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Shamanism In Modern Times

There is no clear definition of shamanism. The word itself is specific to just one remote culture. Yet the practise of the wise man, or woman, the story teller, the fortune teller, healer and spirit guide, all aspects of the art, can be found world wide in unrelated cultures. In this way there is definitely a connection. New Age shamanism is just as powerful as the traditional kind. I like it more, because there is less suffering connected to shamanic journeying, etc.

The point that I find the most interesting is the fact that it has not vanished through our modern societies. It’s alive and well, and only growing to become more popular. You can even learn how to do a shamanic journey online. It seems that our fast paced high tech world has a lot of room for the shaman. I think anyone can train their intuition, and learn new skill to be able to become a shaman.

How To Use Shaman Tools For Shamanic Aid?

How To Use Shaman Tools For Shamanic Aid?

What are Shaman tools, and what is Shamanic aid?

Through Shamanism training you learn to use Shaman tools in order to empower you with Shamanic aid.

What do I mean?

This is simply a way that you can integrate Shamanic methods to find more balance in your daily life.

Shaman tools is a spiritual tool kit, so to speak, to aid you everyday.

I’m a mother of 5 (all grown up now), and grandmother of 3, I’m a wife, and housekeeper, a cook, and, of course, I’m a spiritual adviser, teacher, and course creator.

One of my grandchildren, and 2 of my daughters, live with us, so there’s a lot going on in our home.

Well, how do I find time for my personal spiritual growth? The best way would be to pack my bags, and go on a nice relaxing holiday. But this is not possible with my daily schedule.

Instead I CHOOSE to take time for myself, there is no other way to do it!

If I had an extremely busy day, or I feel out of balance, I use different Shaman tools to change this in no time.

30 minutes a day is often enough, sometimes less, sometimes more. Like First AID, this is an effective spiritual remedy, to help me get back to normal.

One of the Shaman tools I use is shamanic journeying. I go into my “Special” room, lie down, cover my eyes, and off I go, on a journey without packing my suitcase.

I know how busy life can be. You might feel the same way I do, right?

This is the reason why I love to share my knowledge about shamanic journeying with you. The good thing is that you don’t need to be a Shaman to do this, anyone who feels somehow called to do it, can give it a try.

And if you really feel out of balance, or powerless, a shamanic journey, to find and bring back your Power Animal, can change this.

I consider it the first step, the Shamanic first aid, toward balance and healing.

People ask me if there’s a difference between a Power Animal and a Spirit Animal?

For me there is a difference, for others there’s not.

What I’ve learned, on my Shamanic Journeys, is that a Power Animal symbolizes your own Power within you.

How To Use Shaman Tools For Shamanic Aid

If your power Animal is not with you, then you’ll feel like you need more than just a vacation.

A Spirit Animal for me is different.

It’s more like a Guide, an adviser or teacher.

But anyway, what I wanted to say is that almost anyone can do it, or at least try to take a shamanic journey.

And it can be done today.

In my online course, I take you through a safe and easy step by step process of how to do it.

Of course, you can go to someone and let them find your Power Animal for you, but why not have first aid shaman tools in your own hands, and do it yourself?

And after you’ve found your Power Animal, you can do so much more on a shamanic journey.

You can get answers to questions. You can find Symbols for healing, or meet your Spirit Helpers, and so on.

How wonderful would it be to have a tool right here, to bring balance into your life?

It’s true that a shaman is chosen by the spirits to become who they are.

Being a shaman is not an easy thing, it’s not something anyone should actually endeavour to be.
Either you are one, or you’re not.

But almost everyone can get a taste of shamanism, and incorporate it into their lives.

In this modern Western world you can use shaman tools to help yourself to be more balanced in your life. And if this is your calling, you will know it.

Not only will you be able to heal yourself, you’ll be able to help others by finding their Power Animals, or Soul Fragments too.

Shamanism can not be perfectly explained.

There are many cultures who once practiced it, but in different ways, with different perspectives, beliefs, and tools and rituals, etc.

So no one can actually 100% explain shamanism or shamanic practices, and where a shaman travels to and what the spirits are.

A shaman learns from their Spirit Helpers, and this is why no shaman will do the same, or be the same as another shaman.

Again, you don’t need to be a shaman to learn shamanic practices.

Almost anyone can learn to live with their environment, and feel the connection to all things, and this is where shamanism begins.

Finding balance in a busy life should be the norm for you.

Spiritual Energy Healing

And if this is not your normal life, then use shamanic journeying as one of the first aid shaman tools to find it.

