As a group, we will learn and explore the history and tradition of the shamanic practice. We strive to create a community of like minded souls to engage in the exchange ideas and interests. All are welcome to come and explore whether you are new to the practice, just curious, or experienced.
The group intention is on learning, sharing ideas and to help and assist our own personal growth and healing as well as serve the community at large.
There are no requirements but it is best to come with an open mind, open heart, a desire to connect with your higher self. Ego can be left at the door. We offer a safe and comfortable environment in order to explore within ourselves and the universe in which we reside.
Shamanic Journeying is the art of using rhythm and intention to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of reality. It feels more powerful than just normal meditation because it is a Journey in which you feel yourself move into and back and often get lessons or visions. It is a way you can connect with your highest self and your guides. It’s earthy and born from ancient traditions, and uses drumming and rattles to aid the journey.
The term shamanism comes from the Manchu-Tungus word šaman. The noun is formed from the verb ša- ‘to know’; thus, a shaman is literally “one who knows.” The shamans recorded in historical ethnographies have included women, men, and transgender individuals of every age from middle childhood onward.
As its etymology implies, the term applies in the strictest sense only to the religious systems and phenomena of the peoples of northern Asia and the Ural-Altaic, such as the Khanty and Mansi,Samoyed, Tungus, Yukaghir, Chukchi, and Koryak. However, shamanism is also used more generally to describe indigenous groups in which roles such as healer, religious leader, counselor, and councillor are combined. In this sense, shamans are particularly common among other Arctic peoples, American Indians, Australian Aborigines, and those African groups, such as the San, that retained their traditional cultures