The Art of Seership, once highly revered, is a most sacred ancient art. The Wild Rose Foundation's Apprenticeships are built upon the understanding and experience that seership is most safely learned within an earth-based mystery tradition.
Earth-based spirituality encourages us to balance and harmonise our natures, and to live within the natural cycles of the earth. It teaches us to be grounded, seeking spirituality through the simple beauty of nature, searching for the divine within all beings, coming into right relationship with ourselves, nature, the plant and animal kingdoms.
Seership rightfully belongs to its ancient root: shamanism, whose knowledge of an otherworld interpenetrating this world of matter is worked by shamans across the globe and all shamanic cultures. Here, it finds its expression through our own indigenous shamanism, that of Druidry, Traditional Witchcraft or the Faery Tradition.
By deepening people’s connection to the timeless wisdom of the natural world, and to our own beautiful shamanic traditions, training within the Wild Rose Foundation offers participants a safe and balanced way to develop their Second Sight.
The Wild Rose Foundation encourages people to deepen their understanding of the mystery of their own natures and to access the well of wisdom and divinity that is within each one of us, enabling participants to stand in their own authority, their own Sovereignty.
Its aim is to develop people's second senses so that they can have real experiences of the numinous presence within Nature; to hear the voice of Mother Earth; the Old Gods; the Ancestors; our Loved Ones Departed; to understand the hearts and minds of animals and to hold thought conversations with them. We acknowledge a universal language by which all beings communicate and believes that this language is our birthright, giving us a deep sense of belonging and helps us to find our rightful place in nature.
The term Seership is used as an umbrella term to encompass all aspects of the Second Sight, such as the development of intuition, divination, communing with deity, receiving messages from the Ancestors, from the Animal & Plant kingdoms, from faery kin and spirit allies.
One form of seership leads to another. If we can communicate with and share a thought conversation with an animal, we can also do the same with a loved one departed and a whole myriad of other beings. One form of seership cannot be developed in isolation. Within the Wild Rose Foundation, we learn this sacred art through its intimate connection to its mother, the ancient wisdom of shamanic practice.
In order to develop our seership safely and in order to live within sacred law, we must learn to balance our psyches through deep inner work out in the natural world and through spiritual and shamanic practice. Shamanism is a path, not a destination. No two people are the same. Each unfolds according to the dictates of his or her own rhythm. Throughout the apprenticeship, each participant is led, through their own unfolding and healing to deepen their connection to the Divine in Nature.
The Wild Rose approach is to facilitate you to learn directly from the numinous within the natural world, not apprenticing yourself to a human teacher, but rather to the divine within, allowing healing and alchemy to occur from the close contact with nature, plants and animals including horses.
All learning within the Wild Rose Foundation is guided by the shamanic glyph of the Dragon's (or Serpent's) Egg. This glyph acts as a guide to both our inner world, as well as giving insight into the heart of creation. It shows us how we may remain in harmony and balance with the forces of creation both within and without. It is a sacred symbol encouraging us to seek guidance from within rather than compliance with forces outside of our self.
The Wild Rose Foundation currently offers FOUR Apprenticeships: The Way of the Rose, Animal Ambassadors, Horse Medicine, Tree Medicine