It’s important to CHOOSE to take the time to find balance.

Another tool in my First Aid box is the drumming music, which is included in my Shamanic Journeying course. Just listening to the shamanic drumming, for half an hour a day, will have a great, positive effect on you, bringing you into balance.

So let me guide you, step by step, to find and bring back your Power Animal.

These First AID shaman tools are right here for you now to use. Bring harmony into your life by choosing to take the time out, and be good to yourself. CLICK HERE NOW!

The Truth About The Female Shaman History And Female Shaman Names, Was The First Shaman A Woman?

The Truth About The Female Shaman History And Female Shaman Names, Was The First Shaman A Woman?

Female Shaman History Is Fascinating And Is Found In Female Shaman Names, Was The First Shaman A Women?

Female shaman history is very interesting and found in female shaman names. There is no single word or even agreement amongst archaeologists as to what a shaman is.

The word itself describes the role of a tribal sage, of one particular Siberian culture. It was brought to the west centuries ago.

The word shamanism probably derives from the Manchu-Tungus word šaman, meaning “one who knows”.

It was discovered by Russians interacting with the indigenous peoples in Siberia.

Yet, at the same time, there is a big consistency when attaching a female to the role of Shaman.
And this is a fascinating key point.

Many names given to the male shaman in this region.

More on this in a bit.

In terms of shamanistic practises, there is no difference in the role carried out as a male or female Shaman. It’s not gender specific.

Many of what is commonly practised today more likely came from the female intuition in the first place. There is some proof of this which I will explain later.

Female Shaman History: General Shamanic Practices

Shamanistic cultures are not all the same. Shamanic practices vary.

But Generally speaking shamans travel either to the upper world, the world of human spirits, or the under world, the world of animal spirits, to enter the “spirit world” through portals.

They achieve this through trance, or by effecting a transition of consciousness, entering into a state of ecstasy.

This can be done through drums, dance, song, fasting, meditation, and more.

Then the Shaman acts as mediator, to communicate with the spirits on behalf of the community, including the spirits of the deceased.

Shamans can communicate with both living and dead to alleviate unrest, unsettled issues, heal illness, find answers to questions, and to deliver gifts to the spirits.

female shaman history

And they often see enlightening visions in their dreams, which was given to them by good or bad spirits.

Shamans may also claim to heal within the spiritual dimension by returning lost parts of the human soul from wherever they have gone.

Shamans also cleanse excess negative energies, which are said to confuse or pollute the soul.

Yet there are many different ways rituals and practises to achieve the above depending on the shamanistic culture.

So to get back to the origin of the word shaman, let’s look at the difference between female and male terminologies, within the region that this word came from.

There Is Evidence In Female Shaman History That Females Were The First Shamans

In the Siberian region there are several tribes. The names given to male Shamans very greatly, not so the Female equivalent.

The Yakut people, for example, call male shamans khamma or ayun.

But simultaneously Mongols and Buryats call them buge or bo.

kam and gam is what the Tartars and Altaians call them.

And baksy is the male shamans of Kyrgyzstan.

The Samoyed people call them tadibey.

A female Siberia shaman is given a different name.

And at the same time her name is spoken the same way in a wide geographical area.

For six different peoples her name is exactly the same.

The the word for a woman shaman is udagan, in the Mongols, Buryats, Yakuts, Altaians, Turgout, and Kyrgys cultures.

There may be some variation like: utagan, ubakan, utygan or utugun, but now we are splitting hairs.

This word probably originates from the Mongolian word Etugen which is the name of the ancient hearth-goddess.

Thus, udagan is an ancient prehistoric word because of its universality.

It is much older than all the words for a male shaman, which shows that female shamans have been around a long time.

Language experts would say a lot longer than male ones have.

female shaman history

Our first Shamans Were Women

This doesn’t exclude men from this role, not at all. But there is an inherent wisdom and intuition that goes back a long way for the female shaman.

Respect the female shaman. Through countless selfless acts of healing and support for their communities a woman shaman deserves respect.

Today Some Give The Female Shaman The Name: Shamanka, but that’s just the gender specific way of saying female shaman in Russian by adding the ka at the end.

We call them Seers, Wise Women, Medicine woman, pipe holders, high priestess, and dream seers.

There isn’t really just one name to describe a female shaman. It’s what they do, their actions that are similar the world over. They are Ritual Specialist, Diviners, Healers, And Ancestor Dreamers.

She can do many different tasks within her culture. A woman shaman can do everything from Shamanic Journeys for others, soul retrievals, to fortune telling, and storytelling.

