Shamanism connects people to the realms of Spirit in ways that help with self-healing, self-knowledge, personal exploration and evolution. It was the first spiritual practice of humanity.
Through a deep-meditation-based altered state of consciousness, it can be effective in work to heal the self, the organization, the community and the planet. It can bring a profound spiritual connectedness across all religious and cultural boundaries.
Shamanic ceremony, practice and teaching are done in a respectful and healing way to benefit all life.
As modern medicine begins to acknowledge the interrelationship between the physical and the spiritual, shamanic teaching and practice gives us functional awareness about “non-ordinary” realities and how to attain and engage them for personal empowerment and self-healing.
We can learn to connect with the sources of energy, creativity, passion, healing and love that power the everyday world we know, and to employ them for our own benefit.
Mountain Lake Moonrise picture courtesy of Free Nature Pictures.