Northern Drum Council
The Northern Drum Council are a dedicated team who have trained with Chris Lüttichau at Northern Drum for many years, and integrate shamanic teachings into their own work.
Our council is:
- based on the Council Way, the teachings on the eight council chiefs, the Medicine Teachings, and the Shamanic Teachings;
- comprised of members who join by invitation;
- an advisory council.
Most of our members are also involved in running Northern Drum with tasks such as organizing workshops, designing the brochure and website, and organizing assistants for training groups and workshops.
People involved with Northern Drum can bring topics to the members of our council.
Peter Tillge Hilary Kneale Matt Guy
Lawrence Nunes Alexis Walsh Philippa Church
About the Council members
I work as a professional dentist with my own clinic in Copenhagen. I have received teachings and training in the old ways, or original instructions, since 1997. To me the teachings are not only beautiful poetry. They are a way to meet the world with oneself as the creator – a way to honour the talents and gifts that have fallen into my lap, to give thanks and give back. The following statement is stolen from a friend of mine, and I fully agree with it: If my house catches fire, the first thing I will save, apart from my pets, are the notes from Chris's workshops.
I am an artist, performer, writer, storyteller, movement teacher, facilitator of Vision Quests and creative retreats for women, and much of my work takes place in the wilder places of the UK. As I have worked with the medicine teachings my life and work have settled in tune with the earth. I love solitude and dancing with many friends; I tend my garden as I travel the land, collecting delights that I hope to share with you.
I live in Cornwall where I met Chris while being present at one of his healing sessions in 2003. The power of that experience led me to try one of his workshops and I began training with Northern Drum in 2007. I help with administration, assist on workshops, and I have run introductory workshops at Buddhafield and Wildheart Festivals.
Having moved to Cornwall in 2004 I met Chris the following year, and began training with Northern Drum immediately. Since then I have marvelled year after year at the depth and breadth of this path and see a profound need for this wisdom to be integrated within our modern society. In West Cornwall I have found a home where I live with my wife and daughter, work as a Carpenter/Artist, and run Vision Quests along with other regular ceremonies. I am also a facilitator with A Band of Brothers, a UK charity that is dedicated to mentoring troubled young men.
Until recently I was living and working in Hertfordshire as a practice manager for general practitioners and forensic medical examiners. In 2007 I made a commitment to participate in a one year advanced healing course with Northern Drum. I continue to be an eager student as well as assisting on workshops and being a bursary guardian. My journey continues: new home, new life, new…
I have been a Northern Drum student since my first Doorway in 2007, going on to complete the 3 Year Training and ongoing Medicine Lodges. I have been a school teacher (English and Drama) for 25 years and enjoy dancing with the challenge entailed in incorporating this work and these teachings into a very goal-focused and perfomance-driven environment. For me, the teachings are the map that guides me through.
I have been working as an osteopath for 15 years and before that was Head of PE Department at a secondary school. I went to my first Northern Drum workshop in 2010 and it felt like I had come home – the spiritual seeking I had started in my teens brought me to these inspirational teachings – they illuminate and inform both my work and my life. I have been attending and assisting on courses ever since.