What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is the oldest known form of spiritual practice on the planet.  The word “shaman” likely comes from the Tungusic Evenki language of Northern Asia, but has been widely adopted to define those beings with extraordinary spiritual abilities, and who work as intermediaries between the human and spirit world.

There are many different forms and styles of shamanism on nearly every corner of the globe, but the foundational views are basically the same.
-Everything is alive and has a spirit.
-Everything is made of energy and vibration.
-Everything is connected to everything else in vast matrix of energy.
-Everything is an energy system within a greater energy system.
-The spirit world, or unseen reality, is constantly affecting our visible, outer reality.

As a healing modality, it involves a style of meditation with a focused intention.  Often, the shaman will enter a “trance” state, through the use of a drum or rattles, and enter a state of expanded awareness where the consciousness leaves the physical realm and enters into the spirit realm for purposes of gaining insight and wisdom, and for purposes of healing.

What to expect during a shamanic healing session:

For most sessions, you will be lying comfortably on a massage table for the duration, as I connect to you and your energy field and follow the instructions from my guides and your higher self as to what needs to be done in that particular session.  This may include energy cleaning and clearing, soul retrieval, extraction, power animal retrieval, sacred singing (icaros), and/or cord cutting.

I also use various shamanic tools with each client, depending on the client’s needs.  This usually includes some combination of tobacco, feathers, crystals, rattles, bells, drumming, agua florida, and palo santo.

The effects of a shamanic healing vary from session to session.  They are generally quite powerful, and a noticeable shift may take place during or directly after the session. The effects can also be more subtle, and take longer to integrate, sometimes days or weeks, allowing you to heal in a more gentle and natural way that you may notice physically, or through changing attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and desires.

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