the great, ancient, all encompassing, path & practice
The term shaman came from the Tungusic peoples of Siberia and was adopted by anthropologists to describe native ceremonial and spiritual leaders throughout the world's cultures. It is a path, a practice, and a way of life. Considered the most ancient of spiritual practices, forms of shamanism have been practiced in every human civilization. Shamanism is denoted by several common factors, such as:
shamans see and understand the great interconnectivity of all things
shamans understand that all things are inspirited be they animal, mineral, plant or element
shamans have an affinity with the spirit world and work with compassionate or 'helping' spirits to heal spiritual illness and to seek guidance
shamans seek to maintain the balance or harmony between 'ordinary' and 'non-ordinary' reality
shamanism is unique to each culture, free of dogma, and universally shamans travel (through a shamanic journey) to the upper, middle, and lower worlds
In this modern world, shamanism can provide insight, illumination, guidance and wholeness, and is a powerful practice of empowerment and healing.
If your soul feels called to experience shamanic healing, Heather would be honored to partner with and support you on your journey. You can find her here.