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A Shamanic Celebration of Summer Solstice

The word “solstice” comes from the latin wordssol (sun) andsistere (stand still) because on June 21, the sun appears to stand still before it reverses direction and begins its decent back into the southern sky. The Summer Solstice is the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year. The sun is at its peak, the highest point in the sky. The rays of the sun are the clearest and warmest for this longest day, and shortest night.


Celebrations of the Summer Solstice vary across the globe and from culture to culture.

6 Air Purifying Houseplants

Plants and humans have lived in partnership since the beginning of human experience, not only in terms of food and medicine but as a fundamental part of our spiritual experience and developing consciousness.

Shamanic cultures worldwide see everything around them as alive, aware, and related. From a shamanic perspective nature is a complex web of support in which each part effectively cares for another; the nature of nature is co-operation. Nature has not accidentally created the plants around us to be as they are.

Shamanic Practice And Feathers

Shamanic practice places great importance on shamanic tools and a shaman’s sacred implements may be of many different kinds. They many include plants, special stones, animal parts, drums, musical instruments, masks, costumes and feathers.
 
Feathers may be used as tools to ease us in to an awakening of the whole self, used in prayer, or utilised for protection and healing. Feathering can also be used in energy healing’s, such as cleansing the auric field by sweeping a bird's wing or a single feather within the Auric Field - the space of energy surrounding a person.

4 Spring Herbs You Can Forage Now


Spring is now firmly upon us and foraging as the first spring foliage bursts from the earth is something that, for centuries, humans have counted on. Spring’s new growth is nutrient rich and bountiful nourishment after winter.

While fresh food is of course available all year round through supermarkets and independent food retailers, many of us still like to walk in the steps of our hunter gatherer ancestors.

Foraging is becoming much more popular, but there are a few things you should always remember:

Smudging - 8 Herbs in Shamanic Practice

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.

10 Ways To Clear Your Root Chakra

Maybe 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.

Sometimes 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.

Clearing 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.

A Quick Guide To a Moon Lodge

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 spiritual guidance.

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 themselves.

A Guide to Shamanic Quest Foundation Course

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.

What is a Shaman?


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.

What is Shamanics?








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.
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