Forgotten Waters | Apprenticeship | Apply

Apprenticeship?     Not for the faint of heart.


"That’s what we’ve got to bring to the challenges at hand, not waiting to be convinced that we’re needed, but proceeding as if we are. Your insignificance has been horribly overstated.”


DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT filling this out before you have done these steps:

  • Read the website. Get a good sense of this work.

  • Contact someone you respect as a mentor or advisor, and let them know you are thinking about this. Get their blessing, advice, and a letter of reference recommending you.

  • Talk to a friend you trust, same as above, and a second letter.

Still here? Great!

If you have come this far, and you need something clarified, I will make sure to answer any queries or discuss the item with you.

You can reach me at lionmagic (at) gmail (dot) com.

Initially, send me an email, and make sure that you include your Whats App phone number (for free international calls) and let me know your geographical location. If your concerns are complex, I will prefer to discuss them rather than write a long complex email.

Fully completed application documentation can be sent there as well. Please put the document into a Word or PDF format attachment.



Sophia Chinook

I was already a ruined beginning.
Even Buddha and I sat in bewilderment,
Before we saw real wanting.

Where are you arriving from? Help me get to know you.

The questions are open to interpretation and scope. Answer in your own way. About 50 to 100 words for each question is fine. Add art if you are inclined. There is no wrong way to answer the questions. Just be yourself.


  • Tell me about a time you have contributed to a group . . . what kind of a team member are you?

  • How has homelessness affected your life?


  • How have stories affected your life?

  • What is your leadership experience and style?


  • What did you have to fight for and how did the battle go?

  • What have you gone through that you had to accept?


  • What do you think you've gotten from your ancestors?

  • What do you think you owe your ancestors?



  • How has magic affected your life?

  • How do you see the tensions between truth, loyalty, protection?



Help me understand why this program is a good thing for YOU

There is no "correct way" to answer. Just be yourself.


  • What is your current idea about how to apply this work should you gain admission, and then complete the program?


  • Discuss the 5 elements in terms of your affinities / difficulties with their energies, and where you see that your work is with them.


  • What is your wound, and what does it make you sensitive and smart / streetwise about? How does this relate to your purpose?


  • Describe your current practices of self care / spirit work. and what practices you think would be good to take up.


  • Do you have a current style of healing work that you do?

"Their long suffering apprenticeship has demanded something royal from them, and it is precisely this regal bearing which engenders the grace required to rescue that which is royal from the secret caretaking of the dragon, itself another royal creature."

Medicine Without an Expiry Date


"I have given you the opportunity

to choose,

So choose

whether to die

on my chest

Or on the pages

of my poetry"

Nizar Qabanni

Be sure to include this information in your document


  • Find on the internet two other programs that seem somewhat similar to this work, and make sure this one is still YOUR best choice.

  • Is your life stable enough to do the program?

  • Are you fluent in English?

  • Confirm that you have a working computer with Skype installed and reasonable access to the internet.

  • Install Whats App on your cell phone.



Phone number


What's App phone number if different

Skype name