In Neoshamanism and Core Shamanism specifically we tend to align to the directions before we do any ceremonies. This alignment and attunement is designed to attract the attention of our helping spirits (wherever they may be) but also to help us connect and attune to the various Mysteries. For this exercise and simple ceremony you … Continue reading Attuning to the Directions
Rosemary is an ancient and fragrant herb and is strongly utilized in works of protection and healing. It is often times burned to purify and to cleanse various items and to draw in helping spirits to protect a space or to bring healing. An smudge to utilize and to dry, rosemary is a highly available … Continue reading Plant Spirit: Rosemary
If you've been reading about shamanism, and specifically Neoshamanism and core shamanism, you'll often come across a particular word. Power. We all have it, we all use it and we all need it. It can often be difficult to describe what exactly power is. For those of us who are shamanic practitioners we work with it and … Continue reading Power Retrieval
Shamanism is supposed to make us a better person. Any religious and spiritual path really do. Shamanism, being what it is, however, is a path of self discovery and revelation. We work with our Shadows--by healing them, understanding them and working through them--and our Helping Spirits are the ones who often times hold up a … Continue reading Holding Up a Mirror
One of the ways in which shamanic practitioners build relationships with their Spirits is through the act of giving offerings. There is an old saying that goes something like this, "A Gift for a Gift." In Core Shamanism gratitude is a gift, it's a blessing. It's something we reveal to our Spirits through our actions, … Continue reading Offerings of Gratitude
Altars are integral parts in many shamanic cultures, and it is not surprising that in our modern practices of shamanism altars make an important feature. Altars are important because they become expressions of the heart and in many other cases the expression of a community. It becomes a direct bridge between the unseen world and … Continue reading The Altar
Shamanism is the path of direct revelation, it is one of the oldest and well known practices known to humankind and each and everyone of us has ancestors that have ties and links to it. It is known to date back tens of thousands of years and all across the globe various peoples, cultures and … Continue reading What is Shamanism?
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