Awakening your Inner Dragon

Shamanic training for 2023

I REMEMBER during shamanic training when our teacher told us, all gathered in a circle in his refurbished barn, that we were now going to learn about power – how to get it, how to reclaim it and how to keep it. I was shocked. I instantly put up my hand, and when he gestured towards me, to speak, I said:

“But I’m not interested in gaining power. I just want to learn how to heal people”.

And he replied:

“And how will you heal them if you don’t have the power to do so?”

He was right… and even now, two decades later, I still remember that exchange, and the following five days of training that changed my life beyond all recognition.  During that time, I learned how others steal my power, and how I sometimes give away my power. But more importantly, I was taught how to use the shamanic journey to reclaim the power I’d given away in the past. That’s why it was so life-changing.

It’s about awakening our inner dragon who is coiled up, asleep, in the subconscious mind. This part of our consciousness is often compared to the seven-eighths of the iceberg under water. However, even though it’s not visible, it is still the main driver of our lives. It has to be. This sea serpent knows all the appointments we have to meet in this lifetime, if we are to fulfill our destiny. The chatterbox above it, the cerebral cortex, is just a computerised autopilot – and I’m sure you know the saying: rubbish in equals rubbish out. So if your dragon is asleep at the helm… well, expect whirlpools, sirens and rocks ahead. Or you could come to me, so we can we wake it up!

Awakening your dragon will be achieved in a number of ways… including the astronomical, astrological and alchemical aspects of your metamorphosis, which, don’t worry, I will teach you – it’s quite simple when you know how.  But you’ll need to be reasonably proficient in shamanic journeying to achieve it, because you’ll be enlisting the guidance of your spirit guides. So if you feel that you could do with a brush up on all of that, or if you’re a complete beginner who needs to be taught from scratch how to journey into the Underworld to meet your spirit guides, I can provide all that too.

But for those already happy in their journeying, here’s a short summary of what waking your dragon will entail over the course of three days.

Shamanic training programme for 2023


As you can see, the whole three days are about purifying your family line, and then realigning it with, and re-rooting it into, your destiny, with the help of your guides. This Mystery Schools process of spiritual transformation was described by Jung as “reincarnating into your own life”. It certainly does feel like that. Once you’ve got the royal road running straight and true again, the energy or chi or power of your inner dragon will no longer be impeded by roadblocks and diversions, and it will be able to rise up within you, to serve your best interests.

So I will be opening up again for training on the Spring Equinox (March 21st) and closing again on Samhain (October 31st). Just let me know when you want to come.

How much will it cost?

Unlike pretty well everyone else this year, I won’t be putting my costs up. They remain at the very reasonable rate of £150 a day and, as always, there’s a reduction of £50.00 for those doing all three days.

On top of that, you will need to choose between the many excellent B&Bs around here for your accommodation, and I can help you with that.

I provide lunches and all the cups of tea and biscuits you want.  (Talking of tea, I’ve found a very special, sacred pine tree whose needles make the most out-of-this-world delicious tea, and it’s very high in Vitamin C!).

So if any of this sounds like something you’d like to do, let’s have a chat about it first. I can give you a free phone consultation. Just get in touch first by email ( and we’ll take it from there.

Otherwise, that just leaves me to wish you a blissful, prosperous and POWERFUL 2023!