Shamanism is one of the most ancient forms of healing in the world. It dates back to the Tungus Tribe of Siberia over 100,000 years ago. There is no culture that has not practiced Shamanism. Shamanism is a way of life. It is a way to connect with our true nature and reminds us of who we really are in this world. The shamanic practitioner is merely a guide and hollow bone for alchemy of the soul to occur. The definition of shaman is one who sees in the dark and are people who deal with the spiritual aspects of illness. A shaman is able to travel between worlds and see the unseen. As one of my teachers, Sandra Ingerman says, none of us in the west will ever be a shaman. A shaman is someone who is gifted this title by their community or someone who is born into the role. Shamanic practitioners are those who learn the practices that have been passed down to them and honor this medicine. It is an honor and gift to be a shamanic practitioner for we are the practitioners of the soul and nothing is more beautiful and vulnerable to witness. Our modern lives have drawn us farther and farther away from our original medicine, our purpose, and our most luminous body. We have become over addicted to who we believe we are and materialism. We have become sick from being so disconnected from the Earth and all of life. In ancient times, we prayed, we danced, we sang with the Earth. We lived in community and praised the elements, giving thanks to all that lived and all earth provides for us. There was no separation between humans and the natural world. All of life is seen as being connected through spirit, the divine, the Great Mystery. Many of us are experiencing, or have experienced soul loss, which is spiritual illness that causes emotional and physical disease. Shamanism is a way to bring us back home to our body and our purpose. It is a way for us to reconnect to nature and our hearts and to bring our souls home. The way I practice this ancient form of healing is through the use of my gifts as a visionary. I see, hear, and feel spirits and am intuitive by nature. My teacher Char Sundust of Seattle, WA has passed down knowledge from one of her many teachers, Angeles Arrien. Angeles was an anthropologist who taught the Four Fold Way, showing the bridge between cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions. Her work teaches us how to walk the paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary and reveals how indigenous wisdoms are related to our families, professional ives, and our relationship to the Earth. Over the past two decades, I have also learned Mayan Shamanic Practices, Plant Spirit Medicine, and Intuitive Energy healing that I weave into sessions creating a diverse and rich atmosphere for alchemy of the soul and spirit to take place. It is truly beautiful and deeply healing work and my favorite to offer people. I like to tell people I am very woo-woo and practical. I am very human and yet deeply spiritual. It is an honor to serve, it is an honor to carry this knowledge, and I am always learning and growing.