What is Shamanism?
The practice of Shamanism is a method, not a religion. It coexists with established religions in many cultures. In Siberia, you'll find shamanism coexisting with Buddhism and Lamaism, and in Japan with Buddhism. It's true that shamans are often in animistic cultures. Animism means that people believe there are spirits. So in shamanic cultures, where shamans interact with spirits to get results such as healing, it's no surprise that people believe there are spirits. But the shamans don't believe in spirits. Shamans talk with them, interact with them. They no more "believe" there are spirits than they "believe" they have a house to live in, or have a family. This is a very important issue because shamanism is not a system of faith.
Michael Harner - Founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies
John is a certified Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitator with the Venus Rising Institute, an ordained shamanic minister, a shamanic counselor, and a certified life transformation mentor. He is on a personal journey of healing and is passionate to help others realize their dreams, potential, and spiritual identity through Shamanic Breathwork™ and counseling. He believes that we all possess the ability to walk between the worlds and to communicate with spirit guides and nature in our daily lives. On this path, he believes that we can all tap our own abilities to grow and heal for a happier and more spiritual life.