Shamanism is a way of thinking and being on the Earth. The word “shaman” comes from the Siberian Tungus Tribe out of the Steppe culture and the practice is prevalent in all native cultures around the world. It is a path of healing and divining what is needed at the time.
Flight of the Spirit – Basic Shamanism by Jyoti Wind
Shamanism is a way of thinking and being on the Earth. Though the word “shaman” comes from the Siberia, the practice is prevalent in all native cultures around the world. Most importantly, it is a path of healing and divining what is needed at the time. Shamans have direct experience with the animal spirit world. They journey to that world, connecting with their spirit guides and animal spirits to enable their ‘tribe’ to remain healthy and empowered.
Further more we too can learn the technique of how to navigate Non-ordinary Reality. It is somewhat like the dream world, only in a conscious state. We use allies and protector spirits and guides, to help us find our way. The experiences are as diverse as the population. However there are certain geographic-type locations that are agreed upon: Non-ordinary reality, Land of the Dead, the Upper World, Middle World, Lower World, The World Tree, etc. Having helping spirits guide and protect us makes this a safe and resourceful method of healing and divining our life experiences.
Part I What Is Shamanism.
This part explains the origins of the word “shaman”, the realms visited, and much more. 28:01 Watch this before taking the actual journey, to get the most out of it.
Part II A Shamanic Journey to Meet Your Power Animal.
Follow the above link to do the actual journey practice.
About Ritual Workshops
When we create or engage in a ritual, we are alerting the unconscious to pay attention. Something is purposely happening.
As we light candles, cleanse ourselves with water, set objects and pictures on an altar, we can elicit the co-operation of the unconscious. This part of us does not speak in language, but in images, like in our dreams. So when we set up an altar of certain objects, the unconscious might realize, this is the next step, and we can help!
These ritual workshops are a way to speak to the unconscious, ask for its support and set something in motion, that might take a month or a year to manifest. In other cases, the ritual becomes the vehicle for true transformation in the moment.
For each of these ritual workshops, a simple altar is suggested. A candle to light as you begin the ritual, a small bowl of water. Fire and water are symbols of alchemical change. A sacred object that is important to you…a stone, a photo, etc. will bring your personal element into the mix.