The female shaman is a brave, honourable, and integral part of bringing protection and healing to their people and imparting their great wisdom through teachings!

In conclusion Daniela Hills is a modern day female shaman who has an amazing Shamanic Journey she would like to share with you right now!

female shaman history

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How Animism And Shamanism Are Connected: An Amazing Way To Meditate

How Animism And Shamanism Are Connected: An Amazing Way To Meditate

What Animism is not

I always thought that meditating in nature was part of shamanism. But this is more like Animism.

Let me explain.


I would spend time in nature, trying to connect with the world around me, with the hope of understanding shamanism.

So once, when I was sitting under a tree meditating, a pinecone fell off a branch, and hit me on the head.

It startled me, and I opened my eyes, and the meditation was over.

At that moment I wondered what I was tying to achieve.

I knew nothing about shamanism. I had to know more.

So I started to research the subject and found some interesting stuff.

What I found out

Apparently, the first layer of shamanism is rooted in the view that everything, alive or inanimate is connected, called ‘Animism’

Shamanism is built upon this foundation.

Yet this is not the spirit world.

I think there is some confusion here.

Many think that sitting and meditating in nature, and being one with it, is shamanism, but in fact that is Animism.

Animism is the belief in a supernatural power that organizes and animates the material universe.

It says that plants, inanimate objects, and natural phenomena all have a soul. And everything is connected.

Opening up, and experiencing this connection can be energizing.

Thus, we should always be striving for that which connects us through Animism.


It gives us power

At times I don’t want to go out and be with others.

I prefer to stay home, in a hermit like way, and this makes me weak.

If I go out with a group of positive people, I get energized.

I’m powerful and filled with life when I’m connected.

Connecting to the natural world is always life filling.


Because you are connecting to who you really are.

You are the creator, you are part of a collective connected consciousness creating reality, like what Animism is talking about.

But like the natural world, we are all part of the spirit world too.

A shaman knows how to connect with the spirit world

Animism tells us that everything around us has a spirit too.

As kids we could connect to the spirit world.

But over time, we’ve forgotten how to do this.


So the first step, if you’re following a calling to be a shaman, is to know that you are not alone, that everything, and everyone is connected.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Or to give help to others.

Being separated is an illusion, Animism teaches this too

You need to learn to feel the connection.

Understanding, and feeling Animism is a great place to start your spiritual journey.

Amazing way to meditate

To get a start on the shamanic way, and to experience Animism just spend time in nature, and focus on everything that enters your senses.

Focus on the sounds, scents, textures, temperature, breeze, thoughts, everything.

Sit under a tree and meditate if you like.

Take off your shoes, and feel the earth with you toes, etc.

Become part of the whole.

So doing a shamanic trance dance is taking it a step further, and a great way to relax and lose your self-importance.

It allows you to connect to the real world through Animism, and the spirit world at that same time.

And you feel the floor at your feet, yet you can also connect with your spirit dance partner, your spirit guides, or spirit animal.

Give Animism try. Click here: Shamanic Trance Dance 

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    Shamanic Dancing Is Shamanic Journeying Through Dancing and Breathing

    Shamanic Dancing Is Shamanic Journeying Through Dancing and Breathing

    Shamanic Dancing Is A Certified Online Course

    There are so many different ways to do shamanic methods, like Shamanic dancing because there are so many different reasons to practise them.

    You might already know about my Shamanic Journeying courses, in which you can learn one of many different methods. You can learn how to visit spiritual worlds, how to find Power Animals, Symbols and Lost Souls.

    Now, I want to share another shamanic way of self discovery, and spiritual growth: Shamanic Dancing.

    If you like to dance, and if you like Shamanic Journeying, then this course is for you.

    No worries, if you have never done a Shamanic Journey before, you can still join this course, as long as you feel drawn to shamanic methods.

     “I’ve never expected Shamanic dancing is such a healing process for me. Images in dreams came out. I cried a bit and let go of negative energies. I also danced like different animals. At the end, I felt energised and lighter and healed in some ways. Thank you so much, Daniela, for teaching this simple yet powerful method.” 


    Shamanic Dancing

    What is Shamanic Dancing?

    Shamanic Dancing is simply another way of Shamanic Journeying by using breathing and dancing to reach a light or deep state of Trance that you need for Shamanic Journeying.

    How does it  work?

