The importance of race in shamanic healing

I carry the memories and stories of my ancestors in the blood of my race – in my DNA. These are unique to the Celts and Anglo-Saxons, who are white Caucasians, and they form the basis of my spiritual consciousness and my cosmological understanding. I love my race and wish to help preserve it against…

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The Ecstasy of the Heart

This is probably one of most powerfully metamorphic shamanic healing techniques that you will ever practise – and you don’t even have to be a shaman to do it. Anyone can do the Ecstasy of the Heart and benefit enormously from it – anyone who has a heart. And it will not only change how…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 4: Enchanted Healing at the Gates of Dawn

In the last article, Lesson 3, Forging our own faery sword of truth, we discussed the metaphorical meaning of the Three of Swords, and I used an example from the Fey Tarot in which a male faery is rising from the sea with the dawn breaking just behind him. Dawn is a major character in…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 3: Forging our own Faery Sword of Truth

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut Sometimes people use old myths about faeries, dwarves and wizards to build a cosy, walled cognitive space – in the same way that as children we used to construct camps from blankets and bedspreads in which to hide from the realities of the adult world. However, the ancient myths were not meant…

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The Grail Mysteries, Lesson 2: Healing with the Sword of Truth and the Lady of the Lake

If you have followed my guidance in Lesson 1, you will hopefully have begun the process of diving down deep into the frozen lake of your emotions and using the heat of concentration – through visualisation or shamanic journeying – in the alchemic crucible of your own inner space to release them and bring them…

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The Grail Mysteries: Lesson 1 – Healing the Wounded Queens with Fragarach, the Sword of Truth

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut This article forms the beginning of a shamanic quest for my readers to help them understand and work with the imagery contained within my books that are based on Celtic magic. So if you’ve just stumbled into this Mystery Teachings class, you may want to go to the Introduction first, and then…

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The Grail Mysteries: Healing the Wounded Queens with the Thirteen Treasures of Britain – Introduction

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut Classic Grail literature, scribed by the Normans around the 12th century, concentrates on the Wounded King archetype – one which is immensely valuable for deep inner healing at the shamanic level. But I go back much further into the Celtic roots of these stories and so I will be describing, in a…

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An introduction to working within unseen worlds

by Robert Owings All spiritual practices maintain some form of connection to unseen worlds, be that Buddha fields or the heaven promised so prominently in Christianity and Islam. In some regard shamanism is not that different; however, where those religions offer the unseen world in an afterlife, shamanism opens those realms in this life as…

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How to communicate with plants and trees

by Bob Makransky In order to communicate with plants (or people), you have to be able to regard them as your equals. If you are afraid (ashamed) to talk with homeless people, beggars, crazy people, etc. then you’ll also find it difficult to talk with plants. However, it’s actually easier to communicate with plants than…

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Soul Loss and Retrieval for the Lost Children

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut A few days ago, President Trump opened up the first listening session with experts on human trafficking. As a result, he announced that he will direct “the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies” to devote more resources and personnel to the investigation. Prime amongst these investigations…

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Five Golden Rules for Shamanic Healing

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir I’m not really one who goes in much for shamanic healing. I’ve noticed that if you give someone healing, they tend to need it again a few months later. That might be good for building a client base … but that’s not really what I’m about. My approach is more along…

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How the shaman uses alchemy to heal pain

By Ishtar Babilu Dingir I explain in my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, about how alchemical transformation is used to achieve the Divine Marriage. But as everyone knows who hasn’t been totally brainwashed by modern day Rom Coms, the apple blossom and confetti wedding between the bride and groom is just the beginning…

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How shamans reweave and repurpose pain

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut Most of us carry around unresolved emotional pain and that translates, particularly later in life, to physical pain because our manifest sheath of our multi-layered, inter-dimensional mind-body continuum can no longer flow or dance with the rivers of energies. The rivers become dammed up and stagnant, and this leads to stiffness, particularly…

