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SHAMANIC TEACHINGS

Shamanism teaches that we are all connected by the web of life spun by the Universe.  Quantum Science is  finally admitting that there is something else out there that holds everything together. I call this the  Gods Glue.Within the Druidic  tradition its know as the Awen. The First Nations Medicine people of America call it the Web of life  or Sacred Hoop. Eastern teachers call  it  Chi. It can also be described as Love.

Because we all need love, attention and nurturing I believe that by holding  space for people to gather in a harmoniously balanced environment  enhances their ability to access the love connection that harmonizes our Mind Body and Spirit. This allows us all to explore experience integrate heal and develop a strong inner problem solving process as we grow in self awareness. We can all learn from each other and our past history but we need not be victims of it.
 
In my teachings I  encourage  everyone who works with me to learn from their own unique  hands-on learning experiences. This fosters real self empowerment without developing outer dependency on the group or facilitator by turning them into a Guru and giving their power away.

If we wish to integrate and build a solid foundation for lasting   Inner Peace, Personal growth and Spiritual awareness we must first Journey deep within to restore our own Soul connection to our Universal parents/God /Goddess Yin/ Yang. I believe that positive reinforcement is vitally important  to develop self-esteem to manifest a positive life experience. We all need a safe environment that supports free expression openness and stimulates learning development and personal growth.



Most importantly, I believe that we  need to have fun! 
My mission  is to provide a space to promote a collectively responsible eco- Earth based Spiritual awareness teaching  how we as a community can  benefit by working towards  creating  sustainable global reality in harmony with Nature. Anyone who saw the film Avatar will have seen the images of a place in harmony created by the vision held by its creator David Cameron.

Our world needs Storytellers and Visionaries like David to have the courage in these times to make a stand and guide us into the changes required  to collectively  manifest a sustainable way for us to live in harmony with each other and our Planet Mother Earth.

Changing perception from the current Matrix perception of reality is the first point of change and  for this to happen we need the new imagery that these gifted visionaries and storytellers can provide. When the seeds of new imagery is planted they will soon bear fruit in the world around us. When we look at the world around us today we can see the type of seeds that have been sown in the past and the type of reality we have collectively created.

The philosophy or seeds in my teachings are simple .
The Rainbow represents the different cultures races and spiritual beliefs of the world all coming together in understanding their differences with respect for each others belief in Love. It's only when the different colours  flow side by side do we get the beautiful image woven by the Rainbow. If we achieve this  we can all learn to show flexibility  and respect for our differences as the Rainbow bends to show patience compassion acceptance compromise and  flexibility.The vision of unity in consciousness threatens many in the current reality and they only
 wish to promote racism and division.

The vision of the Rainbow  promotes a respectful  understanding to facilitate each others colours around it  supporting the vision of  the whole community to unify as one.When this is achieved enlightenment will manifest in our reality. This will create a  pattern of colour representing the seven  main chakras and seven Spiritual powers that the great Medicine Man Black Elk spoke of in his  beautiful vision for us all here on Mother Earth. This vision holds the power of spiritual awareness  of sacred balance and harmony for all Creation. I hold this vision  in ceremony as the power is directed to raise consciousness beyond our limiting human ego. My teachings  embrace the bigger global picture encouraging all communities on the planet to embrace the  perception that Peace and harmony can exist between all communities.However the  first step on this journey for us all is to look within first and take full responsibility for our own healing.

Many find life stressful and pressures of financial worries are causing many great difficulty. 
Peace of mind through Mindfulness is something we need to  cultivate from within  for ourselves and our children. We need to show them that it is not something we can buy over the counter in a bottle or capsule. Medication is not the answer Mindful Stillness Meditation is. Nature holds the remedy  and the power to heal  all the ailments we humans create.I believe if the body can create it it can also heal it.
Natures nurture teaches us that there is a way for us all to reconnect to the truth of our Ancestors original Spiritual teachings of respect for each other and harmony without the need for power and control. 

I honor  and respect that there are many different approaches to this work. By recognizing this  I work  respectfully in service to many communities approaching  the work using  different songs chants and dances from around the Global Village that we have become. The world is now in a time of embracing the global Rainbow village Vision that we are all fast becoming connected to . This is how the planet will survive for the coming  generations of our children. In truth we have always been connected in the garden of  the Creator.Many still wanmdr lost outside the garden of harmony and peace separated by diferent religious beliefs founded in fear insted of Love.By investing in fear many teach separation to Divide and conqueror  that is the  ego driven philosophy religions  have for many years preached and taught  in our  schools. This was encouraged, promoted and it planted the seeds of the siege mentality of fear mistrust separateness disconnection  from each other. Being cast from the Garden of Eden is such a damaging sick suggestion to in-plant in so many minds. This had left us with a legacy of soul  splintering bitterness and negativity benefiting nobody but those preaching it to stay in power.We are now in a better place to plant new seeds to encourage mutual respect connection and support for each on the the journey to peace and harmony.To day we  have all the information available to us so we can implement positive change in our lives.We can now make more informed decisions to break from this dark fog of the past and lift it from our collective psyche. Now is the time for great change a time to plant new seeds of positivity hope and love for the coming generations.

