Nature Magic is all about working with the energies of nature in order to connect with the magic in yourself. This year long (8 weekend) course through the Celtic Wheel of the Year will be guiding and supporting you on your individual path to find your own magical self by interacting with nature and the energies of the earth. Tutor: Manon Tromp.
On this course you will learn:
- To discover your magical power and talents.
- To develop your ability to interact with the natural world: the elements, the moon, the stars and all nature beings.
- Understanding the Celtic Wheel of the Year and the different energy of the eight seasons.
- To work with Celtic traditions and to perform rituals and ceremonies.
- Divination, connecting to the other world and the unseen.
- To develop your healing power and talents.
Full price: £950.
- Weekend 1: Imbolc 9/10th February 2013
- Weekend 2: Spring Equinox 16/17 March 2013
- Weekend 3: Beltane 4/5 May 2013
- Weekend 4: Summer Solstice 22/23 June 2013
- Weekend 5: Lammas 3/4 August 2013
- Weekend 6: Autumn Equinox 21/22 September 2013
- Weekend 7: Samhain 9/10 November 2013
- Weekend 8: Winter Solstice 14/15 December 2013
To understand your magical power, it is important that everything is energy and that there is an energy field which surrounds us that we can interact with. The ancient people already knew this and were in touch with their intuitive skills to connect to Mother Earth. We all have this ability but most of us have not been encouraged to use it in the way that it was naturally intended for us to use. As with every ability, this one also needs practice and experience and that is what we will be doing in this course by going out into nature very often and by doing exercises to develop your intuitive skills. As you get more into this you will find out how much more you are able to do energetically and how this will bring more balance into your life.
The way the natural world has been designed and how it works is a wonder in itself. Each part in nature works together with other parts and they all have their different roles to pay. The elements of earth, air, fire, water and spirit are the fuel of the earth and of ourselves. We will be working with the elements to understand them better and to experience how they interact with us. Each element has a theme and a specific energy which is experienced in the cycle of the earth and which can be used in rituals and ceremonies. We will also work with nature beings: the animals, the devas and other nature spirits. The moon has a special kind of power and influences everything that flows on earth and in ourselves: the tides, our emotions and the female cycle. You will learn to work with the moon energy as well as the energy of starts and planets.
The Celtic traditions are based on respecting Mother Nature in all her beauty and power. Every tree, every rock, every animal and each human being is considered to be holy. The changes of the season are our mirrors for the changes within ourselves. In the Celtic tradition, the people followed the annual cycle of the sun, also called the Wheel of the Year. The Wheel of the Year revolves continuously in a circle and every moment can return. In the annual cycle there are eight important moments that are celebrated as festivals. These are related to where the sun is at that particular moment. By paying attention to these moments, we become aware of the seasons as they pass us by and in so doing we make a connections with our inner world, outside is inside and inside is outside. We will follow the Celtic Wheel and work with each season to experience the energy and what it does for you. You will learn about the Gods and Goddesses linked to each season and what they symbolize.
The unseen world is very important for magical work. So much information is out there that we can use to get answers to our questions or to solve problems. The other world is part of that unseen world and it is where we go when we leave this earth. The spirits of the other world are often guides to us and feed us with helpful information, but we are often not open to receive them. In this year's course you will train your ability to connect with the other world and learn to listen to unseen messages. You will learn about orbs, crop circles and other mysterious phenomenon and what their messages are. Divination is all about receiving messages from the other world by using oracle or tarot cards or a pendulum or by other means. You will find out in which field your divination power is.
Rituals and ceremonies are an important part of the Celtic Traditions. To the ancient Celts, the world was magical and unpredictable, so to please the spirits a ritual was done for most ordinary tasks but also for important events such as harvesting. Rituals are still part of life nowadays, but usually they are done without much awareness. In the year's course, we will be practicing many different rituals for different purposes like good health, steady income, a new love and whatever is needed in your life. You will be challenged to find your own way of doing a ritual just by being in the moment. Ceremonies are celebrations of special occasions, like a wedding, a birthday or the birth of a baby. You will learn to perform a ceremony and make it your own.
Trees, flowers, stones, crystals, the moon, sound and water all have healing qualities if you know how to use them. In this course you will get an introduction in these healing instruments and learn about your own healing skills and talents. Meditation, singing and drumming are also part of healing work. But also how you can look at auras and chakras. Healing is an important part of life and can take place on different levels to which you will get an introduction.
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