Shamanism

Discover, learn and be inspired! Blogs about Shamanic Energy Medicine.

2016 Apr 26 – WHAT IS A DESPACHO?

A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering. For hundreds of years, the Laika (high shamans or wisdomkeepers of the Q’ero lineage of Peru) have used the despacho ceremony for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal...

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2016 Apr 12 What is a Shaman’s Mesa?

The word mesa means table in Spanish but it also means high plateau, the place where the shaman goes to meet the spirits. A shaman’s mesa is a portable altar (where he goes to meet the spirits) or medicine bundle used for healing, ceremony, prayer and...

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2016 Apr 05 – WHAT IS A FIRE CEREMONY?

Fire allows for rapid transformation. It provides the avenue to honor your lessons and old belief structures by turning them over to Spirit, thus enabling you to heal deeply at the level of the soul without having to experience them. Fire ceremony, one of the core...

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2016 Mar 22 – WHAT IS AN EARTHKEEPER?

“The Earthkeepers teach that all of creation — the earth, humans, whales, rocks, and even the stars — are made of vibration and light.” —Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. In the world of shamanic energy medicine we often hear the term Earthkeeper. But what exactly is an Earthkeeper, and how does...

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2016 Mar 01 – THE SHAMAN AND AGING PARENTS

Helping the Elderly Lead Healthy and Independent Lives It seems that just when we are finally done raising our kids, we jump into the phase of caring for aging parents who, more often than not, are neither well nor aging gracefully. This is a global problem and...

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2016 Feb 23 – THE SHAMAN AS A PARENT

Teach Them Well & Turn Them Loose I was taking my kids to the movies with a group of their friends, and my daughter said: “Dad, don’t tell anyone you’re a shaman.” Then she asked me, “Why couldn’t you be normal, why couldn’t you be a...

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