This is an ongoing US and global project to help enthusiasts, scholars, practitioners, and curious parties learn more about shamanic living in a contemporary culture. The space here is devoted to sharing info, experiences and opinions about all forms of shamanic expression covering shamanism's multiple permutations. Among subjects explored are traditions, techniques, insights, definitions, events, artists, authors, and creativity. You are invited to draw from your own experiences and contribute.

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, December 10, 2008

Contemporary Shaman Larry Ford

A feature article on a shaman and financial consultant in this week's Washington Post Magazine and a follow up conversation on NPR. This is great exposure for our brothers and sisters on the path. More of us are waking up to our gifts. It's particularly important for those of us who have been locked into the current paradigm to enjoy more space and comfort to step out and share our practices. Seems contrary to experience a ghostly existence in the "real" world; and once spirit comes to the forefront of life, to finally feel real.

1 comment:

lawrence said...

just ran into your site...thanks for the comments i could not agree more. The walls that dictate that spirit and everyday living are to be seperate are beginining to fall. I appluad your site and your work. larry ford, shaman