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Shaman Training

What is Shaman Training?

shaman trainingThe 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 have studied indigenous tribes began to use the term in a very broad sense, to describe medicine people from many different places and cultures.

Shaman Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world. Shamans have long understood that illness and disease exist first energetically, before showing up in the mental, emotional, or physical realms. Shaman Training provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing.

Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shaman Training that provides certifiable results can be a challenge. Shaman Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of education, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shaman Training, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

Where Can I Find Shaman Training?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in 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 healers of the highest caliber. LightSong School is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving communities of well-beings through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

 

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Shamanic Training Online

What is Shamanic Training?

shamanic training onlineShamanic Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world.

Shamanic Training Online

Shamanic Training Online provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing. Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shamanic Training Online that provides certifiable results can be a challenge, and is very important to your success.

Where Can I Find Shamanic Training Online?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in 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 healers of the highest caliber.

The unique challenges found in Shamanic Training Online require a creative solution. The student must be dedicated and self-directed. The teachers must be skilled in distance energy work, as well as the disciplines of shamanic practice. Shamanic Training Online requires real-time connections between students and teachers, as well as one-on-one work between students, and one-on-one access to the teacher between classes. LightSong School provides just such training.

Shamanic Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of training, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shamanic Training Online, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

 

 

 

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Shamanic Training

What is Shamanic Training?

shamanic trainingShamanic Training creates healers who use methods and tools that have been utilized by ancient Shamans around the world. Shamans have long understood that illness and disease exist first energetically, before showing up in the mental, emotional, or physical realms. Shamanic Training provides access to these ancient tools and techniques, and combines them with a modern, scientific understanding of energy, to provide deep, measurable healing.

Because of the unique combination of Spirit and science, ceremony and quantifiable procedures, experiential learning and academic rigor, finding Shamanic Training that provides certifiable results is important to your success. Shamanic Training should be designed to go above and beyond the concept of training, to include self-growth and self-healing, as well as contributing to the health and well-being of the community and the world. Shamanic Training, when delivered by a reliable source, creates impeccably trained practitioners.

Where Can I Find Shamanic Training?

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in 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 healers of the highest caliber. LightSong School is dedicated to the cultivation of thriving communities of well-beings through the exploration and practice of shamanism and alternative energy medicine.

LightSong’s Mission is to provide excellence in shamanic and energy medicine education and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st Century. LightSong students and staff contribute to the growing body of shamanic knowledge and experience, and assist in the evolution and refinement of shamanism as a contemporary healing art form. Utilizing energy medicine and shamanic practices, all LightSong members participate regularly in focusing the vibration of love towards healing ourselves, each other and the planet.

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Shamanic Practitioners

shamanic practitionersWho 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.

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Energy Healing Schools

energy healing schoolsThe call to be a Healer is a very personal experience. Once called, where do you turn for education, support, and training? Energy Healing Schools offer very different strategies and tools.

Science shows us that everything is made up of energy. Because we are all energy, the ability to be an Energy Healer provides a path of being in service, offering help to others, and healing for one’s self. The role of the Energy Healing Practitioner is to bring energy back into balance, improving health and bringing harmony to the client.

In your exploration of Energy Healing Schools, finding the one that resonates with you is vitally important. It is also important to understand what method or modality of healing techniques are calling to you. Energy Healing Schools train students to treat a wide range of ailments from anxiety to chronic pain. Energy Healing Schools prepare the student to work alongside mainstream and alternative practitioners. Energy healing is complimentary to all other types of healing. It does not interfere, nor does it take the place, of other healing modalities. It helps provide clarity and integration with all other types of traditional and alternative healing.

If you are being called to be a healer and/or to be healed, finding trusted and respected Energy Healer Schools is your first step. It is important to research the source of the training to discover how well it will fit your needs. Investigate the curriculum, ask how long the school has been around, and be sure there are degree programs to endorse and support your education.

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine is an Energy Healing School that has been providing excellence in Energy Healer Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. Programs are available at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level.

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Shaman Rituals

shaman ritualsWhat 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.

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Alternative Medicine Degree

Alternative Medicine DegreeWhat is an Alternative Medicine Degree?

The term Alternative Medicine can be used for many different methods and approaches to healing and health. It is a term that can include any approach that is not considered a mainstream (allopathic) type of medicine. Some Alternative Medicine offerings are becoming more mainstream such as acupuncture, chiropractic, and homeopathy. Other types of Alternative Medicines, including shamanic and energy medicine approaches, are making a resurgence and becoming more widely understood and successfully applied. An Alternative Medicine Degree is a valuable measure in ensuring the quality of care given, and the quality of the practitioner providing the care.

Alternative medicine is a cooperative effort between the practitioner and the patient. There is a belief that if the patient is invested and involved in their own healing, the results will be more positive.

The challenges and rewards of an Alternative Medicine Degree include teaching students methods of caring for the sick and maintaining good health. Much of the incentive for Alternative Medicine lies in the power of proactive health and healing.

If you are being called to be an Alternative Medicine healer, finding a trusted and respected source for training is a vital first step. It is important to research the source of the training to discover how well it will fit your needs.

