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Blogs written by Shamans Cave faculty and other invited guests

Shamans Cave Blog

Welcome to the Shamans Cave blogs by faculty members and invited guests. All the blog articles reference topics in shamanism and the maker tradition in particular. You must be a registered user to comment on any of the blog articles.
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Gratitude… Moved to Tears

When was the last time you were moved to tears? Overwhelming emotion attached to nothing specific other than the exquisiteness in the perfection of the moment, bringing a tear to your eye? "Can't remember". "Not really, no". "Ummmm, maybe …"  Came across a curiosity from my past yesterday. A list entitled, "Things I love", numbered t...

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The other face of freedom.

Here I am sitting in front of the white page again, this time choosing my moment instead of waiting for that elusive instant where I have something to say or share. Why not conjuring it instead? Freedom is the price to pay when living as a maker and you pay it in sweat and pain, those currencies your will and intent bring out of you in order to cha...

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So You Want To Be A Shaman – Personal Reflection

Why would you want to? (Article's question.) So, you want to be a shaman (shamanscave.com) The article "spoke" to me, I checked off all the boxes. If, as you read, there's even an inkling of: "been there", describes my world, it's talking to me; and think, you won't have to deal with it because it's already happened… Turn...     &nbs...

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Preparing

I pull up besides the house that needs clearing. The electricity suddenly goes out in the whole neighborhood. Blackness descends, as well as a sense of foreboding. The energies swirling outside are palpable. Aliens? Demons? Definitely not human. I wait in the car. Seeing. Feeling.  Something pushes on the car. I wait. Energy is being pushed to...

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Transitions

I enjoy playing music a lot and teaching it too, all ages all levels, all styles, often I see similar problems repackaged differently. In the adult category I have many students starting lessons to enhance their lives, make it better, more creative, maybe play well enough so one day they can take a tune to a party and ...

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Empathy & Moving Energy - Random Acts of a Maker

Today's world offers unlimited opportunities to make a difference in small ways and to practice your skills as a student of the shamanic or moving energy. Are you willing to act in small ways, or must it be advantageously full of "woo woo" (big shamanic term there) before considering? --- She was struggling, that was apparent, and her teenage daugh...

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The white page of death.

The dread of the white page, a grasp on human energy, empty staff paper, or better, a silent room... Every morning a new page, a new chapter is written, every night brings the destroyer, we burn it, let the wind carry it. Our past becomes a white page, empty, only then can we see clearly, move freely, live and die without regrets. We are Makers, em...

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Recapitulation, Romance, and Personal Power

It's a crazy notion thinking you're ever finished with recapping in any of its myriad forms and I'm sure bets were placed behind my back on my latest folly. The longer you move energy as a maker, the faster repercussions are brought to your attention and surprises occur when forgotten intents surface for completion, decades later. ---- During all m...

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I See

Driving home at dusk on a winding road. I can feel deer. A couple minutes later I come up behind two cars, the first with its blinker lights on, a young buck sauntering across the road.  The car in front of me continues as the first one switches its blinkers off and pulls ahead so I push hard with my energy on the second: this one da...

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Within the Shadow Side of Life

Victimization, it's time to die. It's place in the world is changing and the choke-hold grip on personal lives loosening. Self-pity and victimization, resulting from other's destructive words and actions, have become acceptable expressions of one's energy in the world, gaining alignment and agreement. Some people build their lives around it. Global...

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Coming out of Hiding

The predicament is, I really don't want to come out of hiding. Never have, if we're being honest. Even when I was "public" I'd rather not have been. Extrovert extraordinaire in the world. Joyful, crazy silly, to some annoying and obnoxious. People commented on the easy rapport I had with others. Oh yes, and if you were close enough, ...

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How to be a (Shamans Cave) Student

Taking an online class is usually the first step for a (Shamans Cave) student. Generally, people approach this in the same way as always. Arrive at the stated time, take a seat, sit down and get ready to take some notes, including the homework. Go home, be excited to learn something new, think about what was said and wait until the last minute to d...

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Force v. Power

While power is a force, force itself isn't really power. Even though at face value it might appear to be, force is no more than a sudden gale that knocks over a few chairs and carries away a paper plate or two before it disappears. I've learned this through personal experience, which is the best way to learn a truth. Power is a steadfastness in bot...

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A Great Responsibility

During the late spring of 2020, when the pandemic was in full swing and everyone lucky enough was just about used to working from home, a housing development project kicked off in full swing in the edge of our backyard. Sounds of construction were at an all-time high, but we dealt with it. When we discovered that an apartment complex was now schedu...

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Slice and Dice with a Maker

AKA:    Practice on Healing Yourself or Recap - When Bits and Bobs of Emotional Energy Slide Through the Cracks Take your pick. ---- Shiny and new. First try out of the box and I almost take off the top of my thumb. It was a colossal two-part movement. Slow motion. Time shifted. Not comprehending as I watch the knife begin ...

Seeing Without Expectation

A fun game I sometimes play with my husband is called "What's in the Amazon package?" He gets something delivered from Amazon, and then I get to guess what it is. Now, granted, I admit there are some inherent hints that give me an advantage when we do this game. For instance, I know him, his likes/dislikes, and I see the general size of the item by...

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Shamanism and Awareness

Human awareness functions at many levels. Our purpose here is the definition of that awareness in shamanic terms, however, any definition must also reflect the current state of human knowledge based on the empirical ability of those without shamanic training, to reach at least some comprehension of terminology and application. Normal definitions of...