Natural Born Shamans with Imelda Almqvist: Dream Theatre

Episode 2 – Dream Theatre Imelda’s work with children includes coping with the things of nightmares. Literally. When young people come to her with recurring nightmares, Imelda builds off the some of the shamanic dreamwork popularized by Robert Moss; in particular, Dream Theatre, where the stuff of dreams comes to life in a safe, fun, playful way, and the monsters are transformed into teachers and guides. It’s a great conversation, and it reminded me of child-like innocence and power that comes with it. Enjoy! John Carosella PS: Check out Imelda’s book, Natural Born Shamans (available August 2016, from Amazon.) “Natural Born Shamans, A Spiritual Toolkit for Children” covers all aspects of doing spiritual or shamanic work with children and young people. It aims to provide a comprehensive “spiritual toolkit”. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in young people and spiritual matters. It covers all age groups from “in utero” until age 18+. It explains what shamanic parenting is. It describes ways of doing spirit-led work even with both unborn babies and spirit children (after miscarriage, abortion or early death). There is a chapter about doing healing work with children and how this is different from working with adults…..

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Natural Born Shamans with Imelda Almqvist

Hi Everyone! It is with deep delight and pleasure that I introduce another new segment on A Shamanic Life. I’ve been in conversation with Imelda Almqvist about her amazing work showing children the shamanic path. Turns out, they are…Naturals! Our conversation is the first of several; Imelda shares how she got into the work, why it’s exciting, and how it impacts her own work. Children as teachers. Maybe that’s surprising. But, somehow, it shouldn’t be… And check out Imelda’s forthcoming book, Natural Born Shamans (available for pre-order and ships August 2016, from Amazon.) “Natural Born Shamans, A Spiritual Toolkit for Children” covers all aspects of doing spiritual or shamanic work with children and young people. It aims to provide a comprehensive “spiritual toolkit”. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in young people and spiritual matters. It covers all age groups from “in utero” until age 18+. It explains what shamanic parenting is. It describes ways of doing spirit-led work even with both unborn babies and spirit children (after miscarriage, abortion or early death). There is a chapter about doing healing work with children and how this is different from working with adults. It maps the challenges of this work….

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The Oran Mor with Tom Cowan

Hi everyone! We’ve just celebrated the Celtic Holiday of Beltane – the first day of Summer in the Celtic wheel of the year. I figured now would be a good time to introduce the first segment of the newly revitalized radio and podcast A Shamanic Life.  Tom Cowan is my Celtic Shamanism teacher, and he’s a dear friend. All the mystery of the Greenwood and magic of the Tuatha de Danann seem to fall delightfully through Tom’s teachings. So here, in celebration of Beltane, honoring the full force and delirious delight of life, is Tom Cowan and I talking about the most beautiful music in the world. Enjoy!!

Episode 7

In today's program, John's featured guest is Kerri Lake, author of "Listen Like a Horse - Relationships Without Dominance" about relating not just to horses, but to the Divine within ourselves. And in Spirit, Muse, and Song, John shares the thoughts and music of Suellen Primost, the multitalented performer, improvist, and master of the Cello. Suellen's music is captivating and soothing, strange and enchanting. And Suellen is pretty cool, too. How do you live a shamanic life? It's not as hard as it might seem, and it's getting easier every day. Come share the experience of those who are embracing, cultivating, and living "A Shamanic Life".

 

Episode 6

In today's program, John's featured guest is Wendy Gayle, a healer, teacher, and full-body channel of Archangel Metatron. John and Wendy talk about her experiences as a channel, how she found her way into this work, and what it's like to channel "the archangel's archangle". John also talks with the multi-talented Todd Zimmerman. Todd is a breath work practitioner, transformational life coach, hand analyst, and musician. In this segment on practitioners, protocols, and workshops, John talks to Todd in his role as a hand analyst. How do you live a shamanic life? It's not as hard as it might seem, and it's getting easier every day. Come share the experience of those who are embracing, cultivating, and living "A Shamanic Life". How do you live a shamanic life? It's not as hard as it might seem, and it's getting easier every day. Come share the experience of those who are embracing, cultivating, and living "A Shamanic Life".

Episode 5

John's guests this week: Lisa Young, New Earth visionary and energy medicine practitioner, on cultivating the New Earth. Annette Wagner, visionary artist and creativity coach. In Part 8 of their conversation on how to create a vision plan, John and Annette explore "Abundance"! Emilie Rose, our local activist advocate, speaks with Santa Cruz icon Curtis Reliford about theFollow Your Heart Action Network. And in Spirit, Muse, and Song, John chats with up and coming musical artist Tina Malia, and we'll hear some of her beautiful, inspired music. Catch all the discoveries! Come share the experience of those who are embracing "A Shamanic Life".

Episode 4

John's guests this week: Karyn Armstrong, founder of the Shamanic Life online communityPatrick Corrigan, cartoonist, graphic novelist, and shamanic practitioner. Annette Wagner, visionary artist, and creativity coach. In Part V of their conversation on how to create a "Vision Plan", John and Annette explore Our BelovedsMildred Lynn McDonald, host of "Healing Conversations" and "What's Your Prescription for Balance", on the Pachamama Alliance and their work to create a new dream for the planet. Join us for "The Sensory Experience" with Gina Carosella. And in "Spirit, Muse, and Song", we'll hear spiritually inspired music and conversation with award winning musical artist Jeff Oster. Catch all the discoveries!  Come share the experience of those who are living "A Shamanic Life".

Episode 3

John's guests this week: Karyn Armstrong, founder of the Shamanic Life online communityEvelyn Rysdyk, shamanic practitioner, teacher, and author. Formerly an ad executive in New York, Evelyn now writes and offers her healing gifts at SpiritPassages.com, in Yarmouth, Maine. Annette Wagner, visionary artist, and creativity coach. In Part III of their conversation on how to create a "Vision Plan", John and Annette explore helping you uncover your LEGEND! Yevegniy Aseykin, shamanist and world-explorer about his new workshop series, "The Magic of Pure Consciousness". And that's not all - join us for "The Sensory Experience" with Gina Carosella, and in "Spirit, Muse, and Song", we'll hear music and conversation with Stevin McNamara. Catch all the discoveries! Come share the experience of those who are embracing, cultivating, and living "A Shamanic Life".

Episode 2

This week, John will chat with Karyn Armstrong, founder of the Shamanic Life online community, about what's happening in the world and in the shamanic community at large. He'll also have a conversation with psychic shamanic practitioner Anna Oliver, (www.JourneysWithAnna.com), a former interior designer who stumbled on to the Shamanic path ...and found her calling. John also explores how to create a "Vision Plan" with shamanic practitioner, visionary artist, and creativity coach Annette Wagner in the first of a multipart series. And that's not all - join us for "The Sensory Experince" with Gina Carosella, and in "Spirit, Muse, and Song", a sample of spiritually-inspired music from the multi-talented Cythara Martine Gercault. Tune in to catch all the discoveries! How do you live a shamanic life? Come share the experience of those who are embracing, cultivating, and living "A Shamanic Life".