required to have a drum for this course.

Do I need to be an artist ?

No . This course is open to non artists and artists alike.It is perfect if you would like to start a creative practice ,or to enliven ,refresh or supplement your existing creative practice or you are interested or curious in combining animistic practices with creative expression.

Do I need any Shamanic experience or training ?

No, these gentle but profound practices are open to total beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

I encourage a beginner’s mindset wherever you may be on this path or journey.

What do I need to bring ?

Please bring your curiosity and openness as well as compassion for yourself and others.

On a practical note basic art materials are provided in a number of mediums but if you wish to use anything specific to your practice please bring it with you.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided but please bring your lunch.

The studio is in the centre of the Henge itself above the Henge shop.

Please bring weather appropriate clothing so you may enjoy the Henge.

Please bring a notepad/journal to make notes about your journey and visions and observations

Are there places I can eat ?

During the course though I would suggest bringing your own food for lunch and keeping food light and accessible as we will be starting and finishing on time as I would like to share as much as possible.

There’s a National Trust Cafe and a pub in Avebury.

Are there places I can stay ?

There are B and B’s in the area a Travelodge in Marlborough and places to camp nearby.

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BELTANE RISING

RISE, SPIRIT WARRIOR!

An empowering day of drumming, journeying, connection  and Ceremony.

Come and tune into the energies of the year, as the earth quickens and the wheel turns once more.

At this time of the year we can tune into the flow of inspiration available to us as we enter the last of the three Celtic spring festivals – the alchemical, nurturing fire festival of Beltane.

Held in ceremony, we will have the opportunity to honor the seasonal energies thought by many to herald the start of the Summer.

During this season, the earth quickens and bursts with raw potential and fertility as it is said the Lord and Lady of the Greenwood run free across the land, nurturing growth life itself.

Much has been written about Beltane (or Beltaine, Belltaine, Bealtaine, Beltain, Beltine, Bealteine, Bealtuinn) – a word thought to mean ‘lucky fire’, but little is based on solid historical fact. What we do know, is that it perfectly corresponds – in the Northern Hemisphere at least – with one of the most energetically charged and vibrant seasons within the wheel of the year; and we can attune and align with this.

During our full day’s ceremonial workshop we will work on celebrating ‘lucky’ and ‘energising’ fires of Beltane and will focus on the high energy and raw earth powers that surround us during this season.

During this empowering day of workshops we will celebrate our own paths as ‘spiritual warriors’, able to say yes to ourselves and the lives we were meant to live. We will channel warrior spirit to help empower us to show up in the world as our authentic selves.

We will lavish our intentions and dreams with the fertile nourishment of the earth and seasonal energies available to us at this time, as we leave behind the winter and burn off ‘the memories of sorrow’.

Journeying, Dreaming, Deep Earth Connection and Ceremony.

There will be opportunities for drumming on the day, as well as deep guided journeying and restorative, energising and empowering work.

We will also be making intentional journeywork to receive inspiration and bring fertile energy to our dreams and aspirations.

The day will conclude with a symbolic fire ritual as we truly leave behind our own ‘winters’ and move forward into the world refreshed and open to growth and transformation.

This is a safe, inclusive and supportive space.

Everyone’s personal health choices will be respected and honored and spaces will be limited to ensure enough space to allow this.

This will make booking essential.

Limited spaces available

How to book

To book, please email or message 

mail@theshamanshorse.com

Other info

Hot drinks and biscuits included.

Please bring your own lunch – there is a break-out space available for eating.

Please note workshops are held in sacred space and will start on time.

Please respectfully note this circle is using flat frame drums.

The day will include guided journey work as well as group drumming.

A limited number of drums are available to borrow on the day if you do not have your own.

Please bring weather-appropriate clothing if you wish to visit the Henge.

Accommodation/travel details available if required.

FAQ available, any other questions please message.

Two day Samhain event.Drumming , dreaming ,visioning, sharing and journeying.A deep connection to the energies of the year and deep connective journey to our ancestors .

30-31 OCTOBER 2022 1030AM-1700 PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

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Drawing From The Well. 

Art -Animism-Intuition.

SATURDAY APRIL 9TH -2022 10AM-5PM £60

Limited spaces.Booking essential.

For bookings please email…

mail@theshamanshorse.com

Art and Shamanism: An introduction to using shamanic techniques to enhance, inform and create artistic expression and art to record, express and enhance the animistic mystical experience.

Art has been used as a human form of expression for millennia, with some of the oldest examples dating back as far as 700,000 years ago and to the rock caves of Bhimbetka and Daraki-Chattan in India. 

Shamanism, and animism (the belief that everything has spirit or soul) are spiritual practices that have also been used for millennia.

I believe artists, shamans and shamanic practitioners and animists share many of the same techniques and that often, possibly unknowingly, artists enter the same realms of the shaman to bring inspiration from other versions of our reality into this called by some ‘ordinary reality’.

In this short sampler course I will be demonstrating how shamanic techniques can be used to access other aspects of our everyday realities and bring back inspiration, information and even healing that may inform our artistic expressions and our lives in general.

I will take you on a journey of discovery. This will be a place where seekers and dreamers will be welcome. You will become cartographers forging maps to places that will enable you to rediscover yourself through artistic expression.

During the workshop we will be using the shamanic journey, guided by the drum, to access an altered state and travel to parts of ‘non-ordinary reality’ – other parts of realities where we might go on adventures, meet spirits, teachers and guides and bring back information that might guide and facilitate our artistic expression.

