Ancestral Medicine Women

Course: Divine your own Totem – Residential or Online

“A totem defines you. It explains your thoughts, behaviours, likes, dislikes, fears, joys, relationships, in short, your life.”

~ Mother Sha-Riah, December 2015


Shamanism is all about connection, and knowing yourself is a cornerstone in understanding your connection with the universe.

Imagine that there is a mirror in nature that just reflects you perfectly. We mean so perfectly that is also reminds you of your difficult-ness, your awkwardness as well as your amazing hidden and known attributes and strengths. In difficult times or when you are reflecting on “what the hell happened then” or “why is this so hard”, you can look at your mirror in nature and get clarity on who you are, which helps you reliably decipher what happens when you connect with your universe.

In our lineage and tradition, your mirror in nature is your totem. It is not limited to animals, it is the one thing that is able to reflect you clearly, without compromise.

As you get to know, and own, your totem, you will see people treat you differently. More importantly, you will treat yourself differently. You have a new, clearer boundary, and you’re aware of your ability to defend your boundaries and ideas. Others will be able to come closer to you, because you know what works better for you.

Mother Sha-Riah was considered the doctor and scientist in her group, and expects our work with her to be held with the same rigour. It is her craft and it will not be belittled to entertainment. In this vein, she expects to share with you robust tools for a better and connected life.

The Shamanic Totem Course will be directed by Mother Sha-Riah, channelled through Caroline Allinson-Dunn, and facilitated by Hinorayam (Bradley Dunn).

The course will run over 4+ sessions, consisting of 3 group sessions over Skype and 1 private session, also over Skype, across a two week period. The group sessions will be designed to lead you on your own personal journey to discover your totem. The private session will focus on clarifying and analysing your totem, and will include how your totem defines you, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and how it can support and help you in your life.

The four session course format:

The 1st session (2 hours) will be a guided journey meditation, to prepare the space, mind, and spirit for the divination of your totem.

The 2nd session (2 hours) will be a shamanic journey that will open up the way for the totem to appear to, and commune with, you.

The 3rd session (2 hours) will also be a shamanic journey designed to solidify the totem’s reality and check that it is your totem.

The 4th, and private, session (approximately 1 hour over phone or SKYPE) will a channelled session with Mother Sha-Riah and will discuss your totem in some detail.

Each session will involve discussion and journaling.


A testimony nine months after the course…
“The Totem course was without a doubt one of the most meaningful experiences I have had in my life. It has allowed me to understand more about myself and about the way I deal with everything around me. It gave me clarity and confidence to be myself and respect my own needs and boundaries.
I would extremely recommend the course to everyone that is looking for some clarity about their ownselves, it is a priceless journey. Brad and Caroline gave me support throughout this process and I can not express how grateful I am about it. Thanks,Thanks, Thanks.”
~ F.S. – Queensland, Australia






Time and dates:


Online Course – via SKYPE:

Sundays 6th, 13th, 20th August, 2017   – at a time like 9-30am, but adjusted for the group.

One private session will follow when you are ready for that.

Invest in yourself:  $220-00

Deposit of $50 before July 30th. We need 5 people only for this course.


Cairns Residential Course:

Saturday and Sunday – 8th – 9th April 2017  -10am start Saturday, finish 3pm Sunday. (full brochure)

Location: Kuranda, FNQ.

Stay overnight outside or in the hall.  We will do a channeling and/or stories around the fire in the evening.
BYO food to share, which we will cook together. Fridges and cooking facilities are on-hand.
Advise if you need to be collected from the airport.

There is no shower facilities (think camping, maybe bring wipes if you need)

$350-00 for the weekend. A $50-00 deposit required to secure your place by the 1st of April.

Pay deposit here for the Course -> Donation Option 1 $50-00: and then email us your payment receipt.