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The Sacred Role of the Ayahuasca Shaman

The Sacred Role of the Ayahuasca Shaman

Dylan Charles – Part scientist, part mystic, the role of the Ayahuasca shaman is to facilitate personal transformation and healing…

By November 17, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Connect With the Consciousness of the Universe

Connect With the Consciousness of the Universe

Jed Shlackman – Everything in creation is a form or expression of energy. As humans there are many ways to connect with the spiritual energy of the universe…

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Gemstones & Menhirs for Adjusting the Auric Field

Gemstones & Menhirs for Adjusting the Auric Field

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times Humankind once was tuned to their own vibrations to such an extent that they needed little help adjusting when things were a little ‘off.’ Our cure came from within. We would sit in silence and know that something was bubbling up that we needed to clear, or that somehow our […]

Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective

Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective

Jan Engels-Smith, Guest Waking Times  “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.” -Michael Vance In shamanism, the belief that there is no death is a concept grounded in the belief of the soul existing in a never-ending process of regeneration. Our soul remembers our ancient past, engages with […]

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Spirit of Shamanism Brings Harmony and Magic into Everyday Life

The Spirit of Shamanism Brings Harmony and Magic into Everyday Life

Keith Varnum, Guest Waking Times  Shamanism is a very practical spirituality. A modern-day shaman could live next door to you and the only clues you might have are that they get along well with people and animals and have a green thumb with plants. Also, shamans have a knack for putting people at ease and […]

By September 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Secrets of Siberian Shamanism

The Secrets of Siberian Shamanism

Michael Howard, New Dawn Waking Times Today, especially in New Age circles, the term ‘shamanism’ is often used in a generalised way to describe all kinds of indigenous magical practices in a wide range of cultures worldwide. It has also been projected back into a past that it never had, so we can find modern […]

What Is A Shaman? A Visionary, A Doctor Of The Soul, And A Bridge To Spirit

What Is A Shaman? A Visionary, A Doctor Of The Soul, And A Bridge To Spirit

The Shaman’s Well Waking Times Shamanism has been practiced for millenia in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Research by Michael Harner and others has shown great similarity in the practices and traditions between them all. In this post we’ll give a little history on shamanism and then outline some different points of what […]

Our World: Shamans and Spirits

Our World: Shamans and Spirits

Michael Harner, Guest Writer Waking Times The following is excerpted from Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality, published by North Atlantic Books, featured at Reality Sandwich. Close your eyes, then you will find the way. –from a Puyallup Indian myth Based on archaeological and comparative ethnological evidence, shamanism is believed by many scholars to be at least […]

Ayahuasqueros and Frightened, Stolen Souls

Ayahuasqueros and Frightened, Stolen Souls

Steve Beyer, Guest Writer Waking Times  Amazonian mestizos believe that it is possible to lose one’s soul, or part of one’s soul, through more or less natural processes; indeed, soul loss through susto, fright, is a relatively common childhood condition. The sickness category of susto is undoubtedly derived from traditional Hispanic medicine; indigenous Amazonian shamanic traditions of soul loss appear […]

By February 14, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Lucid Dreaming – Listening to the Dreamer

Lucid Dreaming – Listening to the Dreamer

Steve Beyer, Guest Writer Waking Times A lucid dream is one in which the dreamer is aware of being in a dream state while the dream is still in progress. Lucid dreams can be extremely vivid and realistic, depending on the level of self-awareness during the dream. Most strikingly, lucid dreamers report being able to actively participate […]

By December 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Icaros, the Magical Chants of the Ayahuasca Shamans

Icaros, the Magical Chants of the Ayahuasca Shamans

Howard G Charing, Guest Writer Waking Times I recall one night time Ayahuasca ceremony, held in a small clearing in the Amazon rainforest. It was a beautiful clear night, there was no moon, and the sky was filled with hundreds of thousands of glistening stars; just looking up at the sky made my head swim. […]

By November 24, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Shamanism and Spirituality

Shamanism and Spirituality

Konstantin Eriksen, Guest Writer Waking Times Man is a spiritual creature, always searching for meaning. But for many people in the so-called “western world,” there is a feeling of disenchantment with the world as it is: Wake up, do your job, get a mortgage, buy a house, pay your taxes and eagerly await the weekend. Perhaps you’re […]

By November 23, 2012 8 Comments Read More →
A Global Shamanic Perspective

A Global Shamanic Perspective

Peter Clark, Guest Writer Waking Times So what is the current state of the world and how can shamanism relate to it? We are on a wild ride perhaps, with many twists and turns. On the one hand, we see our human created structures: financial, religious, political, health care, business, shaking and at times crumbling […]

By November 9, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Modern Shaman: Awakening From the Slumber of Our Culture

The Modern Shaman: Awakening From the Slumber of Our Culture

Hank Wesselman, Guest Writer Waking Times In the Western world, when we hear the word “shaman,” most of us tend to conjure up an image of a masked and costumed indigenous tribal person, dancing around a fire in the dark, involved in some sort of mysterious ritual, accompanied by singing and drum beats. But inside […]

By October 25, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Soul Retrieval: Singing Your Soul Home Again

Soul Retrieval: Singing Your Soul Home Again

Beth Beurkens, MA, Guest Writer Waking Times We are the sum of our ancestors Our roots stretch back to blue-green algae They stretch to the stars They ultimately reach the void This history is inscribed in our psyches Silence and solitude enjoin us to remember Our whole and great body. – Joan Halifax Shamans have […]

By August 24, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
How to Detox Your Pineal Gland – Fluoride, Mercury, & Consciousness

How to Detox Your Pineal Gland – Fluoride, Mercury, & Consciousness

Waking Times  Is there a natural herb or treatment to detox from fluoride, mercury, and pineal gland calcification? The first intentional addition of fluoride in drinking water occurred in the early 1930′s in Nazi Germany. Marketing it as supposed helping children’s teeth, the actual sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force the masses into […]

By August 13, 2012 21 Comments Read More →
La Pequeña Muerte – Plant Medicine Healing with Ayahuasca

La Pequeña Muerte – Plant Medicine Healing with Ayahuasca

Waking Times La Pequeña Muerte is a short, beautiful film by Republic of Light Productions about the healing journey that 2 North Americans took to the Peruvian Amazon to find cures for physical and emotional ailments that were seemingly un-treatable by Western medicine. It has been said that many illnesses are purely psychosomatic, that is, […]

By July 27, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Ayahuasca and Alternate Dimensions of Reality

Ayahuasca and Alternate Dimensions of Reality

Carlos Tanner, Contributing Writer Waking Times A dimension is a range of electromagnetic frequencies that is defined by one’s biological capacity to perceive them.  The visible spectrum of light is an example of an aspect of a dimension of reality.  Anything above the visible spectrum, like ultraviolet, for instance, would exist in another dimension, because […]

By July 23, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Carlos Castaneda: What is Fake?

Carlos Castaneda: What is Fake?

Francesco Sammarco, Life Arts Media Waking Times Castaneda, Don Juan, Tibetan Master Norbu, Parmenides, Liars, Infinity and Ayahuasca Tibetan Master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, world authority on Dzogchen Buddhism, about 3 decades ago, in the early 80′s, reportedly said – during a retreat in the very first community that he founded in Italy (Arcidoss, Tuscany) in […]

By June 23, 2012 1 Comments Read More →