"A shaman sees with the heart – it is with whole hearts that we help heal our world."
WHAT IS SHAMANISM?
"Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way of life.
It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. There is an invisible reality beyond the physical world that is accessible through shamanic journeying.
Shamanism encompasses the premise that shamans are intermediaries or messengers between the human world and the spirit worlds. Shamans are said to treat ailments/illness by mending the soul. Alleviating traumas affecting the soul/spirit restores the physical body of the individual to balance and wholeness. The shaman also enters supernatural realms or dimensions to obtain solutions to problems afflicting the community. Shamans may visit other worlds/dimensions to bring guidance to misguided souls and to ameliorate illnesses of the human soul caused by foreign elements. The shaman operates primarily within the spiritual world, which in turn affects the human world. The restoration of balance results in the elimination of the ailment." - Mircea Eliade