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Foundation Course in Shamanic Studies – Practical – Azores Portugal

September 20 at 9:30 am - September 27 at 5:00 pm

This is a foundation course in shamanic studies led by Grey Elk (Paul O’Halloran) from Pathway teaching. Pathway teaching is made up of Paul O’Halloran and his wife Melanie O’Halloran-Gomes.

This course is an intensive foundation in shamanic studies and it is the necessary practical part to complete the online foundation course in shamanism. Although people wishing to attend are welcome although to receive the certificate you will need to complete both parts the on line part and the practical training.

Paul O’Halloran trained in shamanism with various teachers over the years including Zanemvula (Peter Von Maltitz) in South Africa who bestowed the name Igqirha on him. Igqirha is a shamanic “healer” in Xhosa and this name comes originally from the San people. It is a person full of life energy. At times Paul has been called shaman for simplicity but strictly speaking “shaman” comes from Siberia and is not the shamanic lineage of Paul even though it is used in everyday speech. Paul received his name “Grey Elk” from the sacred Tree of Life at the sacred Sundance ceremony with the Cree Nation in 2017.

Paul has many years experience of healing land and houses and people. This work has had shamanism at the very core of it and as such Paul now teaches shamanic studies. His work focuses on shamanic training through the courses and workshops and healing (land and people).

Course description:

This foundation course aims to connect you to one of the oldest traditions on Earth to be able to use it in today’s world. Shamanism is common to all native peoples around the world. It helps us to connect to nature, to heal ourselves and to connect and remember the deepest parts of our being. It is about experiencing the world of spirit, whilst living an ordinary life. It is not a religion or philosophy but is a connection that helps us to remember who we really are. Even though different techniques may be used there are common principles that can be applied to help you on your path in your everyday life by establishing a deeper connection to the Spirit helpers around you and to Mother Earth. Come and experience the way of the shaman and awaken your connection to the Medicine Wheel.

This foundation course in shamanic studies will include:

  • Setting up and cleansing space
  • Smudging
  • Opening space through the directions
  • Learning to journey to the different worlds
  • Learning to use shamanic tools, drum, rattle etc.
  • Healing techniques
  • Healing cracks in the Auric field
  • Fire ceremony
  • Connecting with your Spirit Guides/ Power Animal and Soul Shepherd.
  • Healing the Caldrons within the self
  • Spirit boat healing
  • Stalking Awareness
  • Basic spirit release
  • Connecting to Mother Nature and the plant people.
  • Whatever else is guided by Great Spirit!

You will be provided with a basic set of notes and a certificate of completion in a foundation in Shamanic Studies with Pathway teaching. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


September 20 at 9:30 am
September 27 at 5:00 pm
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São Miguel Azores
São Miguel
Ponta Delgada, Azores Portugal
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