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book cover for Shamanic Breathwork: Journeying Beyond the Limits of the Self, by Linda Star WolfWhat Is
Shamanic Breathwork(®)?

The Shamanic Breathwork(®) Process is a power­ful heal­ing process that inspires indi­vid­u­als to Awaken the Shaman Within™, recon­nect­ing with their own inner heal­er. As old wounds and dysfunc­tion­al patterns are released and trans­formed, indi­vid­u­als begin to regain lost soul parts and remem­ber the magic of who they truly are. Empowerment brings whole­ness and heal­ing back into their own lives, to the lives of those they love, and to the world at large. This process is high­ly expe­ri­en­tial and the wisdom and heal­ing gained comes from each individual's inner expe­ri­ence. Shamanic Breathwork(®) honors and blends the time­less wisdom of ancient tradi­tions with the emerg­ing new para­digm meth­ods of heal­ing and teach­ing. It func­tions as the rain­bow bridge between these two worlds honor­ing the best of both worlds while creat­ing a bridge for body, mind, heart, and spir­it.

Training Information:

SHIP: the Shamanic Healing Initiatory Process

Also, check the list on the left for upcoming Shamanic Breathwork(®) Workshops, Trainings and Events.

In the past, and still in some remote areas, the Shaman was sought out much as a physi­cian, coun­selor or minis­ter is today. In the Shamanic tradi­tion of old, the heal­er (Shaman) attempt­ed to restore heal­ing and balance to others by perform­ing sacred rites or cere­monies which usual­ly includ­ed prayers, songs and chants. They would also jour­ney into other realms while being assist­ed by power animals, spir­it guides and allies. The Shamanic Breathwork(®) Process differs in that it is aimed at awak­en­ing the inner Shamanic Healer in persons under­go­ing the Breathwork process. There is ample support from Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitators and co-jour­ney­ers to assist during the session to enable a safe jour­ney for the partic­i­pant.

The process begins by estab­lish­ing sacred space through vari­ous ritu­als and cere­monies such as smudg­ing with sage, cedar and sweet grass while offer­ing prayer­ful invo­ca­tions. Individuals lie down and focus on surren­der­ing to the heal­er (Shaman) with­in, call­ing upon that which is most sacred and holy to them, such as guides, power animals and high­er power. The drum­ming then begins which leads into a power­ful musi­cal jour­ney vary­ing in length from one to two hours. As the indi­vid­ual uses the power of deep connect­ed breath­ing to create a natur­al altered dream­like state, the Ego defens­es are released and the jour­ney unfolds in a vari­ety of ways.

Each person's shaman­ic jour­ney is a high­ly indi­vid­u­al­ized process and no two are ever the same. Some of the states of conscious­ness report­ed range from divine, other­world­ly bliss states to the strug­gle to be released from nega­tive forces in the psyche. Rebirthing is a common occur­rence, as is the life review where one relives or observes their life­time expe­ri­ences. Old patterns of dysfunc­tion may be brought to the surface. Addictions are some­times healed during this process, as feel­ings such as grief, fear, rage and anxi­ety are released.

The Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitators have under­gone this process many times in the course of their train­ing and are loving guides for the participant's jour­ney. The process may require the Shamanic Breathwork(®) Facilitator's skills and atten­tion; a vari­ety of psycho-spir­i­tu­al tools may be employed to assist the partic­i­pant. Some of the most common­ly used meth­ods are body­work, Reiki (ener­gy work), Soul Return and extrac­tions.

The most power­ful heal­ing tool our facil­i­ta­tors bring to the person breath­ing is their open and loving hearts and minds, with a will­ing­ness to support and trav­el with the jour­ney­er wher­ev­er they may need to go. This is the essence of what Shamanic Breathwork(®) is all about. Describing the process real­ly does not do it justice. One must expe­ri­ence this power­ful shaman­ic jour­ney and it's heal­ing from the inside out.

Venus Rising is the orga­ni­za­tion found­ed and commit­ted to bring­ing the Shamanic Breathwork(®) Process and other shaman­ic psycho-spir­i­tu­al teach­ing and heal­ing modal­i­ties to the world. It is Aquarian in nature, which essen­tial­ly means we believe that while teach­ers, shamans, heal­ers and gurus may be wonder­ful guides along the path to spir­i­tu­al aware­ness, the Piscean Age (Age of the disci­ple) is ending and we are all being called to embody the Shamanic Spirit with­in our own selves. Our plan­et is expe­ri­enc­ing a wake-up call and so are we. The time to heal is now, the time to remem­ber who we real­ly are is now, and the time to take our creative heal­ing visions back to our commu­ni­ties is now.

Please contact Venus Rising for more infor­ma­tion about The Shamanic Breathwork(®) Process.