What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is the world's oldest known spiritual healing practice dating back over 30,000 years. The word "shaman" originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia, and means "one who sees in the dark." Shamanism is a way of life in which a shaman lives respectfully in partnership with all forms of life and with Spirit. Shamans believe that all problems, including illness and dis-ease, have their root cause in spiritual imbalance. During a shamanic healing session, the shamanic practitioner enters into an altered state of consciousness (called a journey) in order to get information for emotional, physical and mental healing. Tools such as drums, rattles, crystals and feathers are often used to help facilitate healing. The shamanic practitioner works in partnership with spirit and animal guides. Healings often include extractions, power animal retrievals and soul retrievals.
An extraction involves removing/extracting energy that is not supportive or that is blocking one's health and wellbeing. This energy may be in the form of toxic thoughts, consumptions, environments and other external energies. An extraction will help to balance one's energy.
Power Animal Retrieval
A power animal serves as a spiritual guardian or guide that helps us along our life journey. A retrieval reunites us with that spirit guide to help with things such as power loss, physical strength, mental alertness, confidence, healing and harmonizing.
Soul Retrieval involves bringing back soul parts that were disassociated during a traumatic experience. Examples of traumatic experiences that may cause soul loss include physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, a car accident, medical surgery, heart ache from loss of a relationship or loved one, and any other intense experience that was so overwhelming that it caused a spiritual injury. The result of any of these traumas can include PTSD, depression, addiction, illness, chronic pain and/or grief. Bringing soul parts back helps to return an individual's pure essence, balance and any personal power that may have been lost.