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by Peter Clark,
ATH Asst. Editor of Shamanism
Shamanism is primarily about dynamic experience, rather than static dogma. This brief overview of shamanic cosmology is the result of the experiences of countless shamanic practitioners and shamans over the millennia – perhaps several tens of thousands of years. It represents the common threads of what has been discovered through the direct relationships the shamans have with their spirit helpers...
by Franco Santoro
The term trance comes from the Latin transire, which means “to go over” or to move from one state to another. Although this word is often popularly associated with unusual states of mind or altered states of consciousness, its implied conditions play a vital role for all human beings and extend in all areas of life...
by Beth Beurkens, MA
Shamans have been healing the living and the dead for forty thousand years. Shamanic healing deals with the spiritual aspects of problems and illness. In the shaman’s worldview, there are basically three common causes of illness...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Soul retrieval is a central pillar of shamanic healing. Everything that a shaman does with regard to healing comes through the spirits, and this makes the process even more mysterious and ethereal than the most cutting edge high tech medical procedure. Many scientists and doctors would say that truly nothing has happened. But in case after case, distinct positive changes occur in the patient's life after soul retrieval.
by Matt Toussaint
Traditionally, shamanic practices are rooted in small communities and tribal societies that lived a primarily pre-modern life. While all shamanic cultures are most likely not expressions of the idyllic state of oneness with nature that is commonly portrayed...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: While shamanism has been an indigenous practice for centuries, it's time to fuse the ancient traditions with modern times to create a sense of personal completion. Matt shares how shamanism absolutely has a place for our modern culture in our modern times for the modern person.
Intuition & Symbols
Editor's Note: This is so meaningful in today's world as sacred rituals in America often go by the wayside.
by Sarah Finlay
My eyes graze the misty sky,
While horizons plan only for tomorrow.
My lips murmur a song, to the spirit of Atlantis, and I fly...
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