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by Gretchen Crilly McKay

I am a sangoma. What does this mean? A sangoma is an African traditional healer who merges with her ancestors for the purpose of healing. It is a spiritual calling, not a chosen profession. An apprentice sangoma, called a thwasa, studies with a mentor for approximately two years and must learn how to prepare herbal medicines (muti), how to interpret dreams, how to incorporate spirits, how to diagnose illness through divination with bones, and how to heal both physical and spiritual illness...


Editor's Note: Having personally had the privilege of working with Gretchen in the past, I can attest to her amazing abilities and skills as a shamanic healer trained in the African heritage.

 

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Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shamanic extraction is practiced in numerous ways. This video shows the physical manifestation of how one shaman does her work. From a shamanic perspective, when we are not in our full power, we can pick up intrusions - energies that do not belong in us. Generally speaking, these energies are of a spiritual, mental or emotional nature. Because they are not ours, they cause irritation and can lead to physical illness. Just because they are misplaced - not ours - does not mean they are "evil." In this video, the shaman produces some physical evidence of two intrusions...

 

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by Barbara-Lynn Freed

Once a worldwide practice, working with Spirit of Place, stretches back tens of thousands of years. And today, we can still see vestiges of it through myths, legends, shrines, stone circles, and architecture of old. However, it is through the earth’s indigenous peoples and those of us who follow a shamanic path, that the custom of Right Relationship with the land is still viable today...

 

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by Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD

Picture this: A row of attached homes, and like a ribbon being blown in the wind, they dip and wave on the crested hills of a seaside town in the UK. The neighborhood has a lovely, soft, comfortable feel to it. You watch kids riding their bikes, dogs being walked and people returning from the market...

 

Editor's Note: I tend to agree with Adele's comment about objects and power and the shaman. I feel it's a both situation. The practitioner will do well to create relationship with the sacred object.

 

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channeled by Sarah Finlay

As you are aware, the universal consciousness is shifting and opening - active participation in this is of utmost importance as you move forward. For many centuries, the materialistic perspective has been strongly held in place...

 

Editor's Note from Peter Clark: This writing is channeled wisdom that came through Sarah from one of her compassionate Upper world spirit teachers. “Helen” is a spirit who is particularly connected to matters of the heart. She calls herself Pleiadian, meaning she is connected to the energies of those stars in some non-ordinary reality way.

 

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by Llyn Roberts

As is true of sleeping dreams, ordinary reality is pliable. In the trance of life, time and space are not solid. For instance, the luminous blue and white orbs that hover through the rainforest at dusk defy conventional logic. These are known by indigenous people to be beings from other times, locations, even other planets. Shamanic balls of light freshly caught my attention in Siberia...


Editor's Note from Peter Clark:
The spirit world - what is often referred to as Non-Ordinary Reality - is outside of time and space. What that exactly means is not always clear. It is one thing to talk about it, but another to experience and understand it...

 

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by Julie Hoyle

As a child, the veil between the dream state and other realms of existence was shimmering and transparent, becoming more so after a dramatic spiritual awakening in 1989. Saints from diverse paths and traditions entered dreams to give initiation and teachings and although I had never studied anything of the Shamanic path, Shamans suddenly appeared to lead me in unusual and elaborate rituals...

 

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by Keith Varnum

Shamanism is a very practical spirituality. A modern-day shaman could live next door to you and the only clues you might have are that they get along well with people and animals and have a green thumb with plants. Also, shamans have a knack for putting people at ease and for saying and doing the right thing at the right time...

 

 

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