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The Way of the Shaman Movie

The story of Michael and Sandra Harner in the history and development of core shamanism, the universal, near universal, and common practices of shamanism worldwide. This documentary movie takes us through Michael’s early expeditions as a young anthropologist in the … Continue reading

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Who Needs Shamanism?

When I tell people I do shamanic healing I usually get one of two responses. There are those who know something about shamanism, often through personal experience, and are intrigued and interested; and then there are those who think I’m … Continue reading

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Shamanic Song Doctoring

It was a gorgeous sunny afternoon and I lay on a massage table on the deck at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur,  listening to the Pacific Ocean break against the cliffs below us. Cocooned in blankets, I drifted in … Continue reading

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Shamanism for the curious, but hesitant

My client’s eyes were wide with amazement. Flushed and glowing, she described the herd of wild horses that had thundered through the room during her shamanic journey–how she could hear their pounding hooves, smell their dusky coats, and feel the … Continue reading

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Coldspring Healing Arts Santa Cruz, CA Narrye Caldwell, L.Ac. Welcome to Cold Spring Healing Arts. Over the past 25 years I have developed expertise in a number of traditional healing methods that I now combine in my private practice and … Continue reading

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Dispelling Some Common Myths About Shamanism

I just spoke to a student of mine who is very interested in pursuing further shamanic training. I’ve encouraged her, noting her natural talent for the work, and the rich rewards she has already experienced. Indeed, her own Helping Spirits … Continue reading

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The Listening of Trees

I grew up in a small East Coast town where neighbors kept an eye on all the kids. I rode my bike or roller skated everywhere (without a helmet,) and spent most of every day outside. Most of the time … Continue reading

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Shamanic Healing

Click for my upcoming workshop on Core Shamanism (Nov 5-6, 2016) Shamanism teaches that illness must be treated from a spiritual as well as a physical perspective. Shamanic healing deals with the spiritual component of illness. A shamanic practitioner works … Continue reading

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