Centre for Shamanic Arts

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The Centre for Shamanic Arts runs year long programmes following an ancient structure of teachings and ceremonies taking you through a series of initiations bringing self knowledge, healing and expansion into our greatest potential as human beings.

Using the ancient knowledge of the Twisted Hairs, we give you the tools, techniques and understanding to help you journey into your unknown self. Applying the alchemy of ceremony brings direct experience of this knowledge into your body and life.

This is an invitation to embark on the Great Work, the inner journey to heal yourself and find the warrior within yourself.


Shamanic Training

When people become excited and passionate about knowledge, their hearts are touched and they hunger for more. Pleasure and knowledge spur them on the journey of life and the challenge it offers. When a person chooses to apprentice to a spiritual path that “sings in the heart”, he or she chooses a path that offers greater access to teachings that inspire self-growth and development.


The Sweet Medicine SunDance Path is one such path. When the SMSD path becomes your path with heart and you decide to apprentice, you enter into an agreement first with yourself and Great Spirit; secondly, with the Path and its lineage; and finally, with someone who has walked this path before you, a guide. Through spiritual discipline, study and ceremonial alchemy, the apprentice commits to self-growth and excellence.

1st Gateway Year Long Training, 2015-2016


The Sweet Medicine Sundance Path is one of many Spiritual Paths to the light and to enlightenment if we choose. The teachings and ceremonies are part of an unbroken lineage of ancient knowledge and wisdom that has been proven to work in peoples lives to bring greater balance, health, happiness, harmony, humour and hope.

We usually seek a Path when we are unhappy in some way and have a feeling that we need to grow, to change, be challenged - but by being inspired also. This is such a Warriors Path.

And if this Path 'sings to your heart' you can continue through the further levels or 'Gateways of initiation' as an apprentice.

For those who may be interested in exploring what is offered, this year we are offering a Free Introductory Workshop Day on Sat 26th September 2015, at Unstone Grange in Derbyshire prior to the commencement of our 8-weekend Year Programme in November.


The 1st Gateway Year long Programme begins in November 2015. Come and join us for an introduction and information about the course and the Path with teachings and ceremonies, including a Purification lodge ceremony on 19th September 2015.

In this First Gateway year, students explore in depth the circular thinking of the Wheels and Keys of knowledge of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path. At the end of this year the students are able to use these Wheels in their life, understand their connection to nature and make personal changes for the better. These ancient teachings and earth based knowledge will show you how to connect with spirit and create a stronger, more stable life for yourself and those around you.


You are invited to attend this introductory day of the yearlong programme absolutely FREE to experience the teachings and ceremonies, including a Purification Lodge ceremony, before you commit to the year course of 6 weekends plus a ceremonial week.

The 1st Gateway Year Long Programme


Understanding the Wheel of Life
7-8 November 2015


This first weekend ‘Understanding the Wheel of Life’ will include an overview and history of the ancient lineage of the Sweet Medicine Sundance Path; the Powers of the Four Directions, including the elements and worlds of Grandmother Earth and how we can relate to them in a balanced, harmonious way through understanding the natural movement of energy. This will include the first of several ‘Flowering Tree’ ceremonies and nature walk ceremonies to connect with the worlds. There will also be teachings on the Twenty Count, which describes our wider family within the Powers of the Universe, and when placed on the Medicine Wheel, many layers of meaning are revealed.


The Teachings of the Shields
16-17 January 2016 


Stalking Self Awareness
The Seven Arrows

20-21 February 2016


Stalking Self Awareness
The Star Maidens Circle

16-17 April 2016


Allies, Power and Protection
14-15 May 2016


Ceremonial Camp;
Including Overnight Vision Quest Ceremony
10-17 June 2016


Experiencing the Energy Body
9-10 July 2016


Each weekend will include a Purification Lodge
If you wish to continue after completing the first year, you can join our Second Gateway group. You will be able to progress into the 4th gateway within this lodge.


For directions and map go to Unstone Grange Derbyshire

For more information contact:


Pete Edwards 01433 651769 - email moonsnake@peec.fsnet.co.uk or


Pamela Hayes 01423 330737 - email info@centreforshamanicarts.co.uk


Click here for a pdf leaflet for the 1st Gateway Year Long Programme - Brochure

and a word document Booking Form

Healing Team


The Healing Team provides training in the SMSD Healing Paradigm. This paradigm is a body of knowledge that brings understanding and healing all aspects of self - mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual. We design ceremonial healing circles using shamanic healing techniques which provide the potential to restore and release patterns that created the imbalance.


Contact - Elaine info@elainecasey.co.uk or Louise lvincent64@hotmail.com