Doubt and Discipline

Doubt and Discipline

Can the uncomfortable travel companion doubt, be a stern teacher commanding you to do work or an ally protecting you? How does discipline interact with doubt as a way to help you move forward? Through song and prayer we can ask spirit to help us remove doubt and old...
The Story of Boann and the Well of Wisdom

The Story of Boann and the Well of Wisdom

Jaime leads us through a transformative story about Boann, goddess of the River Boyne, a river in Leinster, Ireland. Although Boann was instructed otherwise by her husband Nechtan, she unleashes a power that has been keep still and protected. These actions and...
An Interview with Nepalese Shaman, Bhola Banstola

An Interview with Nepalese Shaman, Bhola Banstola

This year’s winner of the SSP Eagle Feather Award is Bhola Banstola, a 27th generation medicine person from Nepal. For many years, Bhola has taught extensively throughout the world. Recently he has turned attention toward making ethnographic and shamanic healing...
Untwisting the Story of Reindeer

Untwisting the Story of Reindeer

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...
Shamanic Practice and Sacred Imagination

Shamanic Practice and Sacred Imagination

In this piece I delve a little into my personal journey to shamanic practice and why I see shamanism as an antidote to much of the malaise we feel.  At the end of this piece I offer you the most concise list of “shamanic core values” I’ve ever come...