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Shamanic Training

 Shamanic training, courses, workshops and holidays available at the ANAM Center in rural Ireland

 Run by Joe Mullally


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An anthropologist is working deep in the Rain Forest cataloguing the traditions and daily life of a little known tribe for his studies. He is determined to learn as much as possible about their way of life and healing secrets. One of his reports outlines how heís living with this remote community when one day at twelve oíclock a native medicine man strolls into the settlement from a village three days walk away. An hour later a man in the settlement dies.

This man has been sick for less than a day and here he dies a short time after our medicine man sets foot in the place.

The anthropologist is amazed of course, especially when it turns out that the visitor is the local specialist in death ceremonies. Mystified he canít figure out how this man could know three days earlier Ė a full two days before the villager even became ill - that he must set out for this settlement as his services will be required.

To the scientific mind it truly does seem a very remarkable feat.

You see, in bygone days the idea of being psychic and itís related abilities were a 'matter of fact'. They were part of a whole intuitive way of living. People actively looked out for them and actively cultivated them like any other skill, especially within families. If John was a very well known healer for instance, everybody in the community would be waiting to see who it passed down to in his family. And he himself learned a great deal about his own nature from his living ancestors right there in the place where he lived. He readily shared all this with those of the next generation who needed to know it. It was no big deal back then; today itís not so easy.

Most of us today are taught that these abilities donít even exist and many of our families have lost or largely forgotten their links to this past. And you wonít learn of these things simply by following new age courses and programs either. Intuitive awareness at these levels is not a new age phenomenon, it is an age old traditional one.

Those unique individual psychic abilities that both intrigue and plague you at the same time don't grow out of finely tuned cosmic exercise programs, they come down in you through your family genes through the ancestors in your soul. They play in you as a child and they exasperate you as an adult. The greatest assistance any workshop can give you here lies in how much it helps you remember and reclaim these abilities for your own.

To do this effectively teaching must be rooted in the traditional way of life for that's where the keys to all these memories lie. Down the generations countless shamans, psychics, diviners, readers and healers of every creed and practice lovingly followed and cherished their tradition, often at great peril for their own lives and those of their close family in the process. Tradition was central, fundamental and essential to their whole way of life. Well their traditions, their determination, their genes and their abilities are all still here. They are simmering away gently in you and in me, in all of us; they long to bubble out and play once more on the surface.

The sad thing today is that for the most part the last few generations have denied all these things completely.

They opted for the strictly scientific concrete way of life instead. Because of this much precious family knowledge has not come down to us in this time. But the good news is that we carry it's whole nature and wisdom still here right inside. And the traditional keys to reclaim and develop it are also still very much alive. A rich trove of traditional skills and techniques has made it down through all the ages intact and remains openly in use today by both secular and traditional communities alike. The light of traditional intuitive knowledge we require still twinkles brightly here. All you require is a little bit of guidance on what to look for. So I invite you to share with me the fascinating journey in a workshop of rediscovering your personal intuitive nature.

Come travel with me as we find the keys to unlock this gift you carry in your genes. No doubt you've often heard it said that 'the wisdom you seek lies within'. Well it certainly does so let's go within and explore as we open the doors once again into the fascinating spirit traditional practices and inner worlds of shamanism.


Shamanism Introduction Workshop

This is a two day introductory workshop weekend with certification dealing with the basic tenets and principles of shamanic practice. We explore the inner worlds of the shaman in guided meditation journeying with drum and song to meet various guides, animal helpers and spirit teachers.

People feel called to look into the shamanic path for many reasons. It is deeply spiritual path connecting with the old traditions, the land and the ancestors. These traditions are reshaped and revitalized by those of us who, in each succeeding generation, choose to work with them. They bring great healing, peace and understanding to our ever changing world.

Those who attend this workshop come because they are just meant to be here, and I facilitate this space for them to connect with their guides and spirit teachers, because that is what I've been asked by spirit to do.

Shamanic practice reconnects us profoundly with our unique innate heritage, reawakening for us the deepest ancestral memories within ourselves.

We all have different talents and natural abilities, different ancestors and lineage, different ways of relating to the world. Each individual's contract and relationship with spirit and animal and land will reflect this. Shamanic growth and training is intimately concerned with exploring, celebrating and exploiting our 'individual' unique difference. To be genuinely open and of service to others, we must first learn, know and celebrate our own heart.

Much of what we experience here will be unique. In fact, the very 'personalized' nature of such experiences should indicate to us all the stronger how firmly we are connected to our own path - and not merely imitating the practices nor seeking to replicate the experiences of others.

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Shamanic land work - Spirits of the Land

This weekend program is specifically devoted to exploring and strengthening our connections with land and place. The program includes dialogue with the land itself and various Irish traditional ways of interacting with spirit in place. Exploring land memory and the interplay between humankind in the landscape, we look into our individual relationship with the land, the unique way each of us is intimately connected in and moving with the web of all nature. Throughout the weekend there will be many opportunities to gain insight into various ways of healing with plants and nature's remedies

When a place touches our heart there is a knowing, an empathy, a recognition, between something deep in it and something deep in us. So often people seem to 'find' such places by pure accident. They happen upon them perhaps on the way to somewhere else. It is my own experience that at the deeper more subtle levels, place may often have the final say in choosing the people who live there, and not the other way round.

Deep loving relationships can develop between people and a place, in the weaving of understanding and depth of empathy that grows between them.

'Feelings' of place can be far stronger and even more complicated than any individual human emotion. Indeed all our personal emotional capabilities and expression may be in truth, but small reflections of the awesome powers of the land.

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Shamanic healing Techniques


Shamanic perspectives on healing. A weekend program explores the basic

principles and tenets of shamanic healing. The emphasis throughout is on the

guiding principles which inform healing work. Various different healing

techniques are explored in relation to these principles and the subjects of self

healing, self protection, service to others and motives are also covered.

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Sacred site Tours

We offer guided tours to local sacred sites. Every place on the earth is sacred. Here in

this area of Ireland, there are many special beautiful ancient sites, each one

different, each one unique, and many of them hidden away from the regular

'site tour trail'.

We never do rituals or workings at such places, we go there simply to be with

them, to spend time between the worlds in their time, to listen openly,

allowing each place and it's spirits to touch us with their profound wisdom and


Pictures of some of the more 'well known' sites can be found throughout this

web site while others remain more private, known only to those who venture

to visit them.

Each tour date and itinerary is planned on an individual basis to suit those

taking part. Please contact me directly for further details.


One - to - one Shamanic Training apprenticeship

This is a long term training program in shamanism and shamanic practice

undertaken as a mutual partnership between teacher and student.

Essentially, people who wish to choose apprenticeship on their shamanic path, take considerable time in finding their teacher and then approach them privately.

My main reason in mentioning it here is to heartily encourage other practitioners to consider teaching in this most 'traditional' way.

Obviously, places are limited in my own one-to-one program. Each request is dealt with on an individual basis.

Read some thoughts on the pupil/teacher relationship in shamanic training here

Our Shamanism and Shamanic Training main page is HERE

Also available ......

Dowsing Divining Skills Workshop

Comprehensive pendulum techniques, exercises and practices - more details


Divining with Rod and Pendulum - two days

The practical dowsing weekend workshop with certification - - more details

Field Work Trips

Practical dowsing trips to work 'in the field' - more details


Bach Flower Essences - The Healing Herbs

Working with the healing essences and personalities of the plants more





ALSO ..... check out Joe's book The Healer's Secret