In the Alchemist’s Garden – The Passage of the Snail

by Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

The ancient Egyptians honoured the scarab or dung beetle for several reasons, and not least because it oriented itself and navigated its path via the Milky Way.

I’ve been wondering if that is the reason why Mr Snail keeps somehow wriggling itself under my front door every night, and doing a little circuit on the red carpet (according to the silvery, gungy pattern he deposits) before leaving again? Continue reading “In the Alchemist’s Garden – The Passage of the Snail”

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 stiffness of the joints – hips, knees, shoulders. Continue reading “How shamans reweave and repurpose pain”

The Glastonbury Declaration – a magical blueprint for Sovereignty and freedom

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This Declaration was read out at our shamanic ceremony in front of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset at sunrise on the Winter Solstice, 21st December 2014.  You can read more about the ceremony itself and what it meant by reading: How shamans work with the spirits of the Land. Continue reading “The Glastonbury Declaration – a magical blueprint for Sovereignty and freedom”

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


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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 and Fae that the Sovereignty of the Land is derived, and shamanic sex rites are key to Sovereignty. Going back thousands of years into history, the right of Sovereignty was passed on to the newly crowned king during sex rites. Continue reading “How shamans work with the spirits of the Land – otherwise known as the Fae”

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 Mexico as a young man and was invited to live with the Huichols for 12 years, where I became the adopted grandson of a shaman named Don José Matsuwa, who lived to be 110. There are many lessons I learned from the Huichols, which I now write about and teach to others, with my teaching partner Mark Allen. One of them is how to make small behavioral changes at work that keep us happy, relaxed, motivated, and performing at our best. Here are nine of them you can apply every day. Continue reading “Nine ways to be a shaman at work”

Why scientists can’t find the biological purpose of the female orgasm

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut

From her book, Reclaiming Sovereignty: Shamanic Earth Magic

I don’t know if you’re anything like me… but have you ever wondered what the female orgasm is for? I always used to… until my understanding about our place in the cosmic order was widened and deepened through the practice of shamanism.

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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

In the shamanic view, mental illness signals “the birth of a healer,” explains Malidoma Patrice Somé. Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born. Continue reading “A West African shaman’s view of mental illness”

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 advanced. Not so now, when we can’t see the enemy, but untold numbers of people are dying daily from various insidious overloads of a toxic nature which they are consuming through not just the pores of their bodies, but also via their mind and spirit. Continue reading “The Shamanic Healer’s Guide to Staying Alive in Times of Death and Destruction”

What is a Shaman, and What Does a Shaman Do?

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In order to understand more about what a shaman is, we need to first understand what a shaman does.

Shamanism is a technique through which we contact intradimensional beings, known to our ancestors for hundreds of thousands of years as the spirits. Shamanism eventually morphed into the Mystery religions and then was driven completely underground by the Roman Emperor Constantine in the 4th century CE where it remained hidden, until the last decade or so. Continue reading “What is a Shaman, and What Does a Shaman Do?”

Shamanic Healing Power – How to Get It, How to Keep It Clean


by Ishtar Babilu Dingir

I remember when my shamanic practitioner training group first sat down to what turned 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 who instantly put up her hand:

“But I haven’t come here to get power,” I complained. “I’m not interested in having power. I’m just interested in helping people.”

And Simon just replied,” And how are you going to help people without the power to do so?”. Continue reading “Shamanic Healing Power – How to Get It, How to Keep It Clean”

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.

So it’s only in looking back that I can see many classic shaman apprentice landmarks along the way. But I wasn’t aware of what they meant at the time.

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