"Re-awakening ancient wisdom in our modern society."


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 Updated 27th June 2015


Spirit is in everything, everywhere and in each one of us. When one is filled with Spirit there is no place for fear, only love.

Our Spiritual mission is to support the preservation of old Shamanic Ways and teachings, promoting unity and empowering communities.


The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre was founded in 2003 by Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday. The Centre has an excellent reputation for educational and spiritual development in Shamanism. Cláudia and Mark are widely recognised and respected for their authenticity, heart centered work, commitment and community empowerment, making them two of the world's finest and foremost Shamanic Teachers.


While at the Shamanic Centre we can train and help you remember and develop your shamanic skills, it is ultimatelly the Spirits who call and initiate you to do the work of Spirit.


Shamans are simply people called by benevolent Spirits to work as a bridge between the Spirits and the people for healing. They are seen and respected by the Spirits because of their integrity, purity of heart and clear intent to serve others first rather then the self. The Spirits then become their allies in serving and assisting with the work at hand.


The initiation into the Spirit world then begins. Humility and purity of heart are very important on the path. The parth can often be rocky and arduous if one is not constantly keeping the self in ckeck.


The more you work on developing yourself spiritually, openning your heart to love more, serve others and expand your consciousness, the more help you receive from the Spirits. The Spirits then become your allies and your teachers. To truly walk the Shaman's path one needs to be selfless.


If you are already working with us: find the dates of your training here.


We are taking bookings for the following shamanic work. Booking in advance is recommended as spaces are limited.



29th 30th Aug 2015 - Introduction to Shamanism - Balerno, Edinburgh


05th Sep 2015 - Goddess Empowerment - Balerno, Edinburgh


12th 13th Sep 2015 - Level 1 - Feather Stone Energy Healing training - Balerno, Edinburgh.


23rd Sep 2015 - Sacred Council of Women - Balerno, Edinburgh


23rd Sep 2015 - Sacred Council of Men - Balerno, Edinburgh


03rd 04th Oct 2015 - Rites of Passage for Women - Balerno, Edinburgh.





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