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The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism UK

Therapeutic Shamanism

The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism. Workshops and training in eco-psychotherapy, body-centred psychotherapy, shamanic healing and nature-based spirituality. Courses include: shamanic journeying, core shamanism, soul retrieval, power animals, shamanic counselling, the medicine wheel, mending the past, healing the future, shamanic extraction, plant spirit medicine, shamanic psychotherapy and lots more. Train to be a shamanic practitioner or shamanic therapist. Courses in North Wales, and through the UK.

The new book ‘The Shamanic Journey: a Practical Guide to Therapeutic Shamanism’ is out now. You can get it from Amazon, paperback or kindle, here (U.K. site, U.S. site is here). Or if you wish to avoid Amazon, you can follow the links from the Goodreads page here.


From the back cover…


"This book, if you let it, will take you on a journey… you will experience first-hand the healing power of shamanism, and your eyes will be opened to a world of mystery and potential that has been there all along. You do not need any special talents or powers, just an open mind. And you will trust this new way of being, because you will personally experience it. To say that this will change your life for the better is a remarkable understatement.” – from The Shamanic Journey


There appears to be an increasing disenchantment with how we experience our lives: something fundamental is missing. We have a longing for a deeper connection, a greater purpose and an enlightened approach to living, and yet we are unsure of what we can actually do to feel better and more alive; to get ‘home’. 


If you are ready, the practice of shamanism holds the answers. As the oldest healing tradition known to humankind, it can help us to retrieve that which feels lost. In shamanism, we find a journey that can lead us to true fulfilment and purpose.


In The Shamanic Journey, shamanic practitioner, teacher and psychotherapist, Paul Francis, offers an apprenticeship for our times. By building upon the work of Michael Harner, author of 1980’s classic ‘The Way of the Shaman’, Francis has created a practical, ethical and experiential guide. It includes: a clear description about what shamanism is; a full introduction to the shamanic lower, middle and upper worlds; an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to your first shamanic journey; guidance on how to connect and nurture a life-long relationship with your Power Animal; instruction on how to do a basic shamanic healing on other people; practical know-how for interpreting the meaning and symbolism contained within shamanic journeys. Moreover, it teaches at a fundamental level the ways in which we can place the ancient art of shamanism at the centre of our modern lives, to experience that longed-for connection with our true selves, others and the universe. 


The Shamanic Journey: a practical guide to therapeutic shamanism is the first in a series of 30 books I plan to write to address these issues; it is also the foundation upon which the other books will build upon. In it, I hope to offer both a practical, ethical and experiential guide as to what modern, therapeutic shamanism is, right through to giving a shamanic healing to another person. It includes a full introduction to the lower, middle and upper shamanic realms, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to doing your first journey, how to connect and nurture a life-long relationship with your Power Animal, as well as practical know-how for interpreting the meaning and symbolism contained within your journeys. The next two books in the series will be Volume 2 ‘Rewilding Your Soul: exploring the shamanic lower-world’, and Volume 3 ‘Beyond the Self: exploring the shamanic upper-world’. The remaining books – also practical guides – will cover other topics I teach on my workshops including things like: Soul Retrieval, Plant-Spirit Shamanism, The Medicine Wheel, Healing Ancestral and Family Wounds, The Totem Pole, Sea Shamanism, Bird Medicine, and many more.”


Just some of the 5-star reviews for The Shamanic Journey from Amazon…


Highly recommend this book. “This is a fabulous introduction to Shamanism and how it can be relevant in today's world. Paul Francis uses his vast experience as a practitioner, therapist and teacher to help lead us on the journey to incorporating shamanic practises into our everyday lives. This is a must for anyone starting out in this field or wish to know more. His down to earth, practical style makes it accessible to all. I like feeling secure in the fact he really walks the walk and knows how to help others on their path too. It is written is a clear, conversational style with a comprehensive index for easy reference.” MelD.


Let this book into your life. “This is both a comprehensive introduction to Shamanism and an innovative application of it to modern life and modern therapeutic practices. It beautifully lifts Shamanism from any far out, new age associations and shows how it can be indispensable to everyday life for anyone. It is very well written, Paul Francis clearly knows his subject and communicates it in an open and accessible way. Let this book into your life.” Dr. J. Lacy.


Outrageously Brilliant! “The Shamanic Journey one of the best books I have ever read. You will not be disappointed, it is inspiring and thought provoking to name just two of the many, many qualities it has…a true gift to humanity.” Amazon Customer.


Love this book. “Love this book, thank you ! Very informative & easy to comprehend. Would recommend .........& I look forward to the next one x”. Victoria.


A must read if you have an interest in an alternative world perspective. A beautifully crafted book that's easy to read and clearly identifies themes and practices for shamanic practices in today's busy world. A must read if you have an interest in an alternative world perspective.” Daryl - Manchester.


Inspiring writing on shamanism as it has been and should be practised.  “As a psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner and teacher, with a background in anthropology, Paul Francis is well placed to teach how we can do this. Both practically and inspirationally he explains the difference between the way shamanism was used and, indeed, lived in the past, and how we need to adapt it for today's domesticated and "civilised" humans. Buy a copy, think about what he has to say and, most importantly, go on your own journeys! You won't regret it.” Pen Name.


An absolute gem of a book! “You'll find everything from helpful exercises for accessing 'right-brain' awareness to a sobering look at the history of humanity and how shamanic practice can help us move more positively into the future. A thoughtful, accessible and practical guide to this potentially life-changing path.” Helen Tremeer.



“The Shamanic Journey: a Practical Guide to Therapeutic Shamanism “ is available now.


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