Mandala Grace Therapy - Healing Arts
shamanic journeying
mandala grace therapy
asheville, north carolina
     Tens of thousands of years ago, our ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem solving. The remarkable system of methods they developed is today known as "SHAMANISM", a term that comes from a Siberian Tribal word for its practitioners, "Shaman".
      Shamans are a type of medicine person distinguished by the use of journeys to hidden worlds otherwise known as myth, dream, and near-death experience. Most commonly they do this by entering an altered state of consciousness using monotonous percussion sound.
  A Typical Shamanic Journey & Healing Session
  • A typical Shamanic Journeying & Healing Session lasts an hour to an hour and a half.  There is a brief interview with the client about what their chief complaint is and to determine what information or healing is being sought by the Shamanic Journeying & Healing session.  
  • It is determined if the client will be Journeying for themselves or if the practitioner will be Journeying for the client.  (Clients are  encouraged to learn to Journey and can be easily guided through the process). 
  • The client then lies either on a comfortable padded massage table  or on a blanket on the floor, depending on the clients' mobility.

  • The Shamanic Practitioner begins a session by playing  a  repetitive monotonous percussion sound, like drumming or by using a rattle. This can be done with either a recorded  or live percussion sound. This  repetitive percussion beat is at a tempo that allows the mind (of both the client and the shamanic practitioner) to get into theta and alpha wave length states of consciousness. It is these theta and alpha wave cycles that allow and assist the mind  and spirit in journeying to other worlds  to receive information and healing. 
  • Shamanic Journeying & Healing Sessions can include Power Animal Retrievals, Soul Retrievals or drum/rattle  Healings.
  • The actual  Journeying lasts about 20- 30 minutes and is brought to a close by the ending of the repetitive percussion sound/drumming.
"To sit with eagles and their flute-like songs, listening to the longer flute wind sweep through lush grasslands, is to begin to know the natural laws that exist apart from our own written ones."
-- Linda Hogan
                                         Rebecca Sell
                            Asheville, North Carolina
                    Shamanic Journeying & Healing
         CranioSacral Therapy & Somatic Bodywork
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