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shamanism

  • How to Choose a Shamanic Drum

    Thrum of the Drum Every shaman needs a music maker. Sound and music are used to call in energy and spirit guides; transport one on journeys; support ceremony and ritual, and facilitate meditation. Drums…

    January 24, 2018
  • The Power of Despacho Ceremonies

    The Q’ero, a Quechua-speaking indigenous people of south central Peru, believe that everything in nature is animate and in the concept of ayni, or reciprocity.  Andeans practice this principle within their communities, as well…

    September 20, 2017
  • In Perfect Balance

    Those of us who have been walking our spiritual paths for many moons understand the significance of the equinox as a cosmic-spiritual event, the equal duration of day and night, as a time for…

    September 20, 2017
  • The Shamanic Gardener

    Summertime and the living’ is easy, or at least, spent in the garden.  In my corner of the world my lot is wooded and a creek runs through it. I see my share of…

    July 18, 2017
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    Exploring Shamanic Drumming

    The drum has been used throughout various indigenous and shamanic cultures as a tool to alter consciousness or to enter a trance state for various reasons. Shamans or healers enter into a trance states…

    October 24, 2016
  • Incense Fit for the Mountain Gods

    Life in the elevated levels of the Peruvian Andes Mountains can be tough and the climate can be the most diverse in the country. When storms blow, tearing across the rugged peaks, they are…

    September 30, 2016
  • Siwar Q’enti: Royal Hummingbird

    Who doesn’t love the iridescent splendor and seemingly magical ability of a hummingbird as it floats and flits in mid-air?  As a birder and animal lover, I still get a thrill at seeing hummingbirds…

    August 22, 2016
  • Deep Medicine of Light

    Summer solstice. It is time to step out into the light of your being. To open up to share this radiance, coming from deep within you. To remember the reason why you came here.…

    June 18, 2016
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    Sacred Endings Ceremony

      An excerpt from the book Living Sacred Ceremony by Natalia Karoway.   Life is full of cycles. Just as a seed sprouts, grows into its full expression, produces its own seeds, then dies…

    May 25, 2016
  • Drumming Medicine

    “Drumming opens portals to the spirit world, draws spirit in, and opens you up to receive it.” ― Michael Drake Drumming is one of the oldest forms of vibrational healing on this planet, and…

    February 22, 2016
  • The Medicine and Mythology of Owls

    Owls have been around in my life for a very long time. The title “Owl Woman” follows me around. Sometimes I get emails from people asking me about the meaning of seeing an owl…

    November 18, 2015
  • Interview with don Oscar Miro-Quesada

    Peruvian born internationally acclaimed shamanic teacher and healer, don Oscar Miro-Quesada discusses his new audio book Healing Light, how he dreamt it into being and his desire for all of us to become Shining Ones.…

    October 20, 2015
  • Shamanic Transformations

    True Stories of the Moment of Awakening How does one receive the “call” to enter onto the shamanic path? What causes some people to change their safe, uneventful, and ordinary lives and start on…

    September 24, 2015