8th January 2022 – Blessings and Gifts of the New Year

Run by Shenoah on Zoom

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As the threshold of the solstice passes the light starts to return and the sun rising on a new year is seen as an opportunity to resolve to be in the world in a different way. At the first meeting of the year we will look at what we bring to the lives of ourselves and our communities by becoming more ourselves and honouring the gift and blessings we carry. 

1st Journey – drum journey
Going on a journey with an open heart to be shown what gifts and blessings I can bring to the world in the coming year

2nd journey – blessing for a partner
I am asking for a Blessing for the gifts and blessings (insert partners name) brings to the world in the coming year
Swap over

3rd Journey – acted out drum journey
Going on a journey to take my next steps to bring my gifts and blessings to the world (and to receive an image to keep me connected to it)

End the day with song and rattle to give thanks to the spirits, ourselves, our partners, the gifts and blessings

11th December 2021 – Giving and Receiving

Run by Shenoah on Zoom

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At the final meeting of 2021 we will both receive and offer a spiritual gift to support us in the coming year. We will visit the virtual lodg altar room as part of the annual winter feast festivities which will also include song, dance and ceremony.

1st Journey – Teaching about giving and receiving – 10 mins Freestyle journey 
Going on a journey to ask my spirits for a teaching about the true essence of giving and receiving and what can I give to thank the spirits for their support

2nd Journey – rattle journey to ask for spiritual gift for partner
I am going on a rattle journey to ask my spirits for a spiritual gift for ……..
May be shown how to offer it. Tell partner the gift in a power filled way.

3rd Activity – Gratitude Dance
Simple circe dance of gratitude to give thanks for what has gone before and a thank you to what is to come ad make a commitment to be ourselves in the world using a candle to light our way.

4th JourneyJourney to the lodg Altar
I am going on a Journey to the lodg altar to take part in the winter feast and to receive a gift that will support me through the winter  – to receive something from altar – put something on it

5th Activity – Group blessing – using rattle and song
Half the group in the centre. Ask for the spirits for the gift of those in the centre to be blessed and they receive the resources they need for the winter season. Swap


13th November 2021 – The Song and the Staff – working with Seidr

Run by Shenoah on Zoom

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November will be our annual meeting working with Seidr.  Seidr is an oracular tradition that uses the staff, the song and a raised seat as key elements in its ritual.  It is a Viking shamanic tradition which was practised in this country so also belongs to the ancestors of this land. 

Journeying on song with a staff is a focussed and power filled way of working that offers a different experience than journeying with the drum.   At this meeting we will explore how to use the song and the staff in our personal practice. We will also work together in a community seidr ceremony. Although the seidr tradition uses song being able to sing in tune is not important.  

First Journey
Asking for help from the spirit of song

Second Journey
If not worked with a staff before
Journey to meet the spirit of my staff to ask how we can work together
If worked with a staff but do not have a seidr teacher
Journey to meet my seidr teacher and ask how we can work together
If you have a seidr teacher
Journey to ask to be shown what was has been previously hidden from me about working with seidr

Third Journey
Working in pairs seidr journey to ask for the help my partner needs at this time

Recipient sings the journeyer on the journey. Once in the journey with their spirits they give a predermined signal and the recipient stops singing. The journeyer sings everything that is happening on the journey. When it is completed they ask to be sung home.

Fourth Journey
Seidr Ceremony to ask the ancestors how the ancient ways can support us in modern times

One person was on the Hjel (raised seat where the seidr work takes place) doing the work with their spirits on behalf of the group. The group sung them on the journey to enable them to do receive the information which they recounted while on the journey. Personal questions were then taken from the group.


9th October 2021 – Honouring the Earth

Run by Shenoah on Zoom

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Many traditional cultures honour the earth for the gifts that are offered and received. This reciprocal relationship has been largely lost to us as the earth has become seen more as a commodity rather than a generous being who gives life. At this meeting we will explore how we can nurture a reciprocal relationship of gratitude and balance with the earth.

First Journey
I am going on a journey to ask my spirits how can I speak to all beings from my heart?
drum journey

Second Journey – Group Ceremony to Honour the Earth
song / dance/ drum

Third Journey
I am going on a journey to ask how can I honour the earth and all it gifts me in my everyday life
acted out journey


11th September 2021- Harvesting our Life Path

run by Shenoah on Zoom

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At this months lodg we will explore our life path and harvest what we have already reaped and sow seeds for the future

First Journey
Coming on a journey to give thanks and to give thanks and to be shown which part of my life path I can harvest at this time.
free form drum journey

Second Journey
Going on a journey to ask what seeds I need to sow to fully embrace part of my life path (ask which part it is and plant the seed on the journey)
acted out drum journey

Third Journey
Blessing for a partner – asking for a blessing for the seed/s of ….. that (insert partners name) has planted

14th August 2021 – Nature as a Healing Path

Nature as a Healing Path run by Shenoah onZoom

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Nature is at the centre of shamanic practice and working with the powers of nature can bring balance, insights and healing. During this meeting we will explore how deepening our relationship with nature can support us on our healing paths.

