PO Box 3782
Nantucket, MA
02584

781-962-6724

danicaconnors@gmail.com

herbalist
&
shamanic 
practitioner

www.danicaconnors.com

Shamanism

  
    I am frequently asked, "What is shamanism??" What an amazingly complex
question! From a purely technical point of view,  Shamanism is an ancient spiritual technique that all cultures around the world have  embraced and personalized at one point or another. But most importantly, it teaches
humanity that everything is alive, deeply connected and has a spirit!
 
One of the primary techniques is called the shamanic journey. Through it, a person can enter altered states of consciousness for the purpose of connecting with helping spirits. These helping spirits guide can assist us in our day to day challenges as well as with the spiritual and energetic parts of the traumas we experience throughout our lives.
 
Left unattended, these imbalances can cause physically detrimental results. These imbalances can look like chronic conditions of any kind which may include physical illness, fear, anxiety, depression, loss of energy, suicidal tendencies, obsessive thinking, repeating patterns,  emotional removal, or recurring bouts of anger that come out of nowhere. If you feel stuck of if you feel like a part of you has been left behind or does not feel the same since a specific moment in your life, shamanic work comes into play. For an in-depth look into the definition of shamanism and how it applies to your health and wellbeing, please explore this link to Sandra Ingerman's website and her incredible  Abstract on Shamanism. 
 
Shamanic Sessions
I facilitate work in the energetic realms with the wounded parts of ourselves that have gone through stress and trauma. These parts of us can be in the past, present or future. This type of work is called soul retreival which consists of finding, transforming, nurturing and integrating the parts of ourselves that get stuck in their past and can no longer appropriately respond to the present moment causing unhealthy reactions. These parts of ourselves are then triggered again and again throughout our lives unless they are met with understanding and compassion.
During a shamanic session you do the work and I guide you on the journey. You will see and meet these parts of yourself first hand. The power of your own personal experience is always far greater than anything I can show or tell you as a practionter. 

Shamanic Apprenticeships

For those who wish to seriously study shamanism, I offer a foundational shamanic apprenticeship on Nantucket Island. The apprenticeship consists of 10 classes that meet approximately once every two weeks for three hours. There are exceptions to this rule so be sure to double check the dates.

What you will learn in this apprenticeship is.....

1) Basic shamanic journeying skills to the upper, lower, and middle worlds.
2) Connecting and working with personal power animals
3) Connecting and working with a personal spirit teachers
4) Finding and utilizing personal power places in the shamanic worlds.
5) Personal Manifestation Work
6) Divination
7) Creation of Group Ceremony
8) Power Song Creation
9) Ancestral Work

The next 2019 Nantucket Apprenticeship will be from January - May.
The specific dates are:
January 9 & 23
February 6
March 6 & 20
April 3 & 17
May 1, 15 & 29

If you are interested in this apprenticeship please email me for details 

Keep an eye out on this page....I hear there is a Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Works!!!!!!!