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Celtic Shamanism - The Native Irish Tradition 


Fáilte – Welcome to Slí An Chroí - “the pathway of the heart”,


our website for indigenous shamanic practitioner training, professional shamanic healing training, personal shamanic healing, a directory of certified shamanic healers in Ireland, (energy medicine and shamanic counselling) as well as a deep resource for the Irish tradition of Spiritual wisdom and mysticism through Nature, which is ancient and contemporary, pre-Celtic and Celtic.


This sacred way of living and healing is the dedication of our professional and personal lives, we bid you a warm welcome and an informative visit to our site. From offering an introduction to our tradition through to providing a centre for community, we see the retrieval of a heart-centred consciousness as intrinsic to holistic health and vital in all our lives at this particular time in our world.


We gather international groups of shamanic practitioners in Ireland and we venture into fieldwork and expeditions abroad with student groups to expand our development, share traditions, dream powerful ceremonies for Mother Earth and celebrate a worldwide community of shamanic practitioners.


Bealtaine - Beginning of Summer

Bealtaine is more than an old Irish - Gaelic word

It refers to Bal, the Sun God

It refers to Béal, meaning "mouth"

It refers to Tine, meaning "fire"

Bealtaine, beginning Summer with fire from the Sun's mouth


Bealtaine is the cross quarter day between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, an important mid way point in the Earth's journey around the Sun. To our Ancestors, Bealtaine was a celestial announcement of Summer and even though light and temperatures will increase significantly later, this was the time to bring cattele from indoor housing to the fields, or from lower pastures to higher. Traditionally two fires were built through which to drive the animals and the people followed. Fires that cleansed, fires that fed fertility and fires that celebrated the Sun's rise. That is where Bealtaine comes from, tine meaning 'fire', Bal the 'Sun God'. It was said that all Bealtaine fires in Ireland were lit when the first on the Hill of Uisneach, the sacred centre of the island, was seen. This Bealtaine just past, once again we, along with a great number of keepers of tradition were present and in ceremony at the great Fire Ceremony on UIsneach (on Sunday, May 5th).


Thank You to Skylab for this beautiful image of Uisneach 2018


We wish that all receive Nature's Imbas in this special period of Bealtaine - Summer Solstice. May the rising sunlight come to meet you and may we all the reflection.








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Throughout the year we continue to facilitate seasonal celebrations, outreach programmes into various environments such as corporate workplaces, schools and universities, community centres, hospitals, hospice and addiction recovery centres.


In Slí An Chroí, we hold integrity, safety and respect as core values in all shamanic practice and healing. When our heart begins to open, heal and find courage to adventure, only then do we step into an experience of humanity that shifts the horizons that once limited us.


Whether through individual healing, training and/or coming into community with us, may you find the connection to your heart and to the greater world that you yearn for.


May Slí An Chroí be a resource for you to step forward into your truth, find sacredness and realise your unique potential.

Le brí na taise – “With the energy of compassion”,

John Cantwell and Karen Ward.







“When we step into shamanic practice, our hearts take us on an epic path of discovery, power and beauty. It is the soul’s ‘journey home’, connecting us to the sacredness and magic of Life. We touch the earth and rise gifted with healing, to become true caretakers of ourselves and of the earth. We see our purpose and come to know the ecstatic joy that rolls like thunder deep in the centre of our being and of all creation. This is the pathway of the heart, “Slí An Chroí.”



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