Shamanic Works with Shamanic Works

Shamanic Works - Laurie speaks with professional storyteller Alexandra Simson of Story-Well

Oct 17, 2018
with Laurie McNeill

9am pacific:


In societies still living in close relationship with the earth, the role of the shaman is multi-faceted. She will often seve as a herbalist healer, an oracle through whom spirit speaks directly and a ceremonial leader. Within these roles the shaman will also serve as storyteller for a variety of reasons: to keep alive the group heritage and identity through the repeated telling of traditional stories, the use of humourous and other stories to defuse and help to resolve conflict within the group, and the use of story to provide healing.   In this month’s show Laurie speaks with professional storyteller Alexandra Simson of Story-Well, considering the ways in which humans relate with story, what story does to our awareness of ourselves, and the heightened state of consciousness that story evokes in us. You are invited to join Alex and Laurie in this exploration of the deeply human experience of telling and listening to story.  

Shamanic Works with Laurie McNeil at 9AM PST on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month beginning September 20th , 2017 – Laurie McNeill has been practicing shamanic healing work for many years and accepting clients professionally for 11 years.  She undertakes all forms of healing work as well as divination, house and land clearing and blessing, drumming healing group facilitation and shamanic training.  Laurie has trained extensively in classical shamanism with The Sacred Trust, Dorset. She has also undertaken training with The Foundation for Shamanic Studies ( ). Additionally, Laurie is a full mesa carrier (paqo, or shaman) in the Inka Andean tradition and an initiate of The Path of Pollen/Forest Path tradition.  When working with a client or group, Laurie calls on spirit and together they use whatever tools and methods are appropriate to the situation. Located in Minehead, Somerset, Laurie accepts clients from Somerset and Devon and will travel by arrangement. She also undertakes distance work.

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