Healing Methods

Below you’ll find articles and audios from our Healing Methods category. This content focuses on shamanic healing techniques and practices that can support you in your personal healing, and is also for those of you who are shamanic practitioners to help you continue developing your knowledge base.

Journey to the Great Quartz Crystal

Quartz crystal has the ability to provide you with greater focus. In this middle world journey, Dr. Steven Farmer guides us by stepping into this great quartz crystal to receive a healing and perhaps receive a message of significance.Download MP3 FileABOUT DR. STEVEN...

An Extraordinary House Clearing in New Mexico

In January there was a tragic incident that took place in a rural house outside of New Mexico. A husband who I will call Fred and his wife were involved in a custody battle over their three-year-old son. The mother had moved out and the boy was staying with his father...

A Biopsychospiritual Approach to Healing

"As I interact with the images, painting them, amplifying them, dialoging with them, listening to their personal and archetypal meanings, I reveal unconscious forces at work in my own mind. Since the mind has a tendency "to structure ambiguous scenes into personally...

Healing the Vibration of Trauma in the Land

For twenty-two years I studied with a gifted shamanic healer in Malaysian Borneo.  Each time I went to apprentice with the late Ismail Daim, I felt the surge of the spirits of the land rush out to meet me as I stepped off the plane.  The spiritual aspect of one’s...

Healing Through The Generations: A Guided Meditation

What are you ready to release? What have you noticed within your family unit that you would like to clear, not only for yourself but for future generations? With the help of our ancestors, Archangel Michael and our animal allies, Dr. Steven Farmer guides us towards a...

Healing Trauma: A Shamanic Approach

Trauma can leave imprints in our energy body that influence our current life. These imprints cause us to attract people and experiences that recreate and repeat the traumatic stories. Both psychology and shamanism support this idea. Indeed, science is now able to show...

Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse

Sadly, traumatic events in the form of abuse, harassment, community violence and/or environmental degradation darken our news headlines nearly every day. Research documents a startling prevalence of one particular aspect of trauma - childhood abuse and neglect. The...

Praying at the River

Unless they are flooded and overflowing their banks, rivers pretty much keep to themselves, flowing through channels cut into the land since ancient times.  Although many rivers are powerful, even mighty, they can become somewhat helpless in the face of human abuse. ...

The Good Death

An informative panel discussion about the importance in seeing death as an ally, how death is viewed globally, ways to recognize death energy and how to release it.   You Might Also Like...

Breaking Patterns

Lena illuminates the shamanic understanding of how patterns are created within individuals, communities and the land following traumatic experiences. This experiential audio will guide you to begin working with and changing patterns that have settled into your...

Handling Anxiety 

Jose Stevens of The Power Path School of Shamanism speaks about how to handle episodes of anxiety, about the "instinctive center" and how to manage it. He also talks about how "matching pictures" function. This audio includes exercises. [media-downloader...

Handling Depression 

Lena and Jose Stevens of The Power Path School of Shamanism speak about how to handle episodes of depression, where these episodes start and how the loop of negative thought is created. How does the false personality play into this? How are you ignoring your Essence?...

Communicating with Animals

Our February Audio is a special talk with Animal Communicator, Lena Swanson. Ms. Swanson is a professional animal communicator, psychic, shamanic practitioner, past life regression facilitator and Reiki Master. Lena not only shares what inspired her to pursue this...

Tobacco Clearing & Protection

Tobacco is very useful for clearing and protecting yourself against unwanted energies. Our July Audio is 10 minutes and includes a brief explanation of working with tobacco as an ally, and a virtual clearing and protection so that you can experience to power of...

Freedom From and Through Time

This month we offer an audio of a talk that Jose recently gave. In it he illuminates the mind's tendency to focus on solving a problem and instead will guide you through specific techniques to engage the heart in manifestation. You Might Also Like

Our Unspent Grief: The Lost Art of Keening

Perhaps no other story in Celtic mythology demonstrates more succinctly the unbearable weight of grief than that of the great hero, Cu Cuchlainn at the death of his son, Connla.  The young warrior’s death comes tragically and unwittingly at Cu Cuchlainn’s own hand,...

Venus Alchemy: Shamanic Descent and Rebirth

Bright morning star's a-rising, Bright morning star's a-rising, Bright morning star's a-rising, Day is a-breaking in my soul. --American Folk Song, Author Unknown It was 5:30 am on a cold November morning in downtown Albuquerque.  We were a circle of...

Soul Loss: An Interview with a Mayan Daycounter

[Note: Bob Makransky met Gg (Pronounced "Gigi"), an American woman who is an initiated Mayan daycounter, several years ago in Antigua Guatemala.  Bob studied extensively with his teacher don Abel Yat  Saquib until his teacher's death in 2009. This...

Shamanic Soul Retrieval: the Resuscitation of Beauty

Soul Retrieval is a powerful topic for people walking the shamanic path. This article is about my experiences learning and conducting soul retrieval, but it is equally about doubt and wonder, because my thirty plus years on the shamanic path is ever and...

Healing at the Scene of an Accident

After a number of years of discussion and preparation, in 2011 The Society for Shamanic Practice published SHAMANISM WITHOUT BORDERS: A Guide to Shamanic Tending for Trauma and Disasters. The idea was to publish a collection of possibilities and approaches to various...

My Journey With Cancer

I am alone at home, on a Wednesday in January 2014. My wife Noelle is teaching a shamanic workshop across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The phone rings. The doctor’s voice is somewhat shaky, “It is cancer, stage 4 advanced lung cancer, with...