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The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism UK

Therapeutic Shamanism

 Detailed information on shamanism courses. Study all aspect of core shamanic practice, including: soul retrieval; extraction and other shamanic healing methods; shamanic meditation practices and shamanism as a spiritual practice.

The Three Ravens College of Therapeutic Shamanism.

The Medicine Bundle courses

In shamanism we talk about the Peoples, born out of Mother Earth. First were the Stone People, the living rocks, minerals and crystals. For a very long time, they were the only People, and they remain the oldest and wisest of all the People. Next came the Plant People. Then the Standing People, the trees. Then came the Animal People. Lastly came us, the Human People. Far from making us the pinnacle of evolution, from a shamanic point of view it makes us the youngest and least wise of all the People.

There is a Native American story which says that because of our bad behaviour and destructive ways, the Animal People got together and decided to wipe out us Human People. However the Plant and Stone People heard about this, and called a Council of all Beings. Being old and wise, and without ego, the Stone and Plant Peoples told the Animal People that they were not allowed to kill the Human People, as it was not in accordance with Great Spirit. Instead they said, the Human People need our help to heal, and to bring us back into right relationship with all things. So at the council, every Animal, Tree, Plant and Stone was given a healing gift for Humans, to be given freely to any Human who asked. That is how the plants, stones and animals got their healing gifts; their medicine.

An apprentice shaman would be taught about the medicine gifts of the Peoples, and how to draw on them and work with them. This was an essential part of a shaman’s toolkit - their ‘medicine bag’ or medicine bundle’.

A certain amount of Medicine Bundle material is woven into most of the foundation courses. The specific Medicine Bundle courses cover much more ground, covering more medicines, and in greater depth, to gain a deep experiential connection and knowledge of the medicines studied.

The courses so far include…

Bird Medicine

Plant Spirit Medicine

The Stone People

Shamanic Provings

Sea Shamanism

Many more Medicine Bundle courses are planned.

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