Waken Tanker is the Native American name for the Great Spirit in Manifestation. In Shamanic understanding, everything in creation has a spark of the Great Spirit within it, their forms vary widely, as do their earthly experiences and awareness of time.
Everything in creation, as it contains a fragment of the Great Spirit within it, has its own awareness of life and its own experiences of life. It is this Spirit fragment that is contained within all things, that links all things together, and through which we as Humans can connect with them.
Crystals are an important part of Shamanic Practice. However, often times Shamanic Practitioners do not choose their crystal helper by looking in a book and deciding which one(s) to ask for help (although this can be useful in some circumstances) but they will use their connectivity and intuition to discern which crystal wants to help them at any given time or for a particular need to be fulfilled.
Crystals are very useful helpers in our own personal work, on the physical, mental, emotional and Spirit aspects of our selves and also for us to help others with.
Indigenous cultures have been observing
community drumming for thousands of years. Now people all over the world are
taking up drumming in astonishing numbers. At a grass roots level, small communal
drum circles are springing up. While some drum circles are content to jam and
make a lot of rhythmic noise, others choose to explore Shamanic drumming.
Shamanic drummingis a time-honored
method of healing and helping others. A drumming circle is a place for
shamanic practitioners to get together for learning, healing, and the
revelation of spiritual guidance.