One of the most beautiful, synchronous aspects of the current shamanic reemergence is that it coincides with the great expansion in human consciousness and potential. The shamans of old may have had to rely on harsh experiences of physical and psychic trauma to access and tune into other worlds
circle clockwise (either real or imaginary). Step inside the circle.
power object, if you can, or place it inside the circle with you. If the object
is a spirit guide or power animal spirit, hold it in your imagination, or bring
something to represent it, such as a
It has been said, power is effective energy. In the shamanic philosophy all aspects of the universe have energy, which has potential use and power. Developing a relationship with objects in Nature, or in Spirit, to use their energy is called developing a totemic relationship. Power objects are
To understand the sacred, other world journey of the shaman, it is necessary to first understand shamanic consciousness. To begin with, consciousness is usually divided into two primary types: The focused, waking consciousness in which we are alert and aware of our surroundings. The unfocused,
Shamanic healings have long been shrouded in mystery, misunderstanding, and superstition. Still, as we learn to better understand the shamanic philosophy of life, we can begin to have clarity about this special form of healing. Basically, the shaman views the purpose of life as being spiritual
Functioning as a priest(ess), healer and channel between the worlds, the shaman calls on a very unique abilities??"that of divination. Divination is the ability to use perception and attunement to interpret signs and symbols. Shamanic divination is most closely related to the modern processes of
I recently heard a wonderfully simple definition of the word shaman.
It was: "A shaman is one who helps people in their dealings with the other worlds."
These other worlds are the realms above, beyond, and deep within the experiences of our lives. These are the realms of spiritual, psychic vision
We all have the capacity to follow a shamanic path. In our increasing attunement to Earth wisdom, we have all become like shamans mapping our journeys and our relationships with Nature.
Shamanism is an ancient art, a creative craft, and a way of wisdom, arising from the ages past to align us with
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