Qualification and Experience
MY SHAMANIC QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Present: Living and working as a Shamanic Practitioner & Lore Woman, Bega Valley NSW.
2022: Initiated into Aboriginal Lore as a Lore Woman. Initiation with Grandmother Mulara, an Adnyamathanha (Northern Flinders Ranges) Senior Elder & Senior Lore Holder of Australian Grandmother Lore.
2011: Shaman’s Initiation, Central Desert.
2009-10: Master of Shamanic Practice – Advanced Shamanic Practice, IKON (Institute for Healing Arts & Sciences) Central Desert, Australia. Teacher Rafael Locke.
2008: Initiated to run Sweatlodge Ceremony (Australian, Earthlodge)
2005-07: Diploma of Shamanic Practice, IKON (Institute for Healing Arts & Sciences) Sydney. Teacher Rafael Locke
2006-10: Central Desert, Australia – participated in at least 8 remote, 4-day trips with Pitjantjatjara Woman Elders (Uluru), on “Women’s Business”. Became involved with the “hands-on” arrangements of these ceremonies.
2004-09: Mexico. Participated in many shamanic ceremonies and journeys with indigenous traditions including The Huichole, and Native American tribes.
2005 to PRESENT: Living & working as a Shamanic Practitioner, becoming full time in 2010, running regular ceremonies and healings as well as workshops and teaching.
I have had the great privilege to have had many shamanic teachers and teaching experiences, where no certificates were given, only knowledge with the bud of wisdom. I am immensely grateful to three in particular. Rafael Locke who appeared in my life as Teacher just after I had my “Spiritual Emergence” into Shamanic Ways. He has put my shamanic experiences into a vessel that I now hold and grow. Pauline Sepetauc, who walked with me in the Blue Mountains & the Central Desert, including desert Woman’s Business. She taught me how to walk intimately and listen deeply to Earth Mother. My third significant teacher, who remains un-named here, who taught me the ways of the Wise Woman. She gave me a conscious connection to my lore and the lore of the universe, tendrils reaching deep into the Earth and Far up into the Sky. I am indeed blessed to have walked with these magical people along the path of my heart.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
1984-87: Bachelor of Science (BSc), Majors (Marine) Biology & Oceanography, University of Sydney;
1991: Diploma of Education (DipEd), Science, University of Sydney;
1994-2010: Self Employed, Importer/exporter and retailer of Hand Crafted Polish Jewellery