About Dawn Rafferty
I live in Athenry, Medieval walled town, Co. Galway, Ireland.
I completed my training with Eliot Cowan in 2004 and have been a practicing Plant Spirit Medicine Healer since that time. As a child, I had a deeply loving relationship with nature. When I began to realise there was something ‘unusual’ about speaking to and hearing nature, I closed off that part of myself. Then on a sunny summer morning in 2001, I woke up with an urgent need to go into nature and commune with the flowers – something which I thought sane people did not do.
My short search was over.
Not only did Eliot Cowan share my deep reverence and love of nature and the elements, he went as far as to say that the natural world is aware and wise, and that to be in a balanced relationship with the natural world, we must know and respect its sacredness. I was so excited at the simplicity and ease with which I found a respected senior shaman from an unbroken indigenous tradition, and yet someone who was also at home in the western world.