Shamans-Ancient Wisdom Keepers

August 10th, 2015 | Posted by Velda in SHAMANISM & DREAMING

Shamans-Ancient Wisdom Keepers

I am not a Shamanic Healer, but wanted to share a little information regarding Shamanism.  I tuned into the Shamanism Global Summit, August 4-6,  and listened to 19 of the most well thought of men and women that included those practicing the traditions past down to them for many generations such as Bhola Nath Banstola.  It also featured well known neo-shamanism teachers, healers, and authors, (many with western medical backgrounds).

Shaman-Ancient Wisdom KeepersShamans are keepers of ancient wisdom techniques  used to perform healing and maintain the well being of their community and its members. It  is not a religion so much as a spiritual path, which has been around for at least 30,000 years.  Shamanism is a set of tools and techniques used to interact with the spirit world and the world around us.  It is based on the belief that everything is Spirit The actual term, “Shaman” refers to medicine men or women who are the healers, teachers and sages. It is an ancient spiritual and healing practice found throughout the Americas and all traditional cultures in the world – India, Tibet, Russia, Central Europe and practiced most actively today in the Americas.

Shamanism is not only an ancient spiritual practice, it is also very deverse .  Global diversity is one of the most exciting and fascinating things about this field of healing.  Listed below are the  Shamanism Global Summit notable speakers and their topic titles.  I will share helpful exercises  taken from many of these teachers (keepers of ancient wisdom) in future blogs.

 Shamans-Ancient Wisdom Keepers

Alberto Villoldo - One Spirit Medicine.
Sandra Ingerman - The Practice of Shamanism in the 21st Century.
Angaangaq AngakkorsuaqMelting the Ice in the Hear of Man
Christina Pratt – Shamanic Skills for the New World
Hank Wesselman & Jill Kuykendall – The Bowl of Light
Jonathan Horwitz – Accepting Power: Shamanism as a Spiritual Path
Jose Luis Stevens & Lena Stevens – Where World’s Meet:  The Shamanic Power of Boundaries, Limits & Edges
John Perkins – Shapeshifting the Out of a Death into a Life Economy
Itzhak Beery – The Gift of Shamanism:  How Visions Heal
Claude Poncelet – The Reconsecration of the World We Live In
Llyn Roberts – Shamanic Power and Nature
Bhola Nath Banstola – Shamanism and Natural Calamity!
LuisahTeish – Raging Peace Against Oppression
Lewis Mehi-Madrona – Indigenous Wisdom for Healing the Mind
Oscar Miro-Quesada – Healing Grace: Awakening the Shamanic Heart


Crystals for Dream Recall

Crystals for Dream RecallDo you ever have difficulty recalling  dreams?  These crystals can be most helpful to you in remembering dreams.  These are my five favorites.  Place the first four crystals, either one at a time or all together, under your pillow at night.  It might take a little while to begin to recall your dreams.  Don’t get discouraged.  Dreaming is healing.

Dream Crystals for Under the Pillow

1.  Amethyst—Is used for dream recall, it will also aid in deepening dreams as well.

2. Herkimer Diamond—Is extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall.

3. Jasper (red)—It provides insights to problems and placed under the pillow helps dream recall.

4.  Kyanite (blue)— Enhances intuition, communication, creativity, meditation, and dream recall.

Dream Crystal For NightstandCrystals for Dream Recall

5.  Celestite (blue)—Place a large piece of Celestite on your nightstand.  It is a useful stone for stimulating dream recall and journeys out of body.  Celestite heightens the vibrations in the room and is called the teacher of the new age.  It jump-starts spiritual development and urges you toward enlightenment. Do not place in direct sunlight as the color will fade.

Dream Catcher With Essential OIl

I am completing a seven week on-line course with author & teacher Robert Moss on dreaming wide awake.  Naturally it has me thinking about the Native American Dream Catchers.  They were woven by the grandfathers and grandmothers for newborn children and hung above the cradleboard to give the infants peaceful, beautiful dreams.  Now we see Dream Catchers hanging from mirrors in cars, in windows catching sun beams, over one’s bed, and like my hand-made one hanging over my desk. (There are easy directions to make Dream Catchers on line…it is fun and very therapeutic.)

Dream Catcher With Essential OIl

Today I want to share information on Young Living, Dream Catcher™ essential oil.  It is an exotic formula designed to enhance the process of dreaming and visualization. The ability to hold onto your dreams – positive dreams that move you forward emotionally and spiritually – can lead to a greater ability to realize your desires and stay on the path of fulfillment. Dream Catcher™ also protects against negative dreams that may cloud your vision.

