Author: Leslie J Hart

The Way of the Shaman

Western Anthropologists adopted the term Shaman as a universal reference to the Traditional healers and Spiritual Ceremonialists of indigenous cultures worldwide. The term shamanism is used to describe those universal ancient spiritual practices and ceremonies of indigenous cultures . Though all Indigenous cultures have developed their own unique customs, their core Spiritual practices share universal guiding principles. Shamanism refers to a universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous people, from which their healing practices and egalitarian beliefs originate from. All the ancient indigenous Ceremonial practices are deeply rooted in the natural world and a reverence for all Life. Shamanism is the...

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Energy as a form of Communication

  Its springtime, the temperatures are warming and the natural world is coming back to life. The Sun is shining today, the weather is far too beautiful to be indoors. So, I chose to head to one of my favorite natural parks, Arcadia Management Area, in Exeter, RI. It is here, where I make my way over an open field to the edge of Browning Mill pond. There’s a great deal of activity on this beautiful day, families and groups have gathered to enjoy all the natural beauty and peacefulness of this location. The Sun is shining brightly, the...

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The Wisdom of the Medicine Wheel

    Among indigenous cultures worldwide, there is a universal recognition of four cardinal directions. These cardinal directions of Earth are held sacred, for they share a symbolic wisdom with us. The Medicine Wheel is an indigenous symbol that incorporates the cardinal directions; it forms a perfect circle, symbolizing nature’s cycles. Within the medicine wheel we find each of the seasons, elements of nature, and the wisdom that all life comes full circle. The grand mother Earth, the Sun, the Moon are all aspects of the natural world and in the shape of a circle. The medicine wheel is...

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