What are Shaman Rituals?
A Shaman is a medicine person who access the unseen (or non-ordinary reality) realms by way of rhythmic drumming and ritual. A ritual is a series of actions performed in a specific or customary way. Rituals define a sacred time and space, providing access to profound energy and insights. A ritual is an act of respect, honor, and reverence that is observed or performed on a regular basis. Shaman Rituals combine the power of the Shaman with the power of ritual.
Shaman Rituals are performed for many reasons, including healing and prophecy. Power is added to our intentions, important passages in our lives are marked, and deep healing is experienced by the participants. Shaman Rituals have a powerful, positive effect on our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies.
In Shaman Rituals, participants reach an altered state. Using sacred tools and repetitive sound, the critical part of our minds, our consciousness, is relaxed, open, and expanded. In addition to sacred tools, altars are created that embody the Spirits and hold power that is important for the success of the ritual.
Traditional Shaman Rituals are often defined by the customs and traditions of a culture, tribe, religion, and belief system. Rituals can also be something as simple as a routine that is followed on a regular basis.
Shaman Rituals add power to intentions. Intentions are the vital ingredient in creating healing, our reality, and the world we desire to live in. Intentions can be very personal, such as attaining spiritual enlightenment and improved health, or can be much broader in scope to include curing diseases and creating peace on Earth. Most Shaman Rituals honor and call forth the Spirits of the Natural World. These Spirits are known to be compassionate, caring, and generous with their gifts.
The training received at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine includes experiences and education in the creation and delivery of Shaman Rituals. As with all training at LightSong School, these rituals are intended to send positive energy, thoughts, actions, and results into the Universe.