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The shamanic White Feather Tradition
by Walter Toa-Toa Lübeck, Grandmaster & Lineage Bearer of the White Feather Tradition.
Shamanism is the most ancient and archaic way of healing.
A shaman (“the one who knows” as translated from an ancient Siberian language) is always initiated by Mother Earth, the Great Goddess, which is known by many names all over the world.
Some of them are: Devi, Shakti, Freya, Ishtar, Isis, and Astarte.
Because of this, shamanism is based on female spiritual energies.
It is Earth-Healing in its purest sense.
A shaman is a healer who helps people to understand and respect the nature around them and inside of them.
He or she builds bridges between the material world, the astral underworld and the etheric realms of the sky.
The shaman teaches people how to live according to their spiritual heritage, joining the other beings as brothers and sisters, creating together a paradise again where human beings and angels walk hand in hand.
The shaman is a social, psychological, medical and spiritual healer. In ancient times there were no doctors and no hospitals – so the shaman has to provide to the tribe all these services.
Today the situation mostly is different. That’s why modern shamans focus mainly on spiritual and sometimes psychological healing – which of course has many beneficial effects on any kind of illnesses and is neglected by western medicine nearly completely.
Shamanism uses a lot of different spiritual techniques and tools for helping people, animals and the land to get rid of problems and to regain health and wealth and happiness.
With drums states of trance are created for astral travelling and to tune in into ritual energy work, power spots and for contacting beings of light like angels or power animals.
Rattles are used in a similar way but also for harmonizing both sides of the brain to promote healing and for energetically cleansing.
Often rattles and drums are used together. They produce very archetypical sounds. Doctors found out that a baby in the mothers’ womb hears her heartbeat sounding like a drum and her voices sounding like a rattle. When working with a group of shamanic practitioners, drums and rattles are combined to accompany the singing of mantras and power songs. They add a lot of spiritual power to the songs and bring together the individuals as a group of healers.
Feathers are used to cleanse the aura and chakras of people but also rooms and other shamanic tools energetically. With rituals feathers are used to make energies and messages fly to people, animals, beings of light and places where they should work.
A broad variety of wands are used in shamanism also.
There are fetish wands which represent a very specific healing power of a certain spiritual being, power spot, plant or mineral for example. There are wands which are used to mark and guide a place for magical work.
There are wands that represent personal powers of a shaman; wands created for specific healing uses, sometimes especially made an individual, there are wands as tools for telepathic communication, psychic surgery, for meditation or astral travelling.
And there is a wand who is directly related to its shaman, representing all the wisdom, magical power and spiritual being s which work together with her or him.
With the help of brooms places are cleansed energetically, astral travelling is supported and these tools can also be very powerful guardians.
There is a chalice as a symbol of the presence of the spiritual water element. It is often used to bless water, which then is transformed into a powerful healing remedy. The chalice also helps to bring in fresh life energy (Prana or Ki) when needed.
The cauldron is used for making magical potions but also for scrying and for rituals which need a strong influence of the spiritual element of fire. The cauldron is a symbol for the mothers’ womb where life is created anew with a baby coming to this world. So cauldrons also are often used for supporting the personal development of a shaman or client.
Every shaman uses certain symbols which show hers or his transformation into a spiritual healer like a cloak, robe or special necklaces, rings, chains or talismans. By doing this it is easier to step from the world of daily life into the otherworld quickly and safely and not to be bothered by energetically influences when handling daily life affairs.
A cord is used for knot spells, for banishing (binding) energies, to draw a magic circle and to relate to spiritual beings, plants, minerals, people and animals.
Crystals, especially clear quartz crystals nearly every shaman uses for astral travelling, spiritual communication, to add extra divine power for healings and rituals, to energize potions, to conjure spiritual beings and lots of other topics.
Knives, like the Bolline (white handle) and the Athame are used for a broad variety of uses: The Bolline is a tool to harvest herbs, to inscribe candles, to slice plant offerings. The Athame is used to cut a magical circle, to create an energy focus, to carve runes and other powerful symbols and to stop energies entering the shamans’ area.
The bell is a Goddess symbol.
It calls Her in to participate with a ritual or healing session but also can be used directly for healing. Also it is a powerful block-breaker.
Candles are used to focus spiritual energies to promote a specific healing or to change a certain life structure to the positive. The help to meditate support remote-viewing and are good for some types of astral travelling.
Incense is used for cleansing, adding specific healing energies, to relate to the spiritual element of air, to relate to specific beings of lights.
With Runes divination is made, they are also a book of spiritual wisdom. Runes are used for amulets, talismanic purposes and spiritual energy work of all kind.
Pentacles help to banish energies and to conjure them. They create doors to the otherworld.
Powersongs raise spiritual energy, help to establish communication to spiritual beings and to change the structure of life to the positive, besides others.
Besides the above mentioned common tools there are a lot of others of course, which are more specific to certain traditions and cultural backgrounds.
To differentiate shamanism from ways and traditions of Natural Magic and Wicca, it is necessary to understand, that a shaman after having learned the basics of The Craft which in many ways is similar or identical to Wicca or Natural Magic traditions, needs to develop her or his own ways of magic within the tradition he or she is initiated. This is always done by working together with a shamanic master and the Teacher Angels of the tradition. Also, the spiritual personal development, the opening of one heart to real love, the decision to work for the good of all creation, to honour the body as a temple and to stick to the law of giving and receiving in a fair, natural way are of extreme importance. Only this enables a shaman to get access to the real power which is guarded by Beings of Light.
About the White Feather shamanic path
The White Feather Tradition of shamanism uses the most effective tools and techniques of shamanism as well as some unique ways of healing. The basic training includes the use of common shamanic tools and techniques but also genuine instruments of the White Feather path. An apprentice to White feather shamanism needs to learn at first five basic things:
To travel to the astral underworld and communicate in a constructive way with the spiritual beings who reside there like elves, dwarfs, brownies and gnomes. These people have a lot of wisdom about earthly matters, which plant can heal a certain illness or what healing properties a certain mineral owns. Some of these kinds of spiritual guides will assist with the energetically cleaning of houses or gardens for example. To travel to the etheric realms of the sky and communicate in a constructive way with the angels and other divine beings of this part of creation. Angels can help to heal with spiritual energetically means. They are able to teach divine wisdom and to understand your personal spiritual vision for example. Also they will assist you in creating a good ritual.How a magical ritual works and how to create a magical ritual.To understand and to work practically with the oracle of the shamans.To produce a personal medicine bag and to work with it properly. This includes the beginning of a conscious relationship with individual power animals and other personal spiritual guides.
Of course there are a lