Shamanism is an ancient ‘practical’ methodology which enables us to live happier lives and is as relevant now in the 21st century as with our ancestors. Over a period of nine individual days we will expand our knowledge and deepen our everyday ceremonial practice, connecting to oneness, our spirit and our helping spirits. 10am – 6pm, starting Saturday 27th January 2018, then one day a month through to September. £559 before 31st December 2017, £699 thereafter. Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR.
We will work with the stories from the Mabinogion, the Welsh Creation story. Mysteries of Welsh Shamanic practices have not been lost, they are alive and vibrant.The wisdom was placed into the guardianship of the ‘Otherworld’ the land of dreams until dreamers came forth once more to claim the knowledge and dream it back into being. The time is now. 10am-6pm, Saturday 28th October, £85. Redbrook Village Hall, Redbrook Road, Redbrook, NP25 4LR. Contact Maxine Smillie on 07845 933860, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website shamaniclife.co.uk
This five-day workshop is based on the beautiful work of Sandra Ingerman’s Medicine for the Earth: Our intention is to learn practices which integrate our spiritual work into our daily lives becoming the change we want to see in the world. 6pm Thursday 20th July until 2pm Monday 24th July. £395.00. Redbrook and othertimes/venues. Contact Maxine Smillie on 01873 858391, email email@example.com, website www.shamaniclife.co.uk.
To keep going and growing, we need your help!
‘The Forest Bee’ is run totally by volunteers, but with our growing success we are now struggling under the weight of the work – please come an help if you can.
Join our Management Committee
Help us grow ‘The Forest Bee’ into an even more useful resource for the people of the Forest of Dean. The Committee meets most months, usually on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. We are a friendly bunch with love of the Forest and its people at our hearts. New ideas to help support the local community are always welcome. We are happy to reimburse your travel expenses.
About 1-4 hours 3 times a year, plus a few top-ups when you are out and about. Travel costs will be reimbursed. Areas we could do with more help in are:
Drybrook, Ross-on-Wye, Soudley, Chepstow, Distributors – just a few hours 3 times a year for Bream, Chepstow, Drybrook, Llandogo, Mitcheldean, Longhope, St Briavels, Llandogo, Newland and Redbrook, Mitcheldean Longhope, Bream.
Ideally you will collect from Lower Lydbrook, but if that doesn’t work for you we’ll get the brochures to you somehow.
Next issue comes out at the start of January, so we’ll be asking our distributors to help during the first week of the New Year.
Brochures go to local shops, cafes, doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, craft, cycling, tourist & leisure centres across the Forest.
Someone who is digitally confident and competent to update our website with all the new listings (August, December & April), which takes between 6 & 10 hours. Our website is Word Press with quite a lot of options for editing by us.
Also help with designing our digital ads, coverting promotional material from our advertisers & listers into jpegs and liaising with our social media volunteers.
We have a volunteer covering the southern area of the Forest, but it would be great to have someone in the north too. You need your own initiative, be self-motivated and confident enough to reach out to potential new listers and advertisers in the Forest area. Experience with press released and designing advertising/promotional material would also be useful.
Social Media Officer
We have Facebook and Instagram covered, but could do with a bit more Twitter chat!
Making contact with tutors and groups in the Newent area to encourage them to join The Forest Bee as well as liaising with local businesses both to hold copies for us as as potential advertisers.
To explore opportunites available specifically for young people in the area, encourage voluntary groups to take advantage of our free editorial opportunities, to perhaps write a column specifically aimed at young people, and encourage youth groups to advertise with us.
Someone to keep up to date with grant opportunities available that may be suitable to help support The Forest Bee in its aim to grow to an even better local community resource. Also, an opportuntiy to develop your skills in writing grant applications.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact Jaqui on 01594 861278 or 07919 851669.