The Online Medicine Spiral
A Live online Course
The Irish Tradition of Shamanism
There are profound healing and mystical rewards waiting for us all, held in the ever loving arms of our Ancestors who bring us into the luminous lineage, heritage and tradition of this sacred isle. To take the Medicine Spiral Journey is to walk onto an ancient track of reflection, discovery and empowerment. In apprenticeship, Shamans throughout the ages boldly stood in front of a great mirror that reflected the truth about themselves and the world. The mirror pointed to wounds unhealed and asked the Shaman to heal him/herself. The ‘medicine’ in the spiral refers to all the training gifts that facilitate and empower our emergence into a grounded, self-actualised, connected being of power who has taken the journey of the healer. If your Celtic Soul has a connection to Ireland, Nature, empowering mysticism and has heard the call to step further and deeper into the healing shamanic lineage of Ireland, then this training is for you.
Power Loss, Recovery and Ownership are vital aspects of core healing in human beings and empowerment positively addresses them all. When personal power is low, given away or stolen we can suffer deep sadness, lethargy, fatigue, low self-worth, loss of motivation, depression, victimhood, reduced presence in the world, speak with a weakened voice, lack sovereignty and more. People with a strong healing energy at some point in their life can suffer ‘the healer’s disease’, essentially symptoms of Power Loss.
The profound self-healing journey of the Medicine Spiral helps us identify Power Loss and more importantly retrieve and integrate the sources of original Power, restoring substantial health. This vital empowerment takes the shamanic practitioner beyond recovery and into full confident realisation of potential and presence, building along the way ethical and non-egoic principles of personal Power. This is often referred to as the Power to hold Power and is a key resource on the road to sovereignty.
Unique to the Slí An Chroí Medicine Spiral
Grow Your Mála Naofa (Medicine Bundle)
A Map of your outerworld
Slí An Chroí honours the Irish-Celtic tradition of the ‘Crane bag’, the medicine bundle carried by the Shaman. Referred to as the ‘Mála naofa’ (Mawl-ah Neigh-fa), practitioners on the Medicine Spiral throughout the four directions of training assemble this truly epic, personal altar of orientation and power.
Based on ‘Lia Naofa’ (Lee-ah Neigh-fa) sacred stones and other significant items, the Mála Naofa develops as a way to dialogue with and map, the journey of your own Heart/Soul/Spirit. It also becomes a map of the outerworld we live in. The Mála Naofa is an extraordinary instrument for problem-solving and identifying and enacting positive change in ourselves personally and the world we live in.
Receive Deasghnátha - Rites Of Initiation
Awaken seeds of consciousness
The bedrock of this Shamanic practitioner training are the ‘Deasghnátha’, the ancient ‘Rites Of Initiation’. These are energetic transmissions that awaken seeds of consciousness within us and have been passed from healer to healer for thousands of years. Receiving these Rites brings forth from within, emerging enlightenment that illuminates how and why we are created and vitally, how we are to take our place as co-creators of our physical and metaphysical Universe.
The holding and passing on of these Rites is deeply sacred and to receive them is to be embraced by the celebration of humanity, Spirit and the vision of potential, intrinsic to the Irish-Celtic lineage, passed on during the Medicine Spiral.
What We Will Cover
THE NORTH: PATH OF FINDING WISDOM
THE EAST: PATH OF OPENING THE WAYS
THE SOUTH: PATH OF COMING INTO BEING
THE WEST: PATH OF PASSING WITHIN
What You Will Receive
Recorded Class Videos
This training includes recordings of all classes in between sessions (for 1 week only), so you may recap and review the live Gathering. This is also a perfect option if you are unable to attend any of the classes live.
Course Material Documents
The Course of this sacred Isle mysticism includes receiving detailed documents of each sectional Theme. As this is an experiential path, there will be exercises known as ‘soulwork’ for you to do between the modules. It is important to completed these to continue to the next Direction. We are very happy to assist you in this endeavour.
