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Online mentorship program in Sacred Plant Medicine
October 2021- October 2022 with Carole Guyett
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 2021 (end of October) and finishing at the Autumn Equinox 2022, 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 14, 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.
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 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
Alignment, Ethics & Accountability
Being in Service, Reciprocity
The Song of the Plant, Healing Sound
Making a personal healing amulet
Anointing and Anointing oils
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 will receive free ‘Friend’ membership of the Foundation for Sacred Plant Medicine (FSPM). See www.foundationforsacredplantmedicine.org
SORRY! THIS COURSE IS FULL! WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT APPLICATIONS.
Detailed Course Plan:
Module 1 Samhain sent out around 26th October 2021
- Samhain. Celtic New Year. Death & Rebirth. Honouring Ancestors
- Preparation & Cleansing
- The Medicine Wheel
- The Elements & Sacred Directions
- Tour of the Medicine Wheel Herb Garden
- Introduction to Tarot
- Gratitude & setting a sacred intention
- Setting up Sacred Space
- The Beauty Way & Flowering tree Questions
- Plant: Elder
- Meeting a plant ally in Nature
- Airmid, Goddess of Healing
- Making infusions
- Other Samhain plants
- Journey to meet the Elder Mother
Interim session November 15th/16th 2021 : one-to-one personal Skype/Facetime session with Carole. Slots to be booked after initial registration
Module 2 Winter Solstice sent out around 16th December
- Winter Solstice. Rebirth of the Light.
- Element of Fire
- Making an altar to Fire
- Wheels of Light & 1st Light Wheel
- Plant: St John’s Wort
- Making tinctures
- Other Winter Solstice Plants
- Journey to meet the spirit of St John’s Wort
- Journey to meet your personal plant ally
Interim session January 10th 2022 8-10pm Irish time: live group video chat with Carole
Module 3 Brigid’s Day/Imbolc sent out around 26th January 2022
- Brigid’s Day/Imbolc. Renewal of Life Force.
- Element of Earth
- Making an altar to Earth
- Finding your Centre Tree
- 2nd Light Wheel
- Plant: Angelica
- Harvesting in a sacred way
- Making decoctions.
- Other Plants for Brigid’s Day
- Journey to meet the spirit of Angelica
- Deepening the relationship with your personal plant ally
- Journey to meet Airmid, Goddess of Healing
Interim session February 21st 2022 8-10pm: live group video chat with Carole
Module 4 Spring Equinox sent out around 16th March 2022
- Spring Equinox. Balance & Awakening.
- Element of Water
- Making an altar to Water
- 3rd Light Wheel
- Protection & Psychic well-being
- Plant: Dandelion FILM
- Making honeys & syrups.
- Other Plants for the Spring Equinox
- Blessing Ceremony with Dandelion FILM
- Journey to meet the spirit of Dandelion
- Journey to your Soul Garden
- Aligning with your Soul’s Dream
Interim session April 4th 8-10pm: live group video chat with Carole
Module 5 Bealtaine sent out around 25th April
- Bealtaine. Initiation. New Beginnings. Creativity.
- Element of Air
- Making an altar to Air
- 4th Light Wheel
- Heart Coherence & living from Heart
- Plant: Primrose
- Making a flower essence
- Other Plants for Bealtaine
- Journey to meet the spirit of Primrose
- Dismemberment Journey
Interim session May 23rd 8-10pm: live group video chat with Carole
Module 6 Summer Solstice sent out around 16th June
- Summer Solstice. Fulfillment & Manifestation
- Element of Ether
- Making an altar to Ether
- 5th Light Wheel
- Plant: Dog Rose
- Making a vinegar. Making an elixir to mend a broken heart
- Other Plants for Summer Solstice
- Journey to meet the spirit of Dog Rose
- The Song of the Plant. Songs & Chants, singing to plants
- Healing Sound & Toning with plants
- Labyrinth Walk for transformation
Interim session Tuesday July 5th 8-10pm: live group video chat with Carole
Module 7 Lughnasadh sent out around 26th July
- Lughnasadh. The first Harvest. Abundance
- Upper Light Wheels & Light Wheels Ceremony
- Plant: Oak
- Connecting with Trees
- Other Plants for Lughnasadh
- Journey to meet the spirit of Oak
- Alignment, Ethics & Accountability
- Being in Service, Reciprocity
- Making a personal amulet
- How to consecrate, bless & dedicate
Interim session August 29th/30th : one-to-one personal Skype/Facetime session with Carole. Appointments booked in advance.
Module 8 Autumn Equinox sent out in September to give time for ceremony preparation
- Autumn Equinox. Harvest Festival. Thanksgiving & Transition
- Making a sacred plant elixir, including preparation & prayers
- Undertaking a Sacred Plant Initiation ceremony with Elder
Final live session, October 3rd (provisional date) 8-10pm: live group video chat with Carole. Debrief from Ceremony. Final Q & A. Celebration!