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Getting through the Dark Night of the Soul in one piece

by Ishtar Babilu Dingir It seems to me that a lot of us are going through the mill right now. The stuff that hits the fan is flying all over the place and so that it can be difficult, at times, to see the way through. Sometimes, it feels like whatever we do goes wrong.…

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How shamans work with the spirits of the Land – otherwise known as the Fae

  By ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT In my book Reclaiming Sovereignty: Shamanic Earth Magic, I explain about the shamanic relationship between humans and the spirits of the Land,  and about how shamans long ago worked with their own indigenous spirits to support the fertility and Sovereignty of the Land. It is from that loving partnership between Man…

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Nine ways to be a shaman at work

By Brant Secunda The Huichols, an indigenous tribe that lives in the mountainous region of central Mexico, are some of the happiness, healthiest, wisest people on earth. Many of them are shamans, and a surprising number of their tribe surpass 100 and work in the fields up until the day they die. I traveled to…

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Healing with animals: Mongolian children with their golden eagles

Because of the more urban lives we lead these days, we can sometimes be oblivious to a very ancient and yet simple form of holistic healing that our earlier ancestors practised. The relationship between man and animals was considered to be so vital for the health of both species, as well as that of the…

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A West African shaman’s view of mental illness

Malidoma Patrice Somé is a West African shaman, who was born into a Dagara tribe in Burkina Faso in 1956, where he was trained as a shaman at a very early age. Here he is interviewed by Stephanie Marohn about how differently the shaman views mental illness to the Western medical model. by Stephanie Marohn…

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The Shamanic Healer’s Guide to Staying Alive in Times of Death and Destruction

  By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut One of the roles of the shaman in ancient times was to protect the tribe in times of war. Of course, it must have been so much simpler then … when you knew everyone in your tribe, and you could see the whites of the eyes of the enemy as it…

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The Healing of Serpents at Easter

The original, pre-Christian name for Easter was Oestre, named after the goddess of the Spring Equinox, when painted eggs would be left as offerings to her in her serpent form, at her shrines. Oestre’s festival of healing and regeneration was always on the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. The Christian church, more interested…

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What is a Shaman, and what does a Shaman do?

By ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT In order to understand what a shaman is, it is best to approach the subject by learning about what a shaman actually does. Shamanism is a technique through which we contact intradimensional beings, known to our earliest ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years as the spirits. Shamanism eventually morphed into the…

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Shamanic Power – How to get it, how to keep it clean

I remember when my shamanic practitioner training group first sat down to what was to turn out to be a three day session on how to generate and manage shamanic power. Simon, our teacher announced that this is what we were going to be doing, and some of us were quite shocked, including yours truly…

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Shamanism, the wounded healer, addiction and the alcohol demon

by ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT One of the soubriquets often attached to the shaman is the term ‘the wounded healer’. This is because we’re so often leading people out of mires that we have only recently been ensnared in ourselves. We’re just a couple of steps ahead. I first noticed this phenomena quite soon after I first…

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How dealing properly with grief can be a ticket to transformation

America is edging closer and closer to a kind of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest kind of society in which any kind of emotional expression ~ such as a natural outpouring of grief after a bereavement ~ is regarded as an abherrent behaviour and even a mental disability. The aim seems to be to…

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How I became a shamanic healer

by Ishtar Babilu Dingir Sometimes, I get asked about why I became a shamanic healer, or how I became a shaman, and I would like to try to describe something of the process here, albeit that my path towards becoming a shaman began before I was even aware of any kind of process taking place.…

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Let’s talk about death and dying

The last hours of an 84-year-old man, dying from cancer, which was televised last May, caused much controversy. Unlike in the East, we’ve managed to sanitise death. Wandering around India, one soon comes across death red in tooth and claw, with bodies in Bombay left mouldering in the streets, or being burned on funeral pyres. Here…

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