Dream Catcher With Essential OilHow to use:  NEAT (undiluted) then,

Apply several drops (2-4) to wrists, edge of ears, forehead, neck and feet

Add several drops (2-4) to bath water

Directly inhale or (diffuse up to 1 hour three times a day)


Dream Catcher With Essential Oil

Documented Uses for Dream Catcher™ Essential Oil:  Relieve boredom, poor concentration, day dreaming, deodorant, disappointment, discouragement, dream state, occasional sleeplessness, negativity (releases), third eye uplifting, calms, balances, improves vision of goals and visualization.


Dream Catcher With Essential OilSafety Precautions:   Dream Catcher™ essential oil does not have any known contraindications.

Avoid direct exposure to sunlight for 24 hours because this oil is photosensitive.

If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.


'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated Woodpeckers

Today I am sharing a personal experience and hope you will enjoy it.  I am taking an on-line class from Robert Moss author and teacher on dreaming.  There is this wonderful little game he recommends we play called ‘Sidewalk Tarot’.  He  suggests that throughout the day we pay attention if there are three things that we see that might be giving us a symbolic message.

'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated WoodpeckersWhile on my early walk,  I came upon 3 pileated woodpeckers.  Now they are common in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, but very seldom do I see them on my walk and never 3 together. I was fascinated listening to the  sounds they make before starting to drill for hidden pleasures.  I followed this amazing  trio from tree to tree until they flew off.

Woodpeckers are known for and symbolic of the drumming and  on a conscious level, they can soon help you reconnect with the heartbeat of the Earth…a primal knowing of balance.'Sidewalk Tarot'-3 Pileated Woodpeckers

The color symbolism of this spirit animal is also important.  Black and white is representative of how we look at things, our perspectives, and being able to discern between the rational and the emotional based situations.  The red crest is symbolic of powerful mental faculties.  This is a meaningful spirit animal to call upon, when overwhelmed by drama and not able to see what is truly happening.  Pileated Woodpecker is a Master of her craft,  nurturing and teaching those around her to find their rhythm in life.

My personal message  from studying this spirit animal is: I need to stay grounded to obtain my goals, not focus on the mental, be open to self-discovery, set my own pace, and my own rhythm.  Please consider playing ’Sidewalk Tarot’.  Simply collect three observations from the world around you  and look at them as possible signs and symbols.  It can be revealing and FUN!








Huna Teachings-Increase Calm Presence

Emotional calm is a valuable benefit for being more in the present.  The Fourth Principle of Huna is Manawa—Now is the Moment of Power.  In Hawaiian language there is neither past tense nor future tense, therefore, all time is present.  Serge Kahili King, PhD, in his book  Huna Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living, shares the following Fourth Principle technique called i’ano (translates as “being here”) to increase calm presence:

Increase Calm Presence1.  Look and be aware of colors.  Pick out all the whites you see, then the reds, oranges,  yellows, greens, blues, violets, and blacks.  Next look at all the straight lines, and then  curved lines.  Finally look at the shapes of objects and how they relate to each other in space.

2.  Listen to all the sounds you can hear, first high ones and then low ones.  As you listen, you will begin to hear more sounds.  Try to be aware of how what seem to be single sounds at first are often made up of several other sounds.

3.  Touch  shapes, textures, also hardness, softness, temperature, flexibility, and weight.

4.  You may also want to include smelling and tasting.

When a person practices this technique enough, they will discover three things:  (1) Release of stress and tension; (2) An increased feeling of energy, vitality, and well-being; and (3) an expansion of sensory awareness that might possibly change the way they think about the world around them.

Huna Teachings-Increase Calm Presence


Dynamind Technique for Healing

It was such an honor to train with Dr. Serge Kahili King for a week in Hawaii.  One of the simplest healing gifts I brought back was his Dynamind® Technique referred to as DMT.  This effective method of healing is based on using a special hand position, forming three specific statements, tapping or rubbing four points on the body and completing the round with breath work.

 Dynamind® Technique:

Dynamind Technique for Healing

We begin by bringing both hands together touching only the fingertips, as if holding a globe.  This serves as a signal to the sub-conscious that the healing process is about to begin.  It also helps the body to relax.  Maintain hand position throughout the process of Dynamind® except during the tapping segment.

Dynamind Technique for Healing

The Dynamind® Statement is composed of three parts, and is neither an affirmation nor request. First acknowledge the problem. ”I have a painful earache in my right ear.” Second, acknowledge the problem (earache) can change.  Third, state that you want this problem (earache) to go away.

