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Journey Round The Wheel of Your Life

A 2 year Training With Leo Rutherford
First Year: November 2017 – July 2018

Leo RutherfordOne of the experiences that set me on the shamans’ path is a trip to Peru back in 1986 with Alberto Villoldo and Inca/Moche shaman Don Eduardo Calderon. This was framed as a journey to the Four Directions and it changed me for good. Ever since I have seen/sensed/felt and lived life from the perspective of and guided by the Medicine Wheel.

The Medicine Wheel is a circle of power and knowledge, a way of understanding life framed in circle. It teaches of our connection to all things. It shows us our way back to centre, our way home to ourself. The Medicine Wheel is not a belief system, but a way to see into life clearly, a series of diagrams to help understand the structure of life and how one action causes another. It teaches how to steer a good heart-full road through life’s many challenges.

The course will take the form of a journey, first on the Red Road-to the South (the past, the inner child the emotional body, water, and the qualities of trust and innocence) and the North (the future, the adult, the mental body, air, and the qualities of knowledge wisdom) second on the Blue Road – to the West (present moment, the inner spirit adult, the physical body, the earth and the qualities of self-knowledge) and the East (timeless, the magical child, the spirit, fire and the quality of personal power)

The Journey starts where we are and leads to greater self-knowledge, sense of empowerment, ability to manifest the life we really want to live, and feelings of satisfaction and joy in being the self that we are.

Course Price

Medicine Wheel£825.00 to be paid in full by 1st November 2017 or there are several instalment options. For more information please ask for a copy of our instalment options to be sent to you.

Course Date

  • Meeting 1: Sat 11th – Sun 12th November 2017
  • Meeting 2: Fri 8th – Sun 10th December 2017
  • Meeting 3: Sat 10th – Sun 11th February 2018
  • Meeting 4: Sat 14th – Sun 15th April 2018
  • Meeting 5: Sat 26th – Sun 27th May 2018
  • Meeting 6: Sat 21st – Sun 22nd July 2018

This is an abbreviated list of probable happenings! There will be many other ceremonies and experiences as we move along the road of unfoldment.


Avalon Community Centre, King Street, Glastonbury, Somerset.


We can offer a concessionary rate for students of this course at a B & B in town. Please contact the office for more information.

The course is designed to help you navigate whatever life throws at you. To take you to a place where you have much more power to deal with life and its stuff. As the group bonds and trust develops, so we get to go much deeper. There will be homework assignments and we will set up e.mail/skype sharing so everyone can help each other and continue the group’s progress while we are apart.

  1. Meeting 1: Starting with the Twenty count, the Four Directions, ceremony of commitment to the journey and to our self and each other, a look into your life story as if it were a movie. Journey to see what has brought you to this present moment.
  2. Meeting 2: Your life story to date. The Star Maiden’s Circle, exploring into the stuff that has been governing your life and how to gain freedom from those old false messages, to unstick your life. Trance dance and movement work.
  3. Meeting 3: The Star Maiden's Circle. Looking into grief and joy. Trust and other challenges to shift your energy matrix.
  4. Meeting 4: Intro to the Blue Road. Dance, play and the Magical Child. Psychic development exercises, exploring energy
  5. Meeting 5: Deeper on the Blue Road. Letting go the old and calling in the new. A look at death both as the final act of life and the challenge of aliveness versus deadness whilst alive.
  6. Meeting 6: Ceremonies of integration, rounding the circle, Trance dance and journeying. Sound bath. Completions, grounding, looking to the future.

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