Shamanic Journey How-to Guide

30-minute Shamanic Journey drum track


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In this video one of my teachers, Wilder, talks about the difference between the teachers, guides, and animal helping spirits that we can meet during the shamanic journey. The video concludes with a demonstration of the calling in of the four directions.

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