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Shaman News

Viewing religion from the outside in: New play, ‘The Oven’ recalls shamanic, hallucinogenic ritual

Viewing religion from the outside in: New play, ‘The Oven’ recalls shamanic, hallucinogenic ritualFive years ago Ilan Stavans participated in a shamanic ceremony in the South American country of Colombia that involved the use of hallucinogens. It was an experience, he says, tha... More

Shamans rouse the ancient Siberian spirits

Shamans rouse the ancient Siberian spiritsA shaman, in the dictionary definition, is 'a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of northern A... More

Paws-some: Shaman blesses dogs at Grand Army Plaza

Paws-some: Shaman blesses dogs at Grand Army PlazaThese dogs get blessed in show. A Prospect Heights mystic worked her magic on a bunch of fidos on Oct. 11, offering her rendition of the Catholic blessing of the animals for the Fe... More

Native American flutes: Long history, lots of sounds

Native American flutes: Long history, lots of sounds Debbie Rivers learned to play the flute on the traditional silver instruments, but for the last six years, she has branched out to playing on wooden Native American flutes. She too... More

Shaman’s ritual launches exhibition

Shaman’s ritual launches exhibition A contemporary art museum seems far from where a shamanistic ritual would take place. But at the Seoul Museum of Art yesterday, female shaman Lee Sang-soon held a gut, or a traditi... More

Blessing ceremony returns land to natives

Blessing ceremony returns land to nativesThe sun slid behind the mountains and a Cheshire moon rose above the flat plateau of Mount Serenity as a small and unlikely gathering settled in for the blessing of Father Nazarin'... More

Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicine

Ayahuasca in Peru: Mysterious and Magical Medicinen the Amazon rainforest there grows a vine called ayahuasca (which translates to "vine of the soul"). When the vine is mixed with certain leaves and cooked into a (foul-tasting) te... More

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Wisdom Keeper of The Month

Herlinda Agustin Fernandez

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Herlinda Agustin Fernandez, was a Shipibo Shaman and healer. She was known for her magical singing of powerful ceremonial healing songs, known as icaros. She channeled the power of the anaconda,
and of the Great Mother healing vine of the soul, Grandmother Ayahuasca. She lived in the jungle of Peru, past Puculpa in the upper Amazon region and passed on in late 2010.

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Book of The Month

Becoming Yourself: The Journey From Head to Heart

By Jan Engels-Smith

Becoming Yourself: The Journey From Head to Heart  by Jan Engels-Smith“Becoming Yourself is a powerful, innovative and comprehensive spiritual guide for a life-changing journey in the quest for self-awareness.”The author shows you how to incorporate the creative heart and soul powers
into the process of Western rational thought of self-analysis. The results are a journey towards complete self-awareness - one that ultimately integrates the total self - mind, heart and soul.

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Film of The Month

The Secret Life of Mushrooms

By Kathleen Green

The Secret Life of Mushrooms by Kathleen GreenSome see them as a sacred part of ancient Mazatec ritual. To others, they're a powerful mind-altering drug. The Secret Life of Mushrooms takes us on a psychedelic journey to Huautla
de Jimenez, Mexico to explore the effect of R. Gordon Wasson's exposure to Mazatec curandero rituals, the resulting popularization of mushrooms and the long term effects of narco-tourism on an ancient way of life.

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