With Neil Hague & Angela Ferreira
7th & 8th April 2018
The non-residential weekend includes ceremonial drumming, storytelling, art, journeying and painting your totems, guides and power symbols
We are living through times of great change on Earth. The need for the healer, the visionary is more important today than ever before. We live in a world in many ways that would deny us our unique connection to the ‘spirit of the visionary’ and the ‘ways of the shaman’. Therefore we have a responsibility to ourselves and to those we love to share our unique spirit, to bring comfort and insight to our human plight at these incredible times of change.
The weekend workshop is designed to ‘empower’ and ‘enlighten’ those that come to be part of a circle of like-minded creative souls.
Come and be part of a circle, be the ‘visionary’, the ‘healer’, the ‘storyteller’ you were intended to be.
No art experience necessary, just an open heart and mind
£295 per person (for both days)
Price includes all art materials, snacks and drinks. Some drums and rattles will be avialable
The workshops at a glance (click here for more detail)
To create from within is like drawing upon a source of wisdom that no one else could possibly have, it is our uniqueness and ours alone. We have to be the only ones who can explore this territory and then return to tell the tale. The more we exercise our uniqueness through creative imagination, the more openings and alternative doorways we encounter along our journey.
When we allow our hearts to open and our minds to roam freely, the less likely it will be for us to close our mind to alternative realities. Once we start to ‘create’ from within then we begin to realise what every traveler on the road to self-discovery has realised, that life is really a journey towards a deeper understanding of who and what we are. Anyone doing this type of ‘journey’ today would be doing what every visionary or shaman has done for thousands of years. It is the journey itself, the information gleamed and the energy that connects us to infinite source that brings our unique vision into the world. Are we not those ancient visionaries anyway?
The workshops consist of both art-based exercises guided by visionary artist and author Neil Hague and shamanic drumming, journeying facilitated by both Neil and Angela. Both days will see participators enter into the ‘power of the circle’ through ‘scared ceremonial drumming’, and storytelling, with a view to unlocking individual connections worlds beyond the five senses. The aim of the workshop is to offer a platform for individual creativity; to allow for expression of self-knowledge and true understanding of our multi-dimensional self. Neil uses art in a myriad of forms to gain access to the ‘creative imagination’ and awaken the shamanic process within those that attend. Individuals who join Neil and Angela are given the opportunity to nurture knowledge and understanding of their creative abilities and their inner sight so to ‘tap into’ their multi-dimensional self.
All art made during the workshop is produced through drawing and painting, primarily through the ‘journeying process’, along with exercises that come in the form of doodling, storytelling, painting to music and ‘looking twice’ at what we call ‘reality’. The power of the circle and the healing that arrives through drumming, chanting, while accessing our connection to the source of ‘all creativity’, allows for a unique individual insight into worlds ‘within worlds’.
“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.” William Blake
Neil is an acclaimed UK artist, illustrator and author who has taught art to all levels for over 20 years. He offers a neo-shamanic way of approaching art education teaching others how to see the world differently. He has worked with spiritual teachers within Lakota Sioux and Hopi traditions and has collaborated with other authors and visionaries since the mid 90’s. He brings a wealth of experience to the holistic creative process, along with extensive knowledge of myths, ancient history and symbolism. Neil has run blogs and his artwork has featured on book covers and in presenations all over the world. For more information click here.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, MA Arts in Health, Reiki & Crystal Healer
Angela Ferreira is a fine artist, white witch, and founder of the South Wales Drums Circles. With the help of her Spirit guides, Angela also paints aura and soul portraits and the ethereal energies she can sense around people. Originally from Portugal she has travelled extensively spending the past few years developing a unique way of bringing people together to focus on the healing aspects of the ‘circle’. With her love of the mystical and arts in health background she offers a profound style of art with a healing purpose of the mind, body and spirit.
Angela has dedicated her life to learning, experiencing and fine-tuning many different healing paths, both for her own transformation and the benefit of those she meets. Blending sacred drumming, chanting with an intuitive ability, she initiates sacred drum circles and collective journeying by using a range of tools for journeying that can help others reconnect with their inner wisdom. Angela’s vision is to enable people to find their own true power and create a life based on ‘heart’ consciousness.
Angela’s work has been exhibited in UK and Portugal and featured on book covers in her country of birth. Her work was published several times in the National Geographic School Books in USA as learning material and recently illustrated a book about Timeless Tales of Woman, Nature and Soul. Angela’s paintings seem to be telling a story, a fairytale channelled from her inner world and imagination… Her vision is to enable people to see the ‘magic in life, using creativity to shift reality into open a doorway to other dimensions of consciousness and take you on a journey into a dream world.
About the workshop collaboration:
During this workshop, Neil and Angela work in partnership, blending their knowledge, skills and intuition to enable participants to delve deeper into their inner world through art, guided meditation, sacred drumming and art based shamanic practices as a doorway to healing and awakening consciousness. The workshop location has been carefully chosen for its powerful earth energies and in nearby sacred sites, such as Silbury Hill (above) and West Kennet Long Barrow. This combination promises to create a magical workshop experience for all those that attend.
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