Shamanic Awakening in a World of Darkness
~ Gwilda Wiyaka ~
“There will come a time of darkness. Old pathways will be closed and the people will be unable to see the new. It is during these times that what I have taught you will be needed most. Until then, Wiyaka, trust what you know, not what you think you see.”
It was 1976, just one year before my old teacher crossed over. This was a major dissertation for the usually stoic, silent elder.
As usual, it was as clear as mud to me, but no matter how much I nagged, he would say no more.
Now, here we are, forty-two years later, and I am just starting to understand.
Things are changing very quickly. Old concepts are dying, leaving us confused and disoriented. It is a time wrought with great turmoil. Economies are crashing, homelessness is on the rise, refugees of war are over-burdening sheltering countries, children are killing children, and no one can seem to agree on solutions.
How do we find our way in a world gone mad?
Can the answer be found in history? Are there ancient, seemingly magical forms that can help us now? Is what my old teacher suggested true? Can shamanic divination and healing support our path through the darkness? If so, how?
Our guest this hour is well equipped to help us explore shamanism and its modern day application. With us is Itzhak Beery, a leading shamanic teacher, healer, speaker, community activist and author of numerous books on shamanism. For over 21 years, Itzhak has bridged the spiritual and practical wisdom of his indigenous teachers, with a powerful contemporary approach, relevant to our stressful and unbalanced modern times. Itzhak teaches internationally, and leads groups on healing expeditions to the Andes and the Amazon of Ecuador. He received the 'Ambassador for Peace Award’ from The Universal Peace Federation and the UN.
His website: itzhak-beery.com