Green Tara College,
Welcome to Green Tara's Wisdom Teachings
We have many ways for you experience and/or learn more about native Celtic Practices & Ceremonies, native Irish shamanism and global shamanism.
Ireland offers a very powerful landscape, and we are privileged to be close to many of Ireland's major sacred sites, including Tara, Lough Crew, Newgrange, Dowth, river boyne where we hold sacred and reverent ceremony.
We have various events throughout the year suitable for everybody, including children
Sacred Celtic Ceremonies
January: Imbolc -Brigid Day Celtic Ceremony @ GTC
Introduction To Shamanism
Have you began to wonder what exactly is shamanism? What do you actually do? How is it practiced? Do you have an interest or burning need to know more?
On this weekend we will be teaching the basis of shamanism, this is a complete beginners course where you will learn about shamanism, you will actually learn and practice the foundation techniques of all shamanism. All over the world the ancient indigenous people practiced medicine and well being through connection and understanding of all the worlds in harmony and balance. All over the world the different people's were using very similar techniques and even today indigenous shamans have regular world gatherings to share and honor each other's wisdom medicine techniques.
This course is intended for those who wish to experience and use Shamanism for personal use to enhance your life, to gain more direction, to help you find guidance and especially to connect deeper with yourself. You will learn to connect with the land and sacred sites in the our sacred boyne valley right in the heart of indigenous Ireland.
You will learn to develop your intuition, learn protection techniques and gain personal healing to enable you to live a happier and more informed life . You will learn to work with shamanic tools such as rattles, medicine bundles and tools. A Foundation in Shamanism Certificate will be issued at the end of the two days.
You will learn to protect and seal your energies and to ‘walk with beauty upon mother earth’. The shamanic experience will bring joy and freedom to your life as you walk the path of the heart.
Following this workshop you will be welcome to join our drumming circles and Celtic ceremonies throughout the year.
Please contact Majella 0868635241 if you would like to chat further
You are welcome to pay by:
1) Cash or 2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College
3) Direct Debit of 4) Postal Order
4) Credit Card 5)Bank
How to Pay
1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: Majella. Fagan, Green Tara, Preston Place, 38 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath.
2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms at Tara Rooms, Railway Street, Navan (check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you)
3) Direct Debit: contact Majella for details
4) Credit Card
International Shamanic /Native Celtic Shamanic & Andean Shamanic Training
Dates for Celtic, Peruvian & International Creative Shamanic Medicine Wheel 2017
If you are unsure if you would like to take the complete training then we suggest this first weekend in January as a great foundation in shamanic techniques and a great taster for further training where you can decide to do more after the course.
Please scroll down to see the information on celtic & andean shamanism.
We are delighted to be offering this deep authentic powerful and incredibly beautiful soul traditions.
The course will run over a sequence of weekends between January & September 2014 to September 2015
Native Celtic & Andean Shamanic Training
We offer the teachings of the Q'ero Indians of Peru which we have incorporated with our own Celtic traditions. We also incorporate elements of many other shamanic traditions as taught to us such as core shamanism, aboriginal, etc.
The Q'ero are the direct descendants of the shamanic healers and teachers of the Inca Empire. When the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spanish, they retreated into the High Andes, hiding for 400 years in a network of villages above 14,000 feet. It is only since the 1970’s that they have established contact with the rest of us. Since then they have been bringing their original teachings, untainted by the modern world, to us. The high point of a civilization based upon shamanic principles, Q'ero teachings being a deep and ancient wisdom to our modern problems.
We have been privileged to study directly with some of the Q'ero elders, receiving key initiations which produce powerful energy shifts and awaken new forms of awareness and power. We have been granted permission by the Q'ero to pass on these teachings and initiations. It is our privilege to now offer these to you.
Through teachings founded on the teachings of the ancient Inka Q'ero Shamans, through initiations and rites of passage, through individual and group healing, through connection with the ancient sacred sites of Ireland and Peru, through a marrying of the Celtic and Q'ero traditions and through sacred ceremony we will walk a medicine wheel of deep healing and transformation.
Shamanism is the same in every culture – it is the basis of human spirituality. Yet each tradition has something unique to offer. We will add to the blend of wisdom teachings and practices from North America, Southern Africa and Australia.
You will become more connected to our sacred Celtic ancestry, to the Q'ero tradition, to your own spiritual shamanic ancestry and to the power of the land. If you let it, this work can transform your life and eventually allow you to know and/ or even change your own destiny.
When you have completed the medicine wheel you will be fully competent and capable of working with clients in practice and walking the path of the earth-‘the beauty way’.
What will you do on the course?
We aim to attract students that are
The training and the personal working experience of this training will help you to open up to the ‘seer’ within. You will learn to use your extra sensory skills (seeing, feeling, knowing, hearing, visionary) in a wide variety of ways. Every step of the training helps to open and awaken your intuitive sense. You will receive powerful traditional Andean initiations that will enable you to do some of the following:
The shaman believes that ‘we dream our world into being’ - that we can create our own destiny. As we heal ourselves within the core structure of the training, we begin to bring our own inner light to the earth so we walk a sacred path as luminous light beings. During the medicine wheel we are clearing and shedding our past so we can walk into the future and create a destiny far greater than that which we have dreamed off.
