Shadow of the Shaman

Shadow of the Shaman Course

The next Shadow of the Shaman Space Holding Course will begin at the end of January 2024, and then not again until September 2025.

By walking this path ourselves, may we show others the way

This unique course has been the culmination of a life’s work and study and it excites me to share the material I’ve prepared. With each new group I gain a better understanding of the shamanic technologies of transformation, and each year these understandings are absorbed. Now in its fifth generation, I have had the honour of witnessing the magick of community significantly and sometimes radically transform all the lives who have engaged with the work offered.

Here is what might be possible for you:

  • To reclaim your power, sovereignty, and self-determination
  • To understand your Soul Purpose and realign your life with that
  • To be able to understand, develop and use the unusual perceptions or mystical experiences you’re having
  • To experience Tribe - a community which will be family for life.
  • To successfully be able to affect change in your life and guide otherso do so
  • To understand your behaviours, patterns and belief systems
  • To be able to integrate your shadow parts, becoming more present and compassionate
  • To connect with and learn to alchemically transmute feelings like joy, fear, grief, anger and shame to bring fulfilment to your life
  • To come to terms with a major life transition or trauma
  • To be able to assist people you care about in their own self-healing journey
  • To help you to better understand yourself and others
  • To significantly improve your quality of life

Ultimately everything you gain requires your investment and courage. I believe the environment we are co-creating is perfect to nurture all possibilities for you:


The Shadow of the Shaman course was a game-changer. I thought I had a good understanding of myself, but it wasn't until I immersed myself in Shadow Work when things started to truly land. I left with a toolbox for ongoing self-development which I'll continue to use for the rest of my life. The shamanic energy healing component of the course was profound, and fun too..! Greg holds a safe container for everything to happen as it should, and I left with a tribe of people who I'm still deeply connected with.

Shamanism means different things to different people. In this context it is meant to mean the path of the healer who uses techniques of spiritual ecstasy to access non-ordinary realms to bring healing to themselves and their community.

The Shadow of the Shaman Space holding course combines several modern and archaic languages and methods of healing on a personal journey in a loving tribe to enable you to be able to offer healing in a comprehensive, holistic and confident way.

In year one, we build the foundations of the practice. The shadow work allows us to know ourselves deeply, peeling back the layers of ourselves into radical honesty such that we can protect ourselves and others from unacknowledged and unloved parts of ourselves and others.

The study of sacred ceremony allows us to be able to create our own individualised ceremonies which harness our own spiritual allies and relationships to enhance and deepen the intention we bring for our own healing or that of others. The healing techniques offered alongside them allow us to help ourselves and others get out of the way of our own natural healing processes, since all healing is really self-healing.

In year two, we build upon the foundations of knowledge and trust built in year one to go deeper and deeper into our own healing journeys. Fundamental to the self-healing process is safety. This mutual trust which has been built through courageously facing our shadows and sharing ourselves in the safety of a transparent and confidential community creates the right environment to go to those places which it is most difficult to go to, and in turn to learn to be able to hold others through that too. The healing skills taught towards the end of the course are much more powerful, and as such require a solid foundation and supporting skills. We build upon the skills of ceremony creation to be able to create the most conducive environment for others to reach their deepest wounds and learn the skills to hold others through them, and support the integration into long-term healing.

The final module of the course is the deepest level of shamanic shadow integration I have come across: Recapitulation. Using an ancient Toltec technique, you will build yourself a box and re-live chronologically the most formative experiences of your life. Using a specific breath technique and all of the other tools you have learned you embark on a personal and individual journey into your own Darkness to meet all that you are, and land into yourself - self-realised. This is the ultimate alchemical tool to know yourself and be yourself experientially.

The course is woven carefully together, meeting once every three months for one week - each week significantly deepening in practice and connection. The course is a huge commitment and will inevitably change your life. The question is, do you really want that?

Healing Techniques

Shamanism is not just a set of techniques - it is a path and a way of being - one which is in service to community. The techniques, combined with an understanding of the process of dis-ease and the process of healing, form a formidable and versatile toolbox which can assist with the self-healing of any illness.

In the course you will get the opportunity to develop the three aspects of self (child, adult, parent) through the medium of healing swaps. We learn how to surrender and become open like a child whilst receiving, we learn to shelve our own processes and hold a strong anchor and container for the healing to happen in our adult self, and offer ourselves selflessly in service to the other as parents offering the healing. In each module you will learn one or two techniques, and learn to use them alongside each other to compliment the processes.