Shamanism is not a religion it is an ancient belief system that respects all others and works to create harmony between all within this reality many of us on the shamanic path call creation. Shamans worldwide know that all things are connected by a sacred power and that this power lies within us all.There are many different names given to this power as there are different religious belief systems here within our Human perception of creation on our planet 
Mother Earth.
 
The Shamans belief of creation is exactly the same as the Christian belief that God is the Creator of this World. In the Shamans mind all things come from the Creator this is the central theme of Shamanism. Hence Shamans have always known and taught that when we are in balance we have the power to create the reality we experience.It should be noted that in ancient teachings this has never being a secret despite what some people believe.It has simply been repressed for 
generations to serve the elite few. When we find our reality is not supporting us we simply journey within and make the necessary balancing adjustments to bring us back into harmony and in doing so change our experience within our current reality.


This process is very much like Mindfulness practice Its all about being centered and observing the thought process and how it is either supporting or taking away our balance of Mind Body and Soul in the reality we experience around us. This awareness has never been a secret to us on the path but to many new to this alchemy the books all seem to hold new information.There is nothing new in anything we teach here it has all been around forever.It's just that mainstream commercial driven groups like to sell it to you as a new breakthrough in spiritual awareness etc. The ancients have known and practiced sacred alchemy since the beginning of time .Sadly in many lands these herbalists and healers were persecuted tortured and murdered for their practices by the political/religious authorities of the day. 

Because of this repression in to-days modern normal society we Shamans see a great disconnection from this reality and hence it appears to have become a repressed truth or secret only available to a chosen few who easily manipulate it and become quite wealthy in the process. It is the Shamans role within all communities to promote connection truth harmony and peace between all the different beliefs and traditions by teaching respect. Teaching respect for others and their right to be of a different traditional cultural or religious belief is the basis for peace. In this way shamanism teaches us all to grow in peace love and harmony on Mother Earth. 
 
We begin to awaken and empower ourselves when we realize that we are the God / Goddess creator of our experiences and that our connection to the web of life is within us.This is the Shamanic way of Initiation to the Ancient wisdom taught by our Ancestors. These are the teachings I hold in my heart and who knows maybe someday we will see them taught in all our schools and finally we will wake up to make this world a better place for us and the coming generations.

The world begins to heal around us as we ourselves take responsibility for our own healing. 

My work is dedicated to supporting you to empower yourself by achieving Soul Illumination and  integration to manifest a harmonious balance of Mind Body and Soul.
I call this process Soul Illumination Integration Healing. 
Brightest Blessings of Illumination Dermot

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Summer Solstice Healingfest 


June 20th 21st 22nd

Advanced Core Shamanic Teachings  
 

With
Dermot O' Hara 
 Natural born intuitive channel
Discover  and develop your inner Healer. Come and learn the skill of Soul Journeying to access altered  shamanic states of consciousness to retrieve lost fragmented Soul Parts. Heal your Family Tree and break the chains of negative mental conditioning that cause addiction and depression for so many . In many socities there is often a hidden collective found  that is rooted deep within the psyche of the collective  that prevents many from completing their  soul  illuminating integration connection of recovery.
Often within the family of origin Soul Fragmentation is accepted as a norm .This is  very often reinforced by the collective negative experiences that were impacted on our ncestors and anchored in the children from conception to puberty by the family of origin.This is why Puberty rites of passage for our young people is so important as it supports the child to individualize and develop the self awareness and self worth required to grow into their own unique  power to create a successful life of   peace and happiness.
 Meet and work with Dermot O'Hara  Internationally acclaimed natural born 
 Soul Illumination Integration Healer,Dream Reader and Teacher
 The Celtic Shaman 
Learn the skill of Shamanic Journeying and Soul Rescue from a true crafts person with over 25 years experience. Discover how the Shaman travels to other dimensions of awareness within the matrix of Universal awareness. Expand your consciousness and learn how to perform Soul journeying for yourself and others. Explore The Shamans Journey of Healing within the elemental Natural world around us. 
Dermot is a natural born intuitive empathic healer with over 25 years experience dedicated to the development of his craft.  Come and learn  how to Drum rattle  Chant and dance to experience your souls illumination of its physical mental integration balanced within the inner marriage of Duality. Dermot's unique way of presenting will  guide you to the Garden of Perfect Peace awareness  found within the wisdom of our ancient Celtic Alchemy  of Goddess Brigit's  Grove of Illumination.  Explore your Chakra System in relation to Soul Integration and the relevance of it to your own intuitive psycho /sensual Soul Connection.  Learn how to remove/extract energetic resistance and heal cellular emotional blocks from within the physical  and energetic body. Learn to scan the energetic centres   of the chakra  energetic system for blockages. Develop the inner awareness to access and support while trauma is releasing from the unconscious cell memory of the body. Learn grounding techniques to reduce stress  and maintain balance of  Mind Body and Soul for yourself and others.
Full programme of 4  Workshops includes one private session with Dermot prior attending the workshops
Classes are strictly limited to 15 students to assure maximum attention support and respect is provided for each students individual process. 
The  Sweat Lodge ceremony  is optional.


