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    Plant Spirit Medicine in Shamanic Practice

    What’s in the Brew? Scientist: Mescaline. Shaman: God.   Shamans…believe that the information given to us… by other teacher plants or in non-ordinary states such as dreams and meditations is as valid (or more so) than that received from ordinary perception and thought. Furthermore, such information is given to us to be used in daily life not to be ignored, denied, or seen as lacking in merit or purpose. To deny our dreams, after all, is to deny a large part of our human and spiritual experience. Thus, for San Pedro shamans, the visions and insights gained from the plant are there to inform our everyday behavior in the ‘real world’…

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    Perimenopause: A Spiritual Threshold

    The special powers and sensibilities of women (especially menstrual powers) are central to the Wise Woman tradition. Men in the Wise Woman tradition find the wise woman within themselves and become her. In the Wise Woman tradition, we nourish. We do not fix or cure or balance…health/wholeness/holiness comes through nourishment. Healing occurs in the ground of woman power, in the ground of heart-centered compassion…Nourishment encourages expansion and growth. Nourishment includes. Nourishment supports each being as unique, holy, individual. Nourishing our problems encourages love for all parts of ourselves. -Susan S. Weed from “Healing Wise” (Haida Gwaii Beachcombing Collage by Jennifer Engracio) Recently, I was talking to a friend who is…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: Parenting as a Spiritual Practice Do you ever have the feeling that parenting is more than you actually think it is?  Do you ever feel like you are on a spiritual journey with your kids?  If you want to find out more about how to connect…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: What is a Soul Coach? Interview with a Soul Coach Join us on “Going Shamanic” as Jennifer Engracio interviews Marielle Smith (Running Bear Woman) to speak about Soul Coaching. If you are struggling to find your life’s purpose and want to learn how to make choices…

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    Human BEing or Human DOing?

    “Reminder to everyone that ‘your best’ doesn’t mean pushing yourself to your breaking point. ‘Your best’ means the best you can do while being the best you. Get enough sleep, give yourself breaks, listen to your limits. ‘Your best is better when you’re happy and healthy.” -author unknown In the last article for Pagan Pages Magazine, I wrote about the Maya Prophecy of the Fifth World and the new spiritual energy we have been living in since 2012 “where we are being asked to raise our consciousness and step into a new kind of balance with the cosmos and the Earth.” (Engrácio, Pagan Pages, May 2019) Recently, I’ve noticed a…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: Walking with Grief Join us on “Going Shamanic” as Jennifer Engracio interviews Stephen Jenkinson on the topic of grieving.  We have all had losses in life.  Learn what grieving well has to do with deep living on the show today. Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller,…

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    Living in the Fifth World Prophecy

    (art by Kat Kissick) “Religion is following the messenger, spirituality is following the message.” -Priya Velichala There is no doubt that we are living in extreme times where lack of decorum and openly hateful behaviour are being encouraged by folks in leadership positions. This trend is not exclusive to the United States: It is being experienced in Canada where I live, in the United Kingdom, and around the world. I’ve talked to a lot of people recently who are feeling hopeless, which leads to folks descending into depression, addiction, illness, and disease. We humans seem to be losing our inner equilibrium as wars rage on, injustices go unchecked, white supremacy…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: Interspecies Communication This episode, we explore Interspecies Communication with Val Majeau from Sacred Paws. How can we learn to communicate with animals? What can they teach us about living? How can they help us heal?  This conversation will bring up some age old questions about the…

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    Healing Through Sacred Music

    (Our Lady Sings A Lullaby To The Endangered Species by Shiloh Sophia McCloud) You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while. -Eckhart Tolle When I was a kid nature was my friend, my therapist and my inspiration. I looked forward to the summer months when darkness fell later in the day so that I could stay outside as long as possible. One of my favourite places to go when I was troubled was to climb up to the top of the cedar tree in front of my house. After a while of swaying along with the wind at the top in silence, I inevitably felt…

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    Going Shamanic Radio

    “Going Shamanic” is hosted by Jennifer Engracio on P.A.G.E. Media Project’s blogtalk radio each month. The show focuses on how to integrate shamanism into every day life. Instead of relegating the spiritual aspect of ourselves to Sundays at church or weekend workshops, this show will support listeners in weaving ritual, prayer, magic, alignment with the Spiritworld and the Earth into their lives to enrich their experience of living. This Month’s Topic: Healing with Ho’oponopono Join us for Going Shamanic as we explore the Hawaiian art of forgiveness called “Ho’oponopono.”  Uncle Harry Uhane Jim joins us to talk about why clearing the past is important to our health and well-being in the present, and shares with us how…