Who are Shamanic Practitioners and What Do They Do?
Shamanic Practitioners are healers trained in the methods and tools used by Shamans around the world. Ancient techniques used by indigenous people since the beginning of time are used by Shamanic Practitioners to assist people in their healing journey. These ancient tools and techniques, combined with modern, scientific understanding of energy are combined to provide deep, measurable healing.
Why Not Just Call Yourself a Shaman?
The origin of the word Shaman can be traced back in time, at least two millennia. It is most commonly believed to have come from the Tungusic people of Eastern Siberia. Today, many tribes, cultures, and other groups use the term to refer to someone who typically enters an altered state, during ritual and ceremony, to practice divination and healing. Anthropologists who studied indigenous tribes began to use the term in a very broad sense, to describe medicine people from many different places and cultures.
Because of the history of the devastation and ruin of indigenous people around the world, this term has become very misaligned and misunderstood, and can trigger wounds around ownership and cultural appropriation (claiming to own something that is sacred to another group of people). It is believed by many that a person does not proclaim themselves to be a Shaman. Calling yourself a Shaman is a sign of disrespect. Only your tribe or community can use that title when referring to one they believe provides the services and healing of a Shaman.
Training and Education for Shamanic Practitioners
LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Core Shamanic Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. This training produces Shamanic Practitioners of the highest caliber.