Welcome, Dear Traveler, – to this web site dedicated to spiritual growth for the well being of the both the Sacred Traveler and Mother Earth. I offer coaching (healing) sessions, flower essences and shamanic workshops.

If you are used to looking at the art here, you will be pleased to find out that I have created another site – – to showcase the art much better. The link above will take you there. This website needs a face lift, so I will be updating it in the near future.

I traveled to Swaziland, South Africa for the month of August in 2005. I trained with a Traditional Healer, PH Mntshali. I started a weblog while I was gone and have continued to post to it.

I wish you blessings and joy as you travel along your journey.


Shamanic Coaching with Shilo

Shamanic healing is a spiritual method of healing that deals with the spiritual aspect of illness. There are three common causes of illness in the shaman’s worldview. A person may have lost his or her power, causing depression, chronic illness, or a series of misfortunes. In this case, the shaman journeys to restore that person’s lost power. Or a person may have lost part of their soul or essence, causing soul loss, which sometimes occurs during an emotional or physical trauma, such as accidents, surgery, abuse, the trauma of war, being in a natural disaster, divorce, the death of a loved one, or other traumatic circumstances. Soul loss can result in dissociation, post-traumatic stress syndrome, depression, illness, immune deficiency problems, addictions, unending grief, or coma. 

Soul loss can prevent us from creating healthy relationships and the life we truly wish to live. It is the role of the shaman to track down the parts that have fled and been lost due to trauma by performing a soul retrieval ceremony. Another cause of illness from a shamanic perspective would be any spiritual blockages or negative energies a client has taken on due to the loss of his or her power or soul. These spiritual blockages also cause illness, usually in a localized area of the body. It is the role of the shaman to extract and remove these harmful energies from the body.

“ Mothers of Life,

you bless the Earth that gives us food, shelter, clothing and tools for our work and play, and that provides the many paths that lead us through life, Forgive.

Mothers of Life,

you bring water from the sky and from deep in the Earth to cleanse and refresh us and keep us moist and living, Forgive.

Mothers of Life,

you give us days when the air is crisp and sweet-scented, and days when it is heavy with dew and the dampness of decay, Forgive.

Mothers of Life,

you nurture us in the long bright days of summer and in the rich darkness of night and winter, you teach us the mysteries of the moon and stars, Forgive.”

This is a Celtic prayer to the divine beings or helping spirits. It appears in Tom Cowan’s book, Yearning for the Wind, on page 41-42
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