Suzi Crockford

Shamanic Healer, Drum & Rattle maker 

Suzi Crockford 

I am a shamanic healer and teacher, working in partnership with the Spirits to help others to create or strengthen their connection with both the seen and unseen worlds. 
I have been in contact with the spirits of the land, the spirit of the drum and my helping spirits since childhood. It is through the interweaving of these relationships that both my work as a healer and as a drum maker comes about.
I have 25 years experience as a shamanic healer and have undertaken many trainings in shamanism - mostly with Naomi Lewis and Kate Shela but also with Simon Buxton and briefly  Ross Heaven at The Sacred Trust. I have attended short courses with Annette Host and Leo Rutherford. I have worked with Jill Purce, Annie Spencer, Elen Sentier and Lyn Webster Wilde creating ceremonies. I would also like to acknowledge Jackie Juno - from whom some of my knowledge of Oracle decks was learned. I feel a great deal of gratitude to these teachers, who have shared their wisdom and experience with me so generously. My most influential teachers and guides are The Spirits themselves - who are everything to me and have my love and gratitude all-ways. 

I offer healing work, shamanic trainings, mentoring and teaching both from my home and in the wider community. I have taught Shamanism as part of the MA in Spirit and Ecology at Schumacher, made rattles with primary school children, run workshops introducing shamanism to teenage males and provide on-going training and mentoring for a diverse selection of people. I believe that shamanism can, and may well yet, save us all. Please do contact me if there is a way in which you think I may be able to be of service. 

I was introduced to the style of drum I most often make at a workshop with Carolyn Hillier of Seventh Wave Music. 

As a creator of drums and rattles with hide, leather, wood and earth pigments, I am experienced in making unique sacred objects, gifts, tools and instruments as guided by Spirit for the individual client, please don't hesitate to ask if there's something I might be able to make for you.


Fergus Crockford

The healing power of drum's rhythms has been in my life for twenty five years, my relationship with the frame drum has developed through my experiences drumming in shamanic and zen trance dance ceremonies during ten years of Jill Purce's Healing Voice workshops, within the mysteries of the British Isles, running a drumming circle and drumming with friends or alone for meditation, healing and pleasure. Drawing from my interest in natural and elemental forms, ancient and prehistoric art and the power of symbol, the images for the drums are birthed as a result of the interweaving between the images given to Suzi, my intuitive knowings and the drum's purpose.

Jessie Watson Brown 
Jessie is one of the UK's last natural hide tanners.  She runs a hide tanning camp each year so you too can learn this ancient craft and can be contacted through her website She lives simply on Dartmoor and with her friend Jane Robertson also offers courses and camps in wilderness skills and nature connection. She writes on bushcraft and nature for the blog


Appointments for Shamanic Healing can be made by contacting Suzi on 01647277164.

Dates for 2019 are now available on the Ancient Ways page. 

If you would like to deepen your connection with the spirits around you, connect with your creativity and strengthen your intuition this is for you. Ancient Ways brings to you a clear opportunity to improve your life and that of all who share it with you, the human and the other-than-human. The joint aims are clarity and facility: Clarity, in this case, means that this work is designed to help each participant find their authentic and clear connection with the wise and compassionate beings behind the veil and a direct connection with those spirits who are here with us - the denizens of the land. Facility means that part of the focus of the on-going work is to facilitate the embodiment of what begins as 'workshop experiences' into your ordinary reality. 

Email or call 01647 277164 to discuss this or to book. 

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