In ancient times, an aspiring spiritual seeker had to climb high mountains, cross raging rivers, navigate through dense thick forests and face numerous life threatening situations in order to have access to higher knowledge. Those who followed their spiritual calling eventually, often after very many years, were able to find their way to the doorway into a mystery school, a temple or enter into the presence of a spiritual teacher.
At this point a spiritual aspirant would undergo multiple tests set out by a spiritual teacher, which were designed to challenge and test the student’s consciousness and ascertain their commitment to the spiritual path. If the aspirant was able to pass through the tests, they would embark on a very long and very arduous journey of self-discipline and soul development under the guidance of a spiritual teacher. An aspirant would undertake a long series of rites of passage designed to gradually eliminate the dross from their consciousness and to gradually turn homo sapiens, natural human into homo spiritualis, spiritual human and ultimately into the perfected human homo deus, the god man or god woman. The journey was very slow and arduous, taking many decades and often many lifetimes, which is a non-linear pathway to self-mastery and enlightenment.
In the Aquarian Age, each person has a phenomenal opportunity to acquire the necessary self-discipline and to experience soul development while making spiritual progress at a speed that has never been hitherto possible. This opportunity is the spiritual pathway made available exclusively through the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs.
The Medicine Woman pathway is the magical high road of the Goddess, the ageless path of return back to oneness, self-mastery and enlightenment. Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® teachings are the ancient teachings of the House of the Bee, the original high mystery teachings of the Goddess, the Divine Feminine. These teachings like nature itself have a non-linear expression. This means each Medicine Woman program can be undertaken multiple times and in any order. By working with the Medicine Woman programs the opportunity is there for you to experience exponential spiritual and evolutionary growth and attain infinitely higher levels of consciousness and awareness.
You will be working with the 24 shamanic teacher plants each month for the duration of your program. You will be doing this as part of your program by ingesting the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® shamanic essences No’s 97-120 in a specialised manner described in your program to enable you to enter into a sacred cooperative relationship with these wise elders.
Can I access the program on any of my devices from anywhere?
Yes. Once your program begins, you can access the monthly teachings and instructions using your web browser on any of your devices from anywhere in the world. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection.
I have done other shamanic programs, am I still going to gain value from this program?
Yes. This program is designed to help you to develop, refine and enhance the 24 soul skills, qualities and disciplines of the shaman. In this program you will be working with the remarkable intelligence of highly esteemed New Zealand native teacher plants that have a unique ability to produce an expanded state of consciousness and facilitate profound transformation and more rapid spiritual growth that is impossible through any other practice.
How much time do I have to put in every week?
You can put in as much time as you wish. In order to achieve the certificate at the end of your program, we recommend you put in minimum 4 hours a week.
Can I complete the program faster?
Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© is a 2-year formal shamanic apprenticeship with 24 rites of passage of the shaman. The structure of the teachings is age-old and fully embodies all of the necessary traditional elements ensuring the teachings are a perfect expression of the ancient earth wisdom tradition. This program is a proven pathway to acquiring, developing and enhancing the 24 soul skills, qualities, and disciplines of the shaman and it is designed to be undertaken over 26 lunar months. The program begins on a new moon and maintains a lunar cycle focus throughout. Each lunar month you will be working with a different shamanic teacher plant essence and undertaking a different rite of passage to enable the development of the 24 soul skills, qualities and disciplines of the shaman.
Who is this program for? Is it right for me?
This program is for you, if:
• You have heard the call to step on the primordial path of the shaman
• You want to expand your capacity to assist others
• You want to develop deeper levels of wisdom and power
• You are ready to experience profound transformation and rapid spiritual growth
• You feel passionate about helping the planet
What if I cannot start immediately? Can I still enrol?
Yes, you can enrol now and begin the program at a later date. Simply contact our study department email@example.com to request a delayed start date.
Will I get a certificate at the end?
Yes. You can receive the Medicine Woman Certificate in Shamanic Studies© upon completion and submission of the exercises to meet certificate course criteria at the end of your program.
Is this Medicine Woman program suitable for men?
