The School of Shamanic Womancraft was founded by Australian midwife Jane Hardwicke Collings.
Jane has trained in Shamanic practices with James M Harvey, aka Blackbear and has had many wonderful teachers including Midwife Maggie Lecky Thompson, Birthkeeper Jeannine Parvati Baker and Teacher and Author Cedar Barstow. Jane lives in the country of NSW, Australia with her husband, some of her children and many animal friends.
“Back in 1991, when I was 33, I met Jeannine Parvati Baker at a USA MANA conference. She gave a pre-conference workshop entitled Shamanic Midwifery. At that point in my life I had been a homebirth midwife for 6 years and a student of Shamanism for 1 year and we had three children. Jeannine’s wisdom helped me bring my passions of homebirth midwifery and shamanic practices together.
Over the years I continued my country midwifery practice had another baby and put together two workshops called Pregnancy: The Inner Journey and Moonsong: Reclaiming Feminine Power Through Reconnection With The Women’s Mysteries. Until Jeannine’s untimely death in 2005 I learned so much from her and on her passing committed to continue to spread her wise teachings how ever I could.