FAQs

Shamanic Healing Work With Humans

What is Core Shamanism and are you trained in it?
Shamanism is the oldest form of healing, practiced since the beginning of human kind. Shamans connect with compassionate spirits and elicit their help to heal people. Core shamanism is a distillation of shamanic practices which are common to many diverse cultures. The methods of core shamanism are taught by the faculty of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and are practiced by modern shamanic healers throughout the world. In core shamanism, the shaman enters a shamanic state of consciousness through listening to rhythmic percussion. He or she then journeys to the world of spirits and connects with spirit allies for healing work. These spirits are available to help everyone, and the shaman’s role is often to reconnect clients with their helping spirits, restoring their personal power. Some frequently used shamanic healing methods are soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, extraction, spiritual healing, and psychopomp (escorting “dead” spirits to the other world). I have been trained in all of these through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. I have deeper training through the Sundust Oracle Institute.


How does shamanic practice help me as the client?

People are often in need of helping spirits who give them power. I have retrieved power animals so they can be more confident and have an ally to help protect them.  People often suffer soul loss, as well, and require soul retrievals.  The spirit guides I works with often provide healing power and comfort to the client.  Shamanic practice is also very helpful in aiding a person’s spirit to progress from this world to “the other side” when that person dies.

What is psychopomp and how does it work?
As a shamanic practitioner I perform a critical function with regard to helping people who have died. Sometimes when people die suddenly, unexpectedly, or traumatically, they don’t know they are dead, and they remain here rather than moving on to the light. As a shamanic practitioner one of my “jobs” is to help them to cross over. This work is called “Psychopomp” and is very important. Many people who have suffered traumatic or untimely deaths do pass into the light without a problem. But occasionally they get stuck. I have encountered them during house clearings as well as in public places.

What is a Soul Retrieval?
Shamans believe that when a person suffers from a physical or psychological trauma a part of the soul splits off and no longer contributes to the person’s whole being.  Instead, it stays fixed in the event, but in non ordinary reality.  This dissociation is called soul loss, and it often results in loss of memory, or a feeling of being disengaged.  Soul loss can also occur when another person “holds” onto a part of us, and doesn’t let go (An old lover perhaps).
Once the traumatic event is over, complete healing can occur when the soul parts that are missing are returned. The shamanic practitioner facilitates this event by journeying into non ordinary reality and, with the help of spirit allies, finds the missing soul parts and brings them back home. Then there is a period of integration, where the client gets to know the returned soul part(s) again, and together they work to heal the old wounds. This often takes several months.
The concept is the same for animals as it is for people with a few exceptions. I have also achieved beneficial results doing soul retrievals for dogs and cats.

What is a Power Animal Retrieval?
All people can enjoy the power, strength and comfort of an alliance with a spiritual power animal. The spirits of wild animals work with shamanic practitioners, guiding them through their journeys, giving advice and performing healings. Often the first thing a modern shamanic practitioner does for a client is retrieve a power animal for them. Domestic animals also benefit from power animal retrieval.

What are Shamanic Healing Techniques?
Illness Extraction: Often illness has a spiritual component as well as a physical component. When people are vulnerable and disempowered it is possible for entities that don’t belong to enter their bodies. These misplaced entities can cause sickness, soreness and other undesirable things. As a shamanic practitioner one of my key functions is to work with my spirit guides to extract these misplaced entities and deliver them to a neutral place, where they can contribute to the overall good of things (instead of causing harm). This process is called extraction.  After an extraction we always fill the space with positive healing power of some kind.

What does a shamanic session entail and what can I expect?
There are two basic things I do. First, I journey on your behalf with an intention (of your own choosing) in mind. I meet the power animal that has chosen to come forward to do the work.  I ask my spirit guides what their plan of action is around your intention or situation. Second, I ask my helping spirits if you need further help, such as a soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, or extraction work. I will give you a verbal report of the soul retrieval, power animal retrieval or other work that is done.

Other FAQ’s for Human Work

What is a Rock Stack Ritual?
This practice incorporates the powers of the four directions, chakra information and the ritual of the rocks in a daily practice of divination. This practice involves stacking rocks seven high. It also involves a study of the powers of the four directions as well as an understanding of what your seven chakra centers are. A study of these three elements can help in creating a daily practice of divination.

What is a House Clearing and Blessing and how does it work?
A House Blessing is a spiritual ceremony. It involves clearing the house and the land around it of unwanted energetic forces. The energy may be stagnant or out of balance; there may be unwanted energetic intrusions present (ghosts) or pools of negative energy from previous residents. If the house is on the market, the stored energies of a house may contribute to it not showing well or selling.

A House Blessing is valuable if:

  • You are selling your house and want it cleared for sale.
  • You are selling your house and you want to intone positive intentions around the ideal new owner
  • You want to make your house your home & release the presence of former occupants
  • You are buying a house and you want to eliminate all negative energy and problems that may exist in the house before you move in
  • You are buying a house and you want to install your personal positive intentions
  • You may want to give a House Clearing and Blessing as a house-warming gift to your friends and relatives.

A House Blessing would be beneficial if:

  • Certain rooms in the house feel cold and unwelcoming
  • You feel like someone or something is in the room with you but you can’t see it
  • Certain rooms stimulate emotions you can’t explain and know they are not yours.
  • You have trouble sleeping well
  • You have your house on the market but it doesn’t seem to show well
  • You experience unexplained physical symptoms like headaches, sensitive tummy/bowels, aches & pains all of which seem unreasonable

HOW IT WORKS – WHAT IS DONE

  • Initial walk-through
  • Setting up the altar
  • Setting sacred intentions
  • Clearing the house and the land
  • Intoning the house blessing
  • Sealing the work
  • Outtake interview

Together we create the ceremony. There are certain things you are asked to do before I arrive.  Then the work begins – first the clearing and then the blessing.

