More than ever before, there are billions of people yearning to awaken and understand the truth about themselves and the world around them.
Are you on a path of self discovery and soul-purpose? Would you like to learn contemporary as well as traditional shamanic tools to help and guide you along this path? Is there a deep calling from your soul to become ALL that you can possibly be?
Welcome to Middle Earth Medicine Ways, a center where you will find internationally run courses with movement and ecstatic dance, with connections to our ancestral stories, to nature and to the elements. A place to learn about your innate creativity, your own healing abilities, discovering rituals and ceremonial work that is both traditional and new. Through this process and specializing in the use of deep imagination, there are many opportunities for personal growth and developing your own path. There are introductory workshops as well as more advance work for those with experience, and those wishing to train and hold space for others. There is an opportunity to become an apprentice to the Middle Earth Medicine Way.
The essence of this work is to marry our core wounds with our aspirations and allow the soul and the ego to live in harmony. Thus becoming truly empowered. The practice is to become the edge walker, to be able to stand in the tension of polarities, to face conflict within ourselves as an opportunity for growth. To empower ourselves and our own creativity. We work with the 'Magic of Mandorla' as an exercise and a process of illumination. The tools we use are ecstatic dance, movement meditations, constellation work, individual and group process's, creativity, ritual theater and ceremony.
"I am very passionate about the work I offer. I believe it is the greatest thing to be in service to others and to share from my own healing journey. I am aware of how creativity and the dance has given me so much, I can only offer this back to others with deep gratitude from my heart" Caroline Carey
Middle Earth Medicine Ways is a powerful and liberating opportunity to dance yourself free of restrictions, fulfill your dreams and take part in community creativity, there is opportunity to get to know every challenge in your life as a powerful allie with the potential for change.
Play with the thin veils between the worlds of dreaming, living and spirit, know that we do not exist on one level but many. Open up a new world of intrigue, curiosity and fascination. Discover your innate wisdom and some of the creative tools you never knew you had.
This creative way of being in the world is a key to transformation, creating new out of the old, changing how we see, think and sense what is within us and what is around us.
For this is Soul-Retrieval at its most creative!
DANCE: We have always danced, it is linked to our innate healing abilities. Ecstatic dance is an ancient practice that unveils the deepest wisdom from within. It creates the possibility of change, a way to move forward in our life, to engage with our potential and a deeper understanding of our birth-right. Here you can learn to awaken your consciousness more fully, both physically, emotionally and spiritually to gain insights into the human condition that we are all part of.
We all have a dancer inside us, a simple way of moving to rhythm and the beat, we all know the drum intimately through our own heart. We all have the opportunity to grow into the fullness of our being. This work offers that to you, through the mediums of ecstatic, trance dance, shamanic journey, ritual theater, ceremony, heart empowerment, healing and rites of passage.
Visit the Syllabus of 'Middle Earth Medicine Ways' for gatherings, apprenticeship and initiations LINK HERE
Today there is a renewed hunger for magic and mystery in a modern world in which technology has failed to deliver peace, and science has proven to be an inappropriate language for finding answers to the deeper questions about our existence. The realm of human imagination is once again considered as important as our rational mind. We need both. Middle-earth has returned. Brian Bates
What is Shamanism?
A shaman is a person who is chosen by the spirits, to go into a repeatable, controlled trance at will. Journeying into that trance they visit the spirit worlds to work with the spirits they meet there, in order to make physical changes in this middle world. Spirits come in whilst in trance to use the shamans body in order to heal or give advice to the community. Shamanism connects us to the spirit world and a way of life that re-connects us to nature, to the human and the non-human soul. The Shamanic Journey traditionally used in this practice connects us to the Spirits of the Lower, Middle and Upper Worlds and is a useful tool for support. Often used as the 'container' during shamanic healings, ecstatic dance and soul retrieval. It is used for gathering insights and wisdom, and offers us a way to seek guidance and support in our daily lives, connecting us to the Spirit World of power animals, guides, allies and guardians.
Weekend workshops, held in many cities around the world. To enjoy many movement and dance meditations, for beginners and experienced alike. Please visit calendar for updates. Contact the organiser for more details.
A series of gatherings offering The Nine Stages of Life as Ritual & the Descent of our Soul Work. Weekend and intensive workshops, online course, supervision and mentoring. Syllabus 1-9 leads us to the apprenticeship.
Apprenticing to the Middle Earth Medicine. Learning to hold your own work with the tools of Hollow Bone Teachings, sharing with community your particular skills with the support of a community of peers, guides and experienced mentors.
Explore this page to enjoy a dancing meditation with Caroline. Listen to her read poems and excerpts from her books. Explore this work in online videos.
An online shamanic journey course run by Caroline, that you can use in the privacy of your own home. The journeys are particularly useful for anyone facing change, looking for direction or insight, or seeking skills and ways to support themselves or others. The online shamanic journey course can also be used as a pre-requisite for some of our Intensives
Caroline's first autobiographical book takes us on the journey she experienced through a 5 Rhythms dance training (1999), bringing up six children and healing from sexual abuse and challenging relationships. She shares her dance, poetry and shamanic journey. An honest and thought provoking story for her readers.