What is Shamanism?

an Ancient, gentle, effective and result oriented spiritual practice!

According to anthropologists, shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind. We know from archaeological evidence that shamanism was practiced all over the world for at least 100,000 years.

Core principles of Shamanism:

Everything is alive, dynamic and connected
Everything is always changing
Everything responds to intention
Reciprocity and respect matter
Love and honour matter

A shaman is a man or woman who addresses the spiritual aspects of mental or physical illness, divines information, and performs a variety of ceremonies for the community.  Shamans have taken on many roles in tribal communities. They have acted as healers, doctors, priests, psychotherapists, mystics, and storytellers (Sandra Ingerman).

Who Benefits from a shamanic session?  

  • Those who feel stuck in the same pattern of behaviour, thought or emotion

  • Those who have had difficult, scary, or traumatic experiences (i.e. accident, abuse, surgery, low energy for no apparent reason)

  • Those who have persisting symptoms that nobody can explain: Shamanic healing only addresses the spiritual aspect of an illness.

  • Those who are drawn to the wisdom traditions’ healing practices

  • Those who yearn for a spiritual connection

What does Shamanism work with?

Shamanism addresses the spiritual aspect of life including

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship issues

  • Emotional or physical imbalance, such as depression, grief, post surgery healing, chronic illness

  • Recovering your energetic power, or releasing misplaced energy from your body

  • Accessing your soul's dream

  • Connecting you to your divine self

  • Death and dying

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Ayahuasca and other psychotropic drugs

 My practice is drug-free. My belief and experience is that it is not necessary to use mind altering substances to bridge between ordinary and non ordinary realities. I have had profound shamanic experiences for myself and others through drumming, rattling, or chanting. This style of journeying fits my ancestral roots best.

Ayahuasca, Peyote and other plants are parts of ancient cultural shamanic traditions, which go back centuries. Native shamans and healers from those traditions have been using these plants as sacred tools for their cultural and spiritual practices in service of the community. The plants are native to their land, and their use is supported by the ancestors of their land, and the elders.

People who are not from the indigenous cultures of the plants, may take a risk of exposing themselves to more than they can handle. This is solely my opinion, and I trust that you will choose your own safe and heart-centred way into your spiritual practice. 

With Blessings!

Drum painted by Imelda Almqvist, 2015