Shamanism is perhaps the oldest spiritual discipline on earth.
“Shamans are found in many cultures worldwide, but the word shaman comes from the Tungus tribe of Siberia. A shaman is a man or a woman who heals the spiritual aspect of illness: diagnosing and treating illness, divining information for the community, communicating and interacting with the spirit world, and often acting as a psychopomp, helping souls cross over to other worlds. “ (Ingerman, Medicine for the Earth, pg. 2)
Contemporary shamans and shamanic practitioners help individuals and the community through communication with helping spirits. This is direct revelation. I am a shamanic practitioner and some of the healing processes I work with include (and are not limited to):
* power animal retrieval
* soul retrieval
* light healing
* release of unwanted energies
* psychopomp work
* spiritual cleansing for body and space
In all of these processes, the Shaman is simply the conduit for the spirits to work with an individual or community. Healing is a partnership between the spirits and the individual. The Shaman facilitates the connection. I would like to introduce you to shamanism as I have learned it from ordinary reality teachers and especially as I have learned it from the spirits who work with me.