We now offer Shamanic Reiki. What started as traditional Traditional Usui Reiki classes have been expanded to allow for the abilities and energies of our students who have shamanic abilities or want to be introduced to them. Most of these techniques are introduced in the Master Class, but some of the more simple understandings of the healing aspects of plants, the energies of animals and the healing properties of minerals and crystals get touched upon.
So, What is Shamanism? Shamanism is an age old term. It’s the oldest Spiritual practice known to mankind. Anthropology dates it back more than one hundred thousand years. Sometimes it conjures up some very strange images and ideas from the past, but in reality a shaman is just a person that is called to be the tribal healer. Other terms that are equally used are Earth Keeper, Wisdom Keeper, Spiritual Healer or Medicine Man. The tribal Priest you might say.
Shamanism is the ability to see “with the strong eye” or “with the heart” or to travel into hidden realms. The shaman interacts directly with helping spirits to address the spiritual aspect of illness and perform soul retrievals, retrieve lost power, as well as remove spiritual blockages. Sometimes shamanic techniques result in miraculous healings.
Shamanism teaches us that everything that exists is alive and has a spirit. Shaman speak of a web of life that connects all of life and the spirit in all things. Everything on earth is interconnected and any belief that we are separate from other life forms including the earth, stars, wind, animals, etc is purely an illusion. And it is the shaman’s role in the community to keep harmony and balance between humankind and nature.