3. The Touch

Dynamind Technique for HealingDynamind Technique for HealingDynamind Technique for Healing





Dynamind® uses four specific areas of the body for tapping or touching at a count of seven on each location.  1. Start tapping the thymus 7 times which helps relieve anxiety, relax the chest and lung muscles and stimulate the immune system. 2 & 3. Tap the Hoku points on each hand.  These points are often stimulated for headache relief and are considered by some to have a revitalizing effect on the whole body.  This is the web area between the thumb and pointer finger.  4. Tap the 7th cervical vertebra (the bony hump at the top of the spine/base of neck).  Stimulation of this area revitalizes and relaxes the upper body, spine and pelvic area.

Dnyamind Technique for HealingYou will complete the ROUND with Hawaiian breathing called piko-piko.  This breathing consists of inhaling with the attention on the crown of the head and exhaling with the attention on the naval or the toes.  The concept is that this produces a wave of energy between the two points which is both relaxing and vitalizing.

Determine how many ROUNDS of the sequence of Statement, Tapping and Breath your symptoms need.  If the nature of location of the symptom changes then adjust your statement.

I hope you give this a try, it works! Mahalo.


Blanket Forgiveness Technique

I am so intrigued with the ancient wisdom of Hawaii and the voice of the contemporary school and movement called Huna that is being taught by Serge Kahili King, PhD.  I have shared several Huna Secrets in past blogs, and have decided to create a new category designated to the teachings of Huna.

Blanket Forgiveness TechniqueToday lets look at the following Blanket Forgiveness Technique that can be found in the book Urban Shaman written by Serge Kahili King, PHD:

First in practicing blanket forgiveness, you assume that in any current condition of pain or discomfort there is some anger involved, even if you don’t know what it is about.  Begin touching the area of your body that is in pain or discomfort with the fingers of either hand and say, “Whatever this is related to, I forgive it completely and it doesn’t matter anymore.”  Most of the time you will experience instant relief. You can continue to repeat this statement for one minute, with the full focus of your attention, anytime or as often as it is necessary to help remove the anger causing the pain or discomfort.



Tuesday's Healing Word Positive Energy

Definition of Positive Energy as it pertains to you and me:

 It is the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.

Tuesday's healing Word Postivie Energy

In the book Huna Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living, author Serge Kahili King, PhD writes the following on Huna’s The Third Principle—Energy Flows Where Attention Goes:

“If energy flows where attention goes, then sustained attention—conscious or unconscious—gives power to the object of attention.  Dwell on sickness, and sickness will increase in your life; dwell on happiness, and you will have more of it; focus on lack, and the lack will be more evident; focus on abundance, and abundance will abound.  Of course, if your focus is mixed, you will get mixed results. It pays to pay attention to your attention.”

Tuesday's Healing Word Postive Energy

Whatever holds your interest that is POSITIVE will also attract to you emotional and physical energy.Tuesday's Healing Words Positive Energy

ho'oponopono peacemaking meditation

Ho’oponopono, pronounced “hoh oh pohno pohno is a Huna process that brings balance and harmony to one’s life.  It can be practiced anywhere and many ways.  This ancient healing practice was part of the long extended lomilomi training.  However, modern simplified versions are now being taught in workshops to make this exercise journey of healing and peacemaking more assessable.

Ho’oponopono healing is based on the following four statements:

ho'ponopono peacemaking meditation

The following Peacemaking Meditation is modeled after Vicki Howie’s “Heal Your Heart Chakra Using Ho’oponopono”, which you can hear on

1. Begin lying down, rest left hand comfortably on the second chakra and the right hand on your heart. Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth and relax into a normal breathing pattern.

2. Bring attention to someone you are feeling some disconnection or discord with and place them in a beautiful place and start sending out love to this person. Visualize your heart being connected to their heart with a magnificent rainbow of colors.

3. Visualize this rainbow of colors carrying the following words back and forth to the two hearts connected. Start saying these words slowly to yourself: “I am sorry…Please forgive me…I love you…Thank you”

As you repeat these four statements, healing begins from within for yourself and the other person. Continue to repeat these statements as a mantra for as long as you feel it is needed.  This is another excellent bedtime meditation.

ho'ponopono peacemaking meditation

Mahalo (mah-hollow) THANK YOU HAWAI’I



flowers for huna principles

Huna is a Hawaiian word adopted by Max Freedom Long (1890-1971) in 1936 to describe his theory of pseudoscience linked to ancient Hawaiian teachings. Huna, in its purest form is ancient knowledge enabling a person to connect to his or her highest wisdom within. My first introduction to Huna teachings were through reading books by Serge Kahili King, PH. D. Many native Hawaiians and academic experts generally dismiss Huna as New Age mythology, however, today I only want to share the following Seven Sacred Principles because we can gain harmony and balance by practicing these principles.

a guide to the huna way