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Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Subject:Reality
Posted by:wolf2feathers.
Time:7:09 pm.
Ka'mapaw pi kees wayovah ho'dovay. Understand this! I will, I Will, I WILL: Fight to the death if necessary (Fisa o'tohay mypav-waw ki'meepa hoYah) !! Be peaceful, or be hard... but BE proud, my people. SOKAHA! That's Ooo-la-la-la-cha-chaa as my personal Mantra. Keep the Ways, (Cotoh'mvah ta Wah-vahr.)


TALA HOTYK
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Subject:Enough of the East!!!
Posted by:wolf2feathers.
Time:6:54 pm.
This LJ Interest is for AMERICAN Shamans. This includes North America, Central America, and South America. This does not include other areas or continents. Please stop posting in Russian, Ukrainian, (et. al.) -and so forth- just to prove foolish enough that other areas do not have their own behavioral or classings of Shamanism. It seems foolish that you people who've tried to disgrace the traditional Shamanic ways of other parts of the world would need a page that IS NOT your own Continental potential to do it by with your untrue word of NOT harmonizing with worldwide healing efforts. Sorry if this upsets anyone, but I do not entertain conceding to the condescension as such.


TALA HOTYK
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Posted by:lupagreenwolf.
Time:2:10 pm.
Two new book reviews related to shamanism--click on the links to see what I had to say!

Spirit Animals by Victoria Covell

Soul Retrieval by Sandra Ingerman - August BBBR

(X-posted a few places)
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Monday, July 6th, 2009

Posted by:lupagreenwolf.
Time:11:53 pm.
....and another book review as I play catch-up. Click the link for the full review:

Seeing in the Dark: Claim Your Own Shamanic Power Now and in the Coming Age by Colleen Deatsman and Paul Bowersox - Another core shamanism 101 book?
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Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Posted by:lupagreenwolf.
Time:10:18 pm.
Have a book review; click the link to read the full review:

Beyond 2012: A Shaman’s Call to Personal Change and the Transformation of Global Consciousness by James Endredy - finally, a 2012 book I can take seriously! And it's from one of my favorite shamanic authors, too.
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Posted by:lupagreenwolf.
Time:11:07 pm.
It's been a while since I've torn apart something in a review...click the link to see what happened:

The Hawaiian Oracle: Animal Spirit Guides From the Land of Light by Rima A. Morrell
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Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Subject:Healing workshops in New Jersey with Dr. Elena Loboda.
Posted by:do116.
Time:5:32 pm.
I study with Elena Loboda for 1 year and I got much more balanced and energetic. I practiced balancing 5 elements practices.Now, I am looking forward to the fasting workshopw with her.
Please see more info at www.placeofclarity.com/events.html

Healing workshops in New Jersey with Dr. Elena Loboda.



Intensive Fasting Workshop with Energy Exercises - Dec 7,8,9  from  11 am to 5 pm.    
Awakening Consciousness of the Womb - Dec 15,  Saturday, 1pm-6pm.        
Balancing Vibrations of 5 Universal Elements - Dec16,  Sunday, 1pm-6pm.
info: nyworkshops@gmail.com , ph. 201-796-7253


 
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Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Subject:location me - Gulfcoast, MS - you?
Posted by:beardrummer.
Time:11:05 pm.
On some of my newsgroups, we run this every once in a while and replace the place to reflect ourselves... In LJ, I guess we should just reply...

Anyone closeby?
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Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Subject:Moving ON
Posted by:wolf2feathers.
Time:9:31 am.
Mood:simplified.
I found out yesterday that my probation transfer to Tennessee is approved. Officers went to my mothers place and notified her that I would be coming on down. I'm to see my probation officer this morning to see if the orders for my reporting have come through yet and hopefully I'll be rolling on down the road in a Greyhound bus in a few days time. I can't wait to get there. First thing I want to do is order a pizza delivery. I also want to go grocery shopping and get all kinds of good stuff having had to eat jail, hospital and half-way house food for the past 14 months. I'm so excited I could just burst. I'll be moving in with my mom at first. My sister is looking for a 4 bedroom place to rent so her, her husband, my two neices, my mom and I can all live together. One big happy family event I think. I love my neices and sister dearly and will just love living with them for a change. So I'm leaving this place where I have no ties behind me. Good-bye Akron. Tennessee or bust.
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Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Posted by:fey_seraph.
Time:2:57 pm.
I had written before about preserving memory essences, and so forth, and the way to do that had eluded me for some time. I share now that I found a positive way to do this for me which is to construct photo albums with captions that are then sealed or placed in a bag and entrusted to a third party for safekeeping. The experience for me was actually much more complex than this, but the general idea is very easy.
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Posted by:fey_seraph.
Time:2:52 pm.
Hello! :)
I am seeking some opinions from those wiser than me, about creating power objects.

I am in possession of one such object already, a ceremic likeness of the spirit with which I am aligned (her face.) I also periodically consider or feel that I am driven to create various costumes, ranging from very simple things to full costume.

