Shamanism is a spiritual approach to solving problems. In this practice, “non-ordinary” reality, an altered state of consciousness, is accessed through a meditative journey. Non-ordinary reality is inhabited by what we call Spirits—beings who, while not physical, are conscious, intelligent and powerful. The Spirits guide us on our mission to reunite people with nature, healing, themselves and each other. They also imbue our products with spiritual energy through a consecration ritual performed on everything we offer.
In 1979, Dr. Michael Harner started the foundation for shamanic studies, after spending much of his life studying indigenous spiritual practices and finding that no matter where in the world shamanism was practiced, there were many things in common. These commonalities were concentrated into core shamanism, which is what John has been studying for over 22 years.
The intention of core shamanism is to bring ancient spiritual practices into the modern world— and anyone can practice it. However, some people, like John, are called to it.