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  • Welcome
  • Why choose shamanic earth-based healing
  • How to search for a shaman
  • The origins of shamanism
  • Rebalancing with shamanic healing wisdom
  • Being responsible for your own health and wellbeing
  • Legal Information for Users

WELCOME TO SHAMANS DIRECTORY

Shamans Directory offers a listing of Original People and First Nation shamans and medicine people, Traditional teachers, plant medicine shamans and qualified shamanic energy medicine practitioners. We believe that everyone should have access to shamanic earth-based healers no matter where you live on this beautiful planet. We are not meant to live in this world without guidance and support, especially in times of challenge and change. One of the great benefits of shamanic earth-based medicine is that there is no distance between the healer and the client in the energetic field. For most forms of shamanic healing, this means that your sessions will be just as effective whether you are in the same room together, or on different continents. With virtual sessions available wherever wifi exists, access to shamanic earth-based healers is more possible than ever before.

Do you feel called to restore balance in your life? To part with old patterns? To make positive changes and live in alignment with your true purpose? Are you looking for a shamanic practitioner or a new experience in healing, but don’t know where to find a trusted practitioner? We are glad that you have found yourself here.

WHY CHOOSE SHAMANIC EARTH-BASED HEALING

Anxiety, depression, anger and grief, the after-effects of toxic relationships, trauma, and other emotional burdens that are denied or suppressed can have long term, sometimes devastating effects on our psychological and physical wellbeing. Most of us don’t think about seeking help for an issue until we experience symptoms that affect our physical or mental health, often many years after these issues have appeared and become embedded in our mind, our body, or our energy field.

Shamanic earth-based healing is an ancient way of treating and clearing the roots of these issues before they take hold and manifest in physical form. Many of the issues that trouble us have held us and our families hostage for generations, depriving us of our health, our joy, and of living life fully. Untreated, we are incapable of fulfilling our highest purpose, destiny, calling (our greatest dreams) and truly knowing our sacred essential self. Healing these old wounds allows us to get in touch with our inner wisdom and to write a new story for our future.

Shamanic earth-based healing works holistically at the levels of the body, the mind, the soul, and the spirit, inviting us to go beyond psychosomatic health. When we are able to connect with our soul, and to explore higher realms of consciousness, heightened states of health and wellbeing become available to us. In addition, shamanic earth-based medicine offers us a global perspective of our own individual healing journeys, revealing how we, and our experiences, are deeply connected to the healing of the earth and all living things. This is critical medicine for the 21st century and beyond.

Today, the study and practice of shamanism as a life path is growing in both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous cultures. While shamanism survives in its purest form among Original and First Nation Peoples, in the jungles, savannas, deserts, mountains, and other more remote areas across the globe, shamanic earth-based healers and teachers can increasingly be found in cities, towns, and communities just like yours.

HOW TO SEARCH FOR A SHAMAN

If this is your first time working with a shamanic earth-based healer, you are likely in for a refreshing new experience in healing. Shamans Directory gives you easy and direct access to authentic shamanic earth healers and teachers from across the world. Simply search by country/state/region, shamanic practice, shamanic origin or healing sought, and connect with the shamanic earth-based healer or teacher that feels right for you.

Please take your time reading through the profiles. You may find the right healer or teacher for you right away, or it may take several sessions with several different healers before you find exactly what you are looking for. If shamanic medicine is new to you, we encourage you to try two or three sessions before deciding if you are achieving positive results. At the same time, know that you are never obligated to engage a healer for a second appointment if they don’t seem suited to your goals.

THE ORIGINS OF SHAMANISM

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice and healing art dating back to the beginnings of recorded human history. The word “shaman” comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia (sa’man) and it means “spiritual healer” or “one who sees in the dark”. Shamanic traditions can be found in Indigenous tribes from across the world; African, Amazonian, Andean, Australian, Celtic, Egyptian, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Mongolian, Native American, Norse, Siberian, Tibetan, and more.

Shamans were the first doctors, storytellers, midwives, mystics, and psychotherapists for their communities. They also helped to ensure that hunts would be successful, that crops would flourish, and offered vision and wisdom to prepare for the future. Indigenous shamans and medicine people from around the globe held the key to the survival of their people. Recently, many of these wisdom keepers have been stepping up and stepping out of their communities into the larger world to offer their wisdom and medicine.

Due to the timeless power and wisdom of shamanic teachings, and a growing global desire to live in a more balanced way with the earth, a resurgence of interest in the ancient shamanic lineage-based practices is taking place across the planet. Traditionally, shamans are born into or selected by their communities. There are also others who have received a calling or have been initiated into shamanism, and people who have resonated with this ancient art and have chosen a course of study or profession in order to integrate the principles into their work as shamanic practitioners.

As the practice of shamanism continues to grow and evolve, the definition of shamanic medicine has also broadened and expanded. What remains unchanged, across all shamanic practices, is the belief that everything is alive and has a spirit. Communion with spirit and nature is at the core of shamanism, serving as a bridge that links humanity with all of nature. We are not separate from nature — we are nature itself. Although it is thought to be the foundation of all religions or religious philosophies, shamanism has its roots in nature, not in religion.

REBALANCING WITH SHAMANIC HEALING WISDOM

Shamanic healing restores balance; balance within ourselves, our families, our communities, and with the natural world around us. It brings us back to right-relationship with ourselves and with all aspects of life. This is the kind of balance that we are all seeking, where peace, joy, love, health and connection are possible, and where we are able to leave a lush and vibrant planet for our children’s children to inherit.

