My Healing Work

I would like to talk a little about what I have noticed with my shamanic work since I have been back.  I have done four soul retrievals since I have been home and one depossession.  The work is different for me, as the practitioner.  I usually tape my sessions with the client, and give them the tape to […]

Life at Home

So, I would like to talk a little about my integration back into my normal life.  I have been really lucky with this trip; my re-integration back into my family has been really good.  My husband and I are getting along really well, and the relationship with my son seems to be about the same.  That part seems […]

Now that I am home, remembering Africa

I have been home now for two and a half weeks, and thought you all might like to know how the final days worked out, and about my trip home.  The last two days were spent on working with the herbs, and making muti.  Thursday morning, P. H. finally blessed all of my spiritual things; my alter […]

The bones are inside of me!

Today has been a better day, and although I haven’t thrown the bones, I know that things will get better the more time I spend with them. Mamba told me on Saturday that I don’t have to “read” the bones, because they are inside of me:  it’s the ancestors talking and once I get home, things […]

Emotional breakdown or breakthrough~ what do I really know??

I have three more nights, and two more days here, and I can not even begin to express how much I am looking forward to going home and being with my family, and taking a shower!Last Thursday, August 24, I had  an emotional and mental melt down that has lasted about five days, although the […]

Missing home and more bone stories

Today is Monday.  Well, I am still here in Africa, less than two weeks to go, and I must admit, that I am ready to go. I would really like a shower, and to be able to cook in a real kitchen! This weekend, there has been a gentleman visiting the homestead, by the name of Mamba. He […]

Building a fire

Hello from Africa,I thought you all might like to know what a typical day looks like, or did look like before the weather turned so cold. I get up at 5:00 am to go out and start a fire in the dark, over which I boil water that has herbs in it. In the beginning, I thought […]

Down to the bones-listen, listen, listen

Today is Monday, and I think it is the 15th. I have been learning to throw the bones, which are used as a divination tool for diagnosing. I have picked out my objects from various sacks and jars of bones and shells. I found out which of my ancestors are responsible for using the bones, and that […]

I sing and dance, and merge

Today is Friday.  I have been here for a week.  Dancing has been added to my daily routine.  I now dance in the afternoons.  I thought I was supposed to be learning traditional African dance, but it turns out what I am doing is letting the drums lift me out, and the ancestors in, basically […]

What a journey it is!!

Sorry it has taken me so long to log in and update what is going on.  For starters, on the morning of July 26th, the day I was supposed to leave, I received a phone call saying the airlines were on strike and my flight was cancelled.  I was not able to get a flight to […]

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