Category Archives: shamanism

Synchronicity: the Bridge Between The Worlds

Dreaming, in traditional cultures, is not confined to sleeping. Dreaming exists in waking life in the form of coincidence and synchronicity. It is an important form of divination as well. Dream teacher and healer Robert Moss describes this type of … Continue reading

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Shamanic Dreamwork

Everyone dreams. Shamanic dreamwork expands on our natural nighttime dream experiences. Instead of using plant medicines like ayahuasca, shamanic dreamers journey within the dreamscape to meet with their helping spirits. To better understand a dream’s meaning, they also journey with … Continue reading

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Manifesting with Shamanic Dreamwork

Shamanic dreamwork is a strong part of the shamanic tradition, that is often overlooked. In many cultures, instead of trance journeying with a drum, highly developed dreaming skills are the way medicine people connect with the Otherworld. Shamanic dreamwork often … Continue reading

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Dreaming with the “stone of light”

In the 1990s, I discovered a wonderful book called Sastun: My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer.  It was written by Rosita Arvigo, with Nadine Epstein.  It describes Rosita Arvigo’s apprenticeship to a Mayan healer and herbalist named Don Eligio Pantí. … Continue reading

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Dreaming An Animal Spirit Teacher

Dreams that introduce you to nature energies are very special.  Sometimes there is a natural energy that is wanting to work with you but you’re not aware of it.  Dreams are a wonderful way to experience this.  It is especially … Continue reading

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Journey to a Healed Ancestral Helping Spirit

(This is a reprint from my Solstice newsletter). In my last post, I described a simple meditation or shamanic journey to connect with your ancestors. There is an important distinction that, once understood, makes these relationships with the ancestors healthier. … Continue reading

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Following My Earth Dharma

This simple card layout is one of my favorite ways to receive energetic support and nurturing from the earth. I draw one tarot and one oracle card to help me explore this connection. I drew these two cards a few … Continue reading

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Flower Reading and Healing: Getting Started

(The following is from my free email series “Learn Flower Reading and Healing”. Sign up here to read more). Sometime today, take a walk outdoors. Find a flower that appeals to you. Ask to connect to its healing spirit. Weeds … Continue reading

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Meeting the Spirits with Tarot: Lowerworld Journey Layout

This tarot layout is inspired by one of the divinations performed by shamans, the lowerworld journey. During a journey, the shaman begins with a question or intent, journeys through a tunnel into the lowerworld, and travels with a power animal … Continue reading

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