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Modern Mystical Movement

August 26th, 2009

Shamanism - A Heart Path

A new sense of the sacred has appeared in the Western world, one that incorporates spiritual realization, personal growth psychology, and being of service all in one orientation. This spiritual reawakening is generating a real change in attitudes as we move into and rediscover our own spirituality, and it is generally believed that this resurgence of interest in the spiritual, proceeding from the personal to the global, has the power to shift the directions of world history.Read more

August 26th, 2009

Millennium Message

Everyone seems to be sending out inspirational millennium messages these days, so here are some thoughts derived from encounters with members of the modern mystical movement over the past 18 years. These meetings with remarkable people have led me to suspect that there are countless numbers of "evolutionary sleepers" out there in the main stream of humanity, each a holon containing within itself an extraordinary biological-energetic program that can reveal who and what we may all become as the human species continues its ascent toward the culmination of our evolution.Read more

Awakening to the Spirit World

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The current spiritual awakening in the Western world has led to a renaissance of shamanic spirituality in the last 40 years. In response, increasing numbers of practitioners from all walks of life now use powerful indigenous techniques for healing, insight and spiritual growth. With Awakening to the Spirit World, two respected and accomplished teachers, Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, bring together a circle of renowned Western shamanic elders to present a comprehensive manual for making these practices accessible and available in our daily lives, including:Read more

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The Re-emergence of the Shaman in Our Time

I often mention that in the Western world, when we hear the word "shaman," most of us tend to conjure up an image of a masked and costumed indigenous tribal person, dancing around a fire in the dark, involved in some sort of mysterious ritual, accompanied by singing and drum beats. But inside that cultural shell of mask, costume and ritual, there is a woman or a man with a set of very real skills. The shaman is the master of the trance experience.Read more

The Seven Laws of the Great Spirit

I, like many of you, watch the news on television and on June 29th, it was revealed that 39% of the people of America believe that American Culture is in permanent decline and that our deepening financial crisis will never be resolved.  In response, I recalled the words of Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson from their book ‘The Cultural Creatives’  published in the year 2000:

“We should take hope for we are traveling in the company of an enormous number of allies…” Read more

Shamanic Perspectives on Illness and Healing

Highlights: How shamans heal; levels of illness and healing; the Kahuna perception of soul and reality; key concepts for energy workers and spiritual healers; meditation and shamanic journeying; guided Healing Journey; and more.

Online Event Session 1: The Shaman's Path in Our Time

Join Hank Wesselman for this online event presented by Sounds True, the first of three in this series.

Session Highlights: Shamanism as an ancient form of meditation; remembering that we are holy beings; cultivating a direct transpersonal connection with spirit realms; spiritual revolution and the transpersonal community; indigenous traditions and the modern world; Journey of Personal Divination guided practice; and more.

The Re-Emergence of the Shaman

Long before the rise of our state level societies, our indigenous ancestors discovered powerful methods for mastering the capabilities of the human body-mind-spirit complex. As we approach the year 2012, a time prophesied by many indigenous cultures as the end of our current cycle, there is a resurgence of interest in the ancient, time tested ways of the shaman. Shamanic methods for entering mystical states of consciousness to heal and to solve problems have become the precursors to contemporary methods of guided imagery and visualization therapies.Read more

The Modern Mystical Movement

We live in a time in which increasing numbers of us are leaving our mainstream religions in droves, discarding archaic and outdated belief systems that no longer have meaning to us in our modern world. Yet this is not an atheistic movement. Quite the contrary. We are searching for reconnection with the archetypes that the mystics of the past have always sought out—the authentic transpersonal forces, who are poised and willing to help us and who want the best for us. This seems to be part of a progression forward (and upward) toward a new spiritual complex that is quietly taking form.Read more