Shamans work with compassionate spirits, forming partnerships with these powerful sources of wisdom and healing, to improve our daily lives, and to bring help and health to the world around us.
Shamanism is not a religion, based in faith. It is a time-tested collection of reliable methods that facilitate direct, first-hand experience of spiritual realities.
Anthropologists have found evidence of shamanic practice on every inhabited continent, going back as far as 30,000 years.
Each person who chooses to travel the shamanic path will come to their own understanding, based on their own personal experiences doing the practices.
Shamanic methods are often practiced in community circles -- centered around connecting with nature, building and honoring relationships with others, and exploring spiritual realities, using the visionary method known as "the shaman's journey."
"The person inspired to travel the path of the shamanic journey has available his or her own unique personal experiences, which reflect a larger basic human capacity that exists from past to present to future, across cultures. This fundamental element often draws us closer to understanding our deep unity and interdependence. With this can come greater compassion for our fellow beings and the planet itself, which sustains all."