A WORLD OUT OF BALANCE
We live in a masculine-dominated culture that cultivates language, logical and analytical reductionist thinking, emphasizes competition and independence, and values material success and social status. In such a society we have learned to devalue the feminine qualities of nurturing, feeling, relationship, creativity, community and caring. We have been taught to distrust our imagination and intuition and all that which cannot be
seen with the five senses. We have been encouraged to ignore our soul longings.
We have, quite literally for millennia, been cut off from half of our true
essence, with most of us not aware that it had been missing in the first place.
Until this lifetime.
You are here on this blue-green planet at the time of the Great Feminine Awakening. You carry Her imprint and are here to birth Her back into our collective consciousness.
But you feel fragmented and uncertain where and how to bring Her back; and in spite of your abundance and busyness, strangely empty! I know.
The abuse of women, children and the elderly, the devastation of our planet home, and the insidious permanence of war, dis-ease, addiction and depression, is a direct result of this imbalance.
The scale to which it is happening now leaves you feeling profound sadness, confusion and powerlessness. I know. It does for me, too.
You doubt your own truth; you doubt your own creative power and spiritual wisdom. You do not feel safe to be fully and truly yourself in the world. You learned long ago to hide your abilities and to stifle your power. And you did this so well, that your power is even a mystery to you. Deep within your psyche are memories of being persecuted for your skills as priestess, healer, wise one. And whether you know it or not, you are very likely still carrying this fear and betrayal in your body. Every person alive on this planet today is carrying this.
And yet, how could it be that now, more than ever, you cannot deny the call you feel to:
Play your part in awakening and renewing the connection to the feminine
Connect to nature’s regenerative power
Bring balance to the Earth and to humanity.
You’ve felt this call rising within you. You’ve felt the pull to slow things down, to cultivate your inner awareness and knowing. To awaken and own your natural gifts and abilities. To reconnect with Nature’s power and wisdom. And to restore wholeness within so you can radiate that cohesiveness to a fragmented world.
If you’ve been in my Moon Circles or read my book, Return to Pangea, or taken any other trainings with me, you’ll know that the way of the shaman pulled me in when I needed it most. When I had these longings, too.
“From the beginning I’m fascinated and excited by the shamanic cosmology that is inclusive of the feminine aspects of divinity, and acknowledges the sacredness of the natural world. Although so much of the work is new, it is also known in a deep place of memory. Many of the classmates I work with that week also feel oddly familiar, like we’ve met one another before.”
How did training in shamanic practices help me find my footing?
I learned that shamanism serves as a doorway to raising our consciousness through a resurrection of feminine ways of knowing and being. I came to understand that shamanism refers to the knowledge and practices of our indigenous ancestors who saw the spirit in all things; that this spirit in all things is the dreaming soul of Nature, the original dreamer who brought all life into being.
I reconnected to the wisdom of our indigenous ancestors who knew they were a part of everything they saw; they were not separate. Who knew the importance of being in harmonious relationship with all the realms of earth and sky; the ways we have forgotten.
I came to experience the shaman as a bridge between the visible and invisible worlds, with an ability to see beyond the surface of things.
I was drawn into the role of shaman as mapmaker of the invisible worlds. She knew the power of the dream, how to navigate in the dreamtime, how to travel outside linear space and time to look deep into the mystery, and how to change the dream and create a new reality.
Humanity has survived because of these abilities; and I feel deeply that we are on a trajectory to perish if we don’t reclaim our connection to them.
Above all else, shamanism reminds me that we are, in essence, dreamers too. And that it is in our ability, in your ability, to dream a new world into being.
If you’re seeing yourself in these words, if you are getting tingles or shivers as you engage with this page, then this ancestral wisdom is calling out to you. It is asking to be awakened and cultivated through you so you can reclaim your power to dream a new world into being for all your relations now, and for the generations to come.
The Introduction to Shamanism Course
Reclaim Your Feminine Gifts and Unlock Your Power to Dream a New
World into Being
In this course you will:
Learn the maps and tools to navigate in the shaman’s universe
Receive practical tools to care for and maintain your vibrant luminous energy field for your safety and protection
Learn the shaman’s practices for enhancing connection to the forces of creation
Learn indigenous ancestral ways of sourcing from Nature
Remember yourself as the powerful dreamer you are
During our time of co-creation you will:
Realize your place in the Cosmic plan of creation and your role in the awakening of the Divine Feminine in the evolution of planetary consciousness, moving you to desire to play, explore and express your gifts.
Recognize how the losses and traumas of the past have served your soul’s evolution so you can move from feeling wounded and invisible to knowing your true value and worth.
Source directly from Nature and the elemental realms so you begin to remember your dreams, feel nurtured, cohesive and ‘enough’, and never feel lost or alone again.
