Celtic Shamanism

Celtic Shamanism


The term “Celtic Shamanism” is the study of the spiritual practices of the ancient peoples of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and parts of England.  The core term "shaman" is a being who enters the spirit world to obtain healing and gain wisdom for a person or community (which is not Celtic-specific in nature).  In the Celtic culture, there is not just one word to describe the wide range work that would fall under the core term of the "shaman archetype", so for simplicity, the use of "shaman" is applied for modern day association. In this tradition, there is a huge range of archetype roles that both the Celtic men and women encompass to support their communities. However, my passion follows the archetype of the ban feasa (woman of knowledge) or ban leighis (woman of healing) could provide remedies and healing rituals, as well as cast out demons and break spells, and embody the voices of the sacred wells.  As well as those who followed the creideamh si, (faery faith) and were also known as wise wives or faery doctors, whose healing work was inspired by and devoted to the Fae.  Finally, the ban chaointe or keening woman was the one entrusted with the proper commissioning of souls to the spirit world, what we term in core shamanism, as the psychopomp. 


The Celtic shamanic work that I provide are not limited to what is listed below, but these are generally the most common areas. The following is offered only for descriptive purposes, as there is not one perfect description that fits all.  For specific information on any shamanic work, please reach out to me to discuss.

Ancestral Healing

Shamanic Journey

Faery Doctoring

Soul Retrieval 

& Integration

Extraction, Curse, Spell Removal

Psychopomp, Death-rites, End-of-Life

Disclaimer: Reiki, Core Energy Medicine, Celtic Shamanism, Core Shamanism's Definition, History, Lineage, and Fundamentals are not original to Christine McNally but as a Reiki Master Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner who has been formally trained and studied these spiritual methods of energy work and shamanism under reputable teachers/mentors, she is qualified to offer, teach, and pass them down to her clients and students who are beginning their soul journey.  All spiritual modalities such as shamanism or energy medicine, that Christine McNally practices or teaches is considered spiritual-based or faith-based healing.  She believes all healing is spiritual in nature. She does not make any promises, warranties, or guarantees about the results of her work or of the shamanism or energy sessions/courses she offers.  Shamanism or energy medicines help many people when they are ready, and the healing is in alignment with their Soul evolution.  She is not a licensed medical doctor/licensed mental health professional and does not practice medicine or medically counsel patients.  She does not diagnose, cure, heal, treat disease, or otherwise prescribe medication.  She is not a massage therapist or any other form of licensed body work practitioner or therapist.  Her energy work is strictly spiritual based under faith-based services. Her goal is to assist people in correcting their own energetic imbalances in their bio-field that assists the body to release its innate spiritual healing ability. When the energy of the body is balanced and moving correctly, the body’s innate natural spiritual energy heals itself. All healing is self-healing and faith-based healing. Although Christine McNally is trained in shamanism and energy modalities such as Reiki and Core Shamanism, her work is spiritually based only and does recommend that all clients continue to see their regular licensed medical and mental health professionals and follow their advice; her work is only a complement to regular allopathic medicine. Her spiritual energy work is not a substitute for conventional medical diagnosis or treatment for any medical or psychological condition. For such issues, she does and will recommend all individuals to seek the proper licensed medical or mental  healthcare professional.