Induction day


This  special day is recommended for all those newbies who need preparation for the process to work with Prima Kundalini Yoga®, Shamanic Healing and  Shapeshifting Movement for the first time.    
Meet and work with Dermot O Hara Shaman Psychic Medium,Clinical Hypnotherapist,Healer and Teacher.Learn the skill of Shamanic Journeying and Soul Rescue.Discover how the Shaman travels to other dimensions of awareness within the matrix of the Universe.Expand your consciousness and learn how to perform soul journeying for yourself and others. 
In this induction day we will cover:

Instruction in the powering up of Drum and Rattle, Learn Soul Singing, Shape shifting and Dreamweavery for personal healing. This is a great way for anyone wanting to explore the Shamans way of healing. It may also help you make your mind up if you think that maybe this could be the path for you.

Anyone wishing to take to the spiritual path of the ancient ones will find this introduction workshop of great assistance in making their own mind up as to which road they wish to explore as part of their own Spiritual path and take part in our  3 day event.

Your teacher and facilitator Dermot is a natural born Shaman he has taught this awareness for the past 25 years here in Ireland and abroad. He is a gifted Psychic Medium , Intuitive channel and Spiritual Healer. He holds the position of International Advisor to the Indigenious Educational Institute USA and is a member of the Irish Hypnotherapy Association.


Dermots provides an online one to one service imternationally by appointment.
His readings are wonderful tool for anyone seeking Spiritual Guidance.

During the Introduction Day you will receive full instruction in the powering up of the Drum and Rattle. Learn Soul singing and the language of Dreams for personal healing. Discover how Dreams assist you in breaking old patterns of behaviour learnt from our family of origin. Often these unconscious patterns play out over and over in our lives preventing us from moving on to experiencing happiness and success in our relationships and career.

When we act out old patterns of behaviour we soon discover that we are not coming from an empowered place but a place that has us giving our power away through co-dependency, addiction and fear.

Explore the basics of Core Shamanic Healing and the Soul Illumination process.This process of initation links you into the powerful healing rays of the Celtic Goddesss Brigit and other Mary. Explore the Celtic Goddess Wheel of Initiation as taught by Dermot.He himself had this process taught to him in a vision he experienced over 40 years ago at a Sacred Shrine in Ireland. This work reconnects you to the Universal power of the changing seasons. Activates and renews your Inner Power to free your ability to welcome change to manifest Joy Harmony and Peace for you and your loved ones.

Make Contact with your Angelic Guardians, Power Animals, Spirits, Teachers and Guides and learn to follow the path of the Rainbow Shaman. 

1. EXPLORE THE  DANCETRANCE  PROCESS 
Dermot teaches this process in exploring Body Movement Sound and the Breath connection to our earth sky relationship within the Universal connection of unconditional Love. This is manifested when we become tantrically aware of our Earthly Psycho Sensual connection to our psychical reality around us as Spiritual beings.

2.DISCOVERING THE STILLNESS WITHIN
Learn how to achieve deep Healiong Meditation to balance and clear your charkas.

3.MOVEMENT & SOUL INTEGRATION HEALING
The Inner Marriage discover how to balance and integrate your Emotional Spiritual and Physical bodies.Learn Dermots Rod Well dowsing method of Soul Integration Healing. 

