Shamanic Medicine as our
natural way of healing
The instant the first humans reached conscious awareness of their inner relationship with the elements of earth and their interconnected dependence and symbiosis, that was the very same instant Shamanism was born. As Shamanism is not anything else other than the way of natural living, a call to realize we must live in harmony with ourselves and with mother Nature.
Ancient rituals and practices allow the Shamanic practitioner to become a bridge, a hollow bone, that will facilitate communication between our loving and protecting spirits, eternal compassionate healers and guides, to deliver wisdom messages, aid with physical and emotional healing and restore lost power for the individual and the community.
In addition, through Shamanic practice, we learn respect for our environment and to live in balance with Mother Earth and all its creatures.
How can Shamanic Medicine help me ?
In our western culture, we believe that there are external agents or situations that bring illness into our lives. In fact, with the experience of life, illness and disease will come inevitably.
We explain our body conditions with germs and pathogens attacking us and an imbalance of the brain chemistry will take the blame for mental and emotional conditions like depression, phobias, addiction and so on. In the shamanic world, on the other hand, we believe that all those are merely effects. To heal, it is necessary to find and understand the root cause, and usually this root goes way beyond viruses, bacteria or brain imbalance, but to the internal, non-physical reality: Our Spirit.
A Shamanic practitioner is trained to help a person overcome dis-ease by utilizing beautiful and traditional practices like Power Animal Retrieval, Soul Retrieval, Extractions and Energy Healing, Shamanic Journey, Psychopomp work, etc.
I offer two types of shamanic sessions depending on the needs of the consultant.
Shamanic Medicine Session: when a Soul Retrieval ceremony is required.
Shamanic Energy Healing: when clearing and overall harmonization are the main focus.
What happens in a Shamanic Session ?
Shamanic sessions take place in my home studio where a “sacred space” is created. This space is dedicated to opening, releasing, and healing. I have my altar activated with candles and palo santo (holy wood) or sage burning, inspirational music will play in the background.
The first thing that will happen is an open discussion between us. For this, I will hold a respectable, non-judgmental space.
We will discuss your history, and how you are feeling at the present moment. I will encourage you to dig deeper into your story and really open up as we both hunt for truth and healing potential.
Next, we move into the ceremonial work. At this time, you can lie on your back, allowing complete relaxation. I will then Journey to ask and assess what the best way to proceed is for your case and what needs to be done.
The Shamanic Healing
At this point, I will be ready to start the Shamanic Healing. I will enter a trance (theta brainwave state) via rhythmic percussion (generally using a drum and/or rattle) and start the Shamanic Journey, connecting with my spirit helpers and yours.
While in this trance, I may also do either hands-on or hands-off energy work, by channeling energy from the spirit world and moving it throughout your body accordingly.
This portion of the ceremony typically lasts about an hour.
Once I return from the journey, we will discuss what was experienced (on both ends), what wisdom, healing and advice was gifted to you from the spirit realm to begin implementing differently in your life.
Integration: an Essential Step
Following a shamanic healing session, many deeply rooted energies have been shifted. Therefore, for the days, weeks, and even months following the session, it is advised that clients take special note of how they are feeling — they can do this by keeping a journal to keep track of progress for future insight and guidance.
The client will normally feel changes and shifts in their energy, and need not fret, for this is all part of the healing process — toxins that have long been stored in one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body have been released, as well as unhealthy habitual thinking. It is my greatest advice to listen to and accept the energetic changes one may feel following a session; any discomfort will pass and new, vibrant, life energy will take its place.
For the following weeks after a session, I will frequently check in with you to see how everything is unfolding and to offer any advice or additional guidance that may be needed.
Meet my teachers
Shamanism is in my blood. I belong to the ancient kamasca curanderismo lineage from the North of Peru, thanks to my mother and to the Chachapoyas warrior and shamanic lineage from Amazonas, Peru, thanks to my father.
It is my life passion to keep learning and practicing this sacred rituals and I offer my work for the healing of the community, mother earth and all. My gratitude is always with my beloved teachers for my training and apprenticeship.