Beginning Shamanic Practice-

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    • #11974
      Martin Hingyi
      Participant

      Has anyone got any tips for beginning a shamanic practice? The foundations that need to be in place in order to succeed in shamanism. Are there any techniques that’s particularly helped you on your journey? You could call it ways of doing things or Style. And would like to hear how others have connected with and built a relationship with their spirit animal? Just to go right back to basics… Am trying to practice shamanism regularly, and done a few Ceremony’s but am still learning!

    • #13768
      Elsa Carruthers
      Participant

      I am very interested in learning this as well. The best I could do was read The beginner’s guide to Shamanic Journeying by Sandra Ingerman and I have ordered some other books. I will post if they are useful.

    • #13772
      Amanda Hovey
      Keymaster

      Great question Martin. have you checked out the New to Shamanism page? You can also search our new member directory under workshops and training to find further support.

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    • #13816
      Loren Harris
      Participant

      I have three pieces of advice, although I am not talking about techniques here. I’m suggesting some ways to open yourself and cultivate an attitude of curiosity and listening. One, spend time in nature. This could be a garden, arboretum, city park, or your own backyard. (Or, if you have access to the wilderness, great, go for it!) Two, have a shamanic healing session. (There’s a directory of practitioners on this website.) Three, pay attention to your dreams and to synchronistic events. This is where you will find guidance. Best wishes!

      • #13820
        Martin Hingyi
        Participant

        Thanks, that was helpful! Actually, I have recently started seeing a Shamanic practitioner. She seems helpful! Had a few healing sessions with her! And said always try to get 20mins sunshine each day! And try and connect to the sunshine more, to bring healing! Am studying a bit of Reiki too!

        Blessings!

    • #13967
      Barbara-Lynn Freed
      Participant

      I work with shamanism a little differently than many others since I do not practice journeying. Instead of going to where the spirits are, I call the spirits to me. I was taught this and in turn teach my students to simply create sacred space with the Guardians of the Seven Sacred Directions. If you do this every morning these Divine Beings will become powerful allies who can work with you in many ways. In the shamanic apprenticeship I teach, this is the first initiation folks experience. Then everything is built upon this co-creative relationship.

      • #13999
        Martin Hingyi
        Participant

        Wow, that’s really interesting! I was actually writing an article for a magazine on something similar! Very well might add it to my practice!

        Thanks- Martin

    • #14000
      Loren Harris
      Participant

      Martin, I found this to be interesting, too. And I am reminded of the training I received in ancestral healing, where the approach is to invite the ancestors to come close – so you do not leave your body in order to meet them. The teacher of this method is Daniel Foor. (You can find him on the web, just google Ancestral Medicine and/or his name.) It’s worth mentioning that ancestral guides can play a key part in one’s shamanic work, so you might want to consider that angle.

      Also, it was good to be reminded of the importance of the sun right now, so thanks for your reply above!

    • #14001
      Barbara-Lynn Freed
      Participant

      Thanks Martin & Loren for finding the way I work with Shamanism interesting. I’m happy to know that I was able to remind at least two people there is more than one way to work with the Spirits. Blessings to you both!

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