Atlas    Mighty Horse…  Power to run across the open plains,  Or to bring the vision, of the shields dancing in purple dream rain.  ~Jamie Sams & David Carson

Atlas

Mighty Horse…

Power to run across the open plains,

Or to bring the vision, of the shields dancing in purple dream rain.

~Jamie Sams & David Carson

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is a primordial healing form. The word shaman is derived from the Tungus tribe in Siberia, but the practice of shamanic arts has been a way of life and form of healing for indigenous cultures worldwide dating back 40,000 plus years. A shaman held a significant role in the community as a healer of illness, communicator with the spirit world, and the creator and holder of ceremony. The shaman provided the link between the earthly and divine.

Shamanism is a path to creating a clearing for healing. My practice centers on seeing spirit and life in everything and honoring nature and the precious earth we as humans grow roots in. It’s about cherishing our resolved ancestors and learning from their wisdom. It’s about living consciously as a partner with nature and the spirit world. It’s a knowing and deep respect that there’s more than this physical world.

There are wonderful resources that can help broaden and deepen your understanding and knowledge of shamanism. Here are some helpful links to get you started exploring different articles, teachers, books, podcasts and resources:

Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Society for Shamanic Practice

Betsy Bergstrom

Sandra Ingerman

Why Shamanism Now with Christina Pratt

The Shaman Portal