Shamanic Healing

What is Shamanic Healing?

Thousands of years ago ‘Shamanic Healing’ was done by ‘Shamans’ in the ways practised by the indigenous peoples of many cultures. ‘Shamans’ are those that fill the roles of teacher/ healer/priest within the community and very importantly they must also be able to access altered states of consciousness at will in order to help those who are in need or their land. Today the methodology has developed in line with the Earth, as it is now, and sometimes modern elements such as the Internet are used. However, The Shaman must still be able to access the changed state of consciousness in order to find the cause of illness or land imbalance and effect healing. (This is often called ‘Journeying’). Most Shamans have Guides in Spirit and utilise the gifts of the Earth, such as the Elements, Directions, animals, crystals and plants. Sometimes they use music or sound, including voice, instruments such as rattles and drums, to help the change in their consciousness and that of the sick person. Herbs, incenses and hallucinogenic plant materials are also used by some Shamans. Often a ritual is performed.

Shamanic Healing of People

The person who is healed may experience the change on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual planes although one will be predominant. A change in thought pattern and point-of-view is a normal result of the experience and everything can appear to be very different. When deep and profound healing takes place the person will be returned to their true path in life.

Shamanic Healing of Land

There will be a change in the energy of the landscape and it should feel very different, be more productive and the community is likely to become more prosperous and healthy.

For more information on healing of people and land see the Healing page, the Earth Healing page and the Inca Shamanic Healing page.

Amravati Mitchell