Shamanic healing is preventative and holistic, addressing the root cause of illness at the levels of body, mind, soul and spirit, complimenting modern medicine and other therapies. Unique to shamanic healing is working with the world of Spirit, and accessing the non-ordinary realms for the purpose of personal and communal growth and healing.

For the shamanic earth-based healer everything is alive and carries information. Shamanic healers or practitioners can call on Spirit, energy, or other consciousness to assist in the healing process. Addressing illness at its energetic source is not common to most healing modalities, and is often the missing link for true healing and recovery to occur. Creating a healthy balance on all levels of body, mind, soul and spirit allows for a state of wellness that goes beyond the limits of psychosomatic health.

At the level of the body, shamanic healing can eliminate ailments and illnesses, give us strength and stamina, help us to intuitively choose the right foods, regenerate cells, slow aging, and restore the physical body to balance and wholeness.

At the level of the mind, shamanic healing can remove the imprints of trauma and generational family issues that affect the energy in and around us. We release stressors and fears that do not belong to us. Once freed from these elements that have held us hostage, we are able to achieve the spaciousness and peace of mind that is necessary to step into the life that we dream of living.

At the level of the soul, shamanic healing can transform self-defeating patterns, ancestral wounds, and our sense of separation from others. We are able to optimize our energy, allowing us to feel joy, experience creativity, and to find meaning and purpose that is uniquely our own. As this happens, a new and exciting map for our life begins to appear.At the level of the Spirit, shamanic healing can cultivate spiritual alignment, creating a shift in our sense of abundance, an experience of having more time and more space around us. We are able to cultivate a deep interconnectedness with nature — to all that is seen and unseen — and to the energy that is the source of life itself.

Shamanic healing, like other forms of transformational energy work can have dramatic and life changing effects. The ultimate goal of this work is to clear away anything in the way of remembering and experiencing the fullness of who you are, and living a life of joy and purpose.
Between where you are and your desired destination there may be some difficult terrain. For this reason, especially if you are working virtually, we suggest that you inform a trusted friend or family member of the work that you are doing. Finding time to check in and share your experience after each session is an important part of taking responsibility for your own health and healing process.

BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELlBEING

Shamanic healing and teaching, like other forms of transformational work, can have dramatic and life changing effects. The ultimate goal of shamanic earth-based healing and teachings is to remember and experience the fullness of who we are — to live a life of joy and purpose in right-relationship with our most authentic selves and the world around us. Between where you are and your desired destination there may be some difficult terrain.

For this reason, especially if you are working virtually, we suggest that you inform a friend or family member of the work that you are doing. Scheduling a time to check in with them to share your experience after each session will create an opportunity for you to process and allow you to be fully responsible for your own health and healing process.

POSSIBLE RESULTS OF SHAMANIC HEALING

Your shamanic healing session may have dramatic results. Immediately following your session you may experience any of the physical, psychological, or emotional symptoms listed below as you integrate the energetic shifts. Whether your initial results feel joyful and freeing, or evoke feelings of sadness or loss, all are integral to your healing journey.

  • A renewed sense of purpose and direction, free from limitations of the past.
  • A sense of increased capacity and life force energy to achieve goals and answer callings.
  • A feeling of emotional turbulence while integrating a newly discovered reality.
  • Fatigue, nausea, headache or chills from the effects of letting go of old behaviors, people, patterns or roles.
  • Synchronistic events that bring your life and relationships into authentic alignment.
  • Intense sadness from the death of old stories, attachments or beliefs.
  • Intense relief or a sense of lightness from releasing old stories, attachments or beliefs.

Your session may also have effects that are so subtle that you don’t realize that healing has occurred until you notice that you have just done something completely uncharacteristic of who you were to your session.

Examples of these are listed below.

Within the hours, days and weeks following your session you may find yourself:

  • Participating in situations that used to make you hesitate. 
  • Speaking about your feelings rather than remaining unexpressed.
  • Free of a physical ailment that had been troubling you.
  • Free of a self destructive thought or behavior that had been troubling you.
  • Free of a self destructive thought or behavior you didn’t know you had!
  • Unburdened of a worry or situation that had been plaguing you.
  • Unburdened by limitations caused by a past trauma.
  • Certain of things where you had previously experienced doubt.
  • Certain of your self and your value as a human being in a more concrete way.
  • Feeling supported by the earth and all of nature in a new or deeper way.
  • Sensing or intuitively knowing things in a new or deeper way.
  • Feeing connected to the ancestors, the elements, and the cosmos in a new or deeper way.
  • Feeling generally lighter, more open, expansive, and empowered.

If you find yourself experiencing any of the above, these are good indications that your shamanic healing session was effective. We are actually not surprised when our clients don’t think to call us back for a second session. For this reason, we recommend that you consider having a minimum of three sessions with your practitioners.

We know that symptoms and troubles that have plagued a person for a lifetime can be miraculously and completely cleared in one session. This result or experience is not unique. This is the beauty of shamanic healing. However, in order to maintain the state of healing that has been achieved, the real work begins after your first session, as you take yourself into the world. This involves time and personal dedication to fully integrate your insights and changes in all areas of your life. Once you have done your integration work, you may want to consider scheduling a deep clearing once every 3-6-12 months or as needed. 

We have given you this list of the results that you might experience from a shamanic healing session to prepare you for your first session, and also support you to better refer others to make an appointment with a shamanic healer or teacher. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the majority of the world’s ills could be addressed in this gentle nature-based way? With shamanic medicine, we think it can. 

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POSTED: 2024 JAN 18

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