In The Eagle's Gift, by Carlos Casteneda, don Juan (as recollected by main characters, since he is no longer present in this book) recommends having no power objects, and not placing power onto any material thing. He said that it focuses the "weak side" of the second attention (power-conciousness as opposed to everyday conciousness, or at least that's my understanding). I believe the weak side to which he refers is obsession, object-fixation. He seems to say these objects are dangerous because they collect obsessive, powerful, second-attention energy.

I can imagine opinions to be all over the map on this one. Shamans of many cultures utilize costumes, and bringing dreamed-of images of oneself into physical realization is incredible and powerful. I don't feel any particular reason that I should NOT do it, and yet in certain cases I do wonder if it is healthy, particularly in the case of the mask I have. I and the mask have an odd relationship. Sometimes I am not sure that it is a good one. I could see how things could get ungood.

Thanks in advance for all your help!
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Subject:dream
Posted by:zahrah.
Time:2:11 pm.
last night i cannot remember if this dream happened before i woke up around 4am or after i fell back asleep...

but the dream i had was that i was dreaming. you know? i dreamed that i was dreaming. in this dream i was dreaming a bald eagle was acting strange. it seemed to me as if it was a messenger to get my attention to pay attention as to what was coming next. and next was my red tailed hawk with his wings folded, but he was in air just that his wings & feet were in perched position and he (head upwards) went out into the sky disappearing. i cannot explain this exactly. but it was as if he was telling me he was leaving me now. and shortly after he left an owl appeared. i think it might be a snow owl or something of that nature but i didn't get enough time to get a good look at him.

when i woke i awoke from the dream but i was still dreaming. you know what i am saying right? i was still asleep, in a dream but in that dream i was dreaming i woke up and told myself what that dream meant. which is what i explained above, however when the red tailed hawk left i got scared. when the owl showed up i questioned whether or not he was any stronger than the red tailed hawk. i feel bad about questioning it's strength but it was a natural reaction having been with the red tail for soooooo long.

then i finally ACTUALLY woke up.

man, i know this can be confusing. but that's the best way i could explain it.
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Sunday, September 10th, 2006

Posted by:fey_seraph.
Time:2:25 am.
Hello everyone. Thanks for listening. I am looking for advice.

I have had various opportunities, I believe, for shamanic induction in my life, and I have backed down from all of them.

Lately I have had curious headaches, lasting most of the day and beginning in the midmorning or afternnon, and worsening as it gets later. They have occurred every day for approximately three weeks.

I have been driven to do many things due to these headaches, among them changing my apartment so that it is all white and gold and wrapping my head in white cloth with black marks for the bad thing inside to exit through.

I have also had several visions of myself as an animal which I have been encountering for some time, which I will decline to say which animal it is here, but has been a presence in my life. I have never envisioned myself AS this animal but I have now. I also saw white ears atop my head where the two pains are atop my head.

After constructing my new space in my home which was all white and laying down in it, prepared to stay for a long time, I was overcome with incredible anxiety and it was clear I was about to undergo something. I was concerned about my familiar memories and loves being obliterated by my initiation or loss of ego, and I had not yet made any solid provisions for these memories to be stored safely out of this world so that I would not lose everything. I thus went out of the room and spent time with a friend.

Halfway through being with my friend I decided she was a phantom/demon type thing that was distracting me and bringing me off my path. I left her and ran home, and the pain in my head was red hot as was my heart.

I had a lot of heart pain and went to the hospital, afraid I was dying, and was told I was fine and given an anxiety pill.

I returned to my ritual bed with its white sheets etc and lay there, feeling some of the anxiety like before, but nothing major, and eventually it dissappated. It was clear to me that I should dismantle the ritual elements of the room and I could leave now,etc., since I had dismissed the energy of the ritual by going to the hospital the night before.

I still have these firey head pains, and no particular visions. I am really scared about crossing the void and leaving those I love behind me. I am not particularly attached to the world in terms of job, society, etc., but I do have some pretty significant attachments. I also am afraid I will lose my memories (not the actual data of the memory, but the essence of the experience). I don't know if i will be able to store my memories elsewhere (in the dream world). I feel torn between two worlds. I am really afraid of losing all that I love. I also feel awful about continuing to hang back from my calling. I am afraid that I will become very sick or die, also, because of putting off completely giving myself over to shamanism/warrior living.

Any help is appreciated, but especially help from anyone who has undergone an initiation or "crossed the void."

Thank you so so much. If anyone can meet, I live in Maine.
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Monday, June 26th, 2006

Subject:Hi, I'm new
Posted by:zashine.
Time:1:02 am.
Hello,

I'm new to shamanism, I've mostly been reading about the subject for sometime, with the interest of beginning actively practicing it in the near future. I am looking for a community near me in which I can meet other shamans, and interact with them as well as grow.

I am in Canada, by Toronto, Ontario. If anyone can point me in the direction of connections in this area, it would be much appreciated.
Thank you!
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Friday, May 12th, 2006

Subject:blowing in animal totems
Posted by:1drowned.
Time:2:39 pm.
hello!

i'll be teaching a short workshop on contacting/finding your animal guides with some class mates. i feel comfortable with teaching this workshop... but i do have one question i need a bit of help with. when people bring their animals back, they are blown into their bodies..... how do YOU do this? there are different techniques, some people blow the animal through the crown, others through the heart chakra. some people lock the animal in- do you do this? how?
any advise would be greately appreciated!

thx
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Posted by:delein.
Time:8:16 pm.
"We have gone sick by following a path of untrammeled rationalism, male dominance, attention to the visible surface of things, practicality, and bottomlineism.

