Shamanism

Axis Mundi ~ Understanding the Connection Between Heaven & Hell

Axis Mundi ~ Understanding the Connection Between Heaven & Hell

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven, unless its roots reach down to hell.” ~ Carl Jung Universal consciousness connects all that there is and this cosmic connection between heaven and hell, high and low, and the different dimensions is the Axis Mundi. This connecting link or metaphysical axis is a symbol found in every religion, in every place or mythology. It’s like a spine that holds ... »

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5 Sacred Herbs for Cleansing the Spirit

Smudging or the burning of sacred herbs is a common practice in many healing ceremonies and shamanic traditions. Its a way of purifying and cleansing a space, person or an object of negative energies or influences. Burning certain herbs gives access to the power of the plants and the fragrance releases a high vibrational energy which protects the physical and spiritual bodies. Sage is the most com... »

Animal Spirit Guide: The Transmutation of Poisons & The Death of the Ego

Animal Spirit Guide: The Transmutation of Poisons & The Death of the Ego

“All space is sacred space. Every inch of Mother Earth holds a specially energized connection to some living creature, and is therefore to be honored.” ~ Jamie Sans Snake The more widely recognized chthonic, or ‘earthbound’, and therefore evil symbol of the serpent has given snake a mixed reputation for centuries. The Greeks recognized this as the three Gorgon sisters; Medusa being one of them, Ch... »

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Animal Spirit Guide: The Sacredness of Cats and Dogs

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” ~ Chief Seattle Using animal spirit guides or animal medicine as a basis for our connection with the divine is a tradition as ancient as the first civilizations that settled on this earth. With its roots in Native American culture, European Paganism, Chinese medicine, Aborigi... »

Soul Retrieval: Reconnecting with the Missing Pieces of your Soul

Soul Retrieval: Reconnecting with the Missing Pieces of your Soul

“It is believed that whenever we suffer an emotional or physical trauma a part of our soul flees the body in order to survive the experience. The definition of soul that I am using is soul is our essence, life force, the part of our vitality that keeps us alive and thriving.” – Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval Most shamanic cultures around the world believe that illness ... »

How I Found Freedom from Myself with Ayahuasca

How I Found Freedom from Myself with Ayahuasca

I find it befitting after my second Ayahuasca healing ceremony to finally reveal to you about my experience with the Plant Spirit. Although the sacred Ayahuasca ceremony has been held in India for a while both of us got a chance to do it thanks to the Anahata Foundation who brought down a wonderful Amazonian shaman, Herbert Quinteros Flores. The first sessions were held in an organic farm on the o... »

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The Path of a Shaman, Herbert Quinteros

“He (the Shaman) is a self-reliant explorer of the endless mansions of a magnificent hidden universe.” ~ Michael Harner Shamans or medicine men are navigators, explorers, healers and guides operating in the realm of the collective unconscious. They know how to navigate through the subtle spirit worlds and human consciousness. During our transformational journey we had the opportunity t... »

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Shamanism and the Transformative Power of Drum Meditation

“Shamanism is not a religion. It’s a method. And when this method is practiced with humility, reverence and self-discipline, the shaman’s path can become a way of life.” – Hank Wesselman The wise make one lifetime into many; the many make one lifetime into less. Shamans are intent upon making their one life into many by cultivating a relationship and a dialogue with the multiple sub-selves within ... »

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Yopo: the Ancient Amazonian DMT Snuff

Yopo is a visionary snuff used by various tribes in South America for over 4000 years! Nowadays, it’s mostly used by the tribes in the Amazonian Jungle – Yanomami and the Piaroa – who have managed to fend off the influence of the western world, for their spiritual and healing purpose. Even to this day, they continue to hear the wisdom of the jungle in the form of Yopo snuff. The base o... »

Magic Mushrooms: A Catalyst for Human Evolution

Magic Mushrooms: A Catalyst for Human Evolution

It was a glorious morning in late August when me and my friends went mushroom hunting in the meadows in the outskirts of my place in Mexico. We searched in the patches of tall grass left uneaten by the cows that looked at us uninterested while ruminating. Hidden inside these tall patches of grass, there were large bodies of cow dung. Mushrooms feed on cellulose, that is why they grow there. Cellul... »

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