Beginning the Journey-Intro to Intuitive Shamanic* Animism E Course
All cultures around the Earth were, at one time, what we now call “Animist”. It has always been understood that Humans are a part of “Nature” and that the living world around and within, is considered sacred. Even those who have had their direct Animist lineage severed are still connected in this way.
*Quynn shares her evolving use of the word “SHAMANIC”–
“I have never used the word “shaman” to describe myself because I was given my own word by my Spirit World for my role- OOlah-One Who Balances. In the first 15 years of my practice, I did use the word “shamanic”, as this was the commonly used word to describe this role, and for what was happening to me. Now I use other words- “Spirit Bridge (Practitioner)” “Animist” “Spirit World Journey” (instead of “Shamanic” Journey).
Please forgive any use of the word “shamanic” in the content of this course. Some of the journeys or workshops may have been recorded prior to this shift in my language. Due to the current important conversation about cultural appropriation of words and culture, and out of respect for the Siberian Native People where the Evenki word originates, I have shifted the language in my work, as well as in the content presented by Web of Life Animist church. If you are new to this site and this work, the word “shamanism” probably brought you here, good! Now that you are here, please consider adjusting your language as well. During your study with me, I will offer opportunities to examine cultural appropriation and authentic spirituality.
As far as how I have been trained in this work, I have not been trained by a Human of a particular culture. I have been trained by my inner world guides and ancestors regarding my personal Animist path and as a Spirit Bridge practitioner. I encourage you to deeply listen within for the wisdom from your ancestors about your culturally appropriate words and actions regarding these important aspects of living an Animist life.” What is Animism? Animism, from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”, and generally means that there is a Spirit (life force) in all “things” and that we are all equal strands in the sacred web of life. Although many people currently feel that non-human beings (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) are “things” without a consciousness of their own, Animists understand that all possess a spiritual essence in some way, and we Humans are made up of the same elements as all else in Nature, so we are naturally in communication with all, whether we know it or not.
Specifically, animism is used in the anthropology of religion as a term for the belief system or cosmology of Humans around the planet Earth, especially prior to the development and/or infiltration of colonialism and monotheistic religions. Although each culture has its own different mythologies and rituals, “animism” is said to describe the most common, foundational thread of Human peoples’ “spiritual” or “supernatural” perspectives. The animistic perspective is so fundamental, mundane, everyday and taken-for-granted that most animistic indigenous people do not even have a word in their languages that corresponds to “animism” (or even “religion”). The term is an anthropological construct rather than one designated by the people themselves, however, we need a word to describe us now in these times. Animism is our word for this remembering.
Our Ancestors whisper to us so we may remember.
Today, many people who are descendants of forgotten Animist ways are being called upon in our dreams and through our intuition, to remember who we are and from whom we come. What we are finding is that while Human stories are unique, everyone’s common ancestor is EARTH. (Star Ancestry is acknowledged in this worldview, however this content is for those who feel connected to Earth as Kin.)
This course offers assistance as you hone your ability to connect with, and feel protected around, the other beings and energies that exist in the sacred Web of Life. This material does not offer sacred ways from any particular culture, and one might find contradicting ideas in one or another cultural way, but know that these ideas are offered as prompts or ideas for you to ponder to help you remember what is already inside you. It is important for you to listen within and trust yourself about what is real and true for you and your ancestors.
Included in this Course:
The included audio files are in M4A format, and can be listened to in any order, with “intro” in the title indicating appropriate instruction ahead of the drum journeys. Each audio segment offers a verbal introduction to the subject, and then an opportunity to go within to Quynn’s rattle or drum. Meditations are verbally guided by Quynn, accompanied by a rattle or drum.
*It is best to use earbuds or headphones to listen, and to have a notebook and pen.
Watch First-Intro to Intuitive Animism mp4 Video-Includes a greeting from Quynn, and she sets the stage regarding what to expect from this course.
Your Rhythm Tracks:
11 minute Drum Track, with callback-Drummed by Quynn-Use it again and again to hone your skills
17 minute Rattle Track-Rattled by Quynn-Use it again and again.
Before you begin a workshop or journey, please make sure you have the time and safe space to relax and turn inward.
Meditations and Journeys:
These audio files are offered as glimpses into various roots of living an Animist life in our world. Each offers a brief introduction to the subject, and then a drum or rattle.
Intro to Tribe of One Journey 13:39
Being Centered Guided Meditation 8:26
Gateway between your Past and Future 14:44
Relaxing-Letting Go Guided Meditation 5:53
Sacred Initiation Journey 13:37
Intro to 3 Worlds Journey 18:37
Intro to Soul Retrieval 8:32
1) Introduction to Intuitive *Shamanic Animism 57 minutes
The world is alive and we are a part of it! This introductory circle explores these three words INTUITIVE SHAMANIC ANIMISM in ways that are important on personal and planetary levels. Quynn shares her views on the word *Shamanic and why her language has shifted to Animism. Also addressed is “What do I do with my intuitive abilities in this world?!”
How do these words affect and apply to you?
How can these ideas help you live more fully in the dreamed reality of our culture?
What is your place in a world that honors these three realities?
How can I enhance and share my intuitive gifts?
Quynn shares her perspective of these levels of reality, she then shares a rattle guided meditation, and a drum journey so you can ponder these realities for yourself.
2) Introduction to Spirit World Journeying 1 hour 15 minutes
The ancient combination of consistent rhythm, a focused intention and a sense of expectancy has always aided humans in connecting with our inner worlds and the natural world around us. Every human has such abilities, and with encouragement, and a bit of instruction, it is amazing what can come forth for the journeyer! Your guides can appear in many forms, and speak to you in many ways.
This workshop is an introduction to the experience we now call “The Spirit World Journey”, and can also be a good introduction to Quynn’s process of journeying. You will learn this process and apply it to your own personal needs. You will receive personal instruction about what to expect and how to make the most of your experience. Quynn will drum for you as you practice entering your Spirit World and connecting with animal, ancestral and spiritual Allies.
3) Past Lives and DNA Memories 41 minutes
Your inner worlds are infinite and your genetic memory is long. Thanks to our understanding of what scientists call DNA, we have a way, a ladder, a twisting, spiraling life rope to travel with the rhythm. Each step, each rung, each drumbeat, takes you where you need to go.
Many people feel that past life experiences influence their current life, in known and unknown ways. Getting to the root of a current issue/block/behavior (as well as your sacred ability/calling) might involve connecting with an experience, or series of experiences, from the time before you were born here.
This circle will guide us just where we need to go. It doesn’t necessarily matter how strongly you believe in “past lives”, because seeking the root story about an issue is always helpful, even if you cannot prove that it is “true”.
4) Understanding Spirits 55 minutes
Explore your relationships with the Spirits that are communicating with you. We all can feel, know, hear, see, or even taste non-physical beings in our presence. This circle is an opportunity to get more clarity about which are your helpful relationships with Spirits, as well as ones that are not helpful to you. Strengthen your center so you can communicate and protect yourself more effectively, in the Spirit world, as well as the world around you.
You can, with the best tools for you, learn to understand who is communicating with you, so you can work together for the highest good, as well as clean inner house when needed.
Over 5 hours of instruction for $33
Upon purchase you will receive an email receipt with a blue download link to the 579 mb zipped file. Audio files are m4a. Video is mp4
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PLEASE NOTE: Quynn is not a licensed counselor or therapist, and her workshops and courses should not replace professional mental, emotional or physical attention.
If you feel a personal session with Quynn would be helpful in understanding or incorporating thoughts and/or feelings that arise during any of this Course, find out more information HERE.