Do-it-yourself shamanism

Denise Guerringue Shamanism

There are times when we are called to step forward, roll up our sleeves and take on the job of doing the important work ourselves. That might be because we are fostering our power, and need to learn where our boundaries truly lie. Or, perhaps we have grown a deep curiosity about understanding the “guts” of something, like the technology …

Shamanic healing is a process, not an event

Denise Guerringue Questions About Shamanism, Shamanic Healing, Shamanism

It delights me daily that people all over the U.S. are discovering, or re-discovering, shamanic healing. Because of the articles I’ve written about soul retrieval and compassionate depossession, people from all over this country find their way to my site and ask their questions about shamanism and shamanic healing. A question I hear very often is: Will I need more …

Manifesting Joy in Your Life

Denise Guerringue Shamanic Manifestation, Shamanic Mediumship, Shamanism

I am very fortunate to be a participant in Betsy Bergstrom’s 2 year shamanic training in Middle World shamanic skills.  Betsy’s training is designed to help shamanic practitioners like me to sharpen our disciplines, learn new skills to support our work and find fellowship and replenishment among our colleagues. Betsy has dedicated a lifetime of work to studying the Middle …

The Shamanic Worlds: Claim Your Birthright

Denise Guerringue Shamanism

Many decades ago anthropologist Michael Harner developed and presented to the Western world the cosmology of Core Shamanism. As a result of his study and experience with shamanic cultures around the world, he determined that all have some things in common. One of those commonalities he described is the division of our experience of existence into Ordinary Reality (OR) and …

Is Shamanism Real: And What About Dreaming?

Denise Guerringue Questions About Shamanism, Shamanic Dreaming, Shamanism, Working Your Shamanic Process

Thanks to the sponsorship of the amazing Rubin Museum I discovered the fascinating documentary film Edge of Dreaming. In this film Amy Hardie documents, very intimately, a year in which she transforms from a “rational” scientific documentary film maker, into a dreaming, shamanic-journeying film maker. In the course of that transition, she experiences a convincing dream-based prediction of her own death …