everything is alive
Shamanism is the collective name anthropologists give to the spiritual beliefs and practices of many of the world’s tribal peoples. It is the oldest spiritual tradition known to humanity. One of its basic tenets is that everything is imbued with the essence of the Divine and so in a spiritual sense everything can be said to be alive. Shamanism taps into and explores that cosmic vitality. Though ancient, it remains a robust and viable path for people today.
Elements of the Shamanic Path
Shamanic healing is spiritual in nature. Its techniques are not therapy as generally defined by modern psychology or medicine, and they are not a substitute for the therapeutic methods practiced by these fields. However they may serve as powerful complements to those methods.
Probably for as long as humanity has been able to conceive of “yesterday”, “today”, and “tomorrow”, people have wanted to know what tomorrow holds in store. Since the spirits live in a timeless dimension, they are considered to have larger, longer, wider perspectives regarding the trajectories of the universe than we people can possibly have.
rights of passage
Every person, while alive, goes through many important transitions. These are framed by two we all experience: the transition from nonphysical to physical existence at birth, and birth’s complement, the transition from physical to nonphysical existence at death.
Connect to the Shamanic
Latest shamanic-related news, events and gatherings happening in the Twin Cities, the Midwest, maybe even the world.
January 10, 2023 February 14, 2023 Contact: Timothy Cope, email FSS Core Shamanism Online Community Meetings are designed to support the shamanic community in these challenging times. We will have the opportunity to practice shamanic selfcare, share stories of hope and inspiration, and journey for ways we can personally…
Ongoing Drum & Journey Circles
Ongoing — Now on Zoom Led by Lin Butler and Val Ohanian Pathways, 3115 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408 map This group is for those with previous experience in shamanic journeying. Come explore the shamanic path, share personal concerns & receive support for your own healing. We will be drumming, singing, and…
My Journey, Timothy Cope
I stepped onto the shamanic path in 1983 when, in a local Minneapolis bookstore, the topmost copy of Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman leapt off its stack by the cash register and landed in my hands. It was shouting: “READ ME!” I got chills and said to the clerk behind the counter, “I guess I’ll take this too.”