Having said that, we cannot dismiss shamanism as having no relevance to modern society. Obviously it does, but this very much depends how you approach it. In an age where most information is transmitted via print or electronics, the value of adopting shamanic techniques lies in recovering knowledge from within,[…]

The Value of Shamanism

The shaman, as the sole mediator between humanity and the universe of spirits and omens, originated in the very early stages of human cultural development. The hunter-gatherer stage of society endured for hundreds of thousands of years. As societies began to move towards settled agriculture (this being only about 10,000[…]

Shamanic Traditions

The roots of shamanism are lost in antiquity. However we do know, that given the similarities between shamanistic practices in the new world and Europe, that the fundamental elements of shamanism had been established as the first Paleo-Americans began to move across the Bering land bridge which connected Siberia to[…]

The Origins of Shamanism

The term “shaman” is derived from the Siberian Tungusic root “saman”. The word Shaman usually refers to a male practitioner, whilst the word shamanka refers to a female. As a loose generalisation, it is possible to draw a composite picture of the worldview of the shaman. The universe is multi-layered,[…]

The Shamanic World-View

Tiger Iron (mugglestone) A combination of Golden Brown Tiger Eye, Hematite, and Red Jasper, exhibits the metaphysical properties of its components as well as its own. The grounding power and circulatory affinity of hematite, the healing power and blood-cleansing abilities of red jasper, the energizing power and clarity inducing strength[…]

Tiger Iron

Blue Calcite radiates a tranquil vibration. It calms nerves, anxieties, and worries. It’s an excellent stone to use when recovering from something, be it emotional, spiritual, or physical. Blue Calcite facilitates physical healing by clearing negative emotions and encouraging rest and relaxation. Meditating with Blue Calcite can promote an optimistic[…]

Blue Calcite

Shamanism shows a remarkable survival, and there are many examples of shamans co-existing with other religious or magical systems in a given culture. Most of the world’s healers are shamans, for example. As societies evolve into more complex forms than that of the hunter-gatherer, the roles that the shaman fulfils[…]

The Shamanic Survival 1.2

The Shaman is one of the most ancient and one of the most enduring figures in human evolution. Shamanism is the source of both Magic and Religion, and as Mircea Eliade put it, is “an archaic technique of ecstasy”. Its structural elements can be traced well back into the Upper[…]

The Shamanic Survival 1.1

You’ve always felt like you don’t quite belong anywhere, because you are a bridge. Shamans tend to live on the outskirts of the village for a reason. They are not like the others – and this is a blessing! In village life, this is understood and recognized. But in the[…]

Are you Shamanic , Part 10

You may discover unusual spiritual superpowers, or what the yogis call “siddhis.” You might be psychic. You might get healing visions like the one in my previous post about the meeting of Western medicine and Shamanism. You might realize that you can heal people with your hands or that you[…]

Are you Shamanic , Part 9

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