The Making of a Shaman

Written by Boyd Martin

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Frank relates, "I did end up with what I would call a personal teacher--Joska Soos is his name, from Hungary. So he'srepparttar one that I have worked most with and whose presence I feelrepparttar 122260 most when I do my work. I've also studied with other lineages and other teachers overrepparttar 122261 years. But Joska himself came from a shamanic lineage. In Hungary there are apparently 108 clans, and one clan isrepparttar 122262 shamanic clan. They are calledrepparttar 122263 Bacsa. So he was born intorepparttar 122264 clan, and was taught from when he was a kid of five or six byrepparttar 122265 local blacksmith, who was a shaman, which is a typical shamanic profession, you know--dealing with metal and fire and all that. Apparently he was a great shaman--his name was Tomas Bacsi. Joska was born as a shaman withrepparttar 122266 cowl [a birth cowl: layer of skin overrepparttar 122267 face traditionally a mystical sign of extraordinary psychic powers. The skin must be surgically removed]. It was meeting Joska that hadrepparttar 122268 biggest impact on me of remembering. There was this immediate shock that I seem to know this. It seems to invoke something in me that is so profound. I couldn't not see Joska for a while. I had to go there every week. I just jumped onrepparttar 122269 train and every week I was there--very faithful. But I had no idea that I myself would do that work one day. That was then still so foreign from my own way of manifesting myself inrepparttar 122270 world."

Frank says it took him eight to nine years to comfortably makerepparttar 122271 transition from "daily rational awareness" to shamanic awareness. "There was no longer a battle inside my own mind about that," Frank says. "It was just like two aspects ofrepparttar 122272 world as I knew it, and of parts of myself--the way I knew myself to be."

I asked now, as a full-time shaman, if he was in shamanic consciousness allrepparttar 122273 time. "Oh, no, it would be too draining. It is very intense work. In fact, I consider normal daily consciousness as a break fromrepparttar 122274 shaman work." Frank stressedrepparttar 122275 need for balance betweenrepparttar 122276 types of consciousness, with that balance making both more meaningful and multi-dimensional.

Visit Frank onrepparttar 122277 web at, where he lists his upcoming events and workshops.


Boyd is the webmaster of and the newsletter writer for that site. He enjoys a wide range of experience both in the ways of the internet, alternative health, environmental issues, and in freelance writing. An active, professional drummer, Boyd performs in the Portland area with several area blues and R&B bands. Boyd is also an avid, daily practicing Bikram Yoga student.

A Time To Celebrate

Written by John Cali

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For them, this is clearly not a time to celebrate.

Chief Joseph

Every day, every moment of every day, is a time to celebrate. A time to celebrate your life. This is an exciting time to be alive on your planet.

Even though it seems, in some ways, your world is falling apart atrepparttar seams, as it were, this is a really great opportunity for you,repparttar 122258 spiritually aware, to celebrate.

First of all–you’ve heard us say this many times–life is supposed to be fun. You’re supposed to be having a good time. Life is a party, a game. Parties and games are supposed to be fun!

There has never been a better time to party or to have fun on your planet than there is right now. The energies have intensified torepparttar 122259 point where everything is manifesting faster and faster.

So be careful where you put your focus. Because,repparttar 122260 next thing you know,repparttar 122261 Universe will plop down right into your lap exactly what you’ve focused on.

This is all good–it’s all good! Compared to even a few years ago, your manifestations are now happening at lightning speed. You are all moving back intorepparttar 122262 light, intorepparttar 122263 remembering, of who you really are.

That is a cause for celebration. Letrepparttar 122264 upcoming holiday season, whether you normally celebrate it or not, be a reminder to you that life is all about celebration.

A celebration, first of all, of yourselves, andrepparttar 122265 glorious goddesses and gods you are. A celebration of allrepparttar 122266 good in your lives.

Yes, we realize you won’t find much good in your mainstream society’s way of thinking and being and doing. Butrepparttar 122267 good is there. And it’s becoming more and more apparent, despite what you may see in your news media.

This truly is a time of wondrous change and growth on your planet. A quantum leap, if you will, back towardrepparttar 122268 light, toward home.

So find something to celebrate every day of your lives, every present moment of your days.

All is well. All is as it should be. This is truly a time to celebrate.

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