4. JOURNEY OF THE DRUM
How to power up your Drum and Rattle for Journey and healing work.


 5. DREAMWEAVERY
Learn Soul Singing, Shape shifting and Dreamweavery for personal healing. Learn the art of Dream weaving as Dermot demonstrates the basic principles of Dream Interpretation This is a great tool for
anyone wishing to explore the Shaman’s way of Healing
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6. ANCESTRAL FAMILY HEALING
Explore how Dreams assist you in breaking old patterns of behaviour learned from our family of origin. Often our unconscious patterns play out over and over in our lives preventing us from moving on to experiencing happiness and success in our relationships and career. When we act out these patterns we soon discover that we are not coming from an authentic self empowered place of self but a place that sees us giving our power away through repeated failed relationships, projects, jobs etc caused by co-dependency, addiction and fear.


7. THE CELTIC MEDICINE WHEEL OF LIGHT PROCESS.
Anyone wishing to take to the spiritual path of the ancient ones will find this workshop of great assistance in making their own mind up as to which road they wish to take as part of their own Spiritual journey. This process of initiation links you into the powerful healing rays of the

CELTIC  GODS. Explore the Celtic Goddess Wheel of Initiation as you cross the bridge stepping out of the past influences of our history .Come and  CROSS THE BRIDGE and step into The Union of your Sacred inner landscape with Dermot
 
8. DEATH & REBIRTH THE POWER OF CHANGE
In this process we will explore the fear so many hold around change and why we refuse to step out of addictive behaviour and the impact of our family and National Ancestral influences have upon us . Dermot himself had this process taught to him in a vision he experienced over 30 years ago at a Sacred Shrine. This work reconnects you to the Universal power of the changing seasons. It activates and renews your Inner Power to free your ability to manifest Joy,Harmony and Peace for you and your loved ones. Make Contact with your Angelic Guardians, Power Animals, The Higher Beings of light, Elementals of the Goddess, Teachers and Guides and learn to follow the path of the Rainbow Shaman.

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Day 1. Ancestral  Family Healing 


Discover  and develop your inner Healer. Come and learn the skill of Soul Journeying to access altered  shamanic states of consciousness to retrieve lost fragmented Soul Parts. Heal your Family Tree and break the chains of negative mental conditioning that cause addiction and depression for so many . In many socities there is often a hidden collective found  that is rooted deep within the psyche of the collective  that prevents many from completing their  soul  illuminating integration connection of recovery.
Often within the family of origin Soul Fragmentation is accepted as a norm .This is  very often reinforced by the collective negative experiences that were impacted on our ncestors and anchored in the children from conception to puberty by the family of origin.This is why Puberty rites of passage for our young people is so important as it supports the child to individualize and develop the self awareness and self worth required to grow into their own unique  power to create a successful life of   peace and happiness.
 Meet and work with Dermot O'Hara  Internationally acclaimed natural born 
 Soul Illumination Integration Healer,Dream Reader and Teacher
 The Celtic Shaman 
Learn the skill of Shamanic Journeying and Soul Rescue from a true crafts person with over 25 years experience. Discover how the Shaman travels to other dimensions of awareness within the matrix of Universal awareness. Expand your consciousness and learn how to perform Soul journeying for yourself and others. 


Day 2.  
JOURNEY OF THE DRUM
Working with Power Animals & Spirit Guardians 

Explore The Shamans Journey of Healing within the elemental Natural world around us. 
Dermot is a natural born intuitive empathic healer with over 35 years experience dedicated to the development of his craft.  Come and learn  how to Drum rattle  Chant and dance to experience your souls illumination of its physical mental integration balanced within the inner marriage of Duality. Dermot's unique way of presenting will  guide you to the Garden of Perfect Peace awareness  found within the wisdom of our ancient Celtic Alchemy  of Goddess Brigit's  Grove of Illumination.  Explore your Chakra System in relation to Soul Integration and the relevance of it to your own intuitive psycho /sensual Soul Connection.  Learn how to remove/extract energetic resistance and heal cellular emotional blocks from within the physical  and energetic body. Learn to scan the energetic centres   of the chakra  energetic system for blockages. Develop the inner awareness to access and support while trauma is releasing from the unconscious cell memory of the body. Learn grounding techniques to reduce stress  and maintain balance of  Mind Body and Soul for yourself and others.
Full programme of 4  Workshops includes one private session with Dermot prior attending the workshops
Classes are strictly limited to 15 students to assure maximum attention support and respect is provided for each students individual process. 
The  Sweat Lodge ceremony  is optional.Explore the seasonal and moon time shifts and
their relevance to our pscho /sensual 
emotional balance required to achieve an integrated connection within  to the Celtic wheel of light process. Develop the Goddess awareness of our planet invoking Sile na Gigs Druidic Priesthood of BRIGIT to your work. Step into the path of the Shining ones and walk the path of the Ancestral Healers. Learn how to follow the seasonal wheel of change as the seasons initiate and invite us to evolve and continuously grow. Develop your abundance of limitless potential to create the happiness joy and success you deserve in your life. Explore you power song and develop your inner connection. Learn to work with the Healing Power of the 4 Quarters of the Celtic Wheel of light Process©.