Yes. Medicine Woman refers to a state of consciousness or a way of thinking – it’s a way of living and being on the planet as opposed to specifically referring to the gender of an individual. All Medicine Woman programs are suitable for both men and women. We have the pleasure of having quite a number of men undertaking our programs. Male or female, young or old, if you seek to reconnect with the magic of nature and the power of the ancients in your everyday life, you will find that the Medicine Woman programs have something to offer you.
How is teaching provided?
The teaching is provided in a number of different ways, with each being a vitally important part of the program and very carefully structured to ensure that you gain maximum learning in the physical as well as the metaphysical realm. During the course of the program you will be working dynamically and cooperatively with the remarkable intelligence of the highly esteemed New Zealand native teacher plants that have stepped forward as your wise elders, teachers and initiators. You will have access to comprehensive ancient mystery teachings, instructions and videos relevant for your studies. The Medicine Woman online school also provides a great platform for connecting with other students, sharing and learning.
Is this program based on a certain tradition or culture?
The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® teachings are universal in their approach and application.
Is there support during the length of the program?
Yes, Medicine Woman online school provides comprehensive support for all students enrolled into Medicine Woman programs.
Within the Medicine Woman online school you will have access to multiple areas, including:
• Common Room where you can connect with the elders and all other students
• Specialised Classrooms where you can engage with others and share your experiences with your fellow students who are doing the same program
• The Library with unique content
• Program Content areas are where you can view videos and read teaching material
• The Ask Franchelle area is where you can submit your questions to Franchelle and read answers to all previously answered questions
• The Healing Hive, a space where you can request healing for yourself or others
Are your teacher plant essences hallucinogenic?
No. New Zealand is the only country in the world that is home to the warriors of the plant kingdom. Unlike teacher plants from other cultures, these warrior teacher plants are not psychotropic and do not create a hallucinogenic effect. They work at a more subtle level that is far more effective in raising a person's vibration and producing an expanded state of consciousness.
Are there any prerequisites to this program? Do I need to have any prior knowledge?
No. You can undertake this program without any prior knowledge or experience. You will be carefully guided along the path and you will receive the step-by-step instruction to be able to undertake the 24 rites of passage of the shaman and to be able to develop the necessary skills and capacities of the shaman.
I am wondering what it means to be an apprentice while studying?
An apprentice is a person who is acquiring new skills under the guidance of an expert for a period of time for a specific purpose. You would be an apprentice as you are studying and working under clear guidelines as part of a structured program and learning from highly esteemed New Zealand native teacher plants each month.
Do your teacher plant essences contain alcohol?
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® teacher plant essences are preserved with brandy. At this stage it is not possible to manufacture our products to their consistently high standard without the use of alcohol. If you are sensitive to alcohol, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® teacher plant essences can be ‘flashed’ by pouring just-off-the-boil water onto them, to effectively evaporate the alcohol content. Choosing to ingest First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® teacher plant essences is a personal choice and each individual's personal responsibility.
Is doing this program and working with New Zealand teacher plants going to benefit me if I am living outside of New Zealand?
Yes. The teacher plant essences you will be working with come from the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range. This is the first flower essence range in the world that has a universal approach. This means they are suitable and equally beneficial for people all over the world.
You can undertake the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs from any country. We have a global community of students who are successfully undertaking the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs from different parts of the world, including USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Thailand and many others.
Can I undertake this program while travelling?
Yes, you can undertake the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs while travelling. You will need to make sure you have access to Wi-Fi so that you can access your study materials inside the Medicine Woman online school. You will also need to plan ahead to make sure you have everything on hand to carry out the rituals and ceremonies included in your program. We have many students who have successfully undertaken the Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® programs while travelling.
Can I do more than one Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® program at a time?
Due to the considerable logistical demands and requirements inherent in each Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® program we recommend that a person only enrol for one course at a time. Each of the programs have a different focus and objective within consciousness and there is a time honoured progression of development used in true mystery schools to ensure that safe, structured, balanced and rapid spiritual development unfolds. Whilst this is our recommendation The Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic and Esoteric Studies® understands that each person is a unique individual with their own requirements and capacities. Each student is the best judge as to how they choose to work with the training programs we provide. It is each student’s responsibility to practice self-monitoring and to take full accountability for their own physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing throughout the duration of their studies.