How I Became a Shamanic Healer, by Ishtar Dingir
Sometimes I get asked about why I became a shamanic healer, or how I became a shaman, and I would like to try to describe something of the process here, despite the fact that my path towards becoming a shaman began before I was even aware of any kind of process taking place. So it’s only in looking back that I can see many classic shaman apprentice landmarks along the way. But I wasn’t aware of what they meant at the time.
The definition of a shaman is someone who journeys in trance into other dimensions to receive healing, guidance or information from the entities (otherwise known as spirits) which he or she meets there, and then brings back those gifts for their tribe or, more likely these days, for individuals.
The dimensions which the shaman journeys exist outside of place and time, and so it is possible to get back into the past. In fact, you can get so far back into the past that you can get to the moment of your birth … and then, even further back. So one of my first journeys was to the point where [Read more…] about How I Became a Shamanic Healer by Ishtar Dingir