Urban Shaman


"The term urban shamanism emphasizes maintaining respect for indigenous traditions by recognizing indigenous societies' thorough embeddedness in immediate contact with the natural world."

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Alan is an active member of The Reformed Druids of Gaia, and works to explore aspects of the re-created Bardic-Druidic Tradition.

In performance terms this is story-telling, poetic divination and engaging in playful acts of enchantment 
We believe that Trickery as we know it today was once part of clerical practice; used by Shaman, Wise One’s and Holy Personages as a way to teach as well as heal others. Our objective is to restore this understanding of Magick so that it might grow by restoring tradition and so encouraging faith and purpose in ourselves and those for whom we present our musings.

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A specific agenda could be stated as an desire to restore an understanding of Magick so that it might grow by restoring tradition and so encouraging faith and purpose in ourselves and those for whom we present our musings.

This may sound a little grandiose, but stories have the power to engage, magick has the power to inspire, mythic journeys have the power to transform. The Urban Shaman explores theatrical performance, techniques of perceptual illusion and the crafting of meaningful experiences.

Synchronicities ...

This is The Hermit card from Joanna Powell Colbert's Gaian Tarot. There is more than a hint of familiarity about the character depicted in this card.

Myth Making and Story Telling can be considered as key aspects of spiritual, therapeutic and healing journeys. As a Transpersonal Therapist Alan integrates work with archetypes, stories of 'the quest' and performance in order to present themes, topics and totems for transformation.

Personal Associations ...

Ancient and Noble Order of Knights Templar - Knight Templar

The Fellowship of the Round Table of King Arthur - Invested Knight

The Fellowship of Merlin - Founder

The Cornwall School of Mystery & Magick - Co-Founder

Centre for Shamanic Studies - Member

You can download a brochure about this aspect of Alan's work here...

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