Shamanic Teachings & Healing
Roel Crabbé started his shamanic training in 1995 when he was 17 and has been practicing since, under guidance of both traditional and western teachers. He has been training with international teachers as Betsy Bergstrom, Howard Charing, Peggy Dylan, Ross Heaven, Jonathan Horwitz, Zara Waldeback, Simon Buxton, Naomi Lewis and Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, …
In 2004 Roel started his training with Sandra Ingerman, former educational director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and author of “Soul Retrieval” and “Walking in Light”. She personally authorized him to teach the shamanic journey, Soul Retrieval, Extraction, Death & Dying, Medicine for the Earth en Healing with Spiritual Light.
Apart from this work he has developed numerous own practices and fascilitates shamanic rituals and ceremonies for transformation and healing. He has been recognized by several traditional shamans for his ability to bring in very pure energies and tap into ancient songlines from the Spiritworld. His work with healing songs, that are often only sung once, has become an intrinsic part of his teaching and healingwork.
Roel’s way of teaching is heart-centered and focussed on reclaiming power in service of compassion and Mother Earth. Characterized by simplicity and a focus on direct contact with the Spirits, his trainings are innovative and filled with ceremonies and healingmodalities that were given to him through his contact with the Spiritworld. Healing and the openening of the heart is always the central focus.
Roel has been teaching shamanism since 2003 and worked with thousands of people in Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and France. He is the Founder of the Anam Cara spiritual center in Belgium, which he runs together with his wife Griet Heylen. His publications on shamanism have been featured in magazines as Bres and Change.
– Roel teaches in over 50 events per year, most of them in Dutch in the Anam Cara center in Belgium. For more on his Dutch workshops you can go to www.AnamCara.be
– An overview of his international workshops you can find at the International Workshop page
– An overview of his workshops and those of his colleagues can be found at Sandra Ingerman’s Shamanic Teachers.com
From an early age Roel has been captivated by native art and the creative process. He studied art from the age of 14 untill 24, when he graduated as a Masters in Fine Art in St-Lukas Academy in Brussels, where he was mainly focussed on installation work, photography, etching and drawing.
After his graduation he left the arts a few years to solely focus on building the Anam Cara center and deepening his shamanic practice.
In 2004, in a powerful dream, he was instructed by his spirithelpers to start painting a healing symbol, as a preparation for a 5-day retreat he was fascilitating in Sweden. This dream gave birth to a new chapter of art, that is rooted in his shamanic experiences of the spiritworld and dreamwork.
His paintings are mostly in a mixed technique of airbrush and brush or in ‘Mish-technique’, which is a combination of tempera and oil painting.
During the last years he has been studying with various teachers in painting. He studied Airbrush with both A. Andrew Gonzalez and Marissa Oosterlee and Misch-technique with Amanda Sage, David Heskin, Kuba Ambrose, Vera Atlantia and Daniel Mirante. His focus now is to integrate photo-realistic elements with his more abstract, and filled with symbols, visions.
His focus is to transmit the healing power of the spiritworld through his paintings.
Through working with the Indonesean ritual master and ritual sculptor Kanwa Adikusumah since 2003, Roel recently started working with sculpting (wood) himself, coming from a place of ritual and connection with nature.
He is currently recording a cd with a selection of healing-songs that will be released in 2019.
Video for inspiration: Interview with Roel on Ancestral HealingIn this interview for the Healing Visionaries summit, Roel shares on his work with Ancestral healing, shamanic journeying and ritual.
He also shares a guided meditation to meet up with an Ancestral Healing spirit and receive guidance from the descendants.