What can we do to address climate change and other big challenges to the balance of life on earth? We can do a lot when we remember that our shamanic skills allow us to engage effectively in issues that feel overwhelming and out of our reach. Whether our shamanic skills are just budding and basic or advanced and in full bloom, we can bring our shamanic skills to bear on a larger scale to address the needs right now on earth. This week, shaman and earth healer, Ana Larramendi, joins host, Christina Pratt, to share her work with the earth in clearing, restoration, and deep facilitation of a return to right relationship with the earth. Ana’s Earth Tenders Apprenticeship is unparalleled in the training it offers practitioners in developing awareness and skills that are applicable to a broad range of situations requiring earth-healing interventions in our modern times.
Listen to the show (just click the Play arrow):
or download (right-click the link) the Working with the Earth with Ana Larramendi .mp3 audio
Here are some resources Ana Larramendi would like to pass on.
Wilderness Skills Schools: A good wilderness skills school teaches you to feel comfortable and at home in the natural world. It shouldn’t be about some hard-core survival, “the world’s gonna end” craziness. It should be about peace and harmony! These schools have programs for both Adults and children…the most important thing we can do these days is teach our children how to be in nature and feel safe. Fostering a love for nature, fosters love for the planet and makes a person a good citizen and earth tender for life.
Tom Brown Jr., Tracker School in NJ: ( a huge range of classes on many types of wilderness skills)
Ancestral Knowledge: (Another excellent school with classes for kids and adults)
Jon Young, Wilderness Awareness School in WA: (Tom Brown’s first and only private student who started the now, well established, wilderness school in WA–excellent adult and children’s programs) Video: Jon Young Speaks About The Role of Deep Nature Connection in Culture Repair: ( Nature Deficit Disorder)
Self Education: Jon Young has some excellent resources for self-taught wilderness awareness skills that you can buy through the Wilderness Awareness School: The CD set, Seeing Through Native Eyes is excellent. Also his workbook, KAMANA I & II series is superior.
Video on Bird Language with Jon Young:
Additional books that may be of interest:
Spiritwalker by Hank Wesselman. Hank’s personal story of a series of spontaneous visions about the future that came to him before he started on his shamanic path. I find that his account is possibly the most accurate vision of what the Earth would look like after a major climate change shift. My own visions parallel his.
Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. Joanna Macy provides powerful insight on how to navigate the grief and burnout of being an activist for the Earth during these changing times.
Books to help us understand the Elemental world:
Subtle Worlds, An Explorer’s Field Notes, By David Spangler. An excellent description of the parallel realms of the spirits of nature and middle world.
Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings, by Marko Poga?nik. A great modern visionary of the elemental world. Marko is a teacher of mine from Slovenia.
Healing the Heart of the Earth, by Marko Poga?nik. Marko brings innovative visioning into ways of healing the earth.
About Christina Pratt…
Shamanic teacher and author, Christina is a skilled shamanic healer who weaves her authentic shamanic experience, extensive training, and experience with shamans from Ecuador, Nepal, Tibet, and Africa into her contemporary practice. She has been in practice for 20 years, specializing in soul retrieval healings, soul part integration, and ancestral healing. She is the director of the Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing in Portland, Oregon.
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