Rowan Morrison 

Weaver of words & magic

 STORYTELLING COURSE

SHAMANIC STORYTELLING COURSE
This unique course will combine the wheel of the year teachings and shamanic storytelling and sacred art. It will run over 7 moons and will take you on a journey around the medicine wheel and the space in-between, so you can connect to the ancient stories that are a part of your blood and bones. Each moon you will be given elemental, seasonal, tree and direction stories that will deepen your connection to the medicine wheel and the great web of life. You will also create a sacred story wheel that will become part of your medicine tools that will help you share your shamanic stories, so mankind can be more connected to the ancient teachings that come from the earth below, the sky above, the seas around and the heart space within us. We will also be using shamanic drumming to journey to find stories, songs, and myths, so we can dream a new world into being. 

COURSE OUTLINE
CREATION 
This session will introduce you to the art of the storyteller and shamanic crafting. It will cover the basic elements that breathe life into a story, such as creating a story-space, how to tell a story and the most important element of connecting to the audience eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart. You will begin to weave your sacred story wheel., which will be made from a wooden hoop, natural materials and shamanic totems that will represent the medicine stories you will learn during the course.. By the end of this session you will be able to tell a creation story that you will find in the land of stories, which is a world full of forgotten stories, well told tales and stories that are ready to be born.

EAST DIRECTION
This moon session will take us to the east direction, the element of air, season of spring, time of childhood and will focus on bird stories and myths. We will work on our own unique story wheels that will honor the place of the rising sun. 

SOUTH DIRECTION
This moon session will take us to the south direction, the element of fire, season of summer, time of youth and will focus on animal stories and myths. We will weave more magical tales onto our story wheels that honors the place of the noon-day sun.

WEST DIRECTION
This moon session will take us to the west direction, the element of water, season of autumn, time of adulthood and will focus on water creature stories and myths. As we move further around the wheel we will honor the place of the setting sun and weave our water totems on our sacred story wheels.

NORTH DIRECTION
This moon session will take us to the north direction, the element of earth, season of winter, time of elderhood and will focus on human stories and myths. As we honor the place where the ancestors reside and remember their stories. We will become lineage bearers for the tribe of the two-legged and will weave our tribal cloths and ancestral totems onto our wheels.

IN BETWEEN WORLD
This moon session will take us to the place where the nature spirits, elementals and faye reside. In this magical world you will learn to tell stories of the supernatural world. As we journey to this rich land, we will once more bring alive the spirits of the hidden folk and will honor their existence by weaving their magic on our medicine wheels.

STORYTELLER
This is the final moon session in this course that takes us to the place where all the teachings come together. We will put our sacred story wheels into practice and use them to tell the stories we have created and learnt. 

COSTS
The course will cost a total of £500, which includes the basic materials needed to make your sacred story wheel. This can be paid over the duration of the course with a £100 payable before the start to secure your place. The remaining balance can be paid at each moon session.

MORE INFORMATION
For more information, or to note your interest please email using the contact form. I am currently looking for a venue and will announce details of location and dates for 2018 soon.