Shaman Energy Card Reading for 2020/10/26

Shaman energy Cards for 2020/10/26
Shaman energy Cards for 2020/10/26

The staff is the symbol of authority. It appeared in the reading for 2020/10/19. This repeating message tells you have not acted. The shaman’s staff is the home of a helping spirit the shaman uses during his healing practices. The spirit in the staff helps and guides and supports you physically and emotionally to find the right course of action. It tells you to move the tip of the staff forward so you can take the step you are intended to take.

The staff again reminds you of the impermanence of all things, and that your authority must come from your deep longing to serve.

Now is the time to study your life path, the next step on your journey. As you ponder the step, recognise that you have already decided to take it, what is missing in action. Use the strength and balance the spirit in the shaman’s staff gives you to move from the negative and inaction to the positive and action. Do It Now! 

The Wild Woman is someone full of life and energy, dancing and singing. Enjoying life. They are bright and energetic, and live beyond social conformity. They are a beacon of shining light that comes from within. Their presence glows with their natural inner essence. Whether it is social restrictions or their conformity required in the work place, they seem to be free of it, or, make what they do glow and seem attractive. 

Do not let social convention or a dreary work place or work tasks suppress your inner glow and presence. No one fits in a box, least of all you. In these tough COVID-19 times, it is your time to express yourself and shine brightly. Karma and life will decide what will happen, again, stop worrying! Live!

The Child looks at the world simply, everything is joy and happiness. You are being brought to a time of innocence and happiness for the second time except this time you turn with knowledge and life experience you did not have the first time. 

You have a second chance to join your life path purpose and experience the good karma of your actions. To join your life path, you need to be open to learning what it is and how your life is integral to the journey. When you are looking in the mirror, who is looking back at you, the egoic mind of worry, doubts, and fears, or someone awake and in step with the meaning of their life? Does that person in the mirror know and appreciate the value of fun and laughter, joy and happiness? If not, make a promise to yourself to do something fun and happy today, and every day to cast away the dark shadows the egoic mind has cast over your existence so far.

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Shaman Energy Card Reading for 2020/10/19

Shaman energy Cards for 2020/10/19
Shaman energy Cards for 2020/10/19

Spirit exits in each and every one of us. We are in love when we recognize Spirit in another. That is when we truly fall in love. As we mature and we are able to recognize Spirit more deeply in ourselves, we begin to see it more deeply in others and can understand it in them.

Spirit in another is not surface or ego love. Let the other person show their true selves. Give them time and yourself time to understand each other. If they are only acting as a mirror, reflecting your own surface desires and hopes, and you do not recognize this, you will endure false emotions and hurtful love which will damage both of you for some time to come.

Open your eyes and proceed cautiously in a new relationship.

The staff is the symbol of authority. A shaman’s staff is the home of a helping spirit the shaman uses during his healing practices. The spirit in the staff helps and guides and supports you physically and emotionally to find the right course of action.

The staff reminds you of the impermanence of all things, and that your authority must come from your deep longing to serve.

Now is the time to study your life path, the next step on your journey. As you ponder the step, recognise that you have already decided to take it, what is missing is action. Use the strength and balance the spirit in the shaman’s staff gives you to move from the negative and inaction to the positive and action. Do It Now! 

The gatherer is the symbol of the person who before farming and cultivation fed themselves and the tribe with all that was natural and good in nature and provided by Mother Gaia. The gatherer does not stockpile, the Gatherer trusts in the bounty around them.

In this stressful time of COVID and global pandemic. Look at the resources round you, what you have provided for yourself in days, weeks, months and years gone by. Be grateful for what you have and tell the Universe. Now is not the time to buy more, you are rich in your abundance. Prepare for the next phase of your life with a mindset of abundance and prosperity, that will attract more abundance and prosperity into your life. If your mind is fixed on what you do not have or that what you have is not good enough, that is the way it will turn out. Turn off these negative thoughts and looks at the positive and what you can do with what you possess.

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Shaman Energy Card Reading for 2020/10/12

The Wild Woman is someone full of life and energy, dancing and singing. Enjoying life. They are bright and energetic, and live beyond social conformity. They are a beacon of shining light that comes from within. Their presence glows with their natural inner essence. Whether it is social restrictions or their conformity required in eth work place, they seem to be free of it, or, make what they do glow and seem attractive. 

