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
More than ever before, there are billions of people yearning to awaken and understand the truth about themselves and the world around them.
Welcome to Middle Earth Medicine Ways, a center where you will find internationally run courses. Ecstatic dance, connections to our ancestral stories, to spirit in all things, to nature and to the elements. A place to learn about your own healing abilities, your innate creativity, discovering rituals and ceremonial work. 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.
"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 our 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.
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?
What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is a spiritual practice connecting 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 holding energy 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.
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.
These are mainly weekend workshops, Friday evenings till Sunday afternoon inclusive. They are held in many cities around the world. You can expect in these workshops to enjoy many movement and dance meditations, for beginners and experienced alike.
One to One
With compassion and kindness we explore the underlying and unconscious patterns and behaviors that are in the 'driving seat' of our lives. Individual coaching, mentoring or counseling.
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
Once we are familiar with a practice and finding ourselves supported enough with the resources on offer, we can begin to immerse ourselves into a deeper aspect of the work involved. Shamanism demands we become able to immerse ourselves in 'life' and live every part of its experience including its challenges, living to tell the tale, finding its wisdom and offering that to others as a humbling and empowering medicine. This is the true nature of shamanism.
Your books talk much of perceiving the past 'now' as an alliance, as opposed to an endurance. To use the past as a tool for growth and change. As opposed to it relentlessly smashing us against rocks of despair and discouragement. Alchemise past! Use the the past! Not the past use us! This is what I glean from your teachings... - Colin Harrison