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7 WAYS YOU CAN CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE

The summer solstice is a time with powerful energies of the longest day of the year. The sun and Earth align in a way to assist the growth of all things to come to their fullness. We are all one, so that includes YOU…

June 13, 2019
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The Power of Altars: How to Build, Tend and Grow Your Own Altar

The Aliveness of Altars Nearly a decade ago, when my love affair with the sacred began (or maybe it’s more accurate to say “we got back together”!), I felt an urgent need to create my first altar.  I did it haltingly, worried I might…

May 16, 2019
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How To Incorporate Your Chakras in a Conscious Relationship

There are seven chakras located in our subtle energy bodies, and while they are centers of spiritual energy, they also play into our physical and mental well being. The chakras are an excellent place to start when beginning on any spiritual path. They are…

February 21, 2019
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Rainbow Connection in Shamanism

It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow. Proverb When that loveable green Muppet Kermit the Frog sang “The Rainbow Connection,” he asked the musical question “Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?”  Well, there…

February 15, 2019
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The Sound of The Shaman – Sounds of The Four Directions

The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication. – Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Once, heartbroken after leaving a long-term relationship, I took up playing the guitar. Little did I know then that holding and playing…

January 2, 2019
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Healing With Shinrin-Yoku – Japanese Forest Bathing

“The forest responds the same way you call.” Niin metsä vastaa kuin sinne huudetaan – old Finnish proverb When I first came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku, an image of wandering around the forest naked and hungry for days, while covered in mud and…

January 1, 2019

The 2nd Andes Summit

The 2nd Shamanic Andes Summit – June 15th – 23, 2019 – Ecuador  Discover centuries of deep wisdom for transforming your energy, expanding your vitality and creating a new heart-centered way of experiencing our world. Shamans Market invites you to join 10 of the…

December 31, 2018
Shamanic Qabalah

Connecting With The Unseen Mystery Traditions

Our ancestors have provided us with direction through various modalities of mystical participation with the world around us. Known as the Mystery Traditions, these modalities have been shrouded in secrecy and symbolism for millennia. It has only been the last century or so that…

December 6, 2018
Peruvian Stones And Crystals

THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS

THE 101 ON PERUVIAN STONES & CRYSTALS A deep-dive into the crystals & stones that Peruvian Shamans work alongside within their healing practices, rituals & ceremonies. Through the ancient art of ‘Stone Medicine’ we can heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Crystals can help…

November 7, 2018
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Sacred Geometry: The 5 Platonic Solids

“No words can express my love for thee, so I will use geometry.”   – Unknown I’ll admit it. I didn’t know how these three-dimensional geometric shapes related to healing and shamanism. Yet, as the study of sacred geometry teaches us how life and nature…

October 23, 2018

The Shipibo – Shamanically Based Indigenous Group

On a layover before one of his pilgrimages to Peruvian sacred sites and study retreats, Bryan Bigelow noticed, in amazement, at a woman struggling to drag a behemoth bag across the Lima airport terminal floor. An hour later he found himself sharing a cab…

September 17, 2018
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Shamanism, Quantum Physics, and Dreaming The World Into Being

Many seemingly paranormal experiences in the non-linear world of Shamanism seem to closely correlate with Quantum physics discoveries. Shamans have been told to appear in multiple locations at the same time by using their luminous “double” bodies, materialize objects out of thin air, shape-shift…

September 16, 2018

Sound Healing With OHM

“Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being” according to Zacciah Blackburn’s definition. Many know of the Sanskrit Om, a symbol that represents…

August 29, 2018

Angels in Shamanism

Angels have captivated the imaginations of most of us at some time. Called the messengers of God, these special spiritual guides are numerous and known by many different names. Among the four best known archangels are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel. Where did the…

August 29, 2018

Healing Journeys – Reflections on the film VOICES THAT HEAL

With good reason, the Peruvian Magazine Caretas called the film “audiovisual therapy”. Co-directed by Delia Ackerman and Heather Greer, VOICES THAT HEAL brings us into the life of a traditional Shipibo shaman, Herlinda Agustín, as she faces her own illness and in the process,…

July 21, 2018

Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

Trees are wonderful creatures. They give us a cool and soothing shade. They give us beauty and comfort. Some give an uplifting floral fragrance. And one, in particular, gives us a sticky gooey resin that becomes a deliciously fragrant incense known as Breu Claro.…

July 21, 2018