    Shaman Dancing is a practice where you invite Spirit, the power of all creation, into your body through dancing. This is attained through a special breathing method. When using this breathing method you will free your mind, and when your body is dancing, your soul can travel to other worlds, where you can meet your shamanic ancestors, spirit animals, or spirit guides. There you can get answers to questions, and you can learn, heal, or even help your friends to heal on a spiritual level.

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    7 Amazing Things You Can Learn For Spiritual Energy Healing

    7 Amazing Things You Can Learn For Spiritual Energy Healing

    My therapist was learning the Spiritual Energy Healing method of a past life regression. She wanted to try it out on me. I let her. And that was a mistake.  

    You might be thinking she screwed up some how with this spiritual energy healing…

    Or nothing happened during the experience…

    Or maybe I bailed on her, and the session ended abruptly…

    Those would have been easy problems to overcome.

    The truth is that this situation was even worse.

    Past Life Regression

    I wish I could have quit.

    My therapist felt powerless to help, and so did I.

    During this spiritual energy healing experience something horrible happened: I fell into a river, my foot got jammed between a rock, and I drowned to death.

    At that moment I felt like I couldn’t breath, or talk.

    This was extremely alarming to my therapist as she was doing the past life regression…

    Before I tell you about 7 amazing things you can learn for spiritual energy healing, let me explain.

    I didn’t know what to expect.

    I had no expectations at all, and so I had opened myself to the past life regression completely, and there was no turning back.

    So it didn’t take long for me to find my cathartic death. And I didn’t know how to deal with it.

    This was years ago, when I had just started out on my spiritual journey, and my therapist was new to this method too.

    She was eager to do a past life regression, and she hadn’t even finished learning how to do it properly. I was her first try.

    She was brave, I was stupid.

    So in my past life, I saw myself as a sailor. Our ship anchored at an island to find fresh water. I was exploring the Island when I fell into the river.

    It’s the job of the therapist to guide the client, me, through the cathartic death, in order to experience healing.

    In my case, the theme of the PLR was a pain I had in my foot. In my past life death, I couldn’t escape the river, because my foot was jammed between a rock.

    This was traumatic, and by experiencing this death I should be able to over come the trauma, and be healed.

    The problem was that my therapist had to guide me through this, but I was so shocked and breathless, I couldn’t tell her what was going on.

    I just laid there breathing heavily and not talking.

    Of course my therapist was worried. She wasn’t sure what was happening to me.

    It took a long time to answer her, as she tried everything to communicate with me.

    I could hear her every word, but at the same time, I felt trapped and terrified.

    Finally I focused on her voice, just her voice, nothing else…

    Slowly, I began to tell her about my perilous situation.

    She quickly guided me through the PLR steps, and in the end, to our great relief, it worked!

    The pain in my foot vanished, never to return!

    From that day on I knew that spiritual energy healing was real, and effective in my life for dealing with pain.

    But there is more than just past life regression if you want to learn about energy healing. You can use these methods to heal yourself and others:
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    Here are 7 Amazing Things You Can Learn For Spiritual Energy Healing

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    1. Energy Balancing For Body, Mind & Spirit

    A Technique that is based on a method from the Tibetan Medicine – Certified online course. If you are looking for a new tool that you can use for your healing sessions, this is great to use. If you want to help people to balance mind, body, and spirit, then the unique technique you will learn here in this course is something for you!

    2.  Reiki Level 1

    The Reiki healing method is a way of channeling the universal life energy.

    Reiki works at a physical level, and is relaxing and pleasant. On the emotional level it creates confidence in oneself, and in others. It helps to strengthen the zest for life, and to feel more balanced. Reiki works on the mental level too, helping you to cope with everyday stress better. On the spiritual level Reiki helps and guides you to develop your spiritual growth.

    3. How To Do A Shamanic Journey

    A Shamanic Journey is a spiritual practice, and it is a way of exploring the spiritual realms, and making contact with spirits, spirit animals, power animals, lost souls, angels, ancestors, elders, or departed shamans.

    4.  Soul Retrieval

    Soul Retrieval has been practiced for thousands of years from Shamans around the world. This is advanced Shamanic Journeying – The next step in Shamanic Journeying for your friends and clients – Certified online course

    5.  Trance Healing

    Work with your Spirit Guides, to heal yourself, and others, on a spiritual level. – Certified online course

    6.  How To Do A Spiritual House Cleansing

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    7.  Shamanic Dancing

    Shamanic Dancing is simply another way of Shamanic Journeying by using breathing and dancing to reach a light or deep state of Trance that you need for Shamanic Journeying.

    Spiritual Energy Healing comes in many forms and systems you can learn right now. So get started!

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