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Thought Forms

Thought Forms by Jan Engels-Smith Thought forms are bundles of energy that have come together and hold an intention. We create them consistently throughout the day and many of them …

Afterlife Connections

Afterlife Connections

Afterlife Connections by Jan Engels-Smith I have written two other articles on the topic of death and dying—“Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective” and “Psychopomp.” This third article describes …

Transition Blanket

Transition Blanket by Jan Engels-Smith I created a Transition Blanket in preparation for my father’s imminent death. To this day, this sacred object continues to bestow life-altering blessings on my …

The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address

The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address “Ohenton Kariwahtekwen” by Jan Engels-Smith Greetings to the Natural World: A Thanksgiving Address The People Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of …

Apprentices of the New Age

Apprentices of the New Age by Jan Engels-Smith Each summer LightSong offers a workshop on Telepathic Communication outdoors in a camp situation. This workshop is a practicum for my LV2 Practical …

Vision Quest

Vision Quest By Jan Engels-Smith A vision quest is a Native American ceremony that in the Lakota language is called hanblecha, which means crying for a vision. It is a …

What is a Shaman?

What is a Shaman? By Jan Engels-Smith I get asked these questions daily that hold a standard that has directed my life and beliefs and made me into what I …