Activate your multidimensional awareness and ability to quickly and easily shift what no longer serves you and begin to use your power to create a new reality, rather than feeling powerless and helpless in the face of collective drama and chaos.
Receive the shamanic rites of initiation that help you shed the past, connect with the forces of creation, and walk with certainty and safety in the world so your whole and authentic self feels safe to shine.
Experience deep and lasting connections to others on a similar spiritual path, to a community of soul mates, with whom you will feel truly seen and supported by people who ‘get’ you.
This course is for you if you feel this call and:
You are ready for a deeper, more cohesive experience of yourself, so you can be the change you desire to see in the world.
You are spiritually awake and aware; you have done a lot of personal work and yet know there are more levels to reach.
You have psychic, intuitive and healing gifts that you are leaning into expressing more fully
You want to feel more fulfilled and satisfied with life; be in more in alignment with your calling
You are hungry for the tools to express your gifts
And, you are drawn to earth-honouring wisdom and practices and you long to know more about them.
As you awaken to your right place in the universe and remember how to source directly from Nature, you begin to let go of the past and your cultural conditioning and transform your relationship to your feminine wisdom and gifts.
You begin to relax in knowing you are safe, to be all of who you are; setting your inner child free to play in the Garden of Life.
And you remember the dreamer you are and the power you have to create a new world.
What’s Included in the Introduction to Shamanism: Reclaim Your
Feminine Gifts and Unlock Your Power to Dream a New World
into Being Course
Nine 90-minute classes, delivered weekly via Zoom video conference
Becoming a Dreamwalker in the Shamanic Universe
Expanding your Consciousness with Animistic Practices
Dreaming in the Field of Creation with the Medicine Wheel
Living from your Multidimensional Nature
Walking through Crisis with Peace, Beauty and Magic
Navigating the Spiritual Realms with Journeying
Claiming the Legacy and Support of your Ancestral Lineage
Discovering your Destiny though Initiation Gateways
ReWeaving Yourself into the Web of Life with Ritual and Ceremony
A Signed Copy of Alison Normore’s book, Return to Pangaea: A
Shamanic Journey Back to Newfoundland Roots
Return to Pangaea is a story that inspires the reader to recognize the mythic nature of their unique life journey, and spiritual interconnections with all of life. While it may be told from the circumstances and experiences of the author’s life in particular, it offers a universal and far-reaching message. It is the hero’s journey of the divine feminine; as the lost feminine sets out on an adventure from a disconnected place and arrives back to a place of
spectacular natural beauty and ancient wisdom that only open eyes could see, and a mind and heart made wiser could understand. Alison’s journey back to her roots will confirm your own mystical experiences. It will prepare your eyes, your mind and your heart to receive all of life’s gifts as the doors to the wisdom and sacredness of the natural world are thrown wide open.
Return to Pangaea is a companion to this Course, and you will be invited to review specific sections of this book to prepare for our time together in class.
Membership in the closed Facebook group for students of Alison Normore’s shamanic training
Shaman’s Care Kit: A bundle of healing and balancing goodies to support your deep dive into the world of the shaman.
This Kit Includes:
One of nine bottles of my Gros Morne Essences, intuitively chosen by me especially for you. These Essences were co-created with the plants, minerals and nature spirits of Gros Morne. This natural balancing homeopathic remedy will aid your personal spiritual connection to Earth’s elemental energies and assist in the integration of your experiences during the course and in the days and weeks following.
Palo Santo and/or White Sage for clearing your aura and space.
A bottle of Boreal Forest Elixir for use in cleansing your aura, spaces and in ceremony. This is an exclusive formula I created from the boreal forest trees and flowers of Gros Morne.
Candle and matches.
All contained in a fabric pouch, perfect for taking with you anywhere.
Nine Experiential Invitations to Deepen Your Experience and Learning in the Course
You are invited to participate in weekly experiential exercises designed to provide you with immersive experiences and opportunities to play with the concepts discussed in each class.
A one-year subscription to Alison Normore’s virtual Moon Circles
Join me around the fire for monthly ceremonies at the New and Full Moons. Moon ceremonies are rituals at the very heart of alchemy and transformation. At New Moons we work with the Element of Water and plant the seeds of our prayers in the sacred field of creation where all potential resides. On the Full Moons we work with the Element of Fire to cleanse and renew our energy through the light of the flames. Participating in Moon Ceremonies connects you to the greater cosmos and brings you into harmony with the cycles of Nature; strengthens your feminine wisdom and creative potential, anchors and magnetizes your desires and intentions for yourself and for the Earth and offers a deeply nourishing and harmonizing power of gathering with like-minded souls on a regular basis.
My story of reclaiming my feminine gifts through shamanism:
A lifelong quest for answers to life’s greatest mysteries led me down many paths including academic studies, ancient cultures, natural healing, and feminine wisdom traditions. I earned a doctorate in human development, worked as a researcher, teacher, and then a play therapist for ten years. I suffered from chronic burnout but still didn’t know why or how to fix it.
