Welcome to Shamanic Earth Wisdom

What is Shamanism?

Considered the oldest spiritual practice on the planet, shamanism is a personal healing pathway. It’s a transformational journey of self discovery and healing. Shamanism works with your inner and outer world.

When you begin to discover Shamanism you’ll find a new balance in your life. A new consciousness. If you hear the call to connect with your innate indigenosity, it’s time to respond.

The Origins of Shamanism

Shamanism is the oldest known form of healing and spiritual practice. You’ll find evidence of shamanic rituals, practices and traditions all around the world in a variety of different cultures. So, even though the roots of shamanism run deep and wide, researchers believe the word shaman itself, stems from a Siberian Tribe called the Tungus. It means ‘healer’ or a person who ‘sees in the dark’. Wherever you live, if you dive deeply enough into your lineage, you’ll probably find some form of shamanism in your ancestry.

At shamanic earth wisdom we believe that our connection to nature is hardwired in all of us.

What is a Shaman?

“Honoring the world of form and spirit; surrendering to endless death and rebirth; this is the source of all healing — the shaman’s power.”

Theodore Tsaousidis

Shamans are healers. Their ancient medicine works with spiritual wisdom traditions to restore balance within themselves their community. Most shamanic practitioners work with energy and nature as part of their healing, respecting all of the natural world.

Shamanism is a powerful way to positively change your life. It’s a path that creates positive energy to manifest a new path. A shaman is your guide. They’ve walked the path and will act as your healer, guide and teacher. You can discover more in our blogs and courses.

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About Us

Shamanic Earth Wisdom is based in the beautiful UNESCO heritage site of the UK Lake District. Gill Thackray, Mindful our founder, is the author of several books including: How to Manifest: Bring Your Goals into Alignment with the Alchemy of the Universe, The Mindfulness Coach, The Positivity Coach, published by Michael O’Mara Books, London. Gill is a Master Certified Energy Medicine & Shamanic Practitioner, accredited by the Four Winds. She has lived and worked in China, Tibet, Thailand & India studying wisdom traditions.

She has studied with teachers of the sacred spiritual pathways of the Q’ero, Toltec, Celtic and Tibetan shaman traditions. Her teachers include Alberto Villoldo, Izthak Beery, HeatherAsh Amara as well as an apprenticeship to Don Miguel Ruiz (author of the Four Agreements) in the Toltec tradition.

Gill is conducting PhD research into indigenous wisdom traditions and ecopsychology. She is an experienced lecturer and teacher, holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Cardiff University. Gill is a member of the British Neuroscience Association and British Psychological Society. She is also a mindfulness teacher (MSc Aberdeen University) and a Qigong and Shibashi teacher in the Dragon’s Gate Lineage. She is lead facilitator and heads up Shamanic Earth Wisdom’s teaching faculty.

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We write for and contribute to international publications on shamanism and ecopsychology. You can find us in: The Guardian, Indie Shaman, Stylist Magazine, Ultra Fit and Success Magazine.

What Makes Our Shamanic Online Training Courses Different?

At Shamanic Earth Wisdom we’re committed to conscious collaboration & connection. We believe that what we do in our day to day lives can positively impact the people around us and the planet. Whatever we do, we work with integrity. That’s non negotiable, for us. From our rigorous training credentials, to our extensive academic research. This along with our real world experience living and studying in remote parts of the globe.

Our Commitment to Cultural Sensitivity

Shamanic Earth Wisdom are committed to walking a path of integrity, collaboration & connection. What does that mean? We work in a reciprocal way that respects other cultures. We work exclusively with wisdom practices that we have received extensive training and certification in. Moreover, we have been given permission to transmit the ancient wisdom practices that we work with.

We believe in the sacred indigenosity innate in all of us. Balance, sacred connection and deep spiritual learning is inherent to each and every one of us. It’s hardwired in our DNA. Shamanic Earth Wisdom places mutual collaboration, understanding and raising our collective global consciousness at the centre of everything that we do. We strive to honour all traditions without cultural appropriation. Our work honours and acknowledge the work of those who have gone before us.

Who we've worked with

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What People Say About Us


“We invited Dr. Gill Thackray for a mindfulness session for our members of staff to recognise World Mental Health Day. The mindfulness session was absolutely amazing and it felt like a spiritual journey around the world! Dr. Gill Thackray accompanied us through wisdom traditions and practices that can be used in the moment to manage stressful situations. After this session all the attendees felt really relaxed and left with a peaceful and positive mind-set.”

Illaria Lombardi, ALFA Systems


"This has been truly life changing" R.D, London "Shamanic Earth Wisdom was recommended by a colleague. I didn't know what to expect but the results have been truly transformational"

Peter, Oregon


"I came to Shamanic Earth Wisdom at a pivotal point in my life. I knew I needed to change things but was stuck. After working with Gill I am pleased to say that the shift has been enormous"

Helene, Paris

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Shamanism Training Online

Online Foundation in Shamanism
How to Journey
Journeying to Meet Your Power Animal
Meditation, Dreaming & Shamanism
The Celtic Wheel of the Year
Introduction to Shamanic Journeying
The Art of Manifesting
Manifesting for Coaches
Shamanic Coaching
Mindful Rewilding Yourself
Managing Energy Vampires
Online Introduction to Shamanism

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