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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BirthKeeper Intensive (BKI) Workshop

With the First Quarter Moon 
we held the BirthKeeper Intensive (BKI) Workshop in Sydney
This was the second one for the year

Its a beautiful gathering of birthworkers, contemplating what it means to be a BIRTHKEEPER, a term coined by Jeannine Parvati Baker. When JPB brought this term to us she said it was a combination of Earth Keeper and Birth Worker, meaning a birth activist and keeper of the sacred wisdom of birth.

One of the important things we do in the BKI is to bring awareness to any unconscious agendas we bring to our work. This level of self awareness is what helps the BirthKeeper be what is called in shamanic terms the 'hollow bone', the clear vessel through which the universal energy can flow.


We let go of fears with a Fire Ritual, calling the Fire Goddess Brigid to be with us.
And go on a shamanic journey to meet our Power Animals for our role as BirthKeeper.




As always it was a circle of deep and vast woman's wisdom.Thanks to the women who came along.  

Love,  Jane  

"The course was great, and I really enjoyed it. I really loved connecting to my power animal and have really taken it on to learn more about her and her medicine.Thanks again for running the workshop and being so committed to your work.  It is a blessing to have someone further pave the way and open the path wider for others to follow and I appreciate it."

Read more about Jane Hardwicke Collings here . . . 
and for more information about upcoming BKI's go here  . . .