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My Notes on Shamanism

The role of the shaman has been described by scholars and anthropologists as a "religious actor" who holds a particular wisdom that is revered by their community. Shamanism is an animistic results-oriented practice that can be found in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australasia, the Americas and the Caribbean. "Shamanism is as varied as those who practise it. Its practitioners range from indigenous lineages who have passed down their craft over thousands of years to the modern ‘plastic shamans’, who represent no spe[...]

Past Life Regression Story: Tragedy in the West

"I think I might've starved to death in a past life," my client said during her intake session. Barbara* requested Past Life Regression Therapy to aid in her weight loss journey. She was curious about spiritual exploration, but frustrated with herself and her dietary habits. She noticed that every time she started a dietary routine, she would follow through with it wonderfully until she'd give in to one craving that would make her "fall of the bandwagon" completely, as she puts it. This behavior was so puzzlin[...]

Woman in the Fields

Past Life Regression Story: Heavy Lifting

"What's a past life regression like?" people sometimes ask me, eager to hear an exciting mystical story. "Well..." I reply, "you kind of have to experience it for yourself." They react a bit puzzled, and I admit that it's not a gratifying answer. It's not that I don't have anything to say on the subject, on the contrary - How much time do you have? Past Life Regression Therapy is a unique, intra-psychic experience that varies from client to client. The stories that come up can be surprisingly ordinary, even me[...]

Exploring the Subconscious Mind

What is Past Life Therapy?

The idea of reincarnation and the practice of past life regression have been around for quite some time. It only takes a quick look over the self-help section of your local bookstore to find at least one book on the topic! There are books on DIY hypnotic regressions, audio meditations, local group meditations, and even tarot cards that are designed to help us gain insight into other dimensions of our selves. It seems that the curiosity to learn who we were is burning brighter than ever. The idea of having been[...]

The Third Eye Chakra

The sixth chakra might be the most popular chakra around! Located at the center of the forehead, it's usually associated with psychic experiences and enlightened masters are often described as having the third eye "open". Color: Purple Location: Center of the forehead Element: Light / Fire Development stage: 36 - 42 As I've stated before, all chakras are developing and absorbing experiences throughout your life, but there are core developmental stages that correlate with the human lifespan in which a chakra[...]

The Throat Chakra

Located at the center of the throat, this radiating ball of blue light is related to our power to express ourselves clearly. The Throat Chakra develops its strongest core energy at around the ages of 29-35. This is a phase during which you also experience what astrologers call a Saturn return. You may feel ready to envision and establish a new way of being and yet, feel held back as to how to express and manifest this new sense of self that has been bubbling up in our consciousness. Color: Blue Location: Thro[...]

The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra may be one of the most important chakras in the system because it acts as the center, or the source of energy that helps balance the rest. Think of this chakra as a water-well of energy that nourishes the whole chakra system. When that well is poisoned, then the system is unwell. Color: Green Location: Center of the chest; heart Element: Air Development Stage: 21 - 26 years old The Heart Chakra is like a well. When it is poisoned, the entire chakra system is unwell. Rising above the Solar Pl[...]

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach? That's the Solar Plexus chakra at work! Also known as the personal power chakra, the 3rd chakra's energy develops in our late teens and takes us into early adulthood. It's a great time for self-identification, managing contrast, and identifying where we belong among different social groups and settings - but do we know where our boundaries lie? Color: Yellow Location: Stomach; Upper Abdomen. Element: Fire Development Stage: 15-21 years old Who am I, and Who[...]

The Sacral Chakra

You'll read a lot about the Sacral Chakra being located below the navel, but it is actually located right on the sacrum. Why is this important? The sacrum is a triangular shield-like structure that fuses your hips to your vertebrae and stabilizes your pelvis - meaning that it is absolutely essential to your legs and the way that you walk, making the sacrum the "seat" of your relationships.  Color: Orange Location: Lower abdomen; the SacrumElement: Water Development Stage: 8-14 years old The Partnership Chakra[...]

The Root Chakra

Also known as the first chakra, or the red chakra, the Root Chakra develops early in life, during the time in which we learn how to eat, talk, walk, run, dance, and establish our first personal relationships. The way we engage in these actions and how we rely on them give us a sense of identity and grounding. Color: Red Location: Base of the spineElement: Earth Development Stage: 0 - 7 years old Setting the Stage Humans are at a very vulnerable point during the ages of 0-7. For better or for worse, we have n[...]