In truth - all we are doing as healers is creating the perfect environment for self-healing and self-transformation. It is ourselves and what we hold in shadow which gets in the way of living our own Soul Purpose. With the combination of self-realisation through shadow work, taken into the amplification portal which is sacred ceremony, and drawing upon the creative and transformational infinite energies which surround us in the universe, in the context of a compassionate and judgement-free community - anything is possible.

Shadow Work

Shadows are the parts of us which we find it difficult to love - the parts that we repress, hide and deny, and yet still they find their way into our lives - always seeking that love and acceptance. The work we do on the course offers tools to stalk and find the parts of us which are hidden so we can love and accept them, such that they can no longer perpetuate unwanted patterns, manifestations, behaviours and loops without us being able to realise them and decide for ourselves. On this Shadow journey we will have process to help you identify you shadows and where they originated, to understanding the effect they have on your life, and offers tools to integrate them back into ourselves so we can once again become the divine whole and complete beings we can be. This also offers the greatest protection from energetic attachments coming into us, or projections and other heavy energies coming out of us.

Creating and holding Sacred Ceremony

Throughout the course we will study, develop and understand the architecture and engineering of safe and sacred ceremonial space. The better we get at this, the deeper our participants inevitably go into their stuff. Each module there will be a participant-led ceremony. These skills develop alongside the space-holding skills to be able to support from inception of the first communication, right through to the integration of the journey, and all aspects in between. You will develop the skills to create a ceremony which is a complete and authentic expression of who you are in service to others - using your words, meaning, intention, allies, symbolism, prayer and altar will always create a deeper and safer space than using those of others.


When I began this course I was unaware of my shadows and how greatly they affected me in every area of my life. I didn’t realise how traumatised I was and that there was a different way to live. I had lost so much of myself, I didn’t know who I was and was deeply sad, tired, lost and overwhelmed with fear and doubt.

This journey is magic on so many levels. The teaching, the support, the music, the medicine, the sharing, the laughs, the love!

I have completely transformed during the last 2 years. I have shed so many layers of pain, faced many fears and have been able to understand myself and why I was stuck in repeating patterns. I see and feel clearly for the first time in my life. 

It has healed my trust in people, my faith in being alive and opened my heart up to love. I’m in tune with myself now and no longer weighed down by fear. I’ve found my true reason for being on this earth thanks to this course.

It has given me my life back and I truly feel that my soul is now free.  

The Content

Module 1 - Foundations

  • The fundamentals of energy and higher sense perceptions
  • Infusion and Extraction energy healing practices
  • The fundamentals of Shamanism
  • An introduction to the architecture and engineering of sacred ceremony
  • The fundamentals of interaction and becoming a healer
  • Qi Gong energy building practices (continue and develop in each module)
  • Rattles and Smudging
  • Shadow and community - the alchemy of truth

Module 2 - Sound

  • Sound healing through voice
  • Sympathetic resonance throughout healing - match and move
  • Sound tools and the use of sound in sacred ceremony
  • The alchemy of emotion for yourself and others
  • Icaros and Spirit Songs - channelling healing sounds
  • Chakarpa and other shamanic sound tools
  • Modern sound tools
  • Sexual shadows

Module 3 - Trauma and Diagnostics

  • The language of energy
  • Diagnosing Illness using Chinese observational tools
  • The language of breath
  • 5 elements energy healing
  • Identifying and working with trauma
  • Pendulum diagnosis
  • Working with the elements
  • Masks

Module 4 - Intentionality, Soul Purpose and manifestation

  • Intention alignment healing
  • Finding and aligning with your Soul Purpose
  • Understanding the role of Soul Purpose in health
  • Golden Shadow
  • Beliefs, patterns and stalking the origin of behaviour and personality
  • Opening and Closing ceremony space
  • Prayers, the altar and protection
  • Preparation and Integration
  • Drums, journeying and spirit allies

Module 5 - The Aura and Environment

  • Auric Surgery Healing
  • The archetypes
  • Plants and their shamanic applications
  • Space clearing and heavy energy
  • Spiritual planes of energy
  • Connecting to your Allies

