“Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman’s doorway and acquire empirical evidence.”
The Ritual of Shamanic Journeying
Altered states of consciousness or trance states are more accessible than most realize. Humans are wired for these experiences. By shifting our brain wave state from Beta (active, awake) to Alpha – or even deeper states of Theta and Gamma – we are able to access these other shamanic realms. Every human naturally moves through these states daily when we sleep. Other techniques that utilize rhythm, such as drumming, rattling, gazing into a fire, and dancing, can help shift us into these altered states of consciousness. It’s estimated that 2% of humans can access these states through intention only, and I believe that this number is climbing rapidly as Gaia and humanity shift into higher dimensions and proceed through humanity’s Great Awakening.
With practice, most people can learn the ritual of shamanic journeying. This is a valuable skill as it allows you to access your own highest guidance without relying on others to pass information to you that may not suitable for your personal journey. For those starting on a shamanic path, I offer a 7 week class on foundational aspects of shamanic journeying (Coming Soon!). I also offer one-to-one support where we journey together, either in person or online. This type of support is valuable if you’re just starting to journey, are having trouble journeying on your own, or if you’re attempting to heal challenging aspects. Think of it like trying to work inside a tent; a trained shaman can hold the tent – or the container of the non-ordinary realm – open wide so that you can work inside this realm in a supported way. Journeying together, your powers and mine combine exponentially so that you are able to access powerful insights and healing.
What Happens During a Shamanic Journey?
Before we enter a shamanic journey, I lead you through exercises that allow you to anchor your energies and relax your physical body. These steps allow you to enter the altered state more completely and clearly.
Once inside the other realm, there are many possibilities for you to explore. You can meet and work with your guides, meet your ancestors and clear ancestral patterns, explore past lives or your akashic records, receive healing or initiation, develop your extra sensory perceptions and other gifts, access knowledge and explore the “library,” and much, much more.