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


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 Updated 04th Oct 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.


Shamans are simply people called by benevolent 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, it is ultimatelly the Spirits who call you to do the work. 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.


In the Shamanic path, you are the teacher, you are the student and that is what makes this path so powerful. In this path, everyone we encounter becomes a teacher. 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 also your teachers. To truly walk the Shaman's path one needs to be selfless.


Spirit Guides - Claudia Goncalves

Wounded Healer - Mark Halliday


Upcoming events:

10th Oct: Holistic Festival

21st Nov: Goddess Empowerment

06th Dec: Level 2 - Feather Stone


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