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Open Shamanic Journey class on grounding, shielding, and protection

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Join me for the next (Sunday, July 21stOpen Journey class of 2019 located in Wheaton-Silver Spring, Maryland!

This group is open to anyone who has interest in learning how to work with the Spirits for personal growth, self-healing, and connection with the Otherworlds. Beginners to experienced Journeyers are welcome and the address is available to those to email me. There is open parking on the street, and please let me know if you have any cat allergies (Skwigi likes to join us).

Our topic changes each month to allow for inspiration via the spirits, planetary movements/pressures, world events, etc. The topic for July will be on New/Updated forms of Protection & Shielding in this modern world. Many folks are awakening to new communications with the Spirits, and are having trouble trying to remain strong in their energies. Come and learn some updated techniques with our Spirits, and the importance of effective practice!

Our workshop is set up as follows:
Payment, attendance, introduct…

Independence day online healing ceremony

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If you've been paying attention to the themes underneath the fear-causing news articles, then you know of the major changes to the United States. There are numerous threats to our Personal Liberties, the health of our shared Lands, the safety of our Oceans, and to the health of our nation's People. Many aspects of our relationship to the Nation are BROKEN. What does this mean for our relationships to our Helping Spirits? The animals, plants, insects, and spirits of place suffer under our inability to maintain "ghosti", the hospitable & "right-relationship" with all Beings who share this physical world with us. Because so many humans are actively working against the healing of this country, there is a great need for spiritual- and magically-inclined citizens to bring Healing. This Druid shamanic healing ceremony will help us to renew, refresh, and refocus. We will ask our Helping Spirits to join with us and inspire through Hope & Faith, and direct …

Solar Eclipse in Cancer

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Today marks the Solar Eclipse in Cancer, wahoo! 

For those of us on East Coast time, it'll start around 3:15pm. I do not believe that we will be able to see much more than a general darkening of the sky for a few minutes, but it will certainly have a spiritual and emotional affect on our systems. For the month of July, we will have two eclipses, a solar eclipse in Cancer on July 2nd, and a partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 16th. Here are some excellent words to help you prepare: "Eclipses reveal what we need to heal within ourselves. Highly transformative, if we take it up on its offer, Eclipse Season marks a time where we renew our relationship to our life’s purpose. It marks a moment where we gain clarity about what we need to put a stop to. These eclipses, in particular, demand our finest efforts, making clear the conflict we have to work through. They encourage us to purge the emotional, psychological, and interpersonal toxins from our lives."- Chani NicholasT…

Online Independence Day shamanic healing ceremony

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On Thursday, July 4th, at 11:00am, I will be facilitating an Online Shamanic Healing Ceremony via FB Live, in honor of Independence Day here in the United States.

If you've been paying attention to the themes underneath the fear-causing news articles, then you know of the major changes to our country. There are numerous threats to our Personal Liberties, the health of our shared Lands, the safety of our Oceans, and to the health of our nation's People. Many aspects of our relationship to our nation are broken and skewed towards consumption.

What does this mean for our relationships to our Helping Spirits? The animals, plants, insects, and spirits of place suffer under our inability to maintain "ghosti", the hospitable & "right-relationship" with all Beings who share this physical world with us. Because so many humans are actively working against the healing of this country, there is a great need for spiritual- and magically-inclined citizens to bring Heal…

Guardian spirits

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(lecture notes from the most-recent Open Shamanic Journey class, (c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2019)


Guardian spirits are a class of spirits found within all spiritual/religious cultures. They can protect structures, property, a person's physical/mental/emotional health, and/or the family/community/clan/tribe.  The following are a few basic examples of these spirits:

Celtic/Druid: jewelry, tattoos, clothing, statues, and other handcrafted items would represent the guardian spirit(s), and would either travel with the indigenous Celtic tribes, or they would remain inside a home to protect the land and structures.Greek & Roman: the genius loci (Spirit of Place/Dwelling) would be granted a special place near the front door of the home Japanese/Shinto: there are many shrines dedicated to the kami (indigenous spirits of the islands) of an entire town/area/prefecture, and different goshuin for each spirit within the shrine areaThailand: these cultures build entire Spirit Houses outside of…

The magical technology of Goshuin 朱印 stamp books in Japanese Shinto practice

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Within the Shinto religious practice, prayers and offerings between us and the Kami (spirits) are marked with special stamps (called Goshuin 朱印). Each temple has a different mark, different sacred calligraphy, and switches the artistry on a regular basis. It marks the date, the Japanese Era, the temple/shrine location, and the Kami spirit who received the offerings. Magically, these stamps honor the exchange between the person offering prayers/money/gifts to the Kami, and the Kami's hopeful agreement (within about a year) to answer the prayers. It is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the Spirits of Place when back home! (This particular stamp is from the Takeo Shrine dedicated to the 3,000 year old Camphor Tree near Takeo-cho in Saga, Kyushu Island, Japan.  (c) Monika Healing Coyote 2019

A Druid journeys to the Island of Kyushu, Japan

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I had an amazing time studying some of the yokai and kami spirits withing Shintoism this trip! Stories will come soon, but here is the first of many, many pictures showcasing the incredible beauty of this Land!

Note: All images are photographed by Kristina Elyse Butke, and all copyright remains with her. Posted with expressed permission.

Akamizuhebiishi Shrine:







Upcoming May Events

Happy & loving greetings to you all,
Welcome to the blog article for the upcoming month of May, and the season of Beltaine! In this post is the most recent Earth Day online healing ceremony, a free & informal Plant Walk at Baltimore Herb Festival, and the next open shamanic journey class.

This past month of April was a very painful one for me, and one of the worst for my physical health. For the first time in my entire life, I have developed strong, constant allergies to many of my beloved trees. My allergy meds were completely unable to keep up with my inflammatory reactions, and my daily health suffered, my business suffered, my high level of energy/strength suffered, and my ability to socialize suffered. I had no idea that reduced breathing levels would have such a profound impact on EVERYTHING!I am most brokenhearted about my work with all of you; I've had to re-schedule numerous appointments, cancel workshops, sing through itchy throats and limited breath support, and p…

Earth Day Shamanic Druid Healing Ceremony

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For those that missed the Earth Day healing on Facebook Live a few weeks ago, here is the recording at my YouTube Channel! You are welcome to watch this at any time, and the ceremony is set up so that the Spirits will join you while you view it:


(c) Monika Healing Coyote, 2019

Online Druid Earth Day Healing Ceremony coming soon!

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On Monday, April 22nd, at 7:30pm, I will be facilitating an Online Shamanic Healing Ceremony via FB Live, in honor of Earth Day here in the United States.


There are an overwhelming number of blog articles, news stories, social media links, and educational materials that discuss all of the threats to our Earth Mother. Additionally, the animals, plants, insects, and spirits of place suffer under our inability to maintain "ghosti", the hospitable & "right-relationship" with all Beings who share this physical world with us.

Many of us try to help, through recycling, trash pick-up in parks, donations to non-profit agencies, researching our shopping products and making changes in diet to foster a more ethical relationship with our food sources. But it can feel like we are plugging up a broken dam with band-aids, and many are actively working against our healing of this world.

This Druid shamanic healing ceremony will help us to renew, refresh, and refocus. We will ask …

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, …