Shamans have played an important role in evolving consciousness in cultures across the globe for at least 30,000 to 40,000 years, and possibly as long as 100,000 years. Through their abilities to travel into the dark and mysterious spirit realms they bring healing and integration. In fact, the word “shaman” originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia and means “spiritual healer” or “one who sees in the dark.”
The practice of Shamanism is designed to bridge the formed (ordinary) and formless (non-ordinary) realms through the use of tools and ritual. To bridge these worlds, a practitioner learns how to journey into other dimensions by entering a shamanic state of consciousness. Usually done through the use of sound or movement, referred to as sonic driving, this involves a repetitive rhythm, that is produced by a drum, rattle or stick as well as through chanting or ecstatic dancing. Our Shamanism segment is designed to deepen your understanding of how this ancient practice can facilitate transformation.