Shamanism is an ancient spiritual healing practice that has been around for approximately 30,000 years according to archaeological evidence. Shamanism was practiced all over the world by indigenous peoples. It is not a religion nor a set of beliefs but rather is an ability to interact directly with compassionate spirits to help and to heal.
Religious and political persecution and ensuing decimation of these populations and cultures led to near extinction of both the indigenous shamans and their shamanic knowledge.
Westerner, Dr. Michael Harner, in 1961 had studied directly with and was personally trained by two different Amazonian Indian tribes. As a result of his remarkable experiences (Read his books: The Way of the Shaman and Cave and Cosmos) and passion for shamanism, Dr. Harner engaged in extensive research on Shamanism worldwide and discovered fundamental cross-cultural principles and techniques, which he named “core shamanism”. He developed, based on decades of research and experimentation, the numerous training programs offered by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS) which are being taught world-wide. See: shamanism.org
Private shamanic sessions address physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues and are uniquely tailored to each client’s needs at a deep heart and soul level. Together, the client and shamanic practitioner set an intention for the session, e.g. “What does the client want with regard to healing and help?”
The session may involve empowerment techniques to reconnect the client to unlimited, non-ordinary and unconditional sources of life that support, inspire, guide and protect them. The session may also involve removing and cleansing of whatever is not needed, unhealthy or unresolved for the client on a spiritual level. A soul retrieval or power animal retrieval may also be indicated to provide restorative healing or re- balancing. Questions may be answered, issues may be clarified and assistance that may promote integrative and needed changes may also occur. Usually sessions involve one or more of these methods.