Live Zoom Classes
These Zoom Video Calls gift you the opportunity to see and interact with your Tuatha (Too-ha Gaelic for Tribe) at the designated times with us, co-directors of the Slí An Chroí School. As two of Ireland’s foremost keepers of this native lineage of indigenous Irish Celtic Shamanism whose life calling is the care, celebration and sharing of Ireland’s ancestral tradition of nature-based spirituality, healing and wisdom, we will do our very best to answer any queries you may have each session.
Throughout the Shamanic training there is continuous coaching and guidance for self practice so between Gatherings you will have ‘soulwork’ to go deeper into the resources that are available to you from each Direction.
Cainteoirí Ó Chroí Private Facebook Page
Following on from our Introduction to Irish Celtic Shamanism private Talking Stick Facebook page, we are delighted to continue this unique forum for everyone to interact between Directions fostering a warm and inclusive community spirit.
Commences 7th November 2020
Enrolment is open until 3rd November 2020.
North: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Nov 2020
East: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Feb 2021
South: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th May 2021
West: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Aug 2021
Live Online sessions from 5.00-8.00pm (Irish times) with a recording available for 1 week only as a refresher and catch-up.
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There will be 4 Live Online Gatherings for each Direction over 10 months held via Zoom.
You will receive your Zoom link prior to each Direction with preparatory information. Course material documents will be forwarded by email after each class.
No previous formal shamanic training experience is necessary to attend the Medicine Spiral training. It is also open to those who do have experience of other traditions and teachers, who wish to once again come into a Shamanic community and be met by what is unique in the Sli An Chroí approach.
Benefits of the Medicine Spiral
Manifestations of power gifted to us by Spirit, we first encounter Power Animals in the mystical state of an Immrama. We learn 'to walk in the world' in relationship with our Power Animals knowing them as a strong, protective resources, particularly in times of challenge.
Immrama / Journeying
The ancient Irish Gaelic word 'Immrama' literally means 'Wonder voyages' and refers to techniques of going beyond the ordinary and venturing into mystical states of awareness. In these realms we have the opportunity to harvest previously unknown power and wisdom and integrate these in our daily lives.
Archetypes and Mythology
In each of the four directions, there lies the powerful presence of Archetypes. They prompt reflection and ask us to heal ourselves in different ways, while at the same time offering themselves to us as sources of strength and inspiration. Myth is understood to be the language of the soul and these stories, most of which cannot be dated, offer us trackways and supervision as we take our personal, Spiritual journeys.
Working with your Cauldron
The Cauldron is the great vessel of transformation in the Irish and Celtic traditions. We learn to work with this side by side with the Mála Naofa, particularly connecting with the elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire.
The primary offering of the Medicine Spiral is the retrieval of greater and greater wholeness. The Irish-Gaelic word for healing is 'leigheas', a word also used to express 'retrieval'. In our first language, to heal is to retrieve and often the Medicine Spiral is poetically referred to as the spiral of remembering and belonging.
Throughout the Shamanic training there is continuous coaching and guidance for Self Practice. Indeed the training does not end on the last day of each of the four weekends, it is a part of the Medicine Spiral to step into self practice in the intervening weeks. Whether one continues training with Slí An Chroí by taking the Healers Spiral, or not, you will have a robust self practice established to allow you to be continually nourished by the Shamanic path.
The Online Slí An Chroí Medicine Spiral
Book Your Place
The Medicine Spiral is open for enrolment until 4th November 2020.
The Course starts on 7th November 2020 at 5.00pm Irish Standard Time / GMT.
Payment can be paid by Paypal / Stripe or direct bank transfer (email us via the Contact Us page for our bank details).
Full PaymentAt the start of the Spiral
Tuition x 4 sessions per Direction
OR Payment per Weekend(Nov, Feb, May. Aug)
Tuition x 4 sessions per Direction
OR 9 Monthly Payments9 months
Tuition x 4 sessions per Direction