Shamanic practice is the oldest known practice to mankind with origins in Siberia. A shaman was the medicine man or woman who also found food for their tribe. Their expertise was expressed in their ability to keep their tribe healthy and fed.
Shamans believe disease is caused when imprints of trauma become stored in the individual’s luminous energy field (LEF). Shamans focus on physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the individual to maximize health and wellness. Shamans do NOT cure disease. Curing disease remains the work of physicians.
Shamanic healing sessions take one or more hours. They can be done indoors, outdoors or remotely. In-person sessions are done with the client reclined on a massage table, although the floor or ground can also be utilized. Most shamanic energy work begins with an interview where the client describes the physical and/or emotional symptoms and problems they are experiencing.
The shaman opens sacred space to create a safe environment in which to work.
In a typical first session, the shaman will track or identify energies in the client’s energy field that don’t belong there and remove them. The shaman may use a rattle or drum, feathers, bells, pendulums, crystals, stones, healing water and other tools during the healing session.
As the shaman works, they may describe what they are doing or remain silent. The client can experience warmth, tingling, deep relaxation or emotional release during the session.
The shaman will discuss what took place and give suggestions to integrate the healing. The shaman will also make recommendations for exercises that can be done at home to aid the healing process. At the end of the session, the shaman will close sacred space with a prayer of thanks. For a few days after the session, the client may feel unusually tired or need more rest to release the energies. Remaining hydrated is recommended, unless contraindicated by your medical condition(s).
The healing experience may be reflected in: relationships, jobs, marriage, diet, or the individual’s perceptions of parenting, health and wellness. Follow-up sessions may be recommended that may include: Illumination, extraction, soul retrieval, divination, cord cutting and/or spiritual coaching.
Written by: On Eagle's Wings
On Eagle's Wings is a Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, and Full Mesa Carrying Shaman through The
Disclaimer: The work of the shaman extends beyond most traditional western medicine. It is NOT a replacement for western medicine. It is important that the client retain their work and relationship with their physicians and/or therapists. The shaman is neither, except in circumstances where a professional from any one of those fields has additionally chosen to extend their training into that of shamanic healing approaches.