What is Shamanism? How can it help me? Is it evil? Is it a religion? How can it hurt me? These are some of many questions I’ve received throughout my career as a psychotherapist. To put it simply, in my opinion Shamanism is about you learning more about you via spiritual practices that only you can create for yourself meaning, you are your own creator of your own experience.
What do I mean by you being your own creator? Let me explain what Shamanism is and then I’ll get back to you as a creator.
Shamanism is a spiritual practice where the Shaman, a healer for her or his community travels, known as journeying into the deep realms of the spirit world, retrieves information from their spirit guides in conjunction with power animals and brings this new-found knowledge to the seeker. Shamans also work with their ancestors, gods and goddesses of their culture.