Ayahuasca…the vine of the soul…the songs (icaros) of Ayahuasca induce visions and patterns of healing.
The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we out into the ground she returns to us
Old Indian saying:
“Certain things catch your eye,
But pursue only those that capture your heart”
Black Elk, Oglala Sioux:
“The growing and dying of the moon reminds us of our ignorance which comes and goes, but when the moon is full it is as if the Great Spirit were upon the whole world”
This is a beautiful video with beautiful music by Enigma and Enya. The images of the Native American people, for me certainly, stirred something deep inside and made me tingle all over. I felt an infinite feeling of being connected to them as well as a sense of longing and nostalgia to go back in time and be one of them, living as they did, so connected to nature, each other, and mother earth. I especially love the images of the Native Americans and the animals together, showing us how connected we truly are to animals.
Please watch and enjoy !
Ibogaine is a powerful hallucinogenic.
Join Bruce Parry as he takes part in an extraordinary initiation ritual with
the Babongo tribe, implementing the use of powerful hallucinogen, Iboga, or
Ibogain, deep in the rainforest of central Africa. Bruce believes the only
way to truly understanding another culture is to live as they do, and to
become, for a short while, one of the tribe. He plans to stay with the
Babongo tribe for a month. 2 days after he arrives there are 2 deaths and he
is allowed to film the funeral taking place and the rituals surrounding it,
giving insights into this way of life. Parry also goes along on hunting
expeditions. He is an amazing human being who has genuine respect,
compassion and love of tribal people and their belief systems.
The entheogen Iboga makes you violently sick, purging your body of
negativity. Then strong hallucinations begin. The Babongo tribe believe
your soul leaves your body and is free to go on a great journey. They are
able to wander amongst the dead, seeing visions that will change them
forever. You are also able to speak with the spirits of animals and plants,
they say Iboga allows you to see yourself as you really are, from the INSIDE
OUT, similar to Ayahuasca. You discover who you really are. Days later you
emerge cleansed, reborn. This rebirth is not without risk as people have
died doing this, their hearts failing as the drug pumps through their body.
Ibogain is no pleasure drug and once you have taken it once, will want a
very long break from it to integrate all you have learned on this spiritual
A beautiful Lakota chant.
This video tells the TRUE HISTORY of how Navajos were forced to leave their home land and take ‘The Long Walk’, to Hweeldi (Land of Suffering). Many died along the way, women and children were forced into slavery and women were raped. The Navajos had EVERYTHING taken from them. In the end however, they were given back their homeland and once again flourished. Today, the Navajo Nation is the largest Native American Tribe in the USA.
Dr. Tom Pinkson starts this performance honouring the memory and teachings of his teacher, Huichol shaman Grandmother Guadelupe de La Cruz. He then recounts a story she told 15 years ago that may be a Huichol premonition-prediction about global warming, she said “you gringos from the North have forgotten how to live with respect for Mother Earth, you’ve forgotten how to live with respect for the spirits of Nature and the Great Spirit, so it’s creating disharmony and violence in the world. If you don’t wake up and remember how to live from your heart and in harmony with all of nature, the Huichol people believe that Father Sun is coming closer to mother earth and can come so close that the sun will burn her up…” Considering all the talk these days about global warming, perhaps we should pay heed to this potentially prophetic story.
An Inuit shaman talks about how he came to be born and all the taboos that his mother had to follow. He talks about his first hunting experiences and way of life. He tells of how he became a shaman, and talks about the spirits who guide him. A woman Avva, and a shark. When he lost a son and was sad, the spirits left him until he felt joy return to his life.
Also he talks about the Inuit belief system, how it shapes and effects their lives, and how all their ‘customs come from life and turn toward life”. Their greatest danger is that the animal they kill for food and clothes have souls like them. They have to satisfy them so they wont take revenge for them using their bodies.
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Learn about this amazing trip to the mountains and jungles of Peru to work with shamans. And find out how you can join us on the next Quest to Machu Picchu and more!
Related Website: Healing Spirit
THIS IS IMPORTANT: AN AFRICAN SHAMAN SPEAKS TO THE WORLD!
Posted By Ina Woolcott
Malidoma Patrice Somé was kidnapped at 4 years old by French Jesuit missionaries, raised in their boarding school, and given a Western education. The missionaries were attempting to convert and train a legion of black Africans who might go back to their tribes and bring them to Christianity. He did not escape the missionary school until he was 20, by which time he had forgotten his native language, having been forbidden to speak it by the Jesuits. To be able to communicate with his people, he underwent a process of ‘relearning’. He took part in a month long Dagara initiation process. The Dagara believe we are all born with a destiny, and given a name that reflects that destiny. Malidoma means friend of the enemy. Malidoma believes it is his destiny to come to a western audience in friendship and tell them about his experience of being torn away from his people by westerners. His book, Of Water and the Spirit, is really an autobiography, and his attempt to describe his experiences. His life in the Jesuit school was not a pleasant experience – he describes it as a jail, he was repeatedly sexually abused by the priests there. Since returning to the Dagara, Malidoma has been initiated into the rank of elder within the tribe.
Malidoma holds 3 Master’s degrees and 2 doctorates from the Sorbonne and Brandeis University. He has taught at the University of Michigan. He conducts seminars and retreats in Oregon and throughout the world.
The words in the video are written by Malidoma Patrice Somé, and are read by Reid Baer.
‘Ritual is the most functional means by which archetypal energies are dealt with – indigenous people have been aware of that for eons. Ritual facilitates, and provides us with, a unique channel to access higher power. Certain issues don’t want to be resolved mechanistically. We don’t have to know how the power works, we just have to show up and let the higher forces deal with the issues. The trap we feel inside ourselves is removed once we enter into sacred space. The energies know how to push obstacles out.’
Maldioma’s website: : Malidoma.com
To purchase Malidomas book, Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman, click below.
Posted by Ina Woolcott
One word – BEAUTIFUL 🙂 Very relaxing music which gave me a tremendous feeling of peace and tranquillity within. A few words taken from the creator of the video, EnchantinGoddessSoul
“Take A Few Moments For Yourself & Take My Warm Hand Let Your MInd Body Soul & Spirit Go Upon A Journey Of The Powerful Enigma Age Of Loneliness..Along With Deep Forest With There Song The First Twilight ..Close Your Eyes Feel Your Inner Soul Let The Music Bring You Much Love Beauty Peace & Harmony For You To Relax ..As You See And Feel All That Surrounds You Upon A Beautiful Mountain With The Cool Breeze That Blows So Gentle & Peaceful As You Stand In The Tall Soft Grass Surrounded By The Harmony Of Music ..Feeling My Essence Of Life That I love And Share Like A Beautiful Soft White Feather In The Soft Gentle Wind ..With Much Love & Peace..”