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Accepting our Spiritual Allies

Accepting our Spiritual Allies

In shamanic practices, we encounter and work with a variety of spiritual allies.  Developing relations with these allies is not only key, there is also a communion of respect and devotion that is entwined into that relationship.  Our spiritual allies become personal...

Building a Container for Abundance and Prosperity

Building a Container for Abundance and Prosperity

Many people who are called to the shamanic path have a deep desire to be of service. It seems natural to believe that once you have cultivated your skills and are living your life in service to Spirit, the doors of abundance and prosperity will open to you. Sometimes...

Hank Wesselman 1941-2021

Hank Wesselman 1941-2021

Our colleague Hank Wesselman died peacefully near his home in Hawaii on February 15 of this year after a short illness, with his beloved wife, Jill Kuykendall, at his side. Together they led shamanic training workshops and divided their time between northern...

In Service to a Sovereignty Goddess

In Service to a Sovereignty Goddess

As shamanic practitioners, our work is ever-evolving. Relationships with spirit allies grow and change as we develop and nurture our personal medicine. Perhaps a few spirit allies from our initial years in shamanism have come and gone, or perhaps the ones who have...

Tribute to Jamie Sams

Tribute to Jamie Sams

Tribute to Jamie Sams 1951-2020 In the beginning stages of my work in shamanism I was introduced to the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. I didn’t really click with the more traditional tarot cards at the time so when these came along I was immediately...

Reindeer in the Spiritual DNA

Reindeer in the Spiritual DNA

Today, across the vast expanse of northern Europe, sub-Arctic Russia and Mongolia, stretch many nations of reindeer-herding people. The Sami, the Evenki, the Chuckchi and many more. Many cultures, languages and customs abound, but something these people share is a...

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EarthPrayers Qi Gong

EarthPrayers Qi Gong

EarthPrayers Qi Gong is a response to and offering for this potent time of unraveling and reweaving we find our culture and world journeying through. Within Qi Gong, like Yoga, we work towards fully integrated movements, so that the body, breath and mind can move as...

Shamanism and PTSD: Treating the Body and Soul

Shamanism and PTSD: Treating the Body and Soul

In addition to shamanic treatments with clients or when using shamanic principles and practices for oneself, it’s useful to augment these treatments with other activities that support the healing of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In particular, understanding...

A Celtic Healing for Dis-orientation

A Celtic Healing for Dis-orientation

In this 16 minute audio, Jaime Meyer works with Brigid, the Celtic goddess of healing, sunrise and springtime. "It is said that Brigid breathes new life into the mouth of dead winter. Brigid sings new warmth into the seeds under the dark earth. Brigid breathes new...

Mountaineering & Shamanism

Mountaineering & Shamanism

If you find yourself being called to the mountains, whether for a casual hike or an endeavor, it's wise to learn to co-exist with the spirit of the mountain while in its presence. Through storytelling, Laurie tells of his passion for mountain guiding and the...

Clearing and Protection

Clearing and Protection

Clearing should be a practice that is done regularly, particularly in times of great intensity. Once your clear or your environment has been cleared then it’s important to place protection in order to manage the boundaries around yourself, around your environment,...

Part 2: Power and Energy

Part 2: Power and Energy

Power is life force charge, collected and concentrated. Power flows along the path of attention. Wherever we hold our attention, there is our experience of life. Interviewed by Dr. Steven Farmer, Jade Grigori describes the difference between Power & Energy. Part 2...

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TENDING TO INDIA AND BRAZIL

TENDING TO INDIA AND BRAZIL

ABOUT THIS AUDIO Recently both India and Brazil have made their way into many media headlines for numerous reasons; whether COVID-19 related or the unraveling of old structures and old ways of being. Coming from a place of neutrality we look into how we can support...

Tending to Gun Violence

Tending to Gun Violence

ABOUT THIS AUDIO There have been recent and past events related to Gun Violence that led us to this tending. In fact, someone mentioned to me that today, April 20th is the 22nd anniversary of Columbine. I’m sure, we have all heard or read in the news of the shootings...

Tending to Myanmar

Tending to Myanmar

ABOUT THIS AUDIO Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in South East Asia. It neighbors Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China, and India. The main religion is Buddhism. There are many ethnic groups in the country, including Rohingya Muslims. The country gained...

TENDING TO INDIA AND BRAZIL

TENDING TO INDIA AND BRAZIL

ABOUT THIS AUDIO Recently both India and Brazil have made their way into many media headlines for numerous reasons; whether COVID-19 related or the unraveling of old structures and old ways of being. Coming from a place of neutrality we look into how we can support...

Tending to Gun Violence

Tending to Gun Violence

ABOUT THIS AUDIO There have been recent and past events related to Gun Violence that led us to this tending. In fact, someone mentioned to me that today, April 20th is the 22nd anniversary of Columbine. I’m sure, we have all heard or read in the news of the shootings...

Tending to Myanmar

Tending to Myanmar

ABOUT THIS AUDIO Myanmar, also known as Burma, is located in South East Asia. It neighbors Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, China, and India. The main religion is Buddhism. There are many ethnic groups in the country, including Rohingya Muslims. The country gained...

Tending to Tigray: A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

Tending to Tigray: A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

ABOUT THIS AUDIO The Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia is undergoing violent conflict. The scenario there includes the destruction of homes and farmland, many thousands of refugees and millions lacking basic resources, war crimes, human rights violations, genocide,...

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