We have gone very, very sick.

And the body politic, like any body when it feels itself to be sick, it begins to produce antibodies or strategies for over coming the condition of dis-ease.

The 20th century is an enormous effort at self-healing. Phenomenon as diverse as surrealism, body piercing, psychedelic drug use, sexual permissiveness, jazz, experimental dance, rave culture, tattooing. The list is endless.

What do all these things have in common?

They represent various styles of rejection of linear values.

The society is trying to cure itself by an archaic revival. By a reversion to arachaic values.

When I see people manifesting sexual ambiguity, or scarifying themselves, or showing a lot of flesh, or dancing to synopicated music, or getting loaded, or violating ordinary cannons of sexual behavior, I applaud all of this.

Because it’s an impulse to return to what is felt by the body.

What is authentic.

What is archaic.

When you tease apart these archaic impulses at the very center of all these impulses is the desire to return to a world of magical empowerment of feeling.

At the center of that impulse is the shaman. Stoned. Intoxicated on plants. Speaking with the spirit helpers. Dancing in the moonlight. Vivifying and evoking a world of conscious living mystery. That's what the world is.

The world is not an unsolved problem for scientists or sociologists.

The world is a living mystery.

Our birth, our death, our being in the moment. These are mysteries. They are doorways, opening on to unimaginable vistas of self-exploration, empowerment, and hope for the human enterprise.

Our culture has killed that. Taken it away from us. Made us consumers of shoddy products and shoddier ideals. We have to get away from that. And the way to get away from it is by a return to the authentic experience of the body. And that means sexually empowering ourselves. And it means getting loaded. Exploring the mind as a tool for personal and social transformation.

The hour is late. The clock is ticking.

We will be judged very harshly if we fumble the ball. We are the inheritors of millions and millions of years of successfully lived lives and successful adaptations to changing conditions in the natural world. Now that challenge passes to us: the living.

That the yet to be born may have a place to put their feet and a sky to walk under. That is what the psychedelic experience is about. Is caring for, empowering, and building a future that honors the past, honors the planet, honors the power of the human imagination.

There is nothing as powerful and as capable of transforming itself and the planet as the human imagination.

Let's not sell it straight. Lets not whore ourselves to nit wit ideologies.

Lets not give our control over to the least among us.

Rather, claim your place in the sun and go forward into the light.

The tools are there.

The path is known.

You simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the program of a living world and an reempowerment of the imagination."

Terence McKenna - Eros and the Eschaton (MP3 27.2 MB)

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Subject:hello
Posted by:blackdragon5.
Time:8:01 pm.
I'm new here and I just wanted to say hi. I use the name blackdragon because I once had a dream of a black dragon sleeping in a cave. I am fairly new to shamanism and do not know any other practitioners. I'm hoping to talk to people with similar experiences and learn as much as I can!
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Sunday, December 11th, 2005

Subject:New
Posted by:panther_wisdom.
Time:11:44 pm.
Just wanted to say hello to everyone on here and try and make some journal friends. I am new to the studies of shamanism and animal spirit guides.

I hope to talk with people from here to learn and gain more wisdom about the subject and also myself.
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Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Subject:desert sweats
Posted by:winged_boi.
Time:11:41 pm.
hello,


A while back I had the priveleged of being able to attend a sweat. I acted both as the Man of the fire, re digging the hole for the stones and water, and rebuilding the hut out of willow limbs and tarps, and building the fire to heat the stones and stoking it, and watching it for 6 hours before the sweat. it was a very powerfull experience for me, and I wish to be able to build a sweat and share it with a few people I know who might be able to get something powerfull from it. However, the only land I have access to has no water on it. I can obviously bring enough water to handle hydration and the smoke, but without a river to wash in on emerging from the sweat, I believe that both physicaly and psychicly, it will not be the same.

Does anyone have any advice on the building of a sweat in the desert?

Thanks :)

Also, any thoughts on the mojave as a magical place, and tips for better learning it would be apreciated.

I am hoping to build a small labrynth of stones, and a sweat and perhaps a safe, brick fire pit out on my land, but I want to make sure all is in proper accord before I go ripping things up and destroying things.
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Sunday, December 19th, 2004

Subject:To quote Sun Bear
Posted by:wolf2feathers.
Time:8:08 am.
Mood: mellow.
To be truly healthy you need to carefully and courageously assess your approach to the universe. The universe is wide open, and full of forces willing to work with us two-leggeds. Yet, most people go through life as if they were ignorant of these forces. They act like they are not really sure where they are going, where they have been, what they're doing, or why. They are taught to experience only through the brain and not through the senses. To walk a true spiritual path one must "feel." The greatest tools for opening up to the universe are a sense of awareness, intuition, and the ability to feel life and the universe, as it happens, all around you and through you.

Discuss.
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