What is Shamanism

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way of life. It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. The word shaman originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia. Anthropologists coined this term and have used it to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. The word shamanism can be used to describe the ancient spiritual practices of these indigenous cultures. Clearly the countless similarities between various ancient traditions played a role in the continual generalization of the word.

Over the past few decades the term “shamanism” has been popularized throughout the western world, especially in new-age circles. Today, it can be difficult to distinguish between traditional forms of shamanism and modernized, often esoteric practices that utilize the term.

One could view shamanism as the universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous tribes. As all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can strengthen that natural connection.

Connection with Nature

Shamanism stems from nature itself. Shamanic practices tap into the power Mother Earth has to offer and the ancient indigenous teachings are derived from  the simplistic truths of nature.


Healing Self & Community

Shamanism is not only concerned with the health of the individual, but also with the health of the entire community. This includes all people, plants, animals and all of life.

Spiritual Practice

Daily spiritual practice allows for continued and exponential growth of both body and soul. The goal being to create internal and external harmony with all creation


Pilgrimage to Sacred Places

Learning to approach and connect with sacred places is an intrinsic part of shamanism. By honoring natural wonders, such as rivers, lakes, mountains and caves, we reawaken and invigorate the energy of the land.

Vision & Ceremony

Ceremonies to honor the spirits of nature help promote harmony and balance. The path of shamanism never ends. It is believed that so long as these ceremonies continue, the world will go on.

What do Shamanic Practictioners Do?

Shamanic Practitioners work with the spirit or the soul. They heal illness at the soul level. They gain knowledge and insight from working with the spirits of nature such as rocks and trees, the land, and they gain knowledge from working with spirits of animals and humans such as their ancestors. For the shaman, everything is alive and carries information. You can call this spirit, energy, or consciousness.

In order to communicate with the spirit or consciousness of these things, they will shift his or her own state of awareness. They can do this through various means, such as meditation, repetitive sounds such as that of the drum or rattle, or through the help of hallucinogenic plants. The Shamanic Practitioner will then “see” through a new set of eyes, they will see what is going on with you on a spiritual level.

The shaman’s practice is also characterized by the soul flight. The shift of consciousness that they  make, which allows the free part of his or her soul to leave the body. The shaman can then go retrieve information for your healing and growth. They can retrieve healing power, or things that you have lost along the way in living your life. During the soul flight the shaman is both in the room, and going on this “journey” so that he or she has an awareness of both at the same time.

How does the Shamanic Practitioner Heal?

The Shamanic Practitioner sees illness as a lack of power because it was lost somewhere in your life. In order to heal you the shaman returns your power to you. She or he may perform a power animal retrieval. A power animal is a protector, similar to a guardian angel, which protects you from harm and helps you with your spiritual growth by lending its power to you.

The shaman also removes misplaced energy. The negative emotions you may feel, or the negative emotions that another can send at you are seen by them to be stuck or stored in various parts of you body.  An example is how stress causes ulcers or back pains. The practitioner will re-empower you by removing the energy that does not belong within your body. This is called a shamanic extraction, other healing modalities in addition to shamanism practice this in various forms. This energy is not bad, it is just misplaced. Because it does not belong in your body, it is seen as causing illness that then shows itself in a physical way through pain, sickness or emotional difficulties.

In the shamanic system part of the soul is free to leave the body.  Therefore the soul parts of each individual will leave the body in order to protect itself from trauma. This is a positive way to protect the soul. For instance, if someone were to be in a car accident, part of the soul would leave the body to protect itself from the trauma of the impact. The soul does not always know how to return, however, and if it has not returned for some reason this is referred to as soul loss. That is when the shaman would become involved, in order to assist with returning this missing piece of yourself. The healer would perform a soul retrieval. In indigenous cultures this was performed quite regularly. In these modern times, a person may go a long time feeling like a part of him or herself has been missing. Soul loss would be comparable to the psychological concept of disassociation.

Journey or Meditation Music

30 Minute Shamanic Drumming 1 Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeq_cMsmDZ0

30 Minute Shamanic Drumming 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbF2csz-zYI

1 Hour Meditation Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsfdv0ebsNA

3 Hour Drumming Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkzA_u9smXU

9 Hour Meditation Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST56ATKfgfs

Helpful Links on Shamanic Healings


What do Shaman's Do? https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/about-shamanism/what-do-shamans-do/

Learn about Power Animals https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/power-animals/

The Spirit World WOrlhttps://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/the-spirit-world/

What Illness Can We Address? https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/shamanic-healing/what-illnesses-shaman-healing/

What is Soul Retrieval? https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/shamanic-healing/soul-retrieval-healing/

Shamanic Extraction? https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/shamanic-healing/shamanic-extraction/

The Shamanic Journey https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/about-shamanism/the-shamanic-journey/

Long Distance Healings https://www.shamanlinks.net/shaman-info/shamanic-healing/long-distance-shamanic-healing/

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy healing technique that uses “hands-on” and also “hands-off” healing. This technique can assist in relieving or reducing pain and discomfort by balancing the body’s energy centers, more commonly known as the chakras. It is a natural process that supports relaxation and healing by removing blocks to the flow of energy in your body and facilitates balance and support on all levels.

The reason why Reiki can be so powerful and effective is because it infuses your chakras and your body, with Universal light energy. Your body takes exactly what it needs to at that point in time. As a practitioner, my responsibility is to simply act as a conduit for Universal energy in order to help healing take place optimally, so that your body can heal itself.

Since Reiki helps us clear energy blocks in our chakras, it is no surprise that a patient feels much more grounded, calm and relaxed after a session. Some even take a nap during the treatment! Whether awake or napping, Reiki works for the patient's highest good.

Many have sought Reiki treatment or training realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of  health conditions, including:

  • Cancer

  • Heart disease

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic pain

  • Infertility

  • Neurodegenerative disorders


  • Autism/developmental delays


  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Emotional illness, including mild psychosis

  • Fatigue syndromes

  • End-of-life care and bereavement

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