As well as the Celtic School of Buddhism and Anam Cara accompaniment, the Order of the Longing Look teaches Shamanic Druidry. Its purpose is to find and build out a network of 'unseen' allies and to establish heart-to-heart relationships with these allies, who symbolize the higher and wiser parts of the mind, inaccessible to rational thinking. These contacts can increase confidence in the person in the ordinary world. Greater clarity in decision-making, inner strength and lasting peace can be the fruit of working with these inner allies.
Three ways of looking
what appears to be (mindfulness, awareness)
what doesn't appear to be (shamanic sight)
and what truly is (Druidic or 'second sight')
Meditation creates space for the subconscious mind to show itself. It takes the bravery of a warrior to completely open up to yourself, and to face the shadow. This basic human courage goes to the root of the world's problems, as it starts at the only place where change is truly possible: with yourself.
Journeying into your unique inner landscape to make the first step towards building a network of loving relationships with unseen allies, waiting there for you. These journeys can be the start of living a 'connected life', yielding concrete results in 'ordinary reality'.
The Celtic tradition of Anam Cara (lit: soul friend) frameworks the insights gathered in mutual inquiry and spiritual friendship. By simply looking at the ego, we can learn to see beyong the veil of appearances, to the only 'real' reality beyond all visible forms, even those of 'non-ordinary reality'.