Discovering Reiki and My Journey With It:

They lean back and raise an eyebrow. “Is it real or are you lying?” is the common reply. When I talk about Reiki, the way it works and my experience with it, I often get a lot of hesitation and rejection. Luckily, however, there are the few who rejoice in the fact they have met someone with similar interests and who can provide them with … Continue reading Discovering Reiki and My Journey With It:

Shamanism, Spirits, and The Quest For Knowledge

Shaman or saman is a term which originates from the Tungusian languages, first heard from explorers in the seventeenth century who spent time among the Tungusian tribes of eastern Siberia (Laufer, 1917, p.361).  The term itself means “one who is excited, moved, raised” (Walsh, 1989, p.2), commonly used by anthropologists to refer to those individuals of a particular society who use ecstatic and visionary states … Continue reading Shamanism, Spirits, and The Quest For Knowledge