Do not let social convention or a dreary work place or work tasks suppress your inner glow and presence. No one fits in a box, least of all you. In these tough COVID-19 times, it is your time to express yourself and shine brightly. Karma and life will decide what will happen, stop worrying! Live!

Earth. Mother Gaia. The essence of Life, birth, humanity and nature. Life lives and grows and adapts. What do we make of life, wealth… health… happiness? Are we grounded and purposeful, are we conscious of what is around us or simply seeing Gaia, this wonderful gift as resources to dig up and use?

Now is the time to see what nurtures you? At Thanksgiving you will see the bounty of food and understand the resources that went into the meal you give thanks with. You will see the people around you that are part of your life and for which you also need to give thanks for. If you act with integrity, gratitude, and humility, for these gifts you will find more prosperity than you can imagine. Success is assured when the Earth appears as an invitation.

When Earth appears, it can also be a call to look after yourself. It is a practice that is simple to do. Take a walk-in nature, and focus on the consciousness of abundance, miracles can and do happen.

The Tree of Life, The World Tree, or Arbor Mundi. A sacred symbol from Siberia to the Americas, Australia, India and Europe. Two of its artistic embodiments, the Old Testament Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Norse world tree – Ash Yggdrassil have taken a special place in the world culture. Its roots descend into the Lower world and its branches rise up to the Heavens.

This is a message to you to make sure your feet are on the ground. If your lofty thoughts are fantasy and daydreams and not matched by having your feet firmly grounded the slightest breeze or upset will blow you over. You need to be more grounded.


But, if you are in the same job, or doing the same work over and over and feel you are nothing more than a cog in a machine, you may be too grounded and have not raised yourself and your thoughts up to the higher branches to see what could be changed, so lift yourself up. 


Now turn to what it is you want to manifest. What is required to help your desires and wishes grow and become the fruit you harvest from The Tree of Life. Be conscious of what you desire to create and how and what you need to create and act.

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Shamanic Energy card Reading for week of 20201005

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Now is the time to focus on your positive traits and make sure they are clear to all around you. The positive in you is your light, your presence and power. The intention in that power is what helps you manifest what you want in life. 

Mistakes you have made in the pats should not be repeated, whether it’s friendships, romantic relationships or work. Do not let yourself repeat what does not serve you or dulls your presence. If the thought of doing so brings anger, release it. Do not hurt the people or yourself who are dear to you.

The Crow requires we speak and practice truth in all things. This may mean correcting what is wrong in your life. Do not judge yourself. Truth is everything and your way forward from now. Do not dwell on whether you should act truthfully in a situation, just be truthful and do not let busy mind or ego persuade you otherwise. 

When things do not go as planned, it is the coyote at work. When plans do not work out or have to be changed suddenly, this is an opportunity for learning and growth in ourselves and other around us. What we learn from these happenings is intended to be for our highest good. The challenge is not to feel obstructed and downbeat, look up and learn and thank the universe for the lesson. The lesson maybe of faith, unexpected delays and detours ensure your intentions do not waiver. 

The detour maybe to make sure you are ready for the gift you have asked for. When that happens be ready to learn from the detour and your manifestations will be all the more beneficial for you.

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The Shaman Podcast – The Shamans Staff

Speaker –      Mark A. Ashford

                       Usui Tibetan Reiki Master and Teacher and

                       Shaman

What this is – Hello and welcome to the “The Shaman Podcast”

In this Podcast we talk about – 

  1. Shamanism
  2. Reiki – Reiki energy healing, especially the lineage I follow originated in Tibet
  3. And everything else that is related

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Today, we are talking about – The Shaman’s Staff

Over millennia, a shaman’s regalia has often included a magical staff or cane. Chronologically, a staff, not a drum, which is popular today, is frequently shown in prehistoric art up to the Bronze Age. This observation is important since this attribute can be found in scenes which, due to their other features, evoke associations with shamanistic symbolism. 

Objects as status symbols have been present in human societies throughout history, with a shaman’s staff or a hunter’s spear representing their place and power in society.

