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Shamanic Craft Workshop

Mark LomanA two day non-residential workshop in Glastonbury with Shaman Smith Mark Loman.

This hands-on practical 2 day non residential weekend workshop is designed to help you create your own sacred objects to take away with you. Working with natural materials [supplied by the tutor] you will learn how to make various shamanic tools which will include a rattle and other sacred/power objects [please note we will not be making drums]. You are encouraged to bring personal items to incorporate into your sacred object, making it unique to you, for instance, ribbons, feathers, beads. [No previous experience necessary]

On the course you will learn:

  • How to work creatively in sacred space
  • Some background history on the use of sacred objects
  • To connect with your own unique creative spirit
  • To set your intention before making your sacred/power object
  • New skills to make sacred objects for personal & ceremonial use
  • To perform a simple ceremoney to connect to the spirit of your sacred/power objects

Course Price

Full price: £120. Concession: £100. Deposit £40.

Course Date

Date to be confirmed.

To work creatively in sacred space

Before we start working together we will participate in calling in the elements to open sacred space.

Some background history on the use of sacred objects

After the drum, the rattle is one of the oldest musical instruments and in early times was primarily used as a tool to reach ecstatic trance. It was also used to connect with spirit during ceremonies.

Connect with your own unique creative spirit

We will journey to connect with the creative energy of fire and find our own unique inspiration using visualisation.

How to set your intention before making your sacred/power object

Again, using visualisation techniques you will be guided through a simple ceremony to centre yourself and to focus on your intention before embarking on making your sacred object.

New Skills to make your sacred objects for personal & ceremonial use.

Allowing your intuition to guide you, Mark will show you how to make your sacred object using a variety of familiar craft techniques [ie: stitching] so you can skillfully make something that is not only functional but also beautiful and unique. Working with rawhide, beads, leather, chamois, feathers, driftwood.

To perform a simple ceremony to connect to the spirit of your sacred/power object.

At the end of the weekend, you will participate in a final ceremony using visualistion or journey skills to connect with the unique spirit of your sacred/power object.

Would you like to apply for this course? Simply fill in the form and submit it to us.

Concessions are available to seniors, full time students, recipients of government benefits including job seekers allowance but excluding child and working tax credits. If you are applying for concessionary rates, you can now upload a scan or photo of your benefit entitlement. Alternatively, you can post a photocopy of your benefit to the office for our records.

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Cheques: payable to Isle of Avalon Foundation Ltd and posted to the office.

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