Newsletter January 2015
to the first official Newsletter of Shamanic Quest. MayI begin by wishing you
all a very Happy New Year.
Quest came in to existence in the summer of 2012 when the first two
introductory workshops were held and the first Foundation Course began (due to
the persistence and encouragement of John McClean and Belinda Halpenny). In
2013 further Introductory Workshops were held and a second Foundation Course
has seen further developments with the addition of the enthusiastically
received Runic Shaman course. This course will be run again towards the end of
2015 or early 2016. The second Foundation Course has been completed and a third
I also had the pleasure of visiting Absolute Radio to perform a
Power Animal Retrieval for Richie on the OC Breakfast Show. Please see the link
on the left for an account and access to a short film of the proceedings (which
is a little light humoured!).
is set to see some exciting new developments and additions for Students
following student feedback, with a range
of new workshops on offer.
Congratulations to Newly Certificated Foundation Course
The 2013/14 Foundation Course held its
final workshop in October 2014. After a fair amount of trepidation, all of
the students submitted their material for their dissertation and Portfolio.
As always, the students were very
unsure as to just what to say and what the format should be. As shamanic work
is so individual and creative, the dissertation and portfolio requirements
are very flexible, to enable students to portray their experiences in their
own unique ways.
The standard of work submitted was very
high, with all students demonstrating clearly their understanding of Shamanic
principles and practice and how shamanics has impacted on their lives.
Reading the students submissions is an
honour, a complete joy and a privilege. I would like to express my gratitude to
them for trusting in the process and me! To celebrate, the group had lunch at the
Flying Horse (Kenneth Meadows Medicine name!) in Clophill on the 21
December 2014. Each student was presented with their certificate and this was a
great opportunity to catch up and have some fun while enjoying the delicious food
at this atmospheric Inn.
The Shamanic Quest drum Circle is held
once a month on a Monday on or closest to the New Moon at the Clophill Centre,
in their beautiful Yurt. It is a closed group to those who are associated to
Shamanic Quest; however visitors are welcome to attend one of the open Drum
Circle events that are held four times a year.
The aims of the Drum Circle are to
promote and practice shamanic drumming for journeying, healing and community.
The evenings have proven to be fun and
energising! The December Circle was our first open to visitors evening and
was held during the Winter Solstice. The evening was one of celebration and
sharing with drumming, chanting, beautiful flute playing, food shared, gifts
exchanged and shamanic journeying.
Richard Diss was also holding the Sacred
Fire at the Clophill Centre that evening and some of us went on to join in the
Fire Celebrations afterwards.