In the Eastern Mojave Desert of the United states, the staff is known as a Shaman’s crook or Poro as evidenced in Rock and cave paintings in the region. Interestingly, in these cave paintings, the shamans staff has a distinct “Shepherds Crook” shape to the top.

Shaman of Chemehuevi tribe in the Eastern Mojave do not have headdress, special clothing, sacred bundles, or other markers to denote their rank and status within the tribe as do shaman in Mongolia and Tibet. The Poro was the sole indicator of their status, their badge of office and could be used to perform magical and ceremonial duties. In all cases, the Poro, or shamans’ staff is not used by the shaman to help walk or something to lean on as an elderly or inform person might.  There is a separate cane for that purpose.

The length of the Shaman’s crook is also an indicator of the power attributed to the crook and the shaman who holds it. The staff allows the shaman to connect with their ancestral and other spirits to ask for help and guidance while performing shamanic healings. These staffs may be made of carved wood, whalebone or marine ivory, and are carried by the shaman during ceremonies. The staff ranges from about 40cm to over a metre, they are used to heal, combat the spirits of disease, and to detect the presence of ‘witchcraft’ or negative magic.[1]

The staff often is from a specific type of tree that has special significance either for the shaman or the tribe. It may be decorated with carvings of animals or spirits and may include a handle carved in the form of an animal. The animal is either a spirit guide, or an animal guide.

As is the case with all true power objects, the staff is imbued with spiritual purpose and becomes a living presence. It becomes a catalyst for change and transformation – even capable

of working on its own on behalf of the shaman.[2]

When the shaman’s helping spirits work through objects such as the shaman’s staff the spiritual power is amplified and becomes available to the shaman. He or she can then use the power in their work. As the shaman continues to use their staff in this manner, the object itself becomes inspirited. Since the objects are then considered to be alive, they function as assistants, partners and guides to the shaman in their work and, as such, must be cared for as living beings.[3]

Because of their role in magical combat, some of these objects are carved to resemble weapons such as clubs and long knives. Others are simple, long and graceful arcs of bone or ivory completely covered in the carved images of the shaman’s helping spirits and clan affiliation symbols. [4]

Among the Selkups, Enets and Nenets of Siberia, the shaman’s staff is made of metal, iron to be precise. Since the shamans in this region sing and dance their journeys, the staff also functions as a rhythm stick. To enhance this role, the staff is forged of iron and covered in iron rings which clang together and against the staff. Thus, it takes the place of the shaman’s drum for the journey. These staffs are one-and- a-half meters tall, and some have the form of a reindeer hoof at their base. [5]

The staff is deeply personal to the shaman carrying it. A contemporary western shaman may simply use a walking stick made from a wood that has some special association with the shaman, or, it may be that the shaman has empowered the walking stick in some special way to be personal to them.

The style of the staff may indicate a particular focus for the shaman. Black shaman of the Buriad and Khamnigan people have staffs with horse head carvings or a mask. White shaman of the same peoples a simpler staff of wood. Shamans of the Darkhad and Uriankhai people have a staff with the remains of three original tree branches on it. 

The shaman’s staff has a symbolic role in rituals as a specific tool for speaking, communicating and transmitting information both in initiation ceremonies and ecstatic journeys to the other spiritual realms. A staff is at the level of cosmogony and cosmology since in many myths a staff could act as a creation tool and embody the cosmic axis, the Universe’s vertical model and in ancient times a staff was a universal mediator between the world of humans and the otherworld; it was a means of communication which could be conducted via a word, sound, magical acts and ecstatic journeys between the worlds.

For many peoples, the shaman’s staff is a representation of the connection between the realms of Upper, Middle and Lower Worlds, functioning thus as a model of the World Tree.[6]

The Tree of Life represents a connection between these different realms, and as such it is also a path, or conduit for the shaman to use to visit these realms. He/she climbs the tree to the upper world and uses it to descend to the lower and underworlds. The shaman’s staff represents this connection and some shaman will climb or descend their staff in the same way the other use the Tree.

So, there we have it. A brief introduction to the shaman’s staff an important tool used during ceremonies.

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[1] Evelyn C. Rysdyk, “Walking with the World Tree.”

[2] Ibid.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Ibid.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Ibid.