Discover  and develop your inner Healer. Come and learn the skill of Soul Journeying to access altered  shamanic states of consciousness to retrieve lost fragmented Soul Parts. Heal your Family Tree and break the chains of negative mental conditioning that cause addiction and depression for so many . In many socities there is often a hidden collective found  that is rooted deep within the psyche of the collective  that prevents many from completing their  soul  illuminating integration connection of recovery.
Often within the family of origin Soul Fragmentation is accepted as a norm .This is  very often reinforced by the collective negative experiences that were impacted on our ncestors and anchored in the children from conception to puberty by the family of origin.This is why Puberty rites of passage for our young people is so important as it supports the child to individualize and develop the self awareness and self worth required to grow into their own unique  power to create a successful life of   peace and happiness.
 Meet and work with Dermot O'Hara  Internationally acclaimed natural born 
 Soul Illumination Integration Healer,Dream Reader and Teacher
 The Celtic Shaman 
Learn the skill of Shamanic Journeying and Soul Rescue from a true crafts person with over 25 years experience. Discover how the Shaman travels to other dimensions of awareness within the matrix of Universal awareness. Expand your consciousness and learn how to perform Soul journeying for yourself and others. 

Day 3. Brigit's Celtic Flame of Illumination
 


WHAT IS SHAMANISM... LEARN HOW WE ARE ALL CONNECTED BY IT
©2016
BY DERMOT O HARA miei, miha


Shamanism is not a religion it is an ancient belief system that respects all others and works to create harmony between all within this reality known to us as creation. Shamans worldwide know that all things are connected by a sacred power and that this power   lies within us all.There are many different names given to this power as there are different religious belief systems here within our Human perception of creation on our planet Mother Earth.
 
The Shamans belief of creation is exactly the same as the Christian belief that God is the Creator of this World. In the Shamans mind all things come from the Creator this is the central theme of Shamanism. Hence  shamans have always known and taught that when we are in balance we have the power to create the reality we experience.When this reality is not supporting us we simply journey within and make the necessary balancing adjustments to bring us back into harmony and in doing so change our experience within our current  reality.This process is very much like Mindfulness practice Its all about being centered and observing the thought process and how it is either supporting or taking away our balance of Mind Body and Soul in the reality we experience around us. This awareness has never been a secret to us on the path but to many new to this alchemy the books all seem to hold new information.There is nothing new in anything we teach here it has all been around forever.Its just that mainstream commercial driven groups like to sell it to you as a new breakthrough in spiritual awareness etc. The ancients have known since the beginning of time .Sadly in many lands these herbalists and healers were persecuted tortured and murdered for their practices.Because of this repression in to-days modern normal society we Shamans see a great disconnection from this reality and hence it appears to have become a repressed truth or secret only available only to a chosen few who easily manipulate it and become quite wealthy in the process. It is the Shamans role within all communities to promote connection truth harmony and peace between all the different beliefs and traditions by teaching respect. Teaching respect for others and their right to be of a different traditional cultural or religious belief is the basis for peace. In this way shamanism teaches us all to grow in peace love and harmony on Mother Earth 
 
We begin to awaken and empower ourselves when we realize that we are the God / Goddess creator of our experiences and that our connection to the web of life is within us.This is the Shamanic way of Initiation to the Ancient wisdom taugh by our Ancestors. These are the teachings we hold at the school and who knows maybe someday we will see them taught in all our schools and  finally we will wake up to make this world a better place for us and the coming generations.


The world begins to heal around us as we ourselves take responsibility for our own healing. The Stillness Within© as taught here at the Celtic School of Shamanism is one of the many  paths that can take you there. 


  
About Dermot O Hara miei miha


Dermot  is  the founder and Spiritual Director of the Celtic  School of Shamanism in Ireland.
He has been caring in his role as Healer Teacher and Shaman  for the past 30 years. 
Dermot is a certified  Clinical Hypnotherpist and works internationally. Over the past 30 years he has worked in community with many Indigenous healers in Canada and the USA developing his skills. He is  recognized for his work by the Indigenous Education Institute in the US  and is registered with them as an International Adviser.
 
Dermot Founded the Celtic School of Shamanism in 2001 .The schools goal is to  introduces people to a place of balance and harmony and peace within themselves. Come and learn how to nurture your Soul connection and discover your true authentic  path the one  that will lead you to a more applicable way of  integrating  Spiritual  practice into modern daily life . Come and learn how to enhance you quality of life while  reducing unnecessary stress in your daily life .


