Clare Sentience ~ A Conscious Clear Feeling
Clare McCulloch ~ The Founder & Creatrix of Clare Sentience
My name is Clare Margaret Catherine McCulloch, though I'm occasionally known as Clare Bear or "Clarita Cantante del Alma" (Clare the Singer of the Soul), depending on who you ask!
I am a Shamanic Intuitive Visionary Songstress, Revolutionary, Permissionary, Sound Healer, Soul Midwife, Radical Self Expressionist and Performance Artist from Melbourne, Australia, home of the ancient Song Lines of the Rainbow Serpent and the Dream Time.
I give gratitude and thanks to my Ancestors and the ancestors of the land that I call home, the original custodians of the Boonurung and Boon Wurrung country of the Kulin Nation, the land that is home to our beloved Thriving Foods Farm Sanctuary in the asparagus growing capital of the world, Koo Wee Rup.
I also honour and pay respects to the land where I was born and where I do my work, Melbourne -the land of the Wurrundjeri People.
MY SPIRITUAL PATH & EDUCATION
Invested in my own spiritual growth from a very young age and growing up in a big Catholic family, I was familiar with & grateful for the sacred nature and rituals in my life even as a little child, often going to church to sing & pray 2-3 times a week (often on my own), doing weekly charity work at soup kitchens & age care facilities and having many spiritual and mystical experiences in my local beautiful gothic church. Venturing further afield from this structured faith, service & practice in my late teens after discovering psychedelics, outdoor lifestyle festivals, plant medicines, yoga, meditation & other mind expanding modalities, I began to ask question the notion of self, the church, my teachers, the universe and my community and was plunged into a world of uncertainty and a desperate need to uncover the truth of existence. I wanted to know the REAL truth about EVERYTHING!!!
My work follows my calling to share my experiences, my discoveries and my truth with others and nurture individuals in their own journey of healing & awakening. My work maintains the flexible, flowing and intuitive foundation that reflects my journey into education, healing and teaching. Exploring ways of healing myself & supporting that in others through my ongoing practice and research in body awareness, intuitive healing, shamanism, mysticism, guided transformative meditation, vibrational healing, chakra clearing, kinesiology, remedial massage, feng shui and sound healing as well as a number of other complimentary modalities over the past 15 years. My work has evolved, just like me, to offer a totally holistic, grounded and balanced approach to ones individual healing needs, including my own!
With an ongoing love for the musical & dramatic arts, I graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA) in 2003, specialising in acting, production, devising performances, dance, visual art & architecture, music, film, and stage management, I left Melbourne age 22 to discover the world through my interests in music, performance, art, mysticism, shamanism, spirituality and consciousness, based in Dublin, Ireland and Bath, UK for 7 years. I LOVED living in Europe and am so grateful for the friends I made, the experiences I had and the opportunity to connect with my roots & my Celtic ancestors.
DOING 'THE WORK'
I returned from many years of overseas travel in 2009 after a number of phenomenal psychic & spiritual experiences and the full awakening of all my intuitive abilities as well as finding great joy in singing in a number of different bands & music groups while adventuring in Europe. My time in Europe wasn't all 'love & light', it was vastly spent diving deep into the dark dirty bass fuelled realms of drugs and alcohol enhanced all nighters at underground clubs dancing ecstatically to techno, drum n bass, electro and psychedelic dance music while balancing this with searching out esoteric study with a variety of teachers, plant medicines, mystics and spiritual masters, some how managing to combine this non stop party life with diving deep into my spiritual calling. In late 2009, after much soul searching, I fully embraced my path, let go of the wild partying and began recognising that the pain & suffering I was experiencing within me and trying to suppress with chemicals could actually be made easier if I created space to support and nurture other people through life's challenges, which was something I was doing naturally all the time. The path of the 'wounded healer' has been a long but deeply rewarding road.
I returned to Melbourne to offer my services to others, bringing my knowledge, experience and wisdom together in the form of "Clare Sentience Healing Therapies".
