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.
2016 Schedule can be read on our Centre page
and it can be downloaded here. Midpoint
between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, the festival is commonly
celebrated on October 31st or the three days of the last weekend
of October. For those who know Mother Earth’s circle dance
with Father Sun, the ‘true’ time of Samhain 2016
will be November 7th at 11.42PM (GMT). The growing darkness that
began at Autumn Equinox and will climax at Winter Solstice contains
a cross quarter moment or day equidistant between Autumn Equinox
and Winter Solstice. That cross quarter moment is remarkable in
that it marks the triumphal period of the most dominant days of
darkness. This cross quarter moment is Samhain.The half of the
year that is more darkness than light, i.e. Equinox to Equinox,
to as gamos by our Ancestors. They were keenly aware
new life is initiated in darkness, the seed in the earth, the embryo
in the womb and therefore celebrated the new day and the new year
at times of growing and deepening darkness. As Samhain is at the
heart of ascending darkness, it is acknowledged as the island's
true New Year. It is also the announcement of Winter beginning
and the season of An Cailleach's (i.e The Crone/ Grandmother Earth)
close holding of all life dying back and being born on Mother Earth.
Samhain, (pronounced “Sow-when”) is perhaps the most
auspicious festive time in the Irish seasonal calendar.
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.
Slí an Chroí Shamanism, "Rhiannon", St. Paul's Church Grounds, Nth.King St., Smithfield, Dublin 7