Already working as a therapist:
If you are already working in any area of the complementary field you will find that this training will complement your professional work. It will bring you to a greater awareness of the healing processes as you learn the energetic principles of ‘healing’ and how to work directly with energy. This work will truly add to your abilities in working with clients -- from seeking what best serves them in a treatment to using the techniques within treatment and to understanding clients. In the field of counselling and psychotherapy you will find the techniques are invaluable to working with your clients and helping them to empower themselves. (see Majella’s story at end for personal witness)
Already trained in shamanism:
If you have trained in Core Shamanism or taken other workshops you are more than welcome along. This course will be a move forward into deeper shamanic work and bring you many extra skills and initiations enhancing the skills you already have. Our aim is for each person to identify and develop their own way of working, to find this energy healer, practitioner within themselves and to grow their abilities to their highest levels. You will find through the initiations and rites of passage that you will come away with an extremely nurturing, gentle but powerful tools at your disposal. Through the initiations to the ancient Quero lineage, through the initiations and connections to the sacred power places surrounding us (Tara, Loughcrew etc.) that you will have many allies and wisdom in your work.
The work with Despachos is unique in our training and Owen Roberts is one of the few people in the western world to receive all three of the lightning initiations of the mountain rites and to hold the honour of being named a Paco by Don Sebastian. Upon the completion of the medicine wheel there is the opportunity to specialise in despacho healing (for miscarriage, bad luck, abundance, bereavement and much more etc.)
What you can do with the training
Further possibilities with the training
Once we have completed the medicine wheel and also during the year we will have further training and specialised work in the following available
(throughout the training we will have guest facilitators also)
Originally of Welsh origin Owen eventually grew up in New Zealand and Australia. While in Australia he studied Tarot, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, Jungian Psychoanalysis, Mythology and Shamanism. He also studied psychic healing at the London College of Psychic Studies. Having studied Tarot for over 30 years, Owen developed and teaches our highly successful Diploma in Professional Tarot Reading. Owen is a graduate of the Four Winds Shamanic Institute with certificates in Healing the Light Body and Soul Retrieval. He studied Despacho work under the Peruvian "Paco" (or shaman) Don Sebastian for 5 years and received from him the 3 "Lightning Initiations" which qualify him as a Paqo (Qechuan Shaman). Owen's work has been to fuse traditional shamanism with the western traditions of Kabbalah and Hermeticism.
"Shamanism is more than just about personal healing; it can heal communities. By bringing shamanism into our lives we heal first ourselves, then around us. In turn, this healing energy spreads into the larger community, and eventually the world is healed."
Majella Fagan Bsc Psychology, BA Drama,
Is the founder of Green Tara College and Holistic Therapy Centre. Majella is a long established and well known teacher within the Holistic field. She has worked with energy healing for over 17 years and is trained in various branches of Shamanism (Core training for 3 years), Celtic and Inca traditions (6 years), Four Winds Certified, South American and Native American traditions. Majella has been teaching and facilitating shamanism and ceremonies for over 11 years and is dedicated to this work.
Personal witness - Majella Fagan - "I had studied many therapies and been in personal healing for many years. Having taken the core shamanic training twice and working with it for many years I was thirsting for something more in depth and felt I needed to know more. I didn't’t feel the working techniques were adequate enough for the growing needs of the work. When I took the six years of shamanic training with initiations from the Quero and the training in further shamanic techniques with Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds, I found what I had been looking for. This is the most phenomenal work I have ever done and it brought to me deep, deep healing where at a crucial time in my life I finally cleared the heaviness of past issues and moved forward into a life of peace and higher destiny, here I learned to ‘dream my world into being.’ I can only say from my heart that I urge you if it feels right or you feel drawn to it to take this training. Alongside teaching Holistic Therapies, my main work is with Reiki and shamanism. I started with traditional Reiki and have found that the combination of the two traditions is a wealth of amazement and have found that the shamanic work brought me into deeper techniques and much more grounding. There is a wealth of joy, freedom and humility in walking this path which helps give us grace to aim to be a better person. In times of crisis it is my spiritual training and practice that has kept me together. Please feel free to give me a call or if you’d like to meet up and chat about it I’d be delighted."
Energy Management: In addition to the specific medicine wheel weekends, you are required to attend the Energy Management course as part of the training.
Oct/ Nov 2018
Shamanic Course Review
Diana Muenchmeyer - 09/09/2013
I did the shamanic training with Owen and Majella in 2012 and looking back it was the most life changing decision I ever made.
During the training we learned to heal ourselves and to overcome obstacles which in most cases we had put onto our own path. I feel still like myself – but a stronger much more optimistic version of myself. My cup used to be half empty all the time and now it is half full.
I have an inner peace now which I was lacking before and I’m able to live more in the moment.
The teachings Brandt and Majella gave us are so powerful and given in so much detail that it is not possible to do this training and get nothing out of it. I decided for myself I want to continue the work as it makes me feel so much more connected with myself, my family, nature, my dog...
To be able to do the work and to do healing is such a rewarding beautiful work which needs people practising it with a good training and skill in order to bring about more acceptance from the society.
I’m very thankful for being able to do this work.
Another aspect of the shamanic work which I absolutely love it the ceremonial work and I feel so blessed to have been chosen to hold 2 Handfasting ceremonies and next weekend to be able to do a baby blessing.
When you hold ceremony, you not only create a special moment for the people involved, but in a lot of cases something inside them is touched and a connection with spirit is strengthened.
I would recommend this course to anybody who is looking to find a deeper connection with himself, to do healing on a stronger level, to understand energy work on a much deeper level and to find answers to these questions and longings inside that some of us have.