Call of the Selkie

 OTHERWORLDLY WORKSHOPS

Over the years I have taught many different kinds of workshops for healers. I have always tried to work in a more traditional way, only working with small groups and occasionally on a one-to-one basis. As an informal educator, I believe this enables me to give more attention to participants and that this creates a better learning environment. I also struggle with the gross commercialisation of spiritualism and cultural appropriation.  Core shamanism is stripped of all cultural identity and lacks power. That is why I have always tried to include Scottish folk magic, stories and customs into whatever I teach. I will be adding more workshops soon, so watch this space.

MAGICAL MUGWORT

This workshop is dedicated to working with Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris). In Scots this plant was known as Muggins. An ancient aromatic herb of healing, magic and divination. Associated with the moon and said to be a healer of women during their maiden, mother and crone life passages. One of our most magical native plants. A powerful enhancer that can aid lucid dreaming and divination. Said to be worn by St John the Baptist to ward of evil in the wilderness and still held in esteem by pagans as a psychic protection amulet. It has a long history of ceremonial use at Midsummer. Used to flavour ale and wine and as a tobacco. Not to mention its numerous medicinal uses. Is it any wonder this that plant is often referred to as 'the mother of herbs'.  During the workshop, you will experience this mother plant as tea, tincture,  smoke and as spirit, so you can learn how to work more intuitively with its magic. We will also work with it ritually to help you build a deeper relationship with this great teacher plant and will explore the elements below.

  • Folk Lore
  • Medicinal Use
  • Harvesting 
  • Herbal Preparations
  • Ceremonial Use
  • Dream Enhancement
  • Spirit Helper

Notes will be given at the start of workshop and everyone will get to take away a Mugwort tincture, smudge stick and dream totem.



KEEPER O' THE STANES

This is a one day workshop that focuses on Scottish stone and crystal lore and its folk magic applications. This includes using 'Slaik Stanes' for healing and divination. These stones from (water, hill and kirk) are associated with the spirit of sacred places. They are also used with magical plants, such as Mugwort, Hawthorn and Rowan. Along with old incantations, plus water, earth and fire magic. We will also look at how to use a Gruagach (offering stone) and the use of protection amulets. The ancient uses of crystals and how to prepare a crystal tincture. You will also learn how to work more intuitively as a healer with the human body. The workshop will cover the elements below.

  • Stone Lore
  • Healing and Divination
  • Channelling Spirit of Place
  • Plant Spirit Medicine
  • Incantations and Charms
  • Water, Earth and Fire
  • Quartz Tinctures

Notes will be provided at the beginning of the workshop and everyone will get to take away a set of Slaik Stanes, a plant bundle and a quartz tincture. 


DATES

Email to note your interest, as dates are often added once there is interest in a workshop.


TIMES

Workshops normally run from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm unless stated otherwise.


LOCATION

To be confirmed.


COSTS

All workshops are £75.00 per day. A deposit of £25.00 is payable in advance to book your place, as spaces will be limited to ensure an optimum learning experience and a supportive environment. Contact Rowan on 07951789763 or use the contact form for more information.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

"The course was inspiring and relaxed. Rowan is an amazing teacher who brings experience to her teaching to make things real. She is passionate about her craft, which is very contagious and has made me more aware of my own abilities. I am looking forward to taking more courses with her, as I feel more confident and have released lots". (Melanie Bridges)