SOUL ILLUMINATION & INTEGRATION HEALING  
In a Soul Illumination Integration Session we can sometimes discover that a problem stems from a previous or present life or even birth trauma experience still stored in the cellular memory of the body or trapped in the unconscious dreamstate of the psyche. Recent scientific research has found that 85 % of those born experience some form of trauma.This trauma can be broken down as follows, 37% mild the other 48% as extreme.This trauma is directly responsible for many problems such as Addiction and Depression. The release/extraction process assists soul parts in reintegrating and supports healing within.The extraction process of Soul Integration Healing assists in releasing blocked energy/fear from the cellular memory of the physical body. Soul re-integration not only returns lost life force/soul loss, often unconsciously repressed. It also addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder releasing emotionally charged events from the past.Sometimes this also involves past life experiences. This has the desired effect of helping to create a much calmer confident  happier person.  Something we all desire and deserve. Ancestral Family healing takes the process to a deeper level of the collective psyche within the family the family of origin. Dermot works in his capacity as Medium to perform this process for each individual and their family soul group.
So why not treat treat yourself to a session or workshop today.Meet and work with Dermot O Hara; Shaman, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Healer and Teacher.Learn the skill of Shamanic Journey ing and Soul Rescue. Discover how the Shaman travels to other dimensions of awareness within the matrix of reality. 


Expand your consciousness and learn how to perform soul journeying for yourself and others.Learn how to improve
the quality of your life in a healthy balanced sustainable and achievable way. 

Recent studies by Anthropologists have discovered that shamanic conscious awareness began to grow as the   human psyche evolved through the ages. Recent discoveries of cave art reveal this to us. In these we see the first images used to express the Shamans perception and understanding of our reality as we create it. These drawings have been dated at over 35,000 years old. This wisdom was never a secret. It has been around for a very long time and sadly repressed with Goddess awareness.

These early drawings graphically presented the Shamans awareness of the dual connection between our Human psychical perception of reality and Mother Earths Animals Kingdom. This awareness of duality presented us with a portal to   the Spirit world. Early Christian teachings call it the garden of paradise. In other words the Garden of Eden connection or as l I like to call it the Rainbow connection.

Totem Power Animals are the mode of communication used by the Shaman to commute with the Spirit World. This channel of communication is very much like the Christian mode of using angel’s just different imagery/messengers carrying the same message the shaman opens this portal of communication with the drumbeat to access the wisdom and guidance required to support the community and its leaders to create a harmonious reality.

Shamanism teaches us that we must respect our duality of Humanity and Nature of (God/ Goddess) awareness in balance within our reality. When this balance is lost we suffer in many different ways. We need to learn how to co exist and not try to dominate the Goddess of Nature. To do this means we are damaging the very essence of the soul connection that exists within us all. The sacred essence is our duality that holds the ability to perceive the portal required to manifest our existence within the garden of life. When we as a group achieve this level of duality we affect our reality and bring it into the balanced illuminated awareness of our very essence of light harmony love and peace.  

The word Shaman comes from the Ancient Tungusi-Manchurian dialect dating back many thousands of years. It does not originate from the First Nations people of America as many may believe. The worldwide practice of what is now described as Shamanism is and always has been a universally connected awareness of Spirituality via our earthmother Goddess connection to the garden potentially within us all. Part of this awareness is to drum ourselves into a non ordinary state of mind (trance) to commune with the otherworld of Spirit. This is achieved by altering the brainwaves and convincing the brain that we are asleep.

By inducing what I call the awakened dream state we can travel along the matrix of different realities. This awareness and practice is globally acknowledged and instinctively practiced by all indigenous cultures around the world to heal integrate and harmonise mind and body with our soul’s universal connection.

It is the same everywhere because it’s the one planet that we shamans all share in the conscious awareness of the globally connected reality/village. Together we work to hold this perception of our connectedness within this an all other realities. By inducing an awakened dream state we can travel along the matrix of different realities. This awareness and practice is globally acknowledged and used by all indigenous cultures around the world to heal and harmonise mind body and soul.

conscious duality awareness of the global village’s God/Goddess reality. As a practicing shaman I hold this perception of our connectedness within this an all other realities. I work and pray every day for us all to move towards this with the intention that someday all peoples on our planet will achieve this level of perception and make our world a better reality to be in for all. The power for change lies within each of us.