First journey
I am going on a journey through my healing landscape to receive the healing I need at this time
free form drum journey

Second Journey
I am going on a journey through my healing landscape to receive healing from a plant, tree or flower that can support me on my healing path
Free form drum journey

Third Journey
I am going on a journey through my healing landscape to receive healing from an animal, bird or insect that can support me on my healing path

Fourth Journey
rattle and sing to give thanks for the healing and guidance received

10th July 2021 – Ceremony and Ritual

Ceremony and Ritual run by Shenoah and Julia Crabtree on Zoom

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Ceremony and ritual are an important part of human existence. At this meeting will explore the essence of ceremony and ritual and how they can support us in our lives

First Journey
I am going on a journey to ask what is it important for me to know about creating and offering ritual. Please give me a simple ritual to help me in my life
20 minute drum journey

Second Journey
I am going on a journey to ask for a simple ritual to help (insert partners name) in their life
In partners – 15 minute drum journey

Third Journey – this meeting fell on a new moon
I am going on a journey to ask my spirits for part of the ceremony to honour the beginnings the new moon brings
15 minute rattle journey
We each shared what we were shown to do and put them into the order that felt right for the ceremony. We then all performed the ceremony together with each person leading the part they were shown in their journey. This included lighting a candle to start, songs, words of dedication and gratitude, and movements aligned with specific intentions.

12th June 2021 – The Spirit of Play

The Spirits of Play – run by Shenoah on Zoom

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At this months meeting we will explore the spirit of play.
“Life’s meaning is lost without the spirit of play. In play all that is gay, lovely and soaring in the human spirit strives to find expression. To play is to yield oneself to a kind of magic. In play the mind is prepared to accept the unimagined and incredible, to enter a world where different laws apply, to be free, unfettered and divine”
Eileen Agar, Painter and Photographer  (1899 – 1991)

First Journey
Going on a journey to experience the essence of the spirit of play
while on the journey ask to be shown images of shapes that carry the essence of the spirit fo play
Rattle and sung journey
When the drums slow down come part way back and draw / colour / cut out the images shown

Second Journey
Free Jouney
20 minute drum journey
in partners help each other come to an intention that is a follow on from the previous journey, possible example
What are my next steps to integrate play into my life
Help to fully embrace playfullness
What kind of play will bring me joy
Show me how to be more playful
Healing for what stops me being playful
or anything else that arises from the journey

Third Journey
Going on a walking journey to ask for help to keep connected to the spirit of play.
While on the joureny ask for an object to help and bring it back
If unable to do this in the garden or outside can do it indoors

End with a thank you song

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old
We grow old because we stop playing”




8th May 2021 – The Elements Within

The Elements Within – run by Shenoah on Zoom

Information that was circulated
The elements are all around us and within us, they give life and they are life. At this months meeting we will explore how working with the elements deepen our understanding and appreciation of nature and ourselves. 

First Journey
Going on a middle world journey to meet the element that can best deepen my connection to the flow of life at this time.
Rattle journey

Second Journey
Going on a middle world journey to merge with (insert element from first journey) to experience being part of the cycles of nature 
30 minute drum journey

Third Journey
Going on a middle world journey to ask (insert element from first journey) to show me the way forward to my being in balance in the world
20 minute drum journey

Fourth Journey
Going on an acted out journey to do a ceremony to honour the element of ….. (insert element from first journey)
Free style journey to drumming

10th April 2021 – Power and Renewal

Power and Renewal
Run by Shenoah on Zoom

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While we continue to witness the new growth that comes with spring this powerful renewal has its roots in the autumn and the winter. At this months meeting we will connect with the power and process that brings renewal, resources and transformation to our lives.

First Journey
Going on a journey to deepen my roots and merge with the transformational power of the earth
Drum journey

Second Journey
Going on an acted out journey to Sense and acknowledge the light & break the shell (of the seed)
Drum Journey

Third Journey
Going on a journey to Transform power into new life through vulnerability
Rattle and sung journey

Fourth Journey
With videos and microphones on everyone asks for a blessing for themselves and others to support the work from today