Category Archives: shamanism

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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