What is an Akashic Record Reading and how does it work?
An Akashic Record is the past, present and future knowledge of all things.  It is the recording of your Soul’s journey since inception, as well as the possibilities of its enfoldment in the future.   Virtually every ancient spiritual teaching refers to the Akashic Records. They are known in the Bible as The Book of Life.

An Akashic Record Consultation consists of opening up the records of your Soul and allowing the information from this profound spiritual level to come forward.  From this spiritual level you will receive information and insight on patterns present in your life and opportunities for growth.

During your consultation, I open myself to the information available from your Records by reading an ancient prayer and say what comes directly to me from your records.  It is good to prepare yourself by reflecting on your current life circumstances and where you would like greater clarity.  Then come with questions. We will work with your questions during the consultation. Your openness determines to a large extent what happens and what is brought forward from the records.

All counsel and healing given in the session is presented in order to assist you with your own consciousness and is held in confidentiality.

How do you compare a Reiki healing with a spiritual healing?
The laying on of hands is used in Reiki therapy as well as in a spiritual healing. There is a difference, however. In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places hands above a particular part of the recipient’s body in order to release energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, however, the healer places hands above the recipient; however, it is the recipient that draws the energy as needed. Thus, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process as opposed to having a passive part in spiritual healing. The individual takes responsibility for his or her healing by identifying the needs and drawing energy as needed. This is often done unconsciously.

Shamanic Healing Work With Animals

What is Core Shamanism and are you trained in it?
Shamanism is the oldest form of healing, practiced since the beginning of human kind. Shamans connect with compassionate spirits and elicit their help to heal people. Core shamanism is a distillation of shamanic practices which are common to many diverse cultures. The methods of core shamanism are taught by the faculty of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and are practiced by modern shamanic healers throughout the world. In core shamanism, the shaman enters a shamanic state of consciousness through listening to rhythmic percussion. He or she then journeys to the world of spirits and connects with spirit allies for healing work. These spirits are available to help everyone, and the shaman’s role is often to reconnect clients with their helping spirits, restoring their personal power. Some frequently used shamanic healing methods are soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, extraction, spiritual healing, and psycho pomp (escorting “dead” spirits to the other world). I have been trained through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies in these practices.

How does shamanic practice help my animal companion?
Like people, animals can benefit from  helping spirits who give them power. I have retrieved power animals for cats and dogs, so that they can be more confident and have an ally to help protect them. Animals often suffer soul loss, as well, and require soul retrievals.  The spirit guides I works with often provide healing power and comfort to the animal. Shamanic practice is also very helpful in aiding the animal’s spirit to progress from this world to “the other side” when the animal companion dies.

How do you communicate with my animal companion?
I communicate with your animal companion through a shamanic journey. I enter the shamanic state of consciousness and visit with the animal in non-ordinary reality.  I prefer to enter a shamanic state of consciousness to communicate with your animal companion because the impressions I receive are clear and focused, and because I rarely do just communication work. Almost always the work involves spiritual healing, and I do that work when in the shamanic state of consciousness with the help of my animal guides called power animals who come forward in the journey to facilitate the healing work.

What is a Soul Retrieval?
Shamans believe that when a person suffers from a physical or psychological trauma a part(s) of the soul splits off and no longer contributes to the person’s whole being.  Instead, it stays fixed in the event, but in non ordinary reality.  This dissociation is called soul loss, and it often results in loss of memory, or a feeling of incompleteness. This disengagement makes it easier to survive traumas such as accidents, abuse, or emotional disturbances. Animals can suffer soul loss from events that are traumatic to them. Once the traumatic event is over, complete healing can occur when the soul parts that are missing are returned. The shamanic practitioner facilitates this event by journeying into non ordinary reality and, with the help of spirit allies, finds the missing soul parts and brings them back.

What is a Power Animal Retrieval?
All people and animals can enjoy the power, strength and comfort of an alliance with a spiritual power animal. The spirits of wild animals work with shamanic practitioners, guiding them through their journeys, giving advice and performing healings. Often the first thing a modern shamanic practitioner does for a client is retrieve a power animal for them. Domestic animals also benefit from power animal retrieval

What are Shamanic Extraction Techniques?
Illness Extraction: Often illness has a spiritual component as well as a physical component. When animals are vulnerable and disempowered it is possible for entities that don’t belong to enter their bodies. These misplaced entities can cause sickness, soreness and other undesirable things. As a shamanic practitioner one of my key functions is to work with my spirit guides to extract these misplaced entities and deliver them to a neutral place, where they can contribute to the overall good of things (instead of causing harm). This process is called extraction.  After an extraction we always fill the space with positive healing power of some kind.

What does a shamanic session entail and what can I expect?
There are two basic things I do. First, I journey to your animal companion and speak with it in non-ordinary reality. There I get impressions of his/her past and let you know what his or her memories and current impressions are. In that journey I also scan the animal’s body and see if there is pain or injury. I ask my spirit guides what their plan of action is around your animal’s health issues. Second, I ask my helping spirits if the animal needs further help, such as a soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, or extraction.  In addition, I check on specific conditions or aspects of your pet about which you desire clarification. I will give you a verbal report of the soul retrieval, power animal retrieval or other work I do. I will also let you know if anything should change in what you are doing with your animal.

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