Shamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual practice and it underlies much of our religious experience.
Shamanism works in Non Ordinary Reality, outside of time and space.
Shamanism is helpful for healing and for gaining wisdom and information.
Shamanism is animistic: it experiences the not-human and more-than-human world as alive, and this commits practitioners to see themselves as part of a wondrous whole.
Shamanism works with spirits.
Shamanism is cross cultural in that there is enough in common among Shamans throughout the world that they can share and understand one another.
Shamanism respects indigenous cultures and should never take from a culture, but should work to restore and honour.
MY SHAMANIC PRACTICE
I undertake soul portion retrieval, extraction, power animal retrieval and psychopomp work (with the dead). These are all time honoured practices common to Shamanism everywhere. They are healing practices. I also use several methods of divination to gain information and guidance for people in need.
I work with compassionate and transcendent spirits, who hold the best interests of the planet. These may be power animals, deities, deep ancestors, ascended masters or manifestations of God.
I teach Shamanic journeying to the Upper World and the Lower World, where you can meet your own helping spirits who can guide you and help heal you. You can find me via the Goddess Gatherings by the Sea, or the Aroha Essence Festivals where I lead journeying sessions. I have also led Shamanic Journeying evenings in Wellington and Golden Bay.
I particularly enjoy psychopomp work, where I journey to the souls of the dead and help them if they are ‘stuck’. This often forms part of the healing work I do for living people.
I am trained with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I am a member, and I undertake ongoing work with them.
RUNELORE AND RUNE READINGS
I have worked with Runes for about eight years and I use ones I made myself. They are consecrated to the Norse deities Odin and Freyja. Runes are my preferred method of divination, as they require intuition and depth of understanding.
When reading, I rattle in my helping spirits who help me cast the runes and interpret them for the querent. I do readings semi- regularly at the Health and Wellbeing (With a splash of Spiritual) Expos in Christchurch, and also at the Aroha Essence Festivals.
I can make a Rune-based ritual with a consecrated talisman for you, for aid, protection or healing. A genuine piece of personalized magic. I will work in this way only after deep consultation with you and only for the higher interests of all.
I am happy to discuss Runelore. Although Runes come from Northern European and Scandinavian cultures, and relate to some of my ancestry, I am friendly to all cultures and peoples.
SHAMANIC SERVICES & PRICES
Shamanic healing: extraction, soul portion retrieval, power animal retrieval: $80. Contact me about these. In your home or a place we decide, or by distance.
Shamanic wisdom Rune readings: $20, via Messenger or other media, or at the Expos as above, or any event I am attending.
Shamanic Journeying Evenings: Generally the first Wednesday of each month, held at Myste Cottage. Contact me for the address. Also by invitation for groups. $15 waged or $10 unwaged or whatever covers costs.
Deathly Events: By invitation for groups so far, so depends on the group.
Here is a link to a short article which is an interview with Dr Michael Harner, the founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I am a member and have trained with the Foundation, in what is called Core Shamanism.
This is a universal form of Shamanism which is accessible, ethical, and works with only compassionate and transcendent spirits.
I strongly recommend reading this article before you go any further.
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