What is a power animal?

power animal, Yog Temple, Yoga School and Healing Centre, Goa India Austria

Power animals, or spirit animals, spirits or totem animals, support and accompany the shaman in his work. According to shamanic traditions, every person has one or more guardians who protect him. Often there are parallels between the person and his power animal. For example, the character and the personality are similar. A power animal can […]

Ostara – The Celtic spring festival on 23rd of March

Ostara, Celtic Spring festival, Shamanism, Yog Temple

Names Ostarûn, Eostre, Eostra, Eostar, Eostrae, Estre, Eastre, Osteria, Ostar, Easter, Spring equinox Meaning in the annual cycle Beginn of spring, Beginn of growth Symbols Egg, Rabbit, Lady bird, Birch Colours All colours, but in pastel Stones Fluorite, Agate, Jade Keywords Growth, New beginning, Fertility, Prosperity   The origin of Ostara     The first written evidence […]

Celtic wheel of the year

Celtic Wheel of the Year

Shamanism was and is practiced worldwide. Its roots can be found in many traditions and peoples around the globe. I was born in Austria and therefore I feel connected to the traditions of Celtic shamanism. My family and I celebrate the festivals of the Celtic wheel of the year and also the Hindu holidays (My […]

What is shamanism? / What is a shaman?

Shamanic course in Austria - what is shamanism

What is Shamanism? Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice known to humankind. We know from the archaeological evidence that shamanism was practiced all over the world for at least 40,000 years. However many anthropologists believe that the practice dates back over 100,000 years. Shamanism has been practiced in parts of Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, Greenland, […]