The blog title is a bit of a misnomer. Shaman is not entirely acceptable as a descriptive term for the spiritual practices which will be discussed here. Medicine man / woman is the more correct term for the type of work we will be discussing, but Shaman seems to be so ingrained in the Western mind that it seemed the more sensible title for the target audience.

The medicine path discussed is mainly that of the Zuni People, one of the groups of Pueblo Indians living in what is now New Mexico and Arizona. Many of the beliefs and traditions discussed, however, are commonly held by other Peublo groups, as well as other Native Americans.

We will cover the history, beliefs and traditions of the Zuni, as well as particulars of the journey towards shamanic practice, making connections with nature and her spirits, and the specifics of some of the more essential practices required of the medicine man or woman.

Along the way, I’ll detour through some of the touchstones of my life which, in hindsight, may be related to finding this particular path so inviting.

19 Responses to About

  1. Echo says:

    I nominated you for the SuperSweet Blog Award πŸ™‚ If only to see your answers to the questions… *chuckles*


  2. alesiablogs says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and following. I am always humbled when someone finds something in my writing that resonates. Have a blessed day. Alesia


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  4. The interesting blogs we find. I will be learning a lot here about something I know almost nothing about… exciting. Keep it up!


  5. prewitt1970 says:

    I had to pop in and say hello, So hello!!


  6. Sue Vincent says:

    I had to choose three… for the ‘Always There’ award πŸ™‚


  7. I like the focus of your blog. It relates much to my blog, which shares a journey of the spirit of the earth within us. You may like it. http://www.michadam.wordpress.com. I look forward to your posts. Thanks.

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  8. So glad to have found your blog. Our paths seem similar and I too am reduced to using “shaman” as being the nearest to understandable description.

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