Suzi Crockford

Shamanic Healer, Drum & Rattle maker 

Ancient Ways - Nine Month Shamanic Apprenticeship

This series of workshops is an investment in your own connection with the spirits around 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.  

With thoroughness and integrity we will explore shamanism in both ordinary and non-ordinary reality, learning and experiencing with all aspects of our being. Some of the work will take place outside (quite possibly in all weathers - this is Dartmoor!) and some will be directed voyages of discovery among the spirits, through healing practices, rituals, celebrations, songs and dances. I will offer you a reading list of books which you are encouraged but by no means obliged to read, ask you to undertake a small amount of 'homework' between the meetings and be available to you to answer questions as you deepen into your practice. We will step outside of time and gather to us the wisdom of lifetimes.  

SHAMANIC JOURNEYING - (workshop) is a pre-requisite for this training.  It can be booked as a private day, details of this can be found on the workshops page, or in 2018 this introductory workshop is taking place on the following dates: 
Saturday February 17th 
Saturday March 3rd
Sunday April 8th 
At Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Dartmoor, TQ13 8HR 
Grid reference: sx672 883
Maximum 18 participants - Price £99   
Module 1 - The Sacred Landscape  Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 2018
in Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8HR. 

Everything is alive and everything is connected. During this weekend we will explore both the landscape around us as 'the visible face of spirit' connecting to the spirits of nature for personal and planetary healing and the landscape of non-ordinary reality as it relates to the calling together of a holy temenos, a temple within which to undertake holy or healing work. We will explore the landscape of ourselves as we relate to the interwoven web of all life, undertaking illuminating and liberating practices to enliven our connection to all that is. We will work with the raw, beautiful land of Dartmoor with it's ancient settlements and sacred sites, but the work will provide the opportunity to learn practices that will deepen your relationship with the living, breathing land wherever you find yourself.  

The weekend includes a Power Dance - the opportunity to dance our Spirit Allies into this reality. 
Module 2 - Soul Medicine   Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2018
in Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8HR.

During this weekend we will look at 'illness' and healing from a shamanic perspective. We will explore and undertake the potent archaic healing techniques of soul retrieval, power animal retrieval and the extraction of energetic intrusions, also looking at what is required to make the extraordinary changes that can be wrought using these techniques 'stick'. 

The weekend includes a Healing Ceremony. 

Module 3 - Sovereignty and Service  Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September, in Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8HR.

This weekend will interweave oracular and divinatory ceremonies and practices of differing sorts with a continuation of our exploration of our relationship with the Spirits of the Land, Elementals and Nature Spirits. Part of the work is in finding our sovereignty within the landscape of ourselves and bringing this into balance and right relationship with our notions of service.  The most effective use of power comes about through equal partnership.  We will also continue our work on Shamanic Healing both this weekend and in the time between workshops. 

This weekend includes an Oracular Temple Ceremony
Module 4 - The Ancestors We meet for one final time either late in 2018 or early 2019, the date of this meeting is arranged between all of us in the group at our mutual convenience. 
in Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Dartmoor, Devon, TQ13 8HR.
Our meeting will focus on Ancestral Healing and Psychopomp. We will also be continuing the work of Shamanic Practitioner as Healer, learning more practices to support ourselves as individuals and as people who support others.  
This training is available to a maximum of 12 participants; you will share a secret facebook group where I share extensions to the work we've done, reading lists, and discussions about any aspects of the training that need enlarging up. We can discuss questions that arise during the training (I'm also happy to respond to private e-mails) and you will receive support both from myself, Simone Robinson (who is my assistant for this training) and from each other. The workshops will build upon each other and be interspersed with tasks and reading for you to do at home.  At the end of the training there will be the opportunity for you to undertake a number of case studies in the role of shamanic healer and to receive feedback on these. When these have been completed I can issue you with a 'certificate' (while the Spirits laugh and laugh in the background) which will allow you to get insurance as a shamanic healer. A ridiculous notion in many ways, but one that allows us to practice in the modern world.  

The fee for the apprenticeship is £1200.  A deposit of £100 will secure you a place on the training. Payment is then either £150 each month from May to December (inclusive) or four payments payments of £300, one being due before each of the modules. 
Drum, rattle, voice, dance, will, breath and imagination will be our tools.  The Spirits our guides, teachers, beloved friends and allies. The land our container and our home. We cannot fail to be anything other than inspired, re-vivified, enlightened and empowered by these. 

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


I prefer to teach drum making one to one as I believe that you get a better drum this way.  I would like you to go home with a drum just as good as the one I would make for you. 
Phone or e-mail to arrange one at a date convenient to you.

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