by Arvick Baghramian
Shamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual practice. But what do we mean by that? And what do we mean when we say that we are spiritual or trying to live a spiritual life? Spirituality has always been one of the focal points in my shamanic workshops...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Arvick's book, The Magic of Shamanism, is a rich exploration of shamanic healing and traditions. This article is an excerpt from it on spirituality and how through shamanic journeying we deepen our understanding of personal and universal truth. She shares how the symbolic messages communicated during journeys help us transcend internal obstacles and limitations.
by Howard G. Charing
In traditional wisdom and knowledge, life is a continuum that does not end at the moment of death. One of the most important traditional tasks of the seer, shaman, medicine man or woman is to assist people who are either dying or the spirits of those who have died to make the transition into great domain of consciousness...
by Dylan Charles, Editor of Waking Times
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
Whether you agree with American foreign policy or not, it’s difficult to imagine disagreement over the fact that soldiers returning from war should be given the best possible care to recover from physical and psychological injuries incurred in military service...
Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Shamanism is a broad practice of accessing knowledge and healing from non-physical intelligent sources - spirits. There are many ways to connect with spirits, and some use psycho-active substances - plant spirit medicine - to make the connection. This article presents one of those ways. I do not have direct knowledge of Iboga, but I do know that the traumas suffered by soldiers in war time are treatable by many forms of shamanic healing - with and without the ingestion of plant spirit medicine.
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: The Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago has implemented a Laughter Yoga program for the cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Laughter Yoga has proven to reduce the patients stress levels, raises their spirits, and helps them tolerate their therapy better. It has been such a successful program, that the hospital staff started their own monthly practice.
by Ambica Gulati,
Co-Editor of Shamanism
Since my journey with shamanism and spirit guides, I have encountered demons, animal guides, spiritual blockages, plant spirits, and I realised that we act out lives in tune with our soul’s choices. And whenever the choice of the soul does not blend with the physical world, suffering comes in. It is this suffering that then takes us back to our masters and guides who reveal to us our choices and path...
Editor's Note from Ambica Gulati: Karma unfolds in many ways. It speaks to us at all times but we understand the language only when our soul becomes a mirror to the universe.
by Jeffrey Marks
There is a belief system out there – maybe it’s one you’ve had or you know of someone who has it – that says “if spirits are real, isn’t it unnatural for them to be interacting with us?” In other words, if there is a spirit realm and an earth realm, doesn’t it stand to reason that because they are separate places of existence that one should not be able to effectively interact with the other?...
Editor's Note from Lisa Pheonix: Spirit Communication begins with our intuition - they go hand in hand. This is a fascinating article by Jeffrey Marks about cross-dimensional communication. Jeffrey encourages us to adjust our belief system and expand our views in relation to all different types of Spirit communication while offering us practical guidance in order for us to embrace our multi-dimensional existence.
Intuition & Symbols
by Julie Hoyle
I would be standing on the shoreline looking out at the ocean, watching in trepidation as a huge, dark tornado was forming. Growing in power and strength, the entire sky would blacken, the wind would grow in intensity and the sand beneath my feet would vibrate...
Editor's Note: I have also occasionally chosen unwisely not to listen to the Spirits and every time, there was Hell to pay. It has been quite awhile since then and life has been much easier. Shamanism is about relationships, your relationship with your loving and compassionate teachers. The more you practice the easier it becomes to "know' the voice inside.
by Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
Have you ever gotten goose bumps from a piece of music, or been flooded with memories when you heard a special song?
Yes? Then you already know music can change your mood, uplift your spirits, release emotions, and draw you to the Divine...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
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