Writing & Shamanism
Susan regularly co-leads, with shamanic practioner Sarah Howcroft, writing and shamanic journeying workshops.
The most recent session in their Words from Other Worlds series was Tracking the Wild in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Tracking the Wild
This time, we will be spending time outdoors exploring the local landscape from the point of view of the wildlife tracker – discovering animal tracks, movements and energetic pathways, and their relationship to the inner pathways of the soul. Later, when we move indoors, under the guidance of Sarah and the driving force of the shamanic drum, you will be gently invited to take imaginary journeys to explore for yourself the worlds of ancient shamanic cosmology, with the opportunity to meet your own power animals. This can be a profoundly moving, transformative, surprising and often funny experience, rich in story and imagery.
With Susan’s support and innovative writing exercises, you will then use these experiences to inspire and develop your stories and poetry in exciting new ways, taking your writing in directions you may never have imagined. You will leave with a whole range of fresh skills for finding inspiration, plenty of valuable feedback on what you’ve created, plus some highly original pieces of writing.
The group will kept be small and intimate for this very special workshop. Booking in advance is essential.
No previous experience is necessary.
Please bring paper and pens and a packed lunch.
The venue is in the village of Talybont on Usk, near Brecon. It’s accessible by bus from Brecon town and Abergavenny railway station, and there are lovely walks, places to eat, B&Bs and a beautiful campsite. You will be sent full directions on booking, and a local accommodation list is also available.
For further information about forthcoming workshops, please contact Susan.