Sunday, February 7, 2010

Shamanically Retrieving the Spirit of Universal Love

Shamans are chosen by spirit (or volunteer) to serve the world of the spirits by keeping the humans they serve in harmony with the spirit world. Serving the spirit world means also protecting the natural world in which they live.

Our modern world has lost sight of the importance of harmony with the natural world, of going with the flow, or walking in beauty. The result is ugliness, war, disease, overpopulation and destruction of the environment.

What can we do? As shamanic practitioners we are charged with the task of restoring the balance, the harmony, the universal love. Read more in this Examiner column:

Wherever you happen to be next Saturday night, February 13, or whenever you read this, I hope you will join us in journeying to the spirit world to experience universal love and restore it to is natural place in the ordinary world.

It is never too soon or too late to help.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Plant Spirit Shamanism

For shamans, being able to work with the spirits of plants is as important as being able to work with the spirits of humans and other animals and with the spirits of stones, weather and other phenomena.

Plant Spirit Shamanism is a book by therapist and workshop leader Ross Heaven and shamanism instructor Howard Charing that teaches how to honor and work with the spirits of plants. I have just reviewed it on Houston Shamanism Examiner.

You can find the review here:

I really like the book, and I think you will, too. It is not another book on adventures while drinking ayahuasca (though the authors write a bit about that, too).

Plant Spirit Shamanism really talks about how to get in touch with plant spirits in many ways, and it offers exercises for doing that.

If you have read Plant Spirit Shamanism and/or worked with the exercises in the book, please leave a comment, and tell us what you liked about it (or disliked). I would love to hear about your experiences.