Shaman Says

The term shaman might have originated in Northern Siberia in a region in central Russia known as Tunguska, purported to be the location of a mystical kingdom referred to as Shamballa. A shaman (sometimes magician, sorcerer, witch doctor, or medicine man) has esoteric knowledge enabling him to utilize life force energies for healing and for controlling the forces of nature. When such a master works in alignment with the good, he or she is considered wise. Almost all cultures around the planet have an ancient history of shamanic myth and practice. In many parts of the world these practices remain current.

Time for Exercise: five to 15 minutes

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  1. Ask yourself: “How would I be, and what would I do in this particular situation if I were a wise shaman?”
  2. Relax your ordinary thought process and let images and ideas, intuition and insight come into your consciousness. Open yourself to guidance from your higher self, from the collective consciousness, and from super consciousness. Ideas might come to you that aren’t based on your previous experience or your regular thought process.
  3. Use this technique whenever you are stuck for a solution to a problem, for a way out of difficulty, for a source of creativity, or to trigger an “Aha!” epiphany.


People can act themselves into new ways of thinking. If you can imagine something vividly enough, you can actually make it real. What if you could become wise by imagining that you already are?

Author's Bio: 

Al Link and Pala Copeland own and operate 4 Freedoms Relationship Tantra. They regularly host lover’s romantic weekends near Ottawa Canada, and weeklong retreats in exotic locations. For more information call toll free from Canada or USA: 1-800-684-5308 International long distance: 1-819-689-5308. Visit their website and their blog or send email: They have four books published including Soul Sex: Tantra for Two, New Page, 2003; The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Supercharged Kama Sutra, Penguin, 2007; Sensual Love Secrets for Couples: The Four Freedoms Body, Heart, Mind and Soul, Llewellyn 2007; Tantra Step by Step: 28 Days to Ecstasy, Llewellyn 2007.