Shamanic Trance Dance and Journeying

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Shamanic Trance Dance and Journeying

Practitioners Involved: Leo Rutherford

Venues Used: The Birch Room

Date / Time: Weekend of 25th/26th April 10 am - 5 pm

Price: £145 - Booking Deposit £45

With Leo Rutherford

Trance-Dance brings together body movement, dynamic rhythms, healing sounds, transformational breathing techniques and the innovative use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity and emotional well-being.

Shamanic journeying takes us inside while the body goes into rest mode. The monotonous beat of the drum enables an opening in our visionary centres. Travelling with specific intent garners our inner being/spirit to give us pictures and feelings to help understanding of life patterns.

To book your place please contact :- Richard Diss Tel: 01525 862278 You can also email

Travelling with specific intent garners our inner being/spirit to give us pictures and feelings to help understanding of life patterns.

Both these methods can take participants on an ‘inner journey’ outside of normal perceptions of space/time.

Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to Trance-Dance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with effective modern techniques. Often the shaman will begin to enter the trance state through movement and then come to the floor and leave the body to journey. Cultures from every continent on this planet embraced unique dance forms based on the animals and elements of nature present within their domain. Their purpose in dancing was to enter elemental or animal consciousness, to become the spirit of the sun, moon, or shape-shift into an animal and or plant life. To ‘dance like nature’ was to vibrate at the same rate as Creator, much the same as any newborn child will mimic its environment out of love and appreciation for its existence. Dance was synonymous with prayer, a demonstration of reverence.

Through Trance-Dance and Journeying we disappear into spirit, detaching from life’s ordinary challenges, able to let go and see through and past everyday issues to deeper patterns. Shamans know that all dis-ease originates in the energy matrix of our being and “travel” to the source to effect healing. For many of us these patterns can lie deeply hidden yet affecting us on every level. Through these methods participants enter parallel realities where hidden patterns can be experienced and solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems can be accessed.


Trance-Dance & journeying are magical catalysts for emergence to happen and patterns to shift:

  • • Develop greater creativity and self-expression
  • • Develop richer connections to your Self, to others and to spirit
  • • Gain flexibility, vitality, strength, improve body image
  • • Connect with your soul’s purpose
  • • Solve seemingly intractable problems.
  • • Enjoy greater confidence

This workshop will directly address these issues through the magical tool of the Star Maiden’s Circle and other appropriate shamanic therapy and ceremonial techniques.


Leo Rutherford is the founder of Eagle's Wing College of Shamanic Medicine and author of ‘The View through the Medicine Wheel’, ‘Shamanic Path Workbook’ and (Thorsons) ‘Way of Shamanism’, and also the controversial ‘Adam & Evil: the ‘god’ who hates sex, women and human bodies’ He received his MA in Holistic Psychology from Antioch University, San Francisco, and has studied with many gifted shamans. In his work he seeks to bring the ancient techniques of shamanism to help in guiding people of today to find their ‘Path-With-Heart’ and to ‘Walk In-Beauty’.