Getting Ready To Descend Huayna Picchu
*Mr. Wright was interviewed by Newsweek, and AOL American Online twice about his time in Peru, and was on the cover of Sedona magazine.
What is shamanism? Watch this video:
Shamanism can reveal skills and abilities that are natural to you, and more importantly, that you already have.
Skills that all successful people have used for thousands of years to enhance their lives.
Because the root of all success has always been known by the ancients.
Far beyond visualization or affirmations, this work has always been called energy work.
But this energy work has been elusive, because never before has it been communicated, in modern language, in a way that not only gives an understanding of it, but also inspires us to actually practice it!
Why do this?
So you can use this energy work right now, in your life.
A Course In Shamanism® speaks in modern language. You will be shown the "how to" access these skills and abilities so they will actually show up in your life.
Skills such as using your ability to intend something to happen, and then actually having that thing happen!
The ability to increase your confidence so that you are able to make decisions more effectively.
Skills like intuition that allows you in a very real way, to make better decisions for yourself. Decision making abilities that can only come to the forefront when you do energy work specifically designed to support you in being more confident through a dramatically expanded awareness.
So what are the areas of your life you would like to have more of the things that you really want to have happen for you?
Better Relationships? A Powerful Healing Experience? More Money? Loving Family? A Satisfying Career? A Fulfilling Life Purpose?
What would your life be like if you were able to access these and more hidden abilities and skills that allow you to manifest exactly what you desired to manifest?
Feel free to navigate the pages of A Course In Shamanism®. Each one has been designed with you in mind. Each ancient discipline that has been written about, is presented in a way that gives you an idea of how ancient myths and examples of energy work have now been deciphered into modern language, so that you can use these practices right now.
You are invited to pick your favorite area in the buttons at the left of your homepage screen, and then discover some of these previously unknown to modern man, "how to's."
A Course In Shamanism® has been designed for you and your success!
About Tom Wright:
After reading many blogs and posts regarding shamanism, religion, and spirituality of all kinds, I realized that every argument about any practice is invariably based on references to ancient texts and practices.
Yet regardless of how powerful the wisdom is within an old text, there is no power greater than our awareness of what exists in this present moment; where all the answers to our health, love, relationship, and spirituality questions exist. And where we have access to these solutions, once we allow our awareness to open up to this inclusive world view. This is the practice of the new shaman. And this is the reason that the very word "shaman" has been redefined in service to the modern world, which needs an inclusive practitioner who uses the best of all modalities to serve a client in their healing.
Any practice other than inclusion, simply ignores the power of complete and total awareness, and in doing so leaves the person desiring to be healed with less options, and certainly less of those options which will serve them best, because each modality is a piece in the puzzle, with not any single one being a "be all do all" system. And the one and only time and place an awareness of our needs for healing of any kind can take place, is in this now moment, right here and right now. A place no ancient text or argument about it can touch.
The content of this site will explain the context of being a shaman. But having been born one, I didn’t see until someone asked me, that some people might not know what a shaman is. A shaman works with energy, and is a healer of mind, body, and spirit. But “he” doesn’t do the work, Source, God, The All That Is, Great Spirit, or The Nagual, is the energy of infinite awareness that does the work. A shaman is simply a living tuning fork, someone very “in tune” to this infinite energy, who can summon the energetic alignment of his clients through his own clarity. Through the alignment of the client’s energy, for instance around healing, they then heal, because all that they have is gently aligned with that healing.
This is when thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and emotions, and then actions in the physical world, are aligned with everything that represents healing to the client; including the healing of their bodies! Alignment of a person’s energy happens then, through the very physical phenomenon of resonance. This can be instantaneous, or consist of a process over time. Distance from or proximity to have no bearing on energetic healing.
It’s like when you call someone in California from Maine, and beep the proper car lock opener over the phone lines, the doors on the other end of the line will pop open! That’s energetic resonance for you; literal doors open, energy becomes freed, and huge reservoirs of resilient power come into play. Resilient power that can be used for the attainment any goal of integrity whatsoever.
