The School of Shamanic Midwifery (SSM) is a Women’s Mysteries School for midwives and doulas, a gathering of wise women, a year long Earth based ‘religious’ experience. It will awaken in you a deeper connection to the cycles - the way of life - and enable in you a range of ancient and traditional skills and tools to serve women and the birth process. The School of Shamanic Midwifery is based in Australia and is given and co-ordinated by Jane Hardwicke Collings, Homebirth Midwife, Mother, Grandmother. Jane has apprenticed with many great teachers – Maggie Lecky Thompson, Blackbear James Harvey and the late Jeannine Parvati Baker. She brings the experience of 25 years of homebirths and shamanic practice together and, as requested, presents what she has learnt and commits to helping facilitate those who are interested on their journey toward being Shamanic Midwives.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Full Moon Gathering, Four Seasons Journey 2011

Before we can be all we can be in our role within our communities as Shamanic Midwife, we must first know ourselves. 'Know Thyself' is the foundation of this practice, it is the practice. For if one does not 'know oneself' then one brings to each and every interaction an unconscious agenda that plays out. So in our mission to be the 'hollow bone', the vessel through which the universe works, the Shamanic Midwife, we gathered again on the journey of healing to wholeness.

Beneath the full 'supermoon', with masks of our creation to represent our power animals, invoking and embodying them, we drummed and danced. We danced our power animals, our sacred wound healing and 'sent' the energy we raised to Japan.

T'was a magnificent weekend, a deepening of our connection with each other and our 'work' together, being and becoming the women, mothers and shamanic midwives that the Earth needs now. Healing ourselves 'for all our relations'.

With great thanks to all the wonderful women of this Four Seasons Journey, to the land, and to the support that helped us be there.

Blessed Be