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Celtic Shamanism - The Native Irish Tradition 


Fáilte – Welcome to Slí An Chroí - “the pathway of the heart”,


our website for indigenous shamanic practitioner training, professional shamanic healing training, personal shamanic healing, a directory of certified shamanic healers in Ireland, (energy medicine and shamanic counselling) as well as a deep resource for the Irish tradition of Spiritual wisdom and mysticism through Nature, which is ancient and contemporary, pre-Celtic and Celtic.


This sacred way of living and healing is the dedication of our professional and personal lives, we bid you a warm welcome and an informative visit to our site. From offering an introduction to our tradition through to providing a centre for community, we see the retrieval of a heart-centred consciousness as intrinsic to holistic health and vital in all our lives at this particular time in our world.


We gather international groups of shamanic practitioners in Ireland and we venture into fieldwork and expeditions abroad with student groups to expand our development, share traditions, dream powerful ceremonies for Mother Earth and celebrate a worldwide community of shamanic practitioners.


"Tá An Chónocht Ag Teacht
Tagann Cothrom Sa Dorchadas
Agus Faoi Sholas"

" Equinox is Coming
Balance Comes In The Dark And Light"

Spring Equinox in the Emerald Isle will fall precisely on Monday, March 20th at 10.29AM (GMT). There is a folk tradition of celebrating it yearly on March 21st. We are now approaching the halfway mark between Imbolg (Spring) and Bealtaine (Summer), soon after Equinox, the sunlight in a day will begin to outlast the darkness of night and that for many is a joyous observation. First however, there is the sacred pause of a balancing principle. This consequence of the Earth's journey around the Sun can be embraced personally and collectively to rich reward


Twice a year, the phenomenon of equal dark and light envelopes us. In common parlance an Equinox is when day and night are equal in length and the sun rises due east and sets due west. The equality of these core, cosmic expressions of energy repeats twice yearly the sacred principle of all health - balance. At the precise moment of Equinox, the sun crosses the earth's Celestial Equatorial Plane. This Plane is a projection of the terrestrial equator out into space.The Spring Equinox holds special magic, ushering in the return of warmth, and with it, a veritable amplified renewal of plant and animal life. This is an extremely powerful alignment when we embrace it as equally personal and cosmic.


You can read our full 8 week schedule of shamanic events on our Centre page. In this final half of Spring 2017, there are many regular events and some new, such as us providing a shamanic presence to major art exhibitions. Enjoy the schedule.







Upcoming Events


Throughout the year we continue to facilitate seasonal celebrations, outreach programmes into various environments such as corporate workplaces, schools and universities, community centres, hospitals, hospice and addiction recovery centres.


In Slí An Chroí, we hold integrity, safety and respect as core values in all shamanic practice and healing. When our heart begins to open, heal and find courage to adventure, only then do we step into an experience of humanity that shifts the horizons that once limited us.


Whether through individual healing, training and/or coming into community with us, may you find the connection to your heart and to the greater world that you yearn for.


May Slí An Chroí be a resource for you to step forward into your truth, find sacredness and realise your unique potential.

Le brí na taise – “With the energy of compassion”,

John Cantwell and Karen Ward.







“When we step into shamanic practice, our hearts take us on an epic path of discovery, power and beauty. It is the soul’s ‘journey home’, connecting us to the sacredness and magic of Life. We touch the earth and rise gifted with healing, to become true caretakers of ourselves and of the earth. We see our purpose and come to know the ecstatic joy that rolls like thunder deep in the centre of our being and of all creation. This is the pathway of the heart, “Slí An Chroí.”



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