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Healing Temple up and running!

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It's been a little over a month since my giant move of home & business from Howard County down to Montgomery County, and I am excited to work with a new local community!

Continuing my #basementshaman tradition, I have created my Healing Temple on the ground floor of my new home. As in previous years, I have access to a wonderfully warm and bright fireplace, which helps not only in heating costs, but also in the removal of spiritual miasma and intrusive energies.

This new healing space is also blessed with both a doggy and a kitty as "healing support", so please let me know if you struggle with any animal allergies (depending on your severity, I can either complete a super-cleaning of the temple, or pack a Traveling Shaman bag and conduct ceremony in your own home).

I am back to full-time shamanic work, and have hosted two shamanic journey classes within the space already!

If you are interested in personal healing work, and are interested in having a ceremony within t…

March updates, Mercury Retrograde, a New Moon in Pisces, and Uranus in Taurus

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Februaryhas come and gone, and many of us are looking forward to Spring with hope and determination. But first, we must endure this year's firstMercury Retrograde, ha ha ha ha!
During the weeks when Mercury is "on vacation"(5th through the 28th), we'll have the typical communication snafus, wonky technological equipment, minor misunderstandings between friends and colleges, etc. There is a rather large egregore of fear, frustration, anxiety, and self-doubt surrounding this period of time. However, I have found that retrograde energies help to support very deep, profound Shadow work during healing ceremonies. Issues and events from one's past can be evaluated in a different way, with a bit more healthy detachment from the pain & trauma of the memories.

Today also marks the New Moon in Pisces, and Uranus changing from Aries into Taurus. With all three major planetary events happening in such a short amount of time, it predicts the foundational energies for truly …

Who is Brigid?

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Brigid is the Irish Goddess of inspiration, poetry, bardic talents, healing, and forging. She is one of the main goddesses of Druid religion, and She was the first goddess that I interacted with during Imbolc 2002. With all complicated religious deities, it is unknown whether Brigid (and the many spellings) is one goddess or many goddesses, or if it is a title of spiritual energies (An Dagda and the Morrigan also have the title/deity overlap!). Each person who works with Her forges their own relationship, and She is one of the main deities I work with for healing within my shamanism practice. For those who are interested in learning more, especially the funny stories I have about Her, please send me an email and we can schedule time for a mentoring conversation over coffee or tea!

Imbolc greetings and updates

Happy Imbolc greetings to you all,

Welcome to the newsletter for the holiday most sacred to the Irish goddess Brigid! She was the first goddess that I met during my wee years as a neophyte Druid (2002); look to the next post for more information about Her healing work! Additionally, 2019 begins my ninth year of healing for the public, and my fifth year working as a full-time shaman. It's been incredibly difficult, and I've endured some rather intense initiations; I am excited to expand and grow Healing Coyote Shamanism even more!

If you've read the previous few updates, you know that I am MOVING! During the first week or so of February, I shall be moving to the Wheaton area; just in time for Imbolc and Asian New Year!  I am excited to expand the workshops and teachings within a newer, larger basement (#basementshaman on Instagram!).  As I make the great changeover, I will be teaching only All-Level classes during February (instead of both all-level and advanced).  My great ho…

Mid-January Greetings!

Happy belated New Year's blessings to you,

This year begins my ninth year of working for the public, and my fifth year working as a full-time shaman. It's been incredibly difficult, and I've endured some rather intense initiations; I am excited to expand and grow Healing Coyote Shamanism even more! 

During the autumn and winter months, my landlord and I discovered a large outbreak of toxic black mold. The summer of 2018 was incredibly hot and humid; the entire DC & DelMarVa area saw an increase in mold/fungus within homes (we even broke the record for most rain!). Although my landlord has addressed these problems, I have decided to move into a new housing/business location. I am excited to expand the workshops and teachings within a newer, larger basement (#basementshaman on Instagram!). The final walk-through resulted in a successful agreement, and I shall be moving closer to the Washington DC area during the month of February (just in time forImbolc andAsian New Year, …

Online Shamanic Ceremony for Self-Care/End of 2018 Healing

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Glad Yule to all!This past Monday, I facilitated an online healing ceremony, the last one of 2018. There were some interesting bits, such as time dilation (we worked together for 2 hours, whoa!) and frozen electronics, but the video has been rendered and uploaded toYouTube.

This past Summer, almostevery single planetary body in our Solar System went Retrogradewith its movements and its energies. During this period of intense pressure, many magical and spiritual folks noticed that their personal coping skills no longer worked as effectively. As the Summer season transitioned into Autumn and Winter, this painful pattern continued.

When we are not able to release old energies, work with our coping skills, or complete effective self-care, ourFlight/Fight/Freeze responsewithin our brains remains permanentlyon. With the passage of time, this can have extremely detrimental effects on our psychosomatic health, our trust and faith in ourselves, and our hope in a loving Universe.

This ceremony add…

December Greetings!

Happy wintry blessings to you,

Welcome to the newsletter for this holiday season! Below, you'll find information about upcoming workshop intensives, the last online healing ceremony of 2018, my Facebook Events Page, my YouTube Channel of recorded healing ceremonies, and more. 

Our year of shamanic classes, both Open and Advanced level, ended with a party on Sunday December 2nd. We shared a horde of delicious pot-luck food, and paused our conversations for a 30-min lesson on working with drums and rattles in order to power one's own Journeywork. It was a wonderful celebration of the difficult inner work with our Spirits, and a safe space to share magical stories with the community that has grown to support us all!
I spent a great deal of the summer and autumn months teaching in new locations, and helping to clear out & bless centers of healing (i.e., yoga studios, acupuncture clinics, etc.). The work has inspired a few articles for the future, so stay tuned to this blog!
Many f…