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11 Things I Learned from a Shaman that Changed My Life

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ― John Lennon I never really expected shamanism to be my path… let alone transform my relationship to life so powerfully. When I was little people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and…

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Simple Ritual: Align Yourself to the Rythyms of Nature

What if simply getting up in the morning could connect you with the rhythms of nature, and therefore to a higher guidance that sometimes eludes us in the frenzy of daily life and a technological world? don Oscar Miro-Quesada, world-renowned Peruvian curandero and teacher of Universal Shamanism, illumines how this basic ritual can align us…

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A Luminous Re-membering: How Death and Illness Transformed a Shaman’s Life

When we surrender the need to figure it all out and cultivate the ability to let it all in, then our earth walk becomes a sacred dance of healing service on the planet. More than the world needing saving, it needs loving. I am Oscar Manuel Miro-Quesada and this is my story. It is a…

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What is Shamanism?

What is Shamanism – (SHAH-men-ism, SHAY-men-ism) Shamanism is the art of seeking and maintaining balance between humans and nature, between the seen and unseen realms. At the heart of shamanism is balance; without balance healing cannot occur. A shamanic practitioner is one who reaches altered states of consciousness by using sound, music, drumming, guided meditations, plant-spirit…

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