The Path of the Feather is about becoming a shaman through your own life as a vision quest.
Path of the Feather as a teaching, is about becoming a contemporary shaman by seeing and hearing the voices of the living
earth. It is about finding out who you are by making medicine wheels and listening to the voices of the spirit animals and
ancient ones. It is about you living your ordinary life as your vision quest, as your shamanic journey. It is about you becoming
one who sees and one who heals the earth with intent
This shamanic journey is your personal story of transformation, empowerment,
and healing. The Path of the Feather is about your journey right now, embodying the sacred in the simplest ways. Here, the
shaman's journey is not presented as something that is unusual or foreign, it is about seeing the earth as sacred, and living
your life as sacred, from where you are now. It is about seeing yourself as a shaman, about seeing who you are on earth and
what you are about to do. It is about personal transformation, about opening your eyes and awakening.
What is a shaman
and how does the concept apply to art and healing ?The shaman in tribal cultures is the person who sees into the sacred world
and shares the visions with the people. The shaman brings their sacred visions out as art, music, dance, and storytelling.
By this ritual art process, the shaman heals themselves, others, and the earth. By having visions of healing and doing sacred
ritual the shaman makes the visions come true. This is ancient magic, ancient healing. The shaman manifests reality in the
outer world, from the visionary world. That is the someway the world was created from God's vision. We are all her vision
on earth, we are.
The Path of the Feather is about you going inward to your source of power. It does not need a teacher,
or a trip to India, it only needs you where you are now, and the earth around you. The Path of the Feather has three simple
steps. The first step is the making of the shaman, which involves surrender to the earth. It involves your reframing your
whole life as sacred and healing. The second step is seeing the earth as sacred, which involves hearing the ancient spirits
sing, and seeing out of the eyes of the spirit animals in order to understand the earth's story. The third step is the healing,
the making of the living medicine wheel, which involves doing rituals to heal yourself , others, and the earth. In the moments
that you do this, you will be found, and know who you are, because the living earth gives you the gifts of who you are and
what you are to do. This will lead you to the place on the earth where you will know that you are perfectly loved. It will
bring out your inner artist and healer. It will let you be yourself. For all we are is her most beautiful aspect, her artist
and healer, her visionary dreamer.
In our work with healing artists, we have found that they can work better if they see
themselves as doing sacred or shamanic work. This is because the first artist and the first healer were one, the shaman, so
the concept itself is deeply rooted in history.
We call this site The Path of the Feather because out of all the traces
of the animals, feathers are the easiest to find. It takes a special moment, a sacred space, to see the beauty of the feather,
and if you have paused long enough to notice, and stopped long enough to pick it up, you can be assured you are already on
this path. If you have never stopped long enough to pick up a feather it is now time for you to begin. Birds leave their feathers
as their traces all around us. You won't find other traces from animals around you as easily. Unless you are lucky enough
to live in a wild place, bears or lions don't leave traces near your home except in your visions. But right in front of you
in the parking lot of the market is a feather taking you on this journey. It will take you to the sacred sites, it will sing
to you of the legends, it will make you alive. It will take you to the sacred places near you, and give you gifts to tell
you who you are and what you are to do. Each time you pick up a feather it is a reminder that you are on the right path and
that your life is sacred again.
On the Path of the Feather, we pray for world peace. In this dark time, making medicine
wheels for peace and forgiveness is our work. Making art, writing, dancing and making music for world peace is our work. Pray
and make medicine wheels to heal those who are in pain, to forgive and bring
Let me see if I can explain Dreamwalking:
When I enter into the other Realms of existance, I glide where my guides
take me. If I happen to pass through someones dream, they normally won't remember me anyway. Most people dream around fourty
dreams a night. I can be considered a Peepingtom I guess. But it's easier to enter into someone's dream with their permision.
Dreamwalking is a serious experience that should never be done alone and without your Spiritual Guides and the Power
Animals. You might get lost and not find your way back to your body. Shaman use the Dreamwalks to either talk to the Spirits
of the Higher Plains seaking the future, the Present or the Dream Realms helping out sickness, and the lower plains to talk
to the Dead. It is a state of Trance that takes training to achieve. It took me several years under my Grandfather before
I could do it correctly.
So if you are having destrubing dreams, a Shaman is one of your people who can help you.
This help can come in several different ways.
Dream interpertation, Explaining why your dreaming bad dreams, or helping
remove the Spirit that is haunting your dreams. I have seen all three. The Shaman can enter into his trance and enter into
your dream to see what is going on.
I hope I have explained this to you enough so you can understand now what a Dreamwalker