Shamanism is the about being connected with nature, understanding that we are earth-based, the real and living knowledge which is then used for balance, health, relationship as well as success in all that is that we do.
By understanding the word “shamanism” we would know that it is one of the oldest tribal healing traditions of indigenous people, which can be found in many different cultures worldwide. As well as many other methods, the one thing they have in common is communication and interaction with the spirit world. It is the oldest way in which human race has sought connection with Creation.
Shamanism is the path to knowledge which is gained through experience of many aspects of life, such as rituals, ceremonies, prayer and meditation, trials and tests. It is the practise, or discipline of interconnectedness and unlimited potential; which can create a total transformation of self.
Healing is the most important function in shamanism along with prophecy as well as addressing the condition of the Soul for healing to occur in the first place.
There are places all over the world where the spirit world merges with the physical world. These two worlds are in close contact with each other. Some of them are personal, some are secretive and some are very well known ‘power spots’.
Stonehenge – England
Skellig Islands – off the Irish Coast (County Kerry)
Serpent Mount – Southern Ohio
The Black Hills – South Dakota
Whether ancient or modern, human spirit, ordinary people, we are attracted to locations where we notice energy, greater power and spiritual force. And as we are all aware, we feel the longing, wanting to be back to experience them again and again, the physical sensations of transformative, energising presence of magical, invisible powers. These realms where eternity meets with the temporal world. The place where we know there to be more to the universe than we perceive with our physical senses.
The late Mircea Eliade defined Shamanism itself, as a technique of ecstasy.