Apprenticeship in Animal Communication
Within each of us is a divine essence. By deepening our awareness of our essential nature, we learn to hear the still, quiet voice within, knowing we are part of this incredible creation, healing ourselves and our connection to all beings.
- Working with the Four Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire as well as Centre
- Exploring the Middle World of the Dragon's Egg
- Pathworkings, Journeying, Mindfulness & Meditation
- Experiential exercises out in the natural world
- Working with animals
- Working with horses as a guide to uncovering our essential nature
- Developing the art of intuition & divination
- Exploring myth and legend for insight
- Working somatically with the energy body
The Foundation Stage is about forming a strong basis from which to slowly develop our Sight. During the Foundation we develop a spiritual or shamanic practice suited to our own natures, through experiential exercises out on the land we begin to uncover our essential self, our authenticity and learn to use it to inspire our lives. It is about beginning to open to the numinous within the natural world and to learn directly from Her. It is about balancing the aspects of our being: body, emotion, mind & spirit, so that we may invite more harmony into our lives.
To know ourselves more fully, journeying to the heart of who we are, the mystery of our own natures. We must become familiar with the many aspects of our own being before we can safely begin the journey towards the mastery of our Second Sight.
The Foundation stage consists of the FOUR Way of the Horse Workshops as well as exercises to do at home.
When apprentices have completed the Foundation level and are ready, they then move onto The Quest..
The Quest Stage
The Quest stage occurs when apprentices are really ready to deepen into the mystery and are beginning to commune more deeply with the divine in nature. It is at this stage that we begin to open to deep transformation, to strengthen our commitment to the otherworld & the animal kingdom itself and to begin to prepare ourselves for our future calling. By the time that apprentices have reached the end of the Quest, they will be ready to stand in their own sovereignty, receiving instruction directly from their spirit allies.
To prepare the ground, we make a choice to listen to our own soul, heal ancestral patterns, and to come into right relationship with who we are and who we are becoming.
The Quest consist of FOUR workshops.
A certificate of completion is available for apprentices at the end of the Quest stage.
From this hearthstone and when participants are ready, they are then encouraged to pursue the apprenticeship into Year Two..
Yr 2: Animal Communication Diploma
At the advanced stage, participants will have now completed the necessary groundwork to really develop their Sight much more deeply. It is now that we can take up more intensive training in the Art of Seership, concentrating most especially on animal communication but also touching on other forms of seership such as mediumship, prophecy (being a voice for the divine), communicating with spirit allies..
At this stage we develop ourselves as shamanic practitioners, learning to walk between the worlds practising the arts of divination and continuing to deepen our spiritual and shamanic practice.
A certificate of completion is available to apprentices at the end of the Advanced Stage. Additionally, an Animal Communication Diploma certificate is available to students who have shown exceptional ability as well as interpersonal skills and wish to pursue certification. Diploma students are asked to successfully complete case histories as well as written assignments.