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 well. Plus, it’s a vastly more expansive, animated, and interactive version to the concept.
Shamanic practice has been described as crossing the veil, walking in other worlds, and a direct spiritual engagement with spirits, deities, and other realms. Naturally, such processes bring one into contact with unseen worlds, and the beings that populate these domains. It’s been going on since day one, since that first proto shaman took on the work.
This is a Red Ice Radio interview with Ishtar Babilu Dingir who is a former journalist from England, specialising in holistic health and environmental issues. She is now a shaman who concentrates on working with the spirits of the land, in order to reclaim the Sovereignty.
She’s also the author of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar: Shamanic sexual healing. More recently, she has been writing about the importance of preserving race in order to access the wisdom teachings from the ancestral spirits, which is the focus of our discussion. Continue reading
by Ishtar Babilu Dingir
We’ve just published our second instalment of The Glastonbury Chronicle on You Tube. (If you missed the first one, it’s here: The Glastonbury Chronicle – Episode 1.)
In The Glastonbury Chronicle – Episode 2, Vincent Andersen and I talk about various ways of contacting the spirit dimensions for spiritual healing, wisdom and guidance. The discussion takes in a multitude of themes within the practice of shamanic healing, including the cosmology of the other dimensions, Amazonian shamanism, ayahuasca and other psychotropic herbs, sweat lodges, power animals and spirit guides. Continue reading