Nollaig shona duit..!! I must confess, my only ventures into the world of shamanism and druidism have been virtual - World of Warcraft, to be specific - The Tauren race there is fascinating..!! Their culture is not-too-loosely based on the Native American..!! Lots of fun..!! Solstice blessings..!!
Solitary siuts me too, as I am interested in shamanism as well - I read all I can get my hands on - I sent for an introductory lesson from the OBOD in England, and I keep up with the Celtic Druids of Ireland website - www.druidschool.com - someday I'll take the plunge, I guess..!! Slán..!!
What kind of metalwork do you do? I started an artisans group on LI. Take a look.
My best friend is a blacksmith. He has a forge made out of an old 20lb propane tank. Plays in the back yard with it. He is a Druid too and teaches the ironwork. I don't know much about that side of it. My dad was a farrier/blacksmith until a fire burned him out. I was a little boy and he never got back into it.
The picture looks very much like a Pow Wow wheel. Have you ever seen one?