This I believe is why each culture has its own unique style of Drum. Different styles and shapes but they all connect to the same source.

the village manifested a reality of connectedness (The Rainbow connection) respect and harmony. From there the newly initiated adults were honoured and supported in developing their own individual uniqueness to walk the dual path of harmony in the Garden of Paradise as fully integrated souls in a human body. This balanced connection to the dual polarity of positive and negative via God and Goddess awareness is sustained and protected in within the initiate’s human reality by regular ritual, ceremony, imagery and storytelling by the elders of their village. To day we use newspapers tele vision and politics.




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SOUL SLEEP The Forbidden Truth©2019

 Shamanism– A Global Reality –  By Dernot O'Hara

Long before printed articles, the words of the ancients elders were respected and they were seen as the  wisdom keepers among many civilizations. Here in Ireland our Druids held the responsibility of advising and guiding the people of our land.

 Recent studies by anthropologists have discovered that shamanic conscious awareness began to grow as the human psyche evolved through the ages. Recent discoveries of cave art has revealed  this to us. In these we see the first images first used to express the Shamans’ perception and understanding of reality. These drawings have been dated at over 35,000 years old. They graphically present the Shamans’ awareness of the connection between our human psychical perception of reality and the animal kingdoms to the World of Sprit . In other words these cave artists were the seers and gatekeepers to the garden of Eden connection or as I like to call it the Rainbow connection.

 Totem Power Animals are the mode of communication used by the Shaman to commute with the Spirit World. This channel of communication is opened via the trance state with the drumbeat to access the wisdom and guidance required to guide the community and its leaders to create a harmonious reality in tune with the natural surroundings of that land .

 Shamanism teaches us that we must respect the duality of Humanity and Nature of (God/ Goddess) awareness in balance within ourselves and the reality we collectively create. When this balance is lost we suffer in many different ways. We must learn to co-exist and not try to dominate Nature as this represents within us all the very sacred essences of life. When we as a soul group on Earth achieve this level of duality we will individually and collectively affect our reality  bringing it into balance, harmony and peace.

 The word ‘shaman’ comes from the Ancient Tungusi-Manchurian dialect dating back many thousands of years. It does not originate from the First Nations people of America as many may believe. The worldwide practice of what is now described as Shamanism is and always has been a Universally connected awareness of Spirituality via our Earth Mother connection. Part of this awareness is to Drum ourselves into a non-ordinary state of mind (trance) to commune with the otherworld of Spirit. This is achieved by altering the brainwaves and convincing the brain that we are asleep. By inducing an awakened dream state we can travel along the matrix of different realities. This awareness and practice is globally acknowledged and used by all indigenous cultures around the world to heal and harmonise mind body and soul.

It is the same everywhere because it is the one planet that we shamans all share. We hold this perception of our inter-connectedness within this and all other realities to be Sacred.

 This, I believe, is why each culture has its own unique style of Drum. Their are different styles and shapes but they all connect to the same source. We who work as shamans are seers and visionaries we commune with the Spirits of our Ancestors as oracles or mediums ion behalf of our communities. In ancient villages we provided the responsible role of elders and initiators of the rites of passage to the young teenagers ,hand fasting, naming and cross over rites were other roles the shaman carried out for the community. The soon to become Adults would cross through the rights of passage under our guidance.

The Shaman was also responsible for holding an integrated respectful core within the communities Spiritual collective perception of reality created, shared and lived by the villagers. In this sacred way the social structure of the village manifests a reality of connectedness, respect and harmony based on respect and support and not control or fear. An old African proverb says, ‘If we don’t initiate the boys they will destroy the village’. We see this disconnected behaviour with many of our young men here in Ireland. It is around us all the time. Here for many years and hence we have a massive suicide problem among our young men because they withdraw from this reality and implode.

Shamans are harmonisers, we bring connection. stillness and respect to all situations. We initiate the young into their power and instruct them in the way of the peaceful warrior. These teachings can in many cases assist in the self empowerment and   personal development of our young people before they become disillusioned and self destruct because of their perception of the world around them. It is this initiated connection/ vibe that draws so many to the entertainment industry. We can see clearly where the Shamans of  old have been replaced by the modern sound systems and the samples of various rhythms and the vibes of the nightclub scene. So what is this vibe, or connection, as I like to call it?

To me, a full-time working Shaman, I see it as the language of the individual soul connecting into the Universal Spirit present in the communal connectedness of the gathering. This happens when we come together and drop our walls to share or celebrate a common goal, be it a festival, sporting event, concert, community day, wedding, handfasting ,christening ornaming ceremony. The music and most importantly, the drum, are the basis of the connection to the vibe. The vibe is of course the connection that we as a community crave on a Spiritual level. Because we neglect this part of our souls growth, our soul begins to starve and we become disconnected in a soul-fragmented perception of reality called normal. This is why so many have to turn to alcohol before they attend a social gathering or dance. These are supposed to be places of free expression and movement but sadly so many are not free in either their minds or bodies so they have to resort to drugs such as alcohol to feel safe to  move themselves and simply be .How sad it is that so many need to numb their bodies before they can even  try to commune with their sacred essence or each other while struggling to be present in either a public social level or privately on an  intimate level with others.

