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)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ceremony in apology to spirits of the ocean

by New Orleans Healing Center

A public prayer ceremony for the Spirits of the Sea, to apologize for oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and encourage natural healing of the waters.
Sunday June 27th, on the uptown levee next to Oak st at the Mississippi River( the batcher), New Orleans, LA.
wear all white , or white with blue headscarves.
5pm reike circle
5:30 kirtan-yoga and sufi musical prayer
6:30 prayers of atonment by local religious leaders
7:00 ceremony to La Siren and Agwe
10:00 drumming and dancing for all

This is lead by Sallie Ann Glassman and La Source Anicenne Ounfo. Sallie Ann is a very strong mambo who I have been lucky enough to do ceremony with over 15 years. She will acompanied by the wonderful jazz bassist James Singleton and poet Moose Jackson, and many artisst from the area. If you are interested in the truth of New Orleans Vodoo as a healing path, this is a wonderful opprotunity to experience it.

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