LightSong School has been providing excellence in of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. Programs are available at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level, to meet the needs of those looking for an Alternative Medicine Degree. These degree programs result in uniquely qualified practitioners, offering aid and comfort to many, including those who believe they have nowhere else to turn for relief.

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Energy Healer Training

energy healing trainingWhat is Energy Healer Training?

Science shows us that everything is made up of energy. Energy is everywhere. And energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form. Understanding this basic truth leads us to appreciate that providing healing at an energetic level is a valuable and sought-after skill.

Because we are all energy, the ability to be an Energy Healer provides a path of being in service, offering help to others, and healing for one’s self.

Thoughts, emotions, and the physical body are all made up of energy. It is possible to provide healing at each of these levels by taking part in Energy Healer Training. This training can take many different forms. One approach, which has been practiced as long as people have walked the Earth, uses shamanic tools to access and heal the energy that we are.

Shamans have long understood that illness and disease exist first energetically, before showing up in the mental, emotional, or physical realms. Ancient tools and techniques, combined with modern, scientific understanding of energy are combined to provide deep, measurable healing.

Energy healing is complimentary to all other types of healing. It does not interfere, nor does it take the place, of other healing modalities. It helps provide clarity and integration with all other types of traditional and alternative healing.

If you are being called to be a healer and/or to be healed, finding a trusted and respected source for Energy Healer Training is your first step. It is important to research the source of the training to discover how well it will fit your needs.

LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine has been providing excellence in Energy Healer Training for over twenty years. Courses are hands-on and experiential, providing personal healing as well as training to heal others. Programs are available for casual interest as well as at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level.

Click here to view LightSong Level 1 classes.

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Shamanic Journeying

What is Shamanic Journeying?

shamanic journeyingThe primary method for contacting the Spirit realm, gathering information, and opening our minds to the limitless potential of the Universe is done by means of Shamanic Journeying.

Shamanic Journeying is a process that is available for everyone to use. It is a tool for spiritual growth, healing, and gathering information. It is an essential skill, an innate ability, and a talent that can be practiced and improved over time.

The Shamanic Journey occurs when the journeyer shifts their consciousness, most often by using a drum or a rattle.

Preparing in a good way is important to the success of your shamanic journey. You want to be in a quiet place, where you will not be disturbed. You may wish to set an altar, light a candle, and do some deep breathing to bring yourself to a centered, calm, grounded place. When you are just beginning, a drumming or rattling CD can be playing to allow you to focus entirely on the journey itself. As you become more skilled, you may choose to drum or rattle for yourself.

Success with the shamanic journey comes when you suspend your disbelief, take a leap of faith, and allow your senses to engage in a free-flowing way. Relaxing the critical mind and allowing your imagination to take the lead will bring great rewards. Imagination is our gateway to the vast unknown.

Be patient and know that your efforts will pay off, and the gifts are countless!

The Shamanic Journey is a form of communication, which enables building a relationship with the magic and the mystery of the unseen dimensions. There are many helpful Allies awaiting your presence, and excited about the possibility of getting to know you as you journey to their realms.

At LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine, people are taught to journey in a safe, protected, and powerful way. We offer a weekend workshop that will introduce you to the tools and methods you can use for own personal growth and healing. These life-enhancing tools will stay with you for the rest of your life. 

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Shamanic Drumming

shamanic drummingWhat is Shamanic Drumming?

Hand-held drums are among the oldest known instruments. Their use has been documented in all places on the planet, since before the written word. Shamanic drumming is a practice known to all indigenous peoples, and is used for healing, connecting, and celebrating.

All humans, and many in the animal kingdom, began their life here on Earth listening to their mother’s heartbeat in the womb. That steady beat soothes, connects, and guides our very breath. It is instantly familiar. Many people today are hearing the call of the drum, and returning to the vital spiritual connection it provides.

Shamanic drumming assists in reaching the sacred trance state necessary for healing and prophecy. The rhythm of the drum affects the brainwaves, speeding them up or slowing them down, improving focus and enabling access to meditative states. Shamanic drumming engages the mind in ways that help reduce our constant mind chatter.

There have been many scientific research studies performed to help us understand the role of sound in the healing process. By increasing blood flow in the brain, it has been shown that drumming helps the elderly and those with Alzheimers and Dementia. Drumming also helps children with ADD, and people who suffer from anxiety and depression.

Those who use the drum for ritual and healing understand that there is a unique Spirit in each drum. In Shamanism, all things are alive and have intelligence. The drum is especially magical. It is a circle, with no beginning and no end. It is often made up of wood from the Tree Nation, and a hide from the Four-Legged Ones. Every drum is different. Each has its own unique sound, and its own unique Spirit. It creates a bridge between the worlds, and your relationship with this Sacred Being adds to its power and beauty.

Shamanic drumming may be performed alone or in a group. The rituals of the earliest known religions included drumming. The power generated multiplies when there is a group, creating a deep sense of connection and solidarity.

Shamanic drumming is taught in the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine classes. We invite you to join us and learn more about the power of the drum. Click here to view LightSong Level 1 classes.

 

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