Shamanic smudging is a tradition which has been used for generations
to create peace and harmony. There are many different smudging ceremonies, and
different shamanic practices use a variety of herbs for smudging. Shamanic
smudging is the burning of herbs or incense for cleansing, creation of sacred
space, purification, dismissal of negative energies and protection of both physical
and spiritual bodies.
You can use herbs that are tied into a
bundle, commonly called Smudge Sticks, braided herbs and botanicals, such as
sweetgrass or loose herbs which can be burned on charcoal or in a fire pit.
you’re going through a hard time or feeling anxious, insecure, or vulnerable.
Perhaps you just feel you can’t let your guard down or are finding it hard to
relax. Or Sometimes the knocks of life can just throw us out of whack.
when we feel out-of-sorts or a little unsettled in this way it can be helpful
to clear and balance our root chakra. The root
chakra is the first of the seven chakras. And it can be the key to
feeling grounded, safe, and secure in the world.
and balancing your root chakra can help you relax, feel calmer and more secure,
and let go of some of those underlying fears you might be holding onto.
In ancient days, woman of a tribe or village
would retreat into
a Moon Lodge, Menstrual Hut or Red Tent during menstruation. It was a sacred
place for women to renew, recharge, connect with one another and receive
They would gather during their moon times and
be taken care of by the elder woman and younger maids of the village. Foods were prepared and delivered
to the moon lodge. Women were completely discharged from their other duties and
responsibilities so they could turn their attentions inward and care for
This course consists of eight modules
spread over twelve one day workshops. Criteria for acceptance on the course are
attendance of an Introductory Workshop.
The principle aim of the course is to
help you with your own, multi-dimensional personal development, re-establish
your connections with the earth and nature and enable you to practice shamanics
on an on-going basis to empower your future and help those around you with the
knowledge and techniques learned.
Participation in the course will impart
a deeper understanding of shamanism and its principles and practice.
Shaman are spiritual beings with the
ability to heal, work with energies and 'see' visions. Shamans work with the spirit healing illness at the soul level, using
knowledge and insight gained from working with the spirits of nature such as
rocks and trees, the land, and from the 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, the shaman will shift his or her own state of awareness.
Shamanism is an ancient
healing tradition and moreover, a way of life. Shamanism is the universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all
indigenous tribes and where all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in
nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can strengthen that
natural connection. Put simply Shamanism is a way to connect with nature
and all of creation.
While people of
many religions practice shamanism, Catholics, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, and
Jews, not all shamans are members of an organized religion.