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Initiation and Your Spiritual Essence

To become aware of your spiritual essence is to experience an initiation. Sometimes called a rebirth or peak experience, a spiritual initiation involves a profound shift in perspective as you experience that you’re more than just your body or your identity as an individual. It expands your identity beyond "me" to "me, who is part of the we that has always been and always will be." Hum...

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Integrating Transpersonal Experiences Into Your Everyday Life

Shamanic and Jungian practices allow you to engage energies that can fuel personal transformation. However, too often, inertia begins to set in as you allow yourself to become caught up in the events of your everyday life. You may continue to feel like taking risks in your relationships, and being more honest with yourself and others, but in the moment of choice, you fall into the old habit of avo...

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Your Journey Inward: A Review of The Inner Camino by Sara Hollwey and Jill Brierley

The overlaps between Jungian and shamanic ideas and principles are numerous. As a Jungian analyst and shamanic practitioner, I am always interested to find that other branches of psychology and other wisdom traditions incorporate similar concepts. The Inner Camino, a new book from Findhorn Press, has much in common with Jungian and shamanic ideas I’ve written about in my own book, Change Your St...

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Service and Cookies: Balance Your Needs with Your Desire to Serve Others

If you're not able to attend to your livelihood and take care of your basic needs, you won’t have enough energy and resources to serve others. If you feel that you are not taken care of emotionally, then even if your basic practical and physical needs are met, you may not have enough energy to reach out to others to support and assist them. Are you able to balance your needs with ...

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The Purpose and Nature of Shamanism and Shamanic Practices

Shamans are healers who use specific techniques to alter their consciousness and journey to other energetic realms. There, they gain energy and information they can use to bring about changes in the everyday world. Some say these realms are imaginary. Others say they are alternative realities that exist in other universes. If these realms shamans journey to are, in fact, real places, that supports...

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