Week of March 21, 2017 - Shaman

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:38 PM | Wise Woman (Administrator)

A shaman is a community healer. A shaman is in service to those whose lives she shares. A shaman accesses altered states of consciousness, perhaps with the aid of psycho-active plants, or a repetitive drum beat, or with chant, with prayer, with physical extremes.

She is at once a vital part of her community, and a person who is outside the norms of her community. She is often chosen and trained from birth, or she makes herself known by certain experiences that befall her around puberty. (For instance, at the onset of my puberty,

I was stricken with viral pneumonia, and was nursed, at home, by my mother, for the two months I lay in a feverish hallucination. The last thing I remember is reaching behind myself to tie the bow on my dress; the next thing I remember is two months later, my mother spooning baby food into my mouth.) A Shaman is the representative of the Life Force..

~ Priestess ~

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