The Shaman works outside of normal reality in what is called non-ordinary reality. In this reality we hold and perceive balance, harmony and world peace in our hearts and minds for our people. So the Shaman has the ability to create ceremony and hold sacred space where the human need to connect spiritually is satisfied on a soul level. In modern society it is that something we spend our lives looking for. We don’t know we have it when it’s there but we know something is wrong when it’s not there. The trouble is we do not know where to look or what to do when we lose it. As U2 and Bono sang ‘stuck in a moment’ and ‘I still haven’t found what I’m looking for’, many become stuck in past experiences, unable to see through their fog of denial and the numbed-out emotional pain of soul sleep.

 This is where the Shaman comes in temporarily and becomes the eyes and soul connection for the seeker. The Shaman lifts the fog and reconnects the soul on a universal, spiritual, individual and earthly communal level. This reconnection is called soul retrieval. I myself have developed a practice, a form of Shamanism I call Soul Illumination and Integration Healing. I use dreams, imagery, dance, yoga, trauma release, past-life regression, clinical hypnotherapy ,breath work ,toning and chanting to support fully the re integration of the souls recovery  process. Some also require rites of passage to fully integrate the process fully  into their conscious awareness and support the individuals soul awareness to sustain itself in a permanent state of recovery. I call this process Ancestral Family Healing and I perform this for my clients as a follow-up to the rites of passage.

From my own personal experience as a former professional bass player I know how important the drum is to the whole vibe connection. Both the bass and the drum are called the engine room. Together they create the undercurrent or energy that drives the vibes or feeds the connection on which the melody is carried. I recall a wonderfully gifted Irish musician, the late Rory Gallagher, who played in a band called Taste. There were just three in the group: Rory, who was the lead guitarist, a drummer and a bassist .Oh  wow could Rory take you places with his gift. I believe truly gifted souls such as Rory and many others before him   were actually Shamans accessing their journey via the music they created  for their community of fans.

 The Shaman’s melody is not heard with the ear but the heart. The drumbeat is of course heard but it is the gentleness of the vision in the Shaman’s heart that creates and holds the melodic connection of souls in a harmonious world perception of our reality.Just like these two master craftsmen the Shaman’s role is to act as the conductor, weaving the vibrational sound of healing and connection to the souls that come to the gathering or individual session. This connection is reinforced by the importance of our grounding to Mother Earth and the relationship to our totem power animals.

Sadly, many lose their soul connection to addiction in the process of chasing that higher connection using stimulants. The connection the soul craves doe not integrate or sustain itself as the process is totally dependent on the stimulants taken to replace the drive of the shaman’s vision in drumming the rhythm of life. This is where the two experiences move in different directions: one is motivated on a soul level to create harmony and peace within the spiritual connection of the community, whereas the other is motivated purely by greed and ego to manipulate power and create profit.

All of us, as a community, pay for this drug-fuelled entertainment that results in addiction, suicide, alcoholism, medication dependency, soul loss, depression and over- flowing hospitals. Drug or alcoholic-induced states of  trance are of no particular use to the soul. The old medicine people of the Lakota Nation of America prefer the old way of fasting and  ceremony. They say it is the purest and most beneficial way to clear the mind and free the soul before performing the Sundance ritual .A hallucinogenic called  Peyote was introduced to them many years ago. Many of the elders refused to use it as they felt it was taking a short cut that did not bring learning, healing or an integrated lasting awareness. Unfortunately, today our young people are initiated by the television and not the Shaman’s vision of a harmonious reality based on respect for all living things. Many creative Souls have blessed us on this planet with their creative gift of music storytelling imagery and acting .To me they are like a modern day Shaman. They are visionaries with a great gift but because they did not receive the proper initiation from the elders, they sometimes become disillusioned or exploited in a commercial way. We can see how many spiritually expressed themselves within the music industry to bring their message of healing to the world  for us.

If life has soul, then rhythm is the heartbeat of  the soul. Around the world we see many different cultures and traditions all using rhythm and sound to unite in community. For everyone the common bond is the beat of rhythm. I see music as a shamanic universal language that crosses all the cultural and religious divides. Shamanism and music unites, politics and religion divides. It’s that simple: this is the message of the ancient traditions of our now quickly growing global village.




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