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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 …

21st Century Shamanism

21st Century Shamanism By Jan Engels-Smith Life is a journey of becoming. The goal of the journey is not in its destination; rather, it is the understanding and wisdom that …

The Shamanic Journey

The Shamanic Journey By Jan Engels-Smith Shamanic journeying is available to anyone willing to learn. The altered state of consciousness achieved in a journey allows you to transcend the limitations …

Psychopomps

Psychopomps By Jan Engels-Smith (From the Greek psuchopompos, literally meaning “the guide of souls”) Birth and death, the entry and the exit from this life, are events accompanied by spiritual entities …

Power Animal Retrieval

Power Animal Retrieval By Jan Engels-Smith “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France In the Christian faith, people often speak of guardian …

The Words Before All Else

The Words Before All Else: A Thanksgiving Address Reprinted by popular demand!   I feel that instead of celebrating a day of Thanksgiving in the month of November, we should …

The Soul is Immortal

The Soul Is Immortal by Jan Engels-Smith In the shamanic belief the soul is immortal. This belief is common to several of the religious and spiritual doctrines of the world. …