I have never had one single "mentor" or formal teacher. I have always paid attention to many teachers, desiring to take it all in, the richness, the fullness of a life that excluded nothing. I have studied and practiced shamanism all my life with countless other shamans, in sweat lodges, through talks, by reading, through vision questing in the deserts of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, in the high mountains from California to Colorado, then the rolling hills of Connecticut, in the jungles of the Amazon in Peru, traveling over the high passes of The Rocky Mountains and walking the Inca Trail miles up in the Andes, to the Appalachian vortexes, working my way from the beauty of Jamacia to the most sacred spaces of Japan, and then traveling in the snowy mountains of Alaska.
I have practiced both on my own and with others for countless hours including taking my healing work as a shaman into the prisons on death row as a sin eater, working in Connecticut, Texas, and Massachusetts with inmates. Then finally coming to do my healing work with people right here where I now live, my home. In truth, the most powerful teachers for me have been the unexpected "petite tormentors" or those who pushed my buttons to distraction. And were good at it! Kids and ex-wifes have supported me by being the hammers that forged me into someone who had to rise above the occasion of my own ego, and become who I really wanted to be, despite outside circumstances. Or because of, depending upon which way you want to look at it. For my part, I would like to look at it all thankfully, and with awe. To all those who nurtured me in this way, I give my unending and grateful appreciation.
From Part Two, A Course In Shamanism®:
In the experience of fullness of human possibility, I have been challenged with having been born a shaman. With such a high resistance from the society around me that scolded me for my "imagination" I often tried, dramatically unsuccessfully, by the way, to suppress my access to The All That Is.
From an early age I could see auras and threads of light that ran into infinity. And over the years I have had spontaneous out of body events, distant viewing, distant awareness, and distant hearing and seeings, as well as prescient knowings, and premonitions.
I have always been able to have simple conversations with the dead, as well as being a rain shaman, who can call in the rain. Songs come to me that I sing, in the Native American language, as well as information that comes in many different languages. From that early age I have always been interested in non-ordinary reality.
My past lives include being a black african shaman, a roman captain, a chicago businessman, and a samarui in ancient Japan. None of which I have ever been particularly interested in knowing about, except that that shaman past life has been particularly powerful in fulfilling my destiny. I am as well someone for whom spontaneous shape shifting one day simply became possible.
I want to make it very clear that Great Spirit is that which directs and powers up these sacred tasks that are done with my clients. I do nothing, in that my job is to get out of the way, and allow all of these wonderful healings to happen. God, The All That Is, Great Spirit is the power behind all that I be, do, and have. And I am completely and totally grateful for the gift of my life and destiny, in having been allowed to be a healer. Thank You, Source!
I say these things not to impress, but to instruct. The instruction is this: that none of my access to non-ordinary abilities, experiences, or events, has ever been trained into me one bit. That would mean that I was accessing them not through training, but through the truth that those abilities and skills were somehow already there. Hence, my knowledge that I was born a shaman.
I would imagine, that if for me this is true, and it is, then it must be true for many others. And just because a truth is denied, resisted, or misplaced, does in no way whatsoever take away from both the truth of it, or its sheer power. Don't I know that! I tried, and failed, to do so myself, with the incredible fortune of having thoroughly lost that particular battle. I gave it all I had, but in the end, my basic nature of who I really was prevailed and now here I am, living in the fullness and the sheer awe of the gift my life itself is: rich, whole, complete, self-sufficient, and entirely self-explanatory. And the gift that any of our lives are as well is equally important.
In line with an appreciation of that gift, as a shaman, I often get questioned about drug use. The only means I advocate for a practitioner are clear sobriety, taking care of your body, mind, and soul, in all healthy ways, and to do healing work on a regular basis. Whatever efficacy others have extolled drugs as having, all of my most powerful and transformational experiences as a shaman, have occurred while in an unencumbered physical state of clarity, and with a clear head.
There are just too many much more effective means to reach non-ordinary reality that are at our modern disposal today, than to have to resort to methods that have the potential to disorient, rather than to clarify. Suffice it to say that there certainly is so much disorientation in the world right now that none of us need add to that pain and suffering with any additional potentially debilitating practices, including recreational drug use.