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Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 4

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 4

by Shamans Market November 12, 2019

Gathra Sundareswarar Koil is for Krittika Nakshatra which is my birth star. It is a special blessing to pray and make offerings at the temple of your birth star.
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Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 1

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 1

by Shamans Market November 12, 2019

Aloha, India! I flew from the Big Island of Hawaii through Honolulu, Osaka, Singapore and then into Chennai. To break it up a bit, I overnighted in both Osaka and Singapore. I took off at 10:19am on Thursday, January 10th and arrived on Monday, January 14th at 11:50pm...
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Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 3

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 3

by Shamans Market November 12, 2019

This temple is where Goddess Lakshmi worshipped Lord Shiva with 1000 lotuses and is called Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar because Sahasram means 1000. Sages Agir Budhan, Angirasa, Agni Purandhaka and Viswakarama are...
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Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 2

Georgia’s Journey in India – Part 2

by Shamans Market November 12, 2019

Today is a very special day to visit the Ashlesha Temple as it is Ashlesha nakshatra. Ashlesha translates to the word Naga (meaning snake). Ashlesha Nakshatra is ruled by the Serpent God, and this is where the shadow planet Ketu is born...
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Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

by Gabrielle March 12, 2019

The next time you sink into the luxurious folds of an alpaca poncho during the cooler in-between-seasons, let your mind wander to the role this storied animal played in the unfolding history of the early peoples of Heart Island, another name for South America. Stronger, lighter, warmer, suppler and more resilient than sheep’s wool, ponchos made from alpaca are a product with a past and a pedigree....
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Rainbow Connection in Shamanism

Rainbow Connection in Shamanism

by Gabrielle February 15, 2019

When that loveable green Muppet Kermit the Frog sang “The Rainbow Connection,” he asked the musical question “Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?”
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Healing With Shinrin-Yoku – Japanese Forest Bathing

Healing With Shinrin-Yoku – Japanese Forest Bathing

by Aleeiah January 01, 2019

When I first came across the concept of Shinrin-Yoku, an image of wandering around the forest naked and hungry for days, while covered in mud and eating tree bark, vividly flashed through my mind.
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The 2nd Andes Summit

The 2nd Andes Summit

by Shamans Market December 31, 2018

Discover centuries of deep wisdom for transforming your energy, expanding your vitality and creating a new heart-centered way of experiencing our world.
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The Shipibo – Shamanically Based Indigenous Group

The Shipibo – Shamanically Based Indigenous Group

by Gabrielle September 17, 2018

On a layover before one of his pilgrimages to Peruvian sacred sites and study retreats, Bryan Bigelow noticed, in amazement, at a woman struggling to drag a behemoth bag across the Lima airport terminal floor.
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Angels in Shamanism

Angels in Shamanism

by Gabrielle August 29, 2018

Angels have captivated the imaginations of most of us at some time. Called the messengers of God, these special spiritual guides are numerous and known by many different names.
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Healing Journeys – Reflections on the film VOICES THAT HEAL

Healing Journeys – Reflections on the film VOICES THAT HEAL

by Shamans Market July 21, 2018

With good reason, the Peruvian Magazine Caretas called the film “audiovisual therapy”. Co-directed by Delia Ackerman and Heather Greer, VOICES THAT HEAL brings us into the life of a traditional Shipibo shaman, Herlinda Agustín, as she faces her own illness and in the process...
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Abelardo Receives the Nusta Karpay

Abelardo Receives the Nusta Karpay

by Shamans Market May 21, 2018

Recently our good friend and master shamanic artisan, Abelardo Mirano Chara, created a new Nusta Khyua (sacred initiation stone) to honor the feminine huacas (sacred places) of Peru & Bolivia after receiving the Nusta Karpay....
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