Shamanic Healing

What is Shamanism?

Shamanic Healing can be considered a natural and non-intrusive form of energy healing.

A “Shaman” in the original Siberian Tungus language is considered a person who makes journeys to nonordinary reality in an altered state of consciousness for the benefit of others. Shamanism is found on all continents and is said to precede all religions and belief systems known to men.

Western cultures lost overwhelmingly their shamanic knowledge centuries ago due to religious oppression and dictation.

Mircea Eliade worte in his famous and extensively researched book Shamanism: Arachaic Techniques of Ecstasy, that shamanism underlays all other spiritual traditions on our planet.

"…in our culture many consider it avant-garde if a person talks about the mind-body connection, but the fact that the brain is connected to the rest of the body is not the most exciting news. It's been known for hundreds and thousands of years. What's really important about shamanism, in my opinion, is that the shaman knows that we are not alone. By that I mean, when one human being compassionately works to relieve the suffering of another, the helping spirits are interested and become involved." – Mircea Eliade

Shamanism is not a religion and existed and still exists with many major religions in the world.

The Shamans use the spiritual realm (traditionally in animistic culture) to interact and receive information and healing. They do work closely together with other healing modalities such as plant healing, massage or bone setting. The main focus it that the patient gets well.

Shamans talk with nature, plants and animals in an altered state of consciousness. In this way a Shaman can develop deeper knowledge about the healing capabilities of certain plants and use them as a remedy. The same goes for working with minerals, geometric symbols and shapes or song.

There are no limitations for the Shamans during a journey, all secret knowledge is available to them and the wisdom one brings back is enormous.

Shamans are often called "see-ers" ( sees) or "people who know" in their tribal language because they are involved in a system of knowledge based on first hand experience. Shamanism is not a belief system. It's based on personal experiments conducted to heal and to get information. — Michael Harner

 

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There are several different journeys Shamans take

The purpose of a Diagnostic Journey is obviously to get information about the problem of a person and to reveal the underlying condition being a spiritual illness or a problem in ordinary reality (physical body). If a person is not “whole”, or “power – filled” from a spiritual perspective they might be prone to illness and bad encounters. The Shaman’s intention is to “refill” a person’s power with the help of the spirit world and boost their physical and spiritual defense system.

A Soul Retrieval Journey will be taken if a person experienced a minor to severe trauma or other painful event. During traumatic times a part of the soul can have gotten lost and the person is spiritually “fractured”. The Soul Retrieval journey will allow the Shaman to search for the lost portion and restore it. This is a very important aspect in the healing work of a Shaman.

Another very important technique is the Extraction. As we go through our day to day life we come across many harmful energies. These can come to us for example in interaction with aggressive or jealous people, hostile environments or bad wishes. If we are power filled we might be able to defend ourselves successfully but not always are we consciously prepared. Extraction is a process where a spiritual or ordinary reality intrusion is removed that was acquired knowingly or unknowingly and that interferes with the health of the body.

“What you send out will eventually come back to you”

Another type of work a Shaman is doing is called Psychopomp. It describes a journey that one takes in order to find out if a person is either coming back (e.g. from a state of coma) into this reality or if they are ready to pass on. Psychopomp work is also done for individuals that have passed on but remain knowingly or unknowingly in the middle world (haunted places). The Shaman will help them move on to the place of light.

Depossession work is necessary when an entity ( in most cases a diseased human) attaches itself here in the Middle world to an alive person. Most times the entity does not know it has passed and tries through attachment to participate in ordinary reality. This can be very traumatic and exhausting for the host. The entity will search for a host that is weak and powerless in order to possess it. This is called an involuntary possession. The entity does not necessarily mean to harm the host but it can nevertheless have detrimental effects on the person.

Whatever a person needs will be clarified in the initial Diagnostic Journey.

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"We know that whatever you vibrate, you create and attract to yourself.  So, you work on healing yourself.  In order to create peace around you, you become peace.  If there's conflict living within you, you cannot live in a world of peace. The world mirrors back to you perfectly the condition of your love and your intent.  And if the world you're living is not a world that is at peace and at joy and at grace, then you have to find peace, joy, and grace within you.

The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter. You don't look for the right partner, you become the right partner.  And then the right partner finds you.  It's a very active practice, focused on healing." – Alberto Villoldo, PhD, (Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas)

The altered state of consciousness in Shamanism is attained through drumming or rattling. In other cultures Shamans also use psychedelic drugs to achieve the state.

A journey usually is taken into the upper world, lower world and sometimes middle world to receive the necessary information and help.

The worlds are all beneficial places without ranking. In the lower world a Shaman would travel e.g. to communicate with Power Animals, in the upper world to communicate with Spirit guides and in the middle world to speak with spirits of Nature such as the elements, elves, fairies, devas. Most of the journeys though are upper or lower world journeys to reach spiritual beings of compassion, power and wisdom.

The work is performed in a dimmed to dark environment to cut out distractions and all journeys are mostly done lying down.

Learn to be humble; learn to accept help from the spiritual world which will enable you to heal yourself. The Shaman is there to help facilitating this process.

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Shamanic Healing Sessions Donation $ 170 /2h ( initial session is a 2 h session, all subsequent sessions are hourly at $85)

Shamanic Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine nor the advice of a pysician. It should be used in conjunction with standard medical care. Please consult a medical professional if symptoms persist.

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