Shamanic Pilgrimages

Awaken Wisdom through the
Sacred Resource of Pilgrimage

Join a community of fellow travellers on journeys to ancient sites with contemporary wisdom keepers.

What's New?

Moving Mandala Shamanic Training in Cape Breton, Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2017.

Read more about the Moving Mandala training.

The Power of ThreeTravellers Joy 2017, 20th Anniversary of Tours with Spirit:

Traveller's Joy is delighted to announce a Spring Pilgrimage to Ireland for 2017: Nancy Dancing Light Sherwood, Brenda Marita Mason ~ Spirit Whispers and Lori Folkins ~ Dragon Dream Spirit Healer are holding an intention for your passion to experience the Celtic Wheel on sites of power around Ireland. We are making this offering to honour our ancestors and dedicate this tour to the evolving spirit of New Paradigm shamanic journeying.

Nancy says, "I am so excited to have Brenda and Lori take you to one of our favourite sacred islands. They will be your capable and well trained leaders for this pilgrimage. You will be in good hands. I will be holding space on Turtle Island and in Hawaii so that the three of us can join with Gaia through land, sea and sky. We are carrying the legacy of the sacred flame in our hearts through the practice of pilgrimage. May our collective and growling consciousness on the planet be illuminated by spirit-led travel."

Here are the details about the trip, so that you can prepare to join the circle.

In our blog:

Video Series: Sovereignty of the Land

Videos by Patty Creighton from her trip to Ireland with Nancy in 2014.

Brigit and the Dragon

Nancy tells a story from the Celtic Shamanism workshop in New Brunswick in September 2016.

Silver Wheel: The Lost Teachings of the Deerskin by Elen Tompkins

Elen is one of our travelling companions, and we recommend her new book.

Moving Journeys

Nancy's brother David Sherwood describes his style of shamanic journeying.

Ireland 2015 Review

On the Traveller's Joy Facebook page, you will find Nancy's review of the pilgrimage to Ireland in October 2015, as well as some sets of photos.

The photo of Nancy at right was taken in October 2015 at Hill of Ward, Meath Co, Ireland. The name of the thunder goddess, Tlachtga, is on the gate. This is the place where Samhain is supposed to have originated in Ireland.

Check out our blog, "Notes from The Journey"

We have been assembling a range of material in the new "Notes from The Journey" section. There are pieces that Nancy has written over the years about her shamanic practice, a gallery of altars, the archives of the Shamanic Convergence gatherings held in Nova Scotia from 2009-2012, books, inspiring quotations, etc. Over time, as patterns emerge, this section will take on a more defined shape. Meanwhile, you are welcome to explore what is there so far. A list of categories can be found below the menu once you are inside the new section.

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Nancy SheerwoodBased in Canada, Traveller's Joy has taken groups and individuals on shamanic tours to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Iceland and Mexico. Tours are led by Nancy Sherwood, who founded Traveller's Joy in answer to the deep yearning so many people express for connection and a sense of belonging on the planet.