Posts Tagged ‘ shamanism ’

Forest Bathing

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

I have been doing a lot of walking in forests recently. Where I live the ‘forests’ have very limited species, consisting of a lot of quick growing pine. This I am sure has its place but for me forests should be home to many varieties of native trees and so when I am in need

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Rune Drum Video: Warning Trees About Logging

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

  Earlier this year a shamanic teacher colleague in the US gifted me a large drum. The drum and I flew across The Atlantic together and it expressed a strong preference for living and working with me in Sweden, not in London (where I spend more of my time as my children attend school there).

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If you’re being called to shamanism, please take care

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

By Taz Thornton – originally posted on Facebook. Those who know me will know my heart lies as much with shamanism as it does with my empowerment work and that, very often, the two intertwine. Shamanism is in my blood, in my heart, in the air that I breathe. It isn’t something I pick up

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Excerpt from Drinking the Four Winds

May 13th, 2018 | By

Drinking the Four Winds, is a shamanic love story written by Ross Heaven. This book is also an adventure, with an Andean shamanic initiation based on the principles of love, reciprocity and blending with God. “I have always liked raw and ruined people; the wounded, the damaged and disenfranchised who the world rejects and who

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I miss birthing shamanic drums

Apr 22nd, 2018 | By

One of the things I used to really love doing was to birth shamanic drums. There is nothing like the arrival of a new hide and drum frames, the connecting with the spirits of the animals and trees who have given their lives so that drums can be birthed. Sitting with these spirits, getting a

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My Response to “How Do I Meet My Animal Guide?”

Feb 14th, 2018 | By
How do I Meet My Animal Guide? S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Soul Intent Arts

The revelation of animal guides has spread far beyond mere shamanic trope. I see it brought up in tarot forums, groups focused on general spirituality, paganism, divination… It truly is the new, “Hey baby, what’s your sign?” It’s not so simple as the mere inquiry, right? Most of the time it’s coming up not because

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Acknowledging that I am a Shaman

Jan 27th, 2018 | By

Shamanism in the West is heavily influenced by the indigenous forms of shamanism practiced by our ancestors and by the tribal cultures still active in many parts of the world. Perhaps the most compelling reason that led me to coin the term “post-tribal shamanism” to describe my work, is that I wanted to differentiate it

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The Question Everyone Asks

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
"Shadow From Shadow" - Photo by Zeevveez, Flickr.

“Do I have to work with Shadow to be a shaman?” It’s true. I bet I’ve been asked that question more than any other, over the last 25 years. That and “What’s my life purpose?” The funny thing is, we can’t know the answer to one without resolving our issues with the other. And probably

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Primal Awareness – a new book

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By

Rob Wildwood is a new author for Moon Books. He lives in Glastonbury but has traveled extensively to learn about shamanism from cultures around the world. Focusing on the origins of Western culture and belief systems, from ancient agriculture to modern industry, from primitive religion to monotheism, Primal Awareness explains how we became separated from

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Ancestor of Place

Dec 31st, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Without our ancestors we would not be here. – This is a very simple truth, but one we forget or gloss over in Western society. For indigenous or tribal peoples the honouring of ancestors is at the very heart of of community life. Without the gifts and blessings of our ancestors we

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