What is shamanism?
Shamanism dates back hundreds of thousands of years to the times when we lived close to the land and felt a natural and vital connection to the cycles of nature and the mysteries of the universe. Shamans, healers, medicine men and women of all cultures across the world were honored holy people in their villages or tribes. Often a shaman was recognized as a child and then trained by their elders, or was chosen by the Spirits. Receiving visions, working through ritual, prayer and ceremony, partnering with their sacred spirit helpers and the spirits of nature, shamans called in healing and guidance for individuals, families and on behalf of their communities. Shamanism rests on the understanding that all that is alive has spiritual essence and that we are all connected and integral to the sacred web of life.
The word shaman is rooted in the Tungas language of Siberia and according to Barbara Tedlock, in her book Woman in a Shaman's Body, the earliest shamans were female.
Shamans work with weather spirits and herbs, assist those who have passed to cross over, divine information and guidance, retrieve souls that are lost, call Spirit in through shape shifting, trance dance and ecstatic song and bring healing to the spiritual aspects of illness, be it physical, mental or emotional. All through love, with the intention of restoring balance and harmony.
As a contemporary shamanic practitioner, my services respond to your current issues and concerns. Each shamanic healing is guided by Spirit and may shift and change in relation to your particular needs. I honor the wise ones who have gone before, as well as the inspired teachers who have guided me on my shamanic path. I draw on my rainbow box of shamanic tools and hold my heart open to Spirit to guide me in new ways to be of service.