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What is a SHAMAN?

MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

-- from Travelers, Magicians and Shamans (Danny Paradise)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sacred Fire

After our last gathering, Walks in two worlds and I burned the sacred fire to release the prayers you tied into the incredibly beautiful and powerful wreath of flowers.

Also, though not specifically shamanic, this link has simple ways to be good to our mother. http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/337.html


Heart of The Mother said...

How Beautiful !
Thanks for sharing that visual.

Truth on the Wind said...

What a gorgeous wreath you all made!! Thank you Hears the Trees for posting the pictures. I really missed all of you that weekend!

And thank you for the D.E.P. site! I never knew it could make any difference at all to buy gas at night. Who would have thought that such small actions can make a difference. I especially appreciate the truth about septic tanks :-) Thanks again!

Allowing the light said...

Thanks! A warm sight at the (almost) end of a very frustrating day in the muggle world... Sometimes we would just like to escape that one, right? But here we are; we decided to come here as human beings so we have to hold that world tOo! Beautiful rituals, shared moments and memories are among the elements that support us and beyond us all those who can benefit from positive thoughts and energies -- there are so many negative energies created at every moment in that world that it is always a blessing to be reminded that they are not the only ones!

She.Who.Remembers said...

Thank you for sharing! I am still so touched by the power, energy and intention of the wreath we created. So glad to have been a part of it all!

shewhofacesspirit said...

Thank you so much for seeing a visual and to watch the wreath that we created to be in it's process.

Night Sings said...

It was a bonding experience for us to craft this wreath and weave it with blessings for our loved ones. The energy from it was powerful and inescapable. It was also an exercise in collaborative creation and release. I'm curious to know how a shaman can access and direct the energy from its ashes.

walksinsacredspace said...

I feel blessed to be part of such a powerful co-creation. I carry the memory and dream of the potentcy and possibilities of future flowers, prayers and sacred intent.