Online Course

Online mentorship program in Sacred Plant Medicine with Carole     

October 2022- October 2023 (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)          

Many people contact me asking to learn about Sacred Plant Medicine and how to deepen their relationships with plants. Others seek further guidance about how to carry out their own sacred plant ceremonies. These teachings are part of the Way of the Wise Healer apprenticeship that I hold at Derrynagittah. However, places on my apprenticeship are limited and many of you live far away and cannot travel to Ireland or make the commitment that apprenticeship calls for. This has led me to look at additional ways of sharing these teachings in the world and inspired me to offer an online mentorship program in Sacred Plant Medicine.

This new one-year program follows the turning of the Wheel of the year and offers a foundation in Sacred Plant Medicine. By taking this course, you will learn how to connect with plants in a sacred way and deepen your relationship with all of Nature, including (but not only) learning to make sacred plant elixirs and to carry out your own sacred plant ceremonies. This is a journey of deep healing and self-discovery, working with the ancient traditions of the Medicine Wheel, the energy centres of your body and the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Ether. The final module is devoted to a Sacred Plant Initiation ceremony that you will do at home with my guidance. This program is a sacred path with plants that honours all beings and emphasises love as the guiding force of the Universe. You will learn ways to be in direct communication with plants and to meet your own plant allies, aligning with your soul’s dream and looking at how you can best be of service in the world.

This mentorship program consists of 8 pre-recorded teaching sessions, sent to you by email just prior to each of the Celtic and pre-Celtic Fire Festivals (roughly every 6 weeks). At each festival, starting at the Celtic New Year at Samhain 2022 (end of October) and finishing at the Autumn Equinox 2023, you will receive material in the form of word files, video links and other files as appropriate. These will include teachings, demonstrations, recipes, music, short videos and guided meditations.

Roughly 3 weeks after each module there will be a live online session with me. Two of these are private one-to-one Skype/Facetime sessions (30 minutes each, following modules 1 and 7). The other six are group video chats (2 hours long, following modules 2,3,4,5,6 and 8). The group video chats will usually take place on a Monday evening at 8pm Irish time (dates are listed below). At these sessions I will hold sacred space and be available to answer questions and to help guide each person’s individual journey in the best way possible. Applicants need to commit to attending these interim sessions.

This will be a small, personal group. The number of participants is limited to 18, enabling me to authentically hold space for your personal journey and to provide mentorship tailored to each student’s individual needs. An ongoing online platform will be available where students can meet to share their experiences.

Course content:

The Wheel of the Year – celebrating & honouring the Fire Festivals

Sacred Ceremony with Plants

Altars & Working in Sacred Space

The Medicine Wheel and Sacred Directions

Tour of Medicine Wheel Herb Garden

The Elements

The Light Wheels (energy centres of the body)

Study of 7 plants in detail: Elder, St John’s Wort, Angelica, Dandelion, Primrose, Dog Rose, Oak.

Sacred Harvesting & offering Blessings

Making infusions, decoctions, tinctures, vinegars, infused oils, syrups, honeys, cordials, flower essences

Meeting plant allies & journeying with plants

Journeying to your Soul Garden

Meeting Airmid, Goddess of Healing

Protection & Psychic wellbeing

Gratitude, Living in Heart

Introduction to Tarot

Setting a sacred intention

Finding your Light and embodying your Soul’s Dream

Finding your Centre Tree

Dismemberment

Alignment, Ethics & Accountability

Being in Service, Reciprocity

The Labyrinth

The Song of the Plant

Making a personal healing amulet

Making sacred plant elixirs

Carrying out your own Sacred Plant initiation

Each module will be sent out automatically a few days before the appropriate Festival. You will need an adequate internet connection to stream video and audio content. The first lesson of each module will describe the upcoming festival and whenever possible, it makes sense to watch this straight away, in order to prepare yourself for the festival. The rest of the module can be worked through at your own pace in the next 3 or 4 weeks to ensure that you have completed it by the time of our live check-in. This enables you to bring your questions when we meet and also gives time for you to explore and practice the material in the following 3 or 4 weeks leading up to the next session. Consistency is key and I recommend a minimum of 4 hours work per week, although ultimately Sacred Plant Medicine is a way of being that becomes integrated into your life 24/7.

Much of the course material refers to and expands upon plants and practices described in my book ‘Sacred Plant Initiations’ and all students will need a copy of this. You will also need a pack of The Voyager Tarot by James Wanless.

Registered students receive free ‘Friend’ membership of the Foundation for Sacred Plant Medicine (FSPM). See www.foundationforsacredplantmedicine.org

If you would like to register your interest for the 2023-24 intake please email Marion at info@derrynagittah.ie. Registration will open at the end of July 2023.