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


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Updated 03/05/12
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 Updated 24th October 2016


Spirit is in everything, everywhere and in each one of us.

Our Spiritual mission is to support the preservation of old Shamanic ways and teachings, promoting unity and empowering communities for personal and planetary healing.


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.


In the Shamanic path you are the teacher and you are the student and that is what makes this path so powerful. The more you work on developing yourself spiritually, opening 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 also your teachers. To truly walk the Shaman's path one needs to be selfless.


Shamans are simply people called by compassionate Spirits to work as a bridge between the spiritual and the physical worlds. 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.


While at the Shamanic Centre we can train and help you remember and develop your shamanic skills for personal and planetary healing, it is ultimately the Spirits who call you to do this work as a practitioner to help the wider community. The initiation into the Spirit world then begins. Humility and purity of heart are very important on the path. The path can often be rocky and arduous if one is not constantly keeping the self in check.


What is Shamanism

About Power Animals

Our background history

What people say about our work

Frequently Asqued Questions - FAQ

Essay: The role of Sound Healing in Ayahuasca Ceremonies




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Spirit Guides - Claudia Goncalves

Wounded Healer - Mark Halliday





Upcoming events:


31st Oct : SAMHAIN - Celtic Ceremony


12th 13th Nov: New Year 1 Shamanic Training


20th Nov: Fundraising Holistic Festival


27th Nov: Level 2 Feather Stone Training


Shamanic groups: More details


Yoga Class: More details





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