We will use several techniques, including mediation and gentle movement, as well as classic Shamanic journeying practices.

After these internal adventures in ‘non-ordinary reality’ you will be invited to express your visions using a number of artist methods and via your chosen medium. You will be working with a number of different media and techniques both 2D and 3D.Materials will be provided for this but feel free to bring anything of your own you really want to use to supplement these.

Experience of artistic methods, the ability to draw in a conventional way or any artistic experience is useful but absolutely not required.

Experience of Shamanic journeying is also welcome but, again, is not required.

This will be a safe, nurturing and completely non-judgemental space.

We will not be appraising, judging and interpreting your artistic expressions in any way – that’s for you to do in your own time.

As an animist it’s my strong belief that your art will have a spirit of its own so, rather than judging or critiquing the imagery I will be holding space for you to create a relationship or even a dialogue with your own and each other’s channelled creations.

FAQ

What will the day entail ?

I will take you on guided meditative percussive / drum journeys and invite you to use creative methods of expression to both capture, elaborate and continue these journeys or meditations through creative media.There will be time for sharing , reflection and discussion.

Do I need a drum ?

If you have a drum feel free to bring it along but you are not required to have a drum for this course.

Do I need to be an artist ?

No . This course is open to non artists and artists alike.It is perfect if you would like to start a creative practice ,or to enliven ,refresh or supplement your existing creative practice or you are interested or curious in combining animistic practices with creative expression.

Do I need any Shamanic experience or training ?

No, these gentle but profound practices are open to total beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

I encourage a beginner’s mindset wherever you may be on this path or journey.

What do I need to bring ?

Please bring your curiosity and openness as well as compassion for yourself and others.

On a practical note basic art materials are provided in a number of mediums but if you wish to use anything specific to your practice please bring it with you.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided but please bring your lunch.

The studio is in the centre of the Henge itself above the Henge shop.

Please bring weather appropriate clothing so you may enjoy the Henge.

Please bring a notepad/journal to make notes about your journey and visions and observations

Are there places I can eat ?

During the course though I would suggest bringing your own food for lunch and keeping food light and accessible as we will be starting and finishing on time as I would like to share as much as possible.

There’s a National Trust Cafe and a pub in Avebury.

Are there places I can stay ?

There are B and B’s in the area a Travelodge in Marlborough and places to camp nearby

Will I be able to continue the practice after the course?

Yes the whole point is that this will enrich your practice whether it be creative or spiritual.

There will also be other courses running throughout the year..

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BELTANE RISING a day to tune into the energies of Beltane and celebrate the Summers coming in .

Details to follow .

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MONTHLY DRUM CIRCLES AT THE HENGE SHOP IN AVEBURY

DRUM CIRCLE DATES FOR 2022

ALL CIRCLES 7-9PM AT THE HENGE SHOP IN AVEBURY

12TH JAN 

2TH FEB

9TH MARCH

6TH APRIL  

4TH MAY

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Monthly flat Fram shamanic drum circles held in Sacred Space honouring the Celtic Tradition

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Imbolc Dreaming.A day of drumming and dreaming in celebration of the Goddess.All day event 
£55
Come and tune into the energies of the year as the earth quickens and the wheel turns again .
At this time of the year we can tune into the flow of inspiration available to us as we enter the first of the three celtic Spring festivals, the festival of Imbolc.
Held in ceremony and we will have the opportunity to honor the Goddess Brigit known by some as the Celtic Mother in all her many forms as Goddess of healing , smithcraft , augury,midwifery and poetry.During this day we will dream, journey and set intentions for the year ahead.
Come and thaw after winter by the ceremonial hearthfire to push through the coldness of winter entering the growing light of spring.Journeying, Dreaming and Planting seeds. 
There will be opportunities for drumming, as well as deep guided journeying and restorative work.
We will also be making intentional journeywork to receive inspiration and plant seeds for the upcoming year.
During this process we will be tuning into our own creative powers Brigit as we co- create our realities as we practice the ‘art of our lives ‘.There will be opportunities throughout the day to capture this creativity through note making and notes via visual/artistic expression.The day will conclude with a symbolic intentional seed planting ritual.This is a safe, inclusive and supportive space.
Everyone’s personal health choices will be respected and honoured and spaces will be limited to ensure enough space to allow this .
This will make booking essential.Limited spaces available
Please email or message to book 
mail@theshamanshorse.com
Other info
Hot drinks and biscuits included .
Please bring your own lunch- there is a break out space available
Please note workshops are held in sacred space and will start on time.
Please respectfully note this circle is using flat frame drums.
The day will include guided journey work as well as group drumming.
Some drums are available to borrow .
Please bring weather appropriate clothing if you wish to visit the Henge.
Accommodation /travel details available.
FAQ available, any other questions please message.

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HONOURING THE ANCestors workshops 31-10-2021

Held within the Celtic Tradition and in sacred space this will be a drum circle and workshop in which we honour the ancestors and celebrate the seasonal earth energies. We celebrate the return of the Cailleach andwe  enter the restorative darker months of the year.Paradoxically for some we celebrate the turning of the wheel and also  the Celtic New Year.

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DRAWING FROM THE WELL – SHAManic art course

A day of shamanic drumming , dreaming, journeying and creative expression .

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©theShamansHorse2021 Seán Ryan



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