Shamanism is the most ancient system of environmental and spiritual healing on this planet, connecting us to spirit, nature and the natural flow of life.
It teaches us to be true to ourselves and to one another, and to show love and respect to our fellow creatures and Mother Earth.
Shamanic and indigenous traditions have their roots in almost every culture on the planet.
It is thought that the ancient Yogis were indeed Shamans, these spiritual origins can be traced back to foothills of the Himalayas with archaeological evidence dating back over 50,000 yrs.
The name Shaman comes from the Siberian Tungus tribe, it means ‘one who sees in the dark.’ It is now widely documented that the first Shamans were Women, today the name often used for the female shaman is ‘Shamanka’.
‘Udagan’ is another name originating from the Mongolian word ’Etugen’ meaning ancient hearth-goddess.
– Eagle Woman Flies High.
“We are all connected, we are all one, and we are all on this journey together.”
– Deborah Wild Curtis
A practitioner of Shamanism awakens to their call as either a Healer, Seer, Medicine Woman or Wisdom Keeper – this can happen at birth, during a spiritual awakening, through initiation (Shamanic training) or, occasionally, a traumatic life experience.
One who chooses to honour this path, and to walk in dedication with spirit, makes a commitment to heal individuals as well as the community.
This is a sacred calling to be the caretakers of Mother Earth; whilst sharing, with a sense of urgency, ancient wisdom as we, together, dream this new world into being and create peace, harmony and spiritual unity for all.
A practitioner will tune into the higher planes of consciousness and existence, working in the hidden realms of spirit by accessing altered states of consciousness.
Trance, dance, drumming, ceremony, meditation and plant medicine all offer access to this expansion from their own unique wisdoms and teachings.
A practitioner acts as a mediator to communicate with unseen Helper Spirit Guides and Power Animals.
They do this by trusting and following their guidance and intuitions, as well as using Shamanic tools, for the purpose of bringing healing, power, information and resolution.
‘May the Sun bring you new energy by day. May the Moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty, all the days of your life’.
– Apache Blessing