November 20, 2019

Our vital organs and glands are the warehouses of our emotions.

When we are balanced emotionally, our life unfolds in a healthy, easeful way. We are able to respond to everyday problems calmly, and we interact with others from a place of confidence and ease.

But what happens when we get flustered by events or interactions with others, and lose our emotional balance?

Emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, and jealousy can be debilitating. We may find ourselves frozen on the spot, at a loss for words and unable to react. We may find ourselves feeling threatened and wanting to run away, or feeling irritated by the person or situation.

While we process our thoughts and emotions in the mind, that doesn’t mean that our emotions are actually created there. We look for the causes of our emotions, which many times leads us to focus on the person or situation that originally triggered us to feel this way—by doing or saying something that felt hurtful or wrong, or by failing to do or say what we e...

August 8, 2015

Shamans are individuals within a tribe, village or region who assist people in their community with matters of health, may that be physical, psychological or pertain to the larger questions of life. Shamans have been called and played the role of storytellers, wise men/women, psychics, seers, herbalists, mediums, consultants and more.

The word “shaman” originates from the Siberian Tungusic language. Its literal meaning is “knower.” They are also referred to as “Seers”. What Shamans “know” and “see’ is the world as energy. They are referred to as men and women with “enhanced” perception. In other words, they are aware and able to perceive a wider range of frequencies than our common sense has us believe. Shamans are the healers of tribes and villages deep in the jungles, high up in mountains, on isolated islands, found throughout the world, and throughout history, prior to what we know now as Western Medicine.

Shamanism was the medicine practice throughout Europe before the Spanish Inquis...

August 6, 2015

What is the Luminous Body?

According to Yoga and shamanism our physical bodies are surrounded by the luminous body or Koshas which informs and organizes the physical body. It serves as a blueprint for the physical body. The luminous body is the physical body’s electromagnetic field created by the electrical currents  that are always moving through our physical bodies. It has the shape of a torus (or a doughnut). The electromagnetic field of the earth looks the same, it moves up through the north pole, down around the planet then then back up into the center of the earth through the south pole. Our physical bodies are embedded in the earth’s electromagnetic field and the greater energy matrix that covers the universe.

Don Manuel Portugal, a Jaguar sorcerer from Peru (one of Ray Crist’s teachers) explains that the luminous body “projects who are are and what we want to the world”. It is the channel through which we send and receive messages from the rest of the world. It determin...

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