+ + + An Insight into the Dog Chinese New Year which begins on the 16th February!
With Kris Deva North and Anamarta (more about them below).
The Shaman is the Healer in the community and, particularly in the Taoist tradition, is known only to the community, unknown in the Outer World. This secrecy stems from the days of persecution. As Healing Warrior, the Shaman mediates with, or combats, Spirit, by taking into her or himself the energies, to heal and to seal.
The shaman, as ‘mediator with spirit’ is chosen by spirit and called by humans when healing practices such as herbs, massage, acupuncture or allopathy have failed. If the sickness prevails, Shaman finds out from Spirit what healing the soul needs for the body to be whole again. Everything is a gift and a blessing, for everything is Love, and gratitude and thanks must be given even for hurt and pain. Then harmony can be restored between soul and body.
? Did you know: "With the rise of Buddhism Taoist Shamans were persecuted, like witches in the west. They continued their practices in secret, without the use of drums, rattles, robes or other articles of the craft to identify themselves. The saying goes ‘you cannot tell a sage by his clothes.’ They were also known as magicians, wizards and sorcerers."
! Healing & Healers, Spirits & Divinity, Totems & Guides - How it works?!...
* "Magic is like religion. It can be of great benefit, or cause great harm. In Taoist magic as in the Tao, there is no judgement - we are all responsible for ourselves. As long as you do not harm another being, you are free to do what you want
Would like to learn more?
Bring your questions and curiosities; friends and colleagues.
Just a Glimpse, Click on the link To Hear: http://www.healing-tao.co.uk/tao_of_shopping/taoistshamanpodcast.mp3
We will be sharing the Annual Secrets of Taoist Shamanic Healing on Friday 23rd thru Monday 27th February :
A four-day Workshop revealing concepts and practices of Taoist Shamanic Healing, also you learn healing tools from other shamanic traditions. Ideal both for beginners and for more experienced shamanic practitioners of other traditions.
Places are Limited.
Learn More and Sign Up Now with a click: http://www.healing-tao.co.uk/taoistshamanichealing.htm
About Kris Deva North and Anamarta:
Kris is the author of Taoist Medicine Wheel and co-author with Mantak Chia of Taoist Shaman. He grew up in Kenya, being in contact with 'Medicine Men', and at age fifteen the Wakamba tribe initiated him as an honorary member. Dancing in their drum-circles he witnessed the fire-bath, where adepts fell in flames and were unharmed. His experiences living with Kali-worshippers of Nepal; travelling with a Thai Buddhist monk; satsang with Shiva Saddhus in the Himalaya, Shamans of Africa, North America and Hawaii, and Aboriginal men of high degree in Australia; darshan with the Dalai Lama; witnessing last rites in Varanasi and puja with the Brahmins of Pushkar; and practising taoist, tantric and shamanic meditations and teachings on death, life and beyond, in jungle, mountains, city, beach and desert.
Anamarta at an early age became aware of the subtle energies and her own ability to commune with Spirit. Her grandmother initiated her into the family lineage of Medicine Women. Shamanic practices and ceremony has been part of her life through her grandmother, and still have a big influence on her Jade Circle® work with women. Nowadays, impelled by her free spirit, Anamarta travels from the Indian desert to Hawaiian beaches, from Irish Celtic to South American shamanic lodges, embracing with gratitude the opportunities to share, and to learn tribal and ancient rituals from women of different cultures across the world.
The Shamanic Healing is part of their daily life. And both keep travelling the world deepening their practice. Recently they had a revealing and life changing shamanic journey in the remote areas of Mongolia.