Courses ,retreats, workshops and circles

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.

DETAILS AND BOOKING

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DRAWING FROM THE WELL – SHAManic art course

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

DETAILS AND BOOKING

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©theShamansHorse2021 Seán Ryan



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