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How to go on a Shamanic Style Journey

With recent popularity of various spiritual circles and meet-ups, very specific type of meeting seems to be in demand : so called Shamanic Journey or Pathworking visualizations. It can go by many names, but what stays is the scenario of such a meeting, which can be profoundly transformational. So let's have a look on how to go on a Shamanic Style Journey.


A Shamanic Style Journey is a powerful way to access your inner wisdom and gain insight into your life. It is a method of spiritual exploration that can be used to explore your subconscious mind and gain clarity on life issues.

This type of journey is also known as soul retrieval, power retrieval, and soul healing.The basic principles of a Shamanic Style Journey are similar to those used in many indigenous cultures. It involves connecting with the spiritual world to gain insight, clarity, and healing. In order to do this, one must be open to the possibility that the spiritual realm exists and is accessible.


The first step in a Shamanic Style Journey is to set an intention. This could be a question you want to ask, an answer you want to gain, or an area of your life you want to explore. After setting an intention, it is important to create a safe space for yourself. This could be a quiet room in your home, a peaceful outdoor area, or a special place of your choosing, you can go on shamanic style journey by yourself but, let's say you found a circle who is doing one.


Common set up of the Shamanic Circle

A group of people, usually between the number of 5 to 20, get together, have a great time, create bond between each other and do some self-discover in the process.

Usually the group will first do some form of casual talking circle, and then continue with the preparation of the ritual. The attendees relax on pillows or floor and the leader of the ritual starts to drum on a Shamanic Drum {or talk, or both}, the sound of the drum induces state of a trance in the attendees and with their eyes closed, they tend to see visions, meet their spirit guides, visit Underworld or the Upperworld and so on, the options are endless.


Once in this trance-like state, your subconscious mind will be open and receptive. This is the time to explore the spiritual realm and ask questions. You may find yourself in a place that symbolizes your subconscious mind, or you may encounter a spirit guide who can provide guidance and insight. It is important to stay open and trust the journey.

As you continue your journey, be sure to take note of any visions, thoughts, or messages that come to you. These can often provide insight into your life and help to answer your questions. Once you have explored the spiritual realm and answered your questions, it is important to take time to reflect and integrate your experiences.Finally, bring your journey to an end. This can be done by focusing on your breath and slowly returning to a state of consciousness.


Once you are back in the present moment, take time to journal your experiences and reflect on what you have learned


Is it scary?

These meetings may give an aura of mystique, like something that is only made for lucky few with some form of gift or already existing experience with Shamanic Journey or Pathworking. The truth is, we don't need any special gift or experience. On the contrary, this is something you can do even at home on your own - tonight!


Shamanic Journey or Pathworking can have really incredible effects - you don't need any extra substance to deepen the experience - your mind and the sound of drum is all that is needed.

The visions one can see during the Journey, can give important guidance, explanation of current events and trials we are going through and offer a direction forward towards change and evolution of our soul. The most important prerequisite for such a journey is an open mind and willingness to change one's ways, the willingness to lean and adapt.


I have done a short and practical video, where the whole process of a shamanic journey from start to end is explained, together with some other important aspects like how to understand the trance state and the transformation such a simple Visualization can create.


By taking the time to go on a Shamanic Style Journey, you can gain insight and clarity into your life. By connecting with the spiritual realm and exploring your subconscious mind, you can access your inner wisdom and gain a new perspective. So take the time to explore and unlock your inner wisdom.


Astrid "The Psychic Witch"

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