Resources & Links

Previous Lodg Meetings
Previous Lodg Meetings
The London Open Drumming Group is a shamanic jouneying group that has been meeting monthly since 1997. On the previous lodg meetings link above you can find an overview of themes and activities from some of the Meetings. All lodg members have attended as a minimum an introductory course in Core Shamanism that was at least a weekend or 6 weekly meetings so this is not a ‘how to work with the spirits’ but can be used for inspiration for themes and jourmeys for those who already know how to journey. You can find out more information about the group here London Open Drumming Group

Other Practitioners
other-practitioners

Courses / Events
 www.shamanism.dk – Scandinavian Center For Shamanic Studies – Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldeback and Annette Host
www.caderidrisshamanism.co.uk  Cader idris Centre for Shamanic Studies – courses with Jane Shutt and Christine Mark
www.ancienthealingways.co.uk – Courses in ancient healing ways, rites of passage and nature work with Phillipa Bondy
www.betsybergstrom.com – Courses in Compassionate Depossession
www.riddu.com – International Festival of Indigenous People, that takes place in Northern Norway each July.
www.shamaniccircles.org – an organisation who’s aim is to foster shamanic circles world-wide. List of drumming groups that meet all over the world

Book List
The Shaman by Piers Vitebsky – Fabulous overview of shamanism. Glossy, colour, easy to read, nice pictures, good information. Written by an anthropologist with twenty years of field experience.

Shamanism – Archaic techniques of ecstasy – by Mircea Eliade. Considered by some to be the definitive work on shamanism, this 1951 classic is an academic book and quite heavy going but full of shamanic techniques from across the world.

Soul Retrieval – Mending the fragmented self – by Sandra Ingerman. The book on Soul Retrieval.

The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner. The man who created core shamanism.

The Spirits Are Always With Me by Jane Shutt. Informative and down to earth.

Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman, includes drumming CD

Where Shamans Go: Journeys into Extra-Ordinary Reality by Zoe Bran

Magazines
www.sacredhoop.org – British quarterly magazine about shamanism and animism
www.shamanicpractice.org/journal Society for Shamanic Practice journal and articles

Drums / Rattles / Craft Work
www.nicholasbreezewood.me – rattles, drums, paintings by Nicholas Breeze Wood.
www.soulgardens.co.uk – Faith Nolton’s visionary art to nourish heart and spirit.
dayfeye@gmail.com – beautiful drums and drum making workshops with Day Feye in the beautiful Norwegian wilderness. His wife Anasira makes custom made felt drum bags, she can be contacted via Day.
www.shamandrums.com – drums and rattles, these made by Susanne and Erik in Denmark who studied with Day Feye.
www.shamandrums.net – drums, rattles and courses in France with Nicci


Inspiration
from the book, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery, written by Portia Nelson

Autobiography in 5 Short Chapters

Chapter I
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost … I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes me forever to find a way out

Chapter II
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place
but, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in … it’s a habit.
my eyes are open
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter IV
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter V
I walk down another street.