New Singers of the Oldest Song

The English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, upon first discovering English folk music said that he felt a sense of recognition, of something he had always known, yet hadn’t known was there. He said,

‘a folksong is like a tree, whose stem dates back from immemorial times, but which continually puts out new shoots. In one aspect the folksong is as old as time itself; in another aspect it is no older than the singer who sang it’. 

We can also rediscover that which has always been there, waiting patiently for us to remember and become new shoots of shamanism, new singers of the oldest song.

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A Shamanic Kundalini Upanishad

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There is only one soul, this is the Spirit within all things

The essence of this Spirit is Love

You are that Spirit within all things.

It is this One that looks out of every eye be it grasshopper or great whale

It is this One that knows the heat of the sun as mineral or tree,

Through every aspect of creation this One Spirit knows itself

There are two aspects to the Great Spirit

She that creates the Sacred Illusion and He that experiences

These aspects are not separate but one

Duality and Oneness exist together in the Great Mystery

Know you are the One by going to the forest

There, in meditation journey with the spirits of the animals and plants

Let them reveal to you the illusion of your separation from them and all that is

With your drum remember the heart beat of the mother

Sit in meditation and know Her as the serpent, like the serpent move softly on the earth and shed your skin

Sitting with spine erect be fearless like the jaguar

Let the anaconda swim up the spine as the salmon up the waterfall returning to source

On the wings of the condor you will remember who you are

Know that the anaconda, jaguar and condor are one

Feel the legs of the cosmic spider dancing at the fontanel as you enter the unitive state

The cosmic spider pours forth the web of creation from within itself, then rests within this web at its centre

As both container and contained, aware of all activity within its web, the Great Spirit remains untouched, unensnared.

Realise the unitive state of stillness in activity, do no harm, only through a loving life can Love be known

The wise know the universe as unlimited manifestation and possibility in eternal unchanging consciousness

You are That

This is the Upanishad

Om shanti shanti shanti.

(from A Shamanic Kundalini Awakening)

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Black Bear Drum

In a magical dream/vision, a shamanic drum appeared to me in perfect detail. The inside of the drum became a portal and I was given a further vision of bears, that roamed the far north in ancient times. Following this, the spirits of Sami shamans came and showed me exactly how the drum was to be made and the spirit of the black bear came repeatedly during this time. The drum is made from reindeer skin, has an oval ash hoop, and is trimmed with reindeer fur. The claws are resin casts of black bear claws, I prefer to leave real claws on bears!

The first sense that awakens in the womb is sound, the first sound the fetus hears is the drumming of the mothers heartbeat. Sacred drums literally re-connect us to the Mother…The word mantra means ‘mind tool’ and the mantras of the Vedas are said to have been divinely revealed. I sense the same with shamanic drums, that they are revealed by Spirit as tools to be made for the spiritual enrichment of the world. (from A Shamanic Kundalini Awakening)

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A Shamanic Kundalini Awakening

I’m very proud to announce the publication of my book, A Shamanic Kundalini Awakening. It is unusual in that (as the title suggests), it draws together the worlds of kundalini and shamanism. There are books out there describing kundalini awakenings but very there is very little dealing with the shamanic awakening process. In my case, these two processes combined and I didn’t understand what was truly going on, for a number of years. Most of the problems in the world today are the product of western culture but increasingly shamanic people are emerging in the west, I believe, to re-establish balance in the culture by creating spiritual change from within. I hope my book may be of help to those finding themselves within these sometimes confusing spiritual awakenings and also just simply a good read too!

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019Y04G74