During this time, I was introduced to a teacher of Peruvian shamanic traditions. It felt like coming home. The teachings reconciled my confusion and longings and filled in the blanks of my own healing crisis. The shamanic path awakened the dreamer within and gave me the tools to create a life that was spiritually nourishing and sustainable. I was certified as an Energy Medicine Practitioner and Dying Consciously Trainer, answering a call to help others awaken their inner dreamer and live happier, more fulfilling lives.
Following the Ancestor’s messages in the dreamtime, I returned to my native and ancestral home in Bonne Bay, in the heart of Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada. It was a huge leap of faith that defied all logic, and so my adventure continues!
This story of my spiritual awakening and journey home is told in my memoir Return to Pangaea: A Shamanic Journey Back to Newfoundland Roots. (Available in paperback and digital format from Amazon). From my home in Woody Point I provide Moon Circles, 1:1 Transformative Coaching, Shamanic Immersion Retreats, Sacred Earth Journeys and Healing Practitioner Training.
"The teachings and the rites you have shared are unbelievable! It validates so much of what I have already known somewhere. I cannot express the confidence it has given me to proceed with courage and strength and love of this earth. I feel so blessed to not only be open to this teaching so that it can inform my life and my family, but to be gifted such a patient, loving, gentle, hilarious and humble teacher. You have so inspired me!"
- Tressa Porter, Psychotherapist
“The workshop was amazing! An experience I will carry with me forever and hopefully share with many. I feel very blessed to have been here and as always I learn so much from you and your gifts. Thank you!”
- Marie Shea, Reiki Master
“I feel a sense of peace within myself. The teachings have awakened my inner self and if I ask for help this amazing energy comes forth. It’s hard to put into words but with each class there were old blocks that I finally let go. I didn’t want it to end. The work has changed my whole outlook, not just about myself, but the world.”
- Daniel Power, Massage Therapist
“What a truly uplifting and wonderful experience this was for me. It has made me so very excited about life; I have regained my ‘zest’!!
- Cathy Green, Healer
"I feel like I am witnessing the evolution of myself – my soul – and it changes everything, so smoothly it seems as if no one would ever notice. I think about being thankful for the opportunity to dance on this green earth one more day…everyday. I feel full. I am developing clarity like I have never experienced in myself before. Clarity with my voice and holding my ground, seeing the world with evermore love and trust and acceptance. I am loving this – every heartbeat of it. It is like being given the opportunity to witness another dimension within our own…"
- Tressa Porter, Psychotherapist
“Your teachings are so powerful and so beautiful. I always utilize my ‘love’ vibration meter to measure any activity I participate in and this measures quite high! I feel spiritually nourished by it all.”
- Janice Skiffington, Healer
“What I will remember most about this class was the connection I felt with others, the personal life-altering experiences. Thank you for being so open and for caring about each of us and our own journeys. From this class I got personal confirmations of my healing path and personal journey. My work and clients have already benefited from the teachings. I feel it has accelerated my journey to enlightenment. Thank you!"
- Debra Jones, Reiki Master
“Since taking this class I have noticed I am calmer, moving forward with my life at a faster pace, yet there is more balance. You are such a clear vessel of Creator’s love.”
- Heather Oliver, Massage Therapist
“I can’t believe how powerful this has been for me. Confidence has been a problem in the past and with every class I can feel this energy growing inside and it is just getting stronger and stronger.”
- Mary Ann Burrows, Energy Healer
"Since starting your course, have noticed meditations giving me vision experiences that show clarity in my life with some pieces falling into place, pieces that go back many years. Clarity has been growing broad and deep, my sensitivity to energy seems accelerated, and my psychic awareness seems more pronounced in feeling ways. I attribute that to this class with you."
- Carolyn Seely-Mayo, Energy Healer
“I am still absorbing the profound shift I am experiencing in myself. I am changed! I have a new substance in places in me that is surprising. I feel more at home with myself. “
- Mary Power, Retired Teacher
“A shift has occurred deep within my spirit and it is beginning to bubble to the surface of my life and I get to witness the subtle, yet profound shifts in my reality. I feel joyful and grateful.”
- Dominique Hurley, Counselor
“What Alison provides is far more than information. Alison offers a transformative experience with every single subject matter she teaches. I thought I wanted the knowledge, that’s why I registered for her program. What I got was sequential experiences that changed the way I see myself as a part of nature; which has changed how I interact with and in the world.”
- Catherine Mitchell, SHE:Initiation Founder and Sacred Sisterhood Circle facilitator.
"This time has felt so magical and special, a time of honoring, my perspective about this world changed, my relationship with Mother Nature has changed and opened up. This is a homecoming in every way."
- Michelle Snow, Therapist