Module 6 - Relationships

  • Relationship cord healing
  • Holding space for deep emotional process work
  • Conscious relating
  • Conscious communication in personal and professional life
  • Taking full responsibility
  • Working with shame
  • The Astral plane - bridging the worlds
  • Beginning the recapitulation process

Module 7 - Landmark Events

  • Soul Retrieval Healing
  • Trauma and the body
  • Regression
  • Medical and psychological red flags
  • Working with advanced trauma
  • Natural medicine and it’s role in energy work
  • Working with strong resistance and confrontation
  • Recapitulation

Module 8 - Energetic attachments, Demons and Angels

  • Heart-centred depossession healing
  • Debunking popular myths about possession
  • Releasing energetic attachments
  • The alchemy of daemons into angels
  • The whole and complete psyche and energetic system
  • Ancestral shadow and ancestral healing
  • Curse unravelling healing
  • Psychopomp practices

Module 9 - Recapitulation

Recapitulation is a toltec tradition which involves a comprehensive integration of all the events of your life which have had significant formative effects on yourself. We spend 9 months preparing for the process, which is done over a week. It is a deeply empowering process which acts as an initiation into a new beginning.

Foundation Modules

There will be two foundation modules available, both of which are the same. You do not need to attend both (or either if you meet either of the criteria below):

  • October 18-22, 2023 - at Werganrose Farm, Swansea
  • November 22-26, 2023 - at Splatthayes, Devon

Why do a Foundation Module?

The foundation modules are slightly shorter than the course modules, which run for a week. They are designed to give you the opportunity to get a taste of what we will be doing in the main course, and to get a head-start on the foundational techniques which will be used throughout the course.

The Foundation modules available are an important initial building block especially for those people who have limited experience in either:

  • Hands on energy healing
  • Participating in shamanic ceremonies

This is because we will be combining the two, and learning a new skill whilst deep in spiritual ecstasy can be challenging.

These modules also give you the opportunity to check out the course and how it might feel, and to make sure it’s the right thing for you. Two years on this course is a significant commitment in resources, so this will give you a good idea about what to expect.

2024 Module dates:

Module 1: Jan 29- Feb 4

Module 2: April 22-28 

Module 3: Aug 5-11

Module 4: Nov 4-10

"The course has led me to deeper understandings of who I am, why I am, and what it means to hold space for myself and others. The toolbox I have received and the course content is helping me live in greater awareness and alignment. The friendships made along the way are truly special."


Is it your time?

Is your intuition guiding you to step into this portal? What might life look and feel like if you weren’t in the way of your potential?

Becoming a healer is really just a side-effect of walking the paths ourselves. It becomes easy and natural to share with others when our own cup overflows, and we can love and hold space for those parts of them that they are finding it difficult to love. Perhaps you already recognise this? Perhaps the seed is there already for this?

The exchange:

The exchange for each module is £987 which includes all tuition, accommodation and food. It does not include flights or travel. 

An initial deposit of £333 books your place. Each module is charged separately with the first payment (of £333) 6 weeks in advance and the balance (£654) due one week before.

Alternate payment plans might be available. Let me know if you’d like to set something different up to suit you.


Due to the nature of the intensity of this work, it is not suitable for everyone. For this reason we will need to speak to each participant individually beforehand to check that you know what to expect and to make sure it is the right course for you. 

It helps a lot if we have worked with you in some way before, or if you know someone well who has worked with me before.

We are happy to speak by phone about the details of this course. If you would like to express interest, or apply please follow the link at the bottom of the page to fill out some basic information and I will get in touch to arrange a time to speak:

We will be running foundation modules to allow people to get a taste for what the course may be like in advance. Please get in touch if you think you may be interested


This course builds skills in a progressive way. Each part relies on the skills learnt in the previous module. For this reason a certain level of attendance is required to complete the course. The following boundaries are in place:

  • In order to continue to modules 5-8, you must have completed at least 3 of the first four modules
  • In order to continue to the 9th module, you must have completed at least 3 of the second four modules (5-8)

I strongly recommend you don't plan to miss any modules at all, since the skills are accumulative and they all become part of the full healing tool box which we use when we get to the last few modules, and the deepest work.

Venue and Accommodation

The course will take place in two Welsh venues in two beautiful locations near Cardiff and Swansea. There will be a variety of accommodations available on-site. More details will be given on initiation of the booking process