Since 2000, Elen Sentier & Fiona Dove have been teaching innovative, life-changing, forward-looking and unconventional courses in the old magical ways of Britain.
The Old Ways would elsewhere be called shamanism but here we call it Being Awenydd - that's pronounced ah-when-ith and the plural is Awenyddion. Awenydd is an ancient British (Brythonic) word still used in Wales that means spirit-keeper and one-who-knows. The much better-known name of shaman also means one-who-knows.
The old ways of Britain have similarities with those of other lands but also differences that come out of the Spirit of Place that is the island Britain.
Elen and Fiona teach courses at the Novice, Intermediate and Advanced levels – you’ll find them all here.
Explore and Enjoy …
Members get discounts on the advanced courses -
Enchanted Forest - journey to find your true, authentic self - this course opens at Equinox 20 Sep 2020.
Awenydd Apprenticeship - begin a lifetime as a co-worker with Otherworld. Apply now.
Rainbow Warriors - become a warrior who works directly with Otherworld
Working with the Elements - 2-day wildcamping weekend in Scotland that immerses you deep into your connections with the 4 Elements
Basic Runework - learn how to work-with the Elder Futharc, and the Anglo-Saxon rune row, the Futhork
Advanced Runework - an experiential course which will require you to craft your own rune staff, rune wand, bind runes, healing, crafting and ritual
Animal Shamans - working directly with Animals who are Shamans - this course will come at Midwinter.
All the video & audio lessons, and the longer courses involve experiential work
The short video and podcast lesson in the Member's Tools & Skills Caves allow you to learn at your own pace. They give you all you need to begin and then progress further.
When you have these under your belt - in your bones as we say - you may want to apply for the jEnchanted Forest journey to find and reclaim your true, authentic self.
After finding your true self, you may want to apply for the 1-year Apprenticeship. That course will take you much deeper into our Old Ways so it's good to have done the Enchanted Forest Journey first.
If you're still hungry to go deeper after the Apprenticeship then ask about doing Animal Shamanism, or maybe the Advanced, 3-year Rainbow Warriors course. You can begin Animal Shamanism anytime but you must do the Apprenticeship before Rainbow Warriors.
Meet the Team
Elen and Fiona are wilderness women who’ve followed the deer trods all their lives