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Welcome to Shamans Directory
Shamans Directory offers a listing of original nation shamans, qualified shamanic earth-based healers and teachers, energy medicine practitioners, plant medicine shamans and cutting-edge neuroscience professionals from around the world. We believe that everyone should have access to a shamanic wisdom 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 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 healers is more possible than ever before.
Do you feel called to make positive changes in your life? To restore balance in your life? To 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 an imbalance - symptoms that affect our physical or mental health, often many years after these issues have appeared in our mind or body.
Shamanic earth-based medicine is an ancient way of healing that treats and clears these issues before they manifest in physical form. These are issues that can hold 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 destiny 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 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 medicine offers us a global perspective of our own individual healing journeys, revealing how they are deeply connected to the healing of the earth and all living things. It 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 nation peoples, in the jungles, savannas, deserts, mountains, and other rural areas across the globe, shamanic practices 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 healer, you are likely in for a refreshing new experience in healing. Shamans Directory gives you easy and direct access to credible shamanic earth-based healers and teachers from across the world. Simply search by country/region, shamanic practice, shamanic origin or healing sought, and connect with the shamanic healer that feels right for you.
Please take your time reading through the profiles. You may find the right healer 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 receiving the benefits that you are looking for. 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, earth-based spiritual practice and healing art dating back over 100,000 years. The word “shaman” comes from the Tungus tribe in Siberia (sa’man) and it means “spiritual healer” or “one who sees in the dark.” Traditions of shamanism can be found in tribes and nations of original people from all over the world; Amazonian, Andean, Australian, Celtic, Egyptian, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Mongolian, Native American, Norse, Siberian, South African, and Tibetan.
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 wisdom to prepare for the future. Indigenous shamans from around the globe held the key to the survival of their people. Recently, many have been stepping up and stepping out of their communities into the larger world to offer their wisdom and medicine.
The timeless power and wisdom of shamanic earth-based teachings has sparked growing interest in ancient shamanic practices, including energy medicine shamanism, plant medicine shamanism and cutting-edge practices in modern medicine. This interest has ignited and expanded the field of modern-day shamanism worldwide. 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 earth-based 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 earth-based wisdom 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 both modern medicine and therapy. 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 healer everything is alive and carries information. Shamanic earth-based healers or practitioners can call on spirit, energy, or 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 ageing, 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 peace 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 cultivate a deep interconnectedness with nature - to all that is seen and unseen - and to the energy that is the source of life itself.
Being responsible for your healing
Shamanic healing, like other forms of transformational energy work can have dramatic and life changing effects. The ultimate goal of this work is to remember and experience the fullness of who you are, and to live 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 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.
We invite you to visit our Resources to learn more about shamanic earth-based healing around the world.
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POSTED: 2022 MAR 25
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