Bear Woman Golden Woman

Golden figure, golden woman, golden bear woman of great ancestry.  There, Look! Bear woman has a cynt, the opening womb. Look at her expression. Look at her breasts. Look at her hair the headdress. Look at her legs. Look at her hands. Look at the zig-zags up and down her legs, ancient women sign. LookContinue reading “Bear Woman Golden Woman”

Songs to a Faraway Sky – The Use of Blessings in Tuvan Shamanism

Article by Christiana (Aro-)Harle, originally in Sacred Hoop, Issue 64, 2008 Blessings are an important part of the role of most shamans, bringing the gifts and grace of the spirits to the people to help them in their daily lives. We are all stuck in our own stupidity and narrow-mindedness, in our own limiting andContinue reading “Songs to a Faraway Sky – The Use of Blessings in Tuvan Shamanism”

More Deer Mother and Mother Sun on this Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice – Talvipäivänseisaus The old calendars, old stories, old worldviews – maybe the word best to describe “old” is indigenous? Or perhaps earth based? Or perhaps original – as in the first ones, the beginnings? Stories that I have heard have to do with the Deer Mother – returning with the sun in herContinue reading “More Deer Mother and Mother Sun on this Winter Solstice”

The Mother Night – The Deer Mother – Light Bringer

The Mother Night – The Deer Mother – Light Bringer – so long ago over thirty years ago, did I dream of you. We were riding through the sky towards the East. Over tundra and forest. I see you in my mind’s eye as easily as closing my eyes. There you are as we raceContinue reading “The Mother Night – The Deer Mother – Light Bringer”

Really? Oikeasti?

Shaman ilmiöt. Armoa armoa! Ei kaikki on shamaanit-tietäjät- ei kaikki on parantaja. Voisimmeko Pitää semmoiset sanat/titteli/nimike heille mikä oikeasti tee semmoisen työtä? Sama kuin shamanistinen harjoittelija, tai noita. Tai vólv. Ei ole usein että he valitse semmoisen elämä. Ei kaikki hallitse sama taidot… 

Who will sing me across the river?

Who will sing me across the river? Who will sing me from my home? Who will sing my rememberings? Who will sing me from my home? Who will sing me across the river? Who will sing me skyward bound? Where the stars beyond the crown Show a wrinkle in the wind. Mother spun the cradleContinue reading “Who will sing me across the river?”

How to make a Staff

That is a long question. There are many responses, many experiences. Gleaning, I find a few.

First, I ask from Spirit(s) – my helping ones – I ask from the Land. Very simply, to the point, for a staff.

The Thing with Ceremony

The Thing with Ceremony Why am I special? I am not. What is real ceremony? You are in the center You are the one giving A place of honour A place of sacrifice You always have a payment There is a cost for being In the centre of ceremony To being the main dancer ToContinue reading “The Thing with Ceremony”

Raven Song I

Sometimes the Ravens come out of my drum Talking and squawking and chirping and telling me things. Making fun of my serious life, showing me that I am still here and they too. Sometimes they fly out of my drum in a small group of one after the other just pop out of my drum.Continue reading “Raven Song I”

Tanssi

Hiki. Hiki. Hiki. Valuu Märkää hiukset Vesi valuu otsalta Sydämestä Napasta J o k a  i k i s e s t ä solusta Nyt heti  Ei huomenna ja ei eiliseltä Lantio, kädet, pää, sormet, reidät, jalat, selkä, takkumik, olkapäät, niska, huulet,  Ilot, surut, ekstaasi, rakkaus, yhteisö, yksin ja yhdessä, lämmin, kuuma, täydellinen, ydin SydänContinue reading “Tanssi”