Hollow Bone Medicine Ways



 Middle-Earth Medicine Ways and the Hollow Bone teachings.


A series of shamanic gatherings and workshops, that support you on a journey of finding your own particular life-purpose. Guiding you on a syllabus of learning shamanic processes and tools, you can embark on a journey of self discovery, that includes mentoring and peer support.

In shamanism it is said that to be effective, a healer must become like a ‘hollow bone’. In other words, they must become an empty vessel through which they may channel power from the universe on behalf of those they seek to heal, to assist, and to restore the natural order.

There will be times to learn and understand how to shift your consciousness, moving out of the ego and rational mind for periods of time. You will discover how to work with the divine power of the universe in a grounded and down-to-earth way to be creative with your tasks, finding healing and empowerment.

Accepting the mantle of the hollow bone is the primary teaching of this work. Once integrated, you can use this state to assist you on shamanic journeys, healing, creative tasks and vision quests. Furthermore, the capacity to become a hollow bone will support you to marry your deepest soul purpose to your ego, which has the capacity to act in the world. This will radically empower you, enabling you to act from a place of true integrity and authenticity so that you can embody your passions and do the work you were brought here to do.

Engaging with this work demands that we inquire deeply into who we are, delving into our past, present and future to undertake the necessary work of clearing and cleansing all that lies in the way of stepping into the fullness of our essential selves. The more we carry out this work, the more aligned we become with Spirit and the journey of our Soul. This alignment represents true healing and integration – healing of our inner dancer and healing of the connections we have with others, with the environment, with our ancestors and with the universal web of the Divine Mystery.

The Hollow Bone work of Caroline Carey is the work and teachings I have been looking for my whole life. As a highly sensitive and creative person, I have been searching for a long time to find a teacher, a way of teaching where I felt at home. This particular quest has come to an end since I found this work. Here I can explore and grow (and keep on growing) in a safe and loving, strongly held and utterly creative space. I feel welcome and very supported to find my own language, my authentic way of expressing my heart and my medicine, at my own pace. The combination of the Ancient Shamanic Practice, Ritual Theater, Movement Medicine, Arts and crafts, connection with Nature, Vision Quest, Storytelling, Healing, Caroline's life experience and other adventurous, magical ingredients makes this work a unique Medicine for healing,creation, finding/adding soul in all I am and do, in my role as a mother, partner, in my work as an artist, .... Caroline, as a teacher, never stands in the way of the teachings and this is the gift from the Hollow Bone Work...,Thank you,  Lies Van Hee

What does the work involve?

The syllabus of Hollow Bone takes us on nine stages of soul work, integrating soul through personal development, soul-retrieval, creativity and ecstatic dance. It is an intensive journey into the unknown territories of the Great Mystery. To support you on this journey, we teach a variety of practices and approaches. These include shamanic journeying, soul retrieval, drumming, vision quests, medicine songs, ritual theatre, the connection to power animals and allies, and the crafting of tools, such as medicine bags, instruments and masks. Underpinning this work is the practice of Movement Medicine – a contemporary approach to shamanic practice through the medium of ecstatic dance.

The focus, ultimately, is on creating a clear channel and a strong enough presence to be able to stand fully within our own centre and authority.

What is the format of the course?

The Hollow Bone Medicine Ways work can be attended through a number of formats: either as; weekend workshops, five to seven day intensives; or as longer three-module programs over several months. There are pre-requisites for attendance of intensives.

The online shamanic journey course can also be used as a pre-requisite for some of the courses. See this link...Hollow Bone Online

Participants will be required to create and design their own model of work and study, in order to bring their  soul-purpose into practice. Once completed they can then attend the two module 'Space Holder' gatherings, to ensure they have all the necessary tools to hold a space for individuals and groups. These modalities will be run by Caroline, Ben and their colleagues to support you fully on your path.

Forthcoming courses

Online Shamanic Journey course

Shamanic Course UK, North Wales at Cae Mabon. Three module course. 11th - 16th April, 11th - 16th July, 17th - 22nd October, 2017. Contact Kirsty Jackson

“This Course experience is a multi-layered story, a movie, a book. Thank you Caroline for sharing your medicine; and thank you Cae Mabon for sharing yours. Thank you for meeting one another. It is Creativity meeting Creativity, Healing meeting Healing, Nature meeting Nature, Art meeting Art. For me, to experience this kind of work in this setting is Paradise – sometimes very challenging, but always beautiful. And to see how it flows and becomes more visible in my life is deeply touching. So thank you to all who make it possible.”  Lies Van Hee (Hollow Bone, 2014)UK


“You are a gifted, gentle facilitator with an abundance of relevant knowledge and experience of life and I felt so safe and supported in the group. I’d just like to say an enormous thank you for the Hollow Bone course. I have returned energised and excited and have clarity and a clear direction for my spiritual journey ahead. The course exceeded my expectations and helped me to really connect with my guides and power animals and provided tools to give me support for my ongoing medicine woman journey. “I loved the mix of drumming, dance, poetry and journeys. It was a helter-skelter of deep emotions to cleanse our bones; then great fun and a bit of theatre too! “It was wonderful that we were all encouraged to make the Hollow Bone practices fit our own unique bones and healing practice.” Francine Swaby HB 2014 UK


It is so interesting how one can perceive with such fresh eyes after a year long journey like Hollow Bone.  I have this beautifully crafted metal plug in my bathroom basin that is in the shape of what I thought of as a frog.  During my first night home after module 3, I realised that it actually is a chameleon.  And the tie backs of the curtains in my room have butterflies on them.  And then I thought back to my childhood walking to junior school and back in the mornings and afternoons, where I so often communed with chameleons on the way.  The butterfly connection came later.  Interesting how one realise that all the signs were always there once one wake up.  I am looking forward to further awakenings.  What potent medicine Caroline brings!   Chrisna HB 2016 South Africa


Read Caroline’s blog from a Hollow Bone journey.

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