I began practicing at The Pixie Collective "Sacred Tree Healing Temple & Workshop Space" owned by Amanda Cowell & Kelsie Janne, to whom I am ever so grateful for giving me the opportunity to do what I love, and "The Warakirri Healing Waters Sanctuary" offering Intuitive Healing, Crystal Healing Workshops, Guided Transformational Healing Meditation, Crystal Sound and Vibrational Healing, Psychic Readings, Sacred Women's Business New Moon Women's Circles & The delightful 'Singing Igloo Moon Lodge' with medicine sister Antonia Green.
After 4 solid years of working for myself in the alternative health industry, doing one on one healing work with clients, offering remedial & relaxation massage and intuitive shamanic healing, performing my music in bands and at festivals, and the phenomenal break through of my own self healing journey; by healing myself of early childhood sexual abuse trauma, post traumatic stress, depression/anxiety, endometriosis and fibromyalgia, all with the help of TCM, powerful plant medicines, various shamans, healers & natural therapists; I now work with individuals one on one and in groups, utilising all my skills and education, and the mysterious healing power of sound in "Divine Sound Journeys" at festivals, events & corporate functions; as well as continuing to offer Remedial & Intuitive Massage, Intuitive Shamanic Healing and, "Soul Voice Activation" course Elemental Voices & workshops for individuals wishing to explore more of themselves, go deeper into their truth and awaken and empower their singing voices.
THE JOURNEY OF THE VOICE
As a singer, I have been offering up my own sacred medicine songs to the world since 2010, prior to which I performed & sang in musicals as well as various bands & acapella groups in Australia & the UK, including Stacella, The Mandy Kane Show, The Dusty Heads & Tough Touch Crew, Kroon Kat Lounge, Hi-life Wedding, Geamala, The Ecstatic Sound Circle, Hariko Spring, Buffalo & Bear and my ever evolving work with mystical group Omnisutra, singing ancient devotional chants and invocations from India, Egypt, Sumeria and other ancient civilisations.
In 2013 I also began singing & recording some sublime, soulful, sounds, songs & improvised musings with electronic music producers in the Melbourne music scene such as White Bear, Lokitor, Abramelin & Fractaleyes and I am super excited about working with more live musicians, dj's & dance music producers on collaborations in 2015 and beyond. In April 2015 I recorded two OMNISUTRA albums in Bali, Indonesia with Ben Last (Templestep) and recorded and launched my SOLO album of Shamanic Medicine Songs "SOUL TRANSMISSIONS" with Travis 'Jekks' Taylor in 2016.
My sacred medicine songs, mantras, channelings, sound healing experiences & guided meditations all come directly through my heart & soul to the listener. I align and attune myself with 'Spirit' or 'Source' energy and the energies of the earth, and allow the essence of light and spirit to move through me, sing through me. I am an instrument for the Divine to work through me. I have truly experienced being sung by angelic beings, earth energies, ancient shamanic energies and the essence of the elements in my Divine Shamanic Sound Journeys, as well as launching my own album of psychedelic shamanic medicine songs SOUL TRANSMISSIONS - at the Spring Equinox in 2016. A dream come true!
My wish as a child was to become a channel & an instrument for the Divine to play healing music through my body, taking the prayer to St Francis "Make me an Instrument of Your Peace" as a personal plea. Through deep soul healing work, meditation as well as journeying with plant medicines such as Ayahuasca, Huachuma(San Pedro), Ceremonial Cacao, magic mushrooms, DMT and other plant teachers in ritual and meditation as well as fully awakening and developing all of my psychic abilities, my vocal chords became the key resonant vibrators and my body became the receptor for the essence of energy to be received by myself and those that hear me sing, as a direct message for their soul, transmitted through me.
I have sung in nature, churches, cathedrals, outdoor festivals, temples & sacred medicine spaces in Europe, South America, Australia, Hawaii, Bali, USA & England where I allow the sound, resonance & frequency of the space to move through me intuitively and empathically. I have been given a gift, a precious gift, and with this a deep knowing that it has to be heard & felt with an open mind & heart to be experienced fully.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my radical honest truth & my journey with you. It's been quite a ride so far & I'm excited to see what happens next...
If you'd like to share some of your truth, your journey, your experience of reality with me, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'd love to hear from you!
In love & harmony,
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