Shamanism 101

Presented by Catrice Morning Bird Thornton.

A basic class that explains why Native American's spirituality does not fit under the term of religion and how it permeates the aspects of their life. Differences between Native American Shamanism compared to other shamanic backgrounds. A rundown of what a shaman's responsibilities are in contrast to any other Native American. Details discussed would be the significance of rituals and dances, the many different kind including fancy dancers, grass dancers, learning to dance, music and how it's changed with the times, as well as naming ceremonies and vision questing. All of these are things I have learned as well as teach others along with my own family. Given time will discuss animal possession and 'riding' your totem as a meditative and active exercise.

















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