Experts & Facilitators
Who are we ?
Trilogy / Cairn (Center for Anthropological Intervention Research
in Nepal NGO)
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn specializes in organizing
Cultural Immersion / Experiential Tours & Study in a comparative
These Tours&Studies are organized all year-
round in South Wales (UK), the Aude / Ariege region (South of France),
In 1998-99 we offer
Although these programs are organized for
academic students and researchers, they may benefit also to non-professionals
interested in Shamanism and/or Traditional Health practices. Indeed, each
tour is constructed on your personal approach and interest, first.
On basis of our Social/Health Services Network in Kathmandu, we are in
position to offer specialized educational experiences for those with
interests such as: Himalayan Traditional medicines (Ayurvedic,
Tibetan or Djankris), Drug (Ab)use Rehabilitation and Prevention,
Child Workers and Street Children Social Rehabilitation, Transcultural
and Holistic Counselling approaches to Drug Abuse Rehabilitation,
Tibetan Buddhist meditation, Clinical Pharmacology , etc ...
Why Nepal ?
Because Nepal is a case study for development
aid issues and traditional health practices, and because there, Shamans
and Traditions are still alive and well.
Why Celtic, Templars and Cathars Powerplaces ?
Because using the Common Archetypal Roots of
Rituals of Shamans and/or Tibetan Medecine Healing practices learned
in Nepal, will bring to our Quest of the Grail and Celtic Lore, not
only inspiration, visions, Bards music and wine, but will also give to
the Tours participant the embodiment of the Medieval athmosphere of
the Ancient Prilgrimages to these Powerplaces, where Mary Magdalene and
Joseph of Arimathea gave birth to the Arturian Quest, thus leading us back
to rituals of a time when Celtic Shamanism Fairies and Protectors
were part of our ancestors beliefs, which we may be brought alive again
Introduction to Shamanic Healing Practices
Participants to Nepal Shamans Tours & Study
will be introduced to the local Shamans (Jhankris, Dhamis, Naris, Amchis)
methods for diagnosis and healing ,including participant observation, presentationof
concepts and involvement in rituals.
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn Nepal Shamans Tours
& Study are designed first for people involved in psycho-social, health
and healing practices or research. Although being also open to any
non- professional, it is not designed for people seeking only personal
gains, powers or needing healing without a genuine professional supervision.
Experts & Facilitators
Your Tour Facilitator will be W. Leon (Ph.D.) . Keltic Trilogy Organizators Team consists in a Network of several academic persons and practicioners, all selected for being genuinely experienced in Traditional Healing, or in professional practices such as Phenomenology, Ethno-Medecine (Clinical Anthropology), Holistic (Transpersonal) Psychology, Tibetan Medecines, Ayurveda, Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana), Hindu Civaism and Tantrism (Yogas), Central Asia Nestorians and/or Early Christendom Mythos (Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, St. Thomas), Celtic Shamanism, as well as South of France Medieval history of the Cathars and Knights Templars, or Wales/Ireland Celtic Saints hermitage and monasteries.
These resource-persons have been together as a informal network (team practicing) for more than 25 years, and are all dedicated to providing you with Quality Escorted Academic Tours, providing you with relevant (and sometimes critical)events, rituals, documentation and/or guidance. Most of them, also, are musicians, poets, Healers or Bards ...
While in South of France and Wales, the Tour Facilitators plan to illustrate the experiential study of Cathars and Templars or Celtic Powerplaces with classes and introduction to the practicice of Landcape Phenomenology and/or Meditation tuning-in, the Tours organized in Nepal, India and Tibet allow a complementary Live Experience (references) of Tibetan and Nepalese Shamanic rituals, in a comparative approach which is interactive.
Therefore, indulging in your own personal faith and practices, is fully recommended.
There will be interactive experiential and history
classes along the journeys and you should ask us for a detailed itinerary
, thus allowing us to know you better and to propose you a more interactive
and/or interesting programme accordingly.
Who and How
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Terms, Conditions and Registration ?
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Trilogy Icone herebelow,
The number of pilgrimages is
limited and is offered on a first come first serve basis.
Requests for Special Itinerary and/or Field Studies are always considered.
Objectives and Activities
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn aims are to promote health/social, traditional and historical (ideological) awareness in the Field of Health Promotion and a Comparative Studies of Shamanic Healing Practices.
Keltic Trilogy/Cairn organizes accordingly comparative field-studies and Healing practices training in Nepal, India, Wales and South of France, in order to divulge relevant information on critical areas of spiritual development or healing traditional nature.
It also maintains a Multimedia (Internet) Social/Health Anthropology Database Network (UCL/ANSO)
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn operational objectives are first to bring together traditional healers (Amchis, Dhamis, Jhankris, Yogis and Shamans) with selected health/social intervenors, anthropologists and scientists from academic units, educational organizations or I/NGOs, and second to organize an (Internet and Field-Study) network actively interested in the comparative study of the Celtic, Cathars, Knights Templars and Himalayan Shamans healing practices or rituals, thus facilitating the much-needed development of integrated training schemes for Nepalese and Tibetan Faith Healers with the local social/health community based intervenors.
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn experiential and comparative Tours & Study also wants to stimulate the exchange of healing paradigms theoretical constructs and practical experience, and to promote suggestions for new developmental practical themes.
Keltic Trilogy / Cairn current Social/Health Intervention Network are based in Bouddhanath Stupa / Kathmandu (Nepal).
It is in position accordingly to initiate, with the necessarysupport, an inter-disciplinary platform for Avanced Workshops and In-Training initiatives, focusing on community health workers (CHOWs) Integrated Training in traditional health, primary health care (PHC), rehabilitation and counselling (Drug- Abuse detoxification and Harm Reduction), as well as the effective referral of social/health cases identified in situ to relevant treatment and/or social support resources.
It also seek to promote a new synthesis for developmental
and counselling practices on the basis of knowledge tested in the field.
Morgan Le Fay,
Traditional medicine is a very important part of Himalayan health care systems. For most of the rural population in Nepal and in the Himalayan range, traditional faith healers are the only health care service easily accessible. If rural health care in Nepal is to be improved, this starts with the assessment that the villagers and urban areas workers alike still have a deep faith in their traditional healers, be they Djankris, Dhamis of the herbal Ayurvedic system , or Amchis and Lamas of the Tibetans medical paradigm.
In both systems, herbal cures and rituals are necessary and complementary constituents of a healing diagnostic and curative process closely link to spirituality. Deeply rooted in local people beliefs and practices , Tibetan Amchis , Dhamis and Djankris Shamanic rituals are not going to be shaken by rare modern health care resources, the occasional visits of medical teams, or distant clinics and hospitals.
Keltic Trilogy / CAIRN is accutely aware of the
failure of conventional imported development health / social policies in
Nepal. While seeking to approach the genuine social/health needs of
poor people , including those of High- Risks (HRB) Groups (ie: migrants,
refugees, drug- users, HIV-, STDs, TBs) in the Bouddhanath Stupa
strategic site, it has developed a unique integrated Network
approach, aiming to promote practical answers to a growing social
and ecological crisis, including more public awareness on the deplorable
conditions of some ethnic minorities and migrant child workers, as
well as a growing ethnic-castes socio-economic cleavage and a deterioration
of local NGOs institutional credibility.
A - Introduction Training Schemes
- Integrated Healing Technics,
B - Advanced In-Training (TOT) Schemes
a.- Comparative R&D (Ethnographic) Study in Traditional Healing Practices , including field-study and references to Traditional Faith Healers found in Nepal (Amchis, Djankris, Dhamis), investigated using a multidisciplinary approach with tools such as ethno-medecine, psycho- social anthropology and indigenous healing paradigm.
b.- Drug-Abuse Holistic Rehabilitation & Counselling, including references to the Himalayan (Hindu Yogas and Buddhist psychology or Dharma) and/or effective Asian traditional detoxification, counselling and healing practices from India (Nav Chetrna/ Benares), China and Thailand .
c.- Multi-media Internet Database maintenance,
including presentation of core knowledge Internet / Intranet
Systems (interactive platforms), HTML and Web-authoring, methodology
for Database, Case-Studies, Reporting Systems and Baseline Surveys .
Medicine Bouddha Thangka
( click title above for proposed Itinerary and Programme)
Tibetan Traditional Medecine has a long history
, which origins lie in the finest elements of the Ayurvedic Herbal, classical
Chinese, ancient Greek and Tibetan Buddhism and Tantra traditions
( click title above for proposed Itinerary and Programme)
Participants will be introduced into the paradigm and methods of healing and divination, including visualization, multi-/intra-sensory perceptions, indigenous technics for ASC induced trance, energy healing process for cleansing and/or energitizing localised spiritual, psychological or physical pains or illnesses, as being perceived in the Shamanic (Djankris, Dhamis) or Tibetan Traditional Health (Amchis) paradigms. They will also be briefed on the different options for awakening their own potentials, this through conceptual connection with Tibetan and/or Himalayan archetypes and a personal experiential resonance (EMBODIMENT) the Celtic / Arthurian Quest archetypes may provoke, both resources viewed as compatible. The Healing and Divination Workshops are designed for participants having basic skills and knowledge in intervention fields in Holitic (Transpersonal) psychology, community or public health, Shamans traditional healing or meditation technics, as well as counselling services.
The training is not designed as a replacement for the necessary academic and experiential curriculum required, but is rather viewed as a fieldstudy option offered to concerned researchers or scholars.
A supervision contract with the concerned faculty is a prerequisite.
For more details on the Keltic Trilogy /Cairn
and Partners, kindly click on the icons in the sidebar on the left, where
various links are presented. This includes the Bouddhanath Integrated
PHC/THWs Prevention In-Training (TOT) Project (SXSS, Dr. Tsering and Amchi
Jampa) and Bouddhanath Child - Workers / Street Children Clinic Project
, as well as possiblity to meet our local partners.
Network and Organization of
CAIRN Cultural Immersion and Training Workshops
are organized in close coordination with the UCL/ESPO/ANSO
and UCL/PSPSCLAP&AAC (UCL / Social and Clinical Anthropology, Belgium),
the St. Xavier's Social Services (SXSS/KTM), RECID (NGO/KTM)
and DAPAN (NGO/KTM) . It also networks with other reputed Traditional (Ayurvedic,
Shamanic and Tibetan ) Health Care Unirts and R&D / Training
Units, such as the ITTM (Kalimpong/Sikkim/India) , Kunphen (KTM),
Amchi Jampa Clinic, and the Swansea University / Center for Development
Studies (SWA/CDS) in Wales/UK.
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