with Glastonbury Goddess Temple

Wild Medicine Woman Training

Embracing the Dark Wild Mother
Practices on the Nature of Earth, Heart and Fertile Shadow

Image © Sara Baga

Become a Medicine Woman of Wild Nature
Practice Contemporary Shamanism for Earth, Community and Self

with Iris Lican
Medicine Woman, Ritual Dance Artist Therapist, Yogini

Intensive Training
Week One: Initiation

Spiral One: On Body Earth Medicine
Monday 21st May to Sunday 27th May 2018

Week Two: Dedication

Spiral Two: To the Mother of Dark and Wild
Saturday 1st September to Friday 7th September 2018

Wild Nature Connection
Sacred creative vision as prayer and power
Meditation and Ritual practices
Emotional, energetic and spitual practices for the rebel at heart and Earth lovers

She is with you. She is within you and All of us.
She is raw, wild, true, naked and yet, perfectly embracing. In her freedom, all forgiveness is possible, all redemption is given with honesty, integrity, responsibility and yet, no moralism.
The Wild Dark Mother is the Earth as Nature and we as natural children of this Earth.
This journey is about merging within the Mysteries of Earth and Heart through the wild edges, the fear, the sorrow, the loss, the abundance, the trust, the liberation, the profound connection to the untamable mystery.
We bring together energy, body, soul and Nature from experience.
We will hold space, reveal and keep stories, share the eightfold path of the Mother in her Wild and Fertile Shadow.

Dark Mother
Paints the caves
Dark Mother
Holds the knives
Dark Mother
Keeps the strings to the tapestry of all life
Dark woman
Fiery eyes
She cares for those who birth and die
Dark Mother knows, she makes the signs
You’re free to fail and fall and try
No straight lines, cycles and tides
Infinite lines
Dark Mother never lies
Naked breasts in winter skies
She’s the fading ground of seasons and the Earth of pulsing floor
My naked bones shall become your cave once more
Craft my soul and the soul of the world
Nothing to hold, nothing to lose
You are who you are
Not just the fat
e you choose

STOP PRESS: Dates for 2019 are now available…

..Taster weekend: 27th/28th April 2019, in Goddess House.  Contact Iris for more info!

Week One: Initiation –  3rd-9th June 2019 in Goddess Hall

Week Two: Dedication –  2nd-8th September 2019 in Goddess Hall


Course Programme & Dates for 2018

Course Information

When: Each course day 10.00am-5.30pm with breaks, and flexible evenings.

Where:  We will be in the Goddess Hall, Benedict Street, Glastonbury BA6 9NB, with excursions into the landscape.  Always bring clothing and footwear suitable for the weather – cold, rain, sunshine, showers.


Week 1: Initiation

Earlybird fee (paid in full by 21st March 2018): £395.

Full fee (paid on or after 21st March 2018): £425

For the full fee there is a deposit of £100 to be paid by 1st May at the latest with the balance paid by 21st May.

Week 2: Dedication

Earlybird fee (paid in full by 21st July 2018): £395.

Full fee (paid on or after 21st July 2018): £425

For the full fee there is a deposit of £100 to be paid by 7th August at the latest with the balance paid by 1st September.


You may apply for either week, but please note that week one is a requisite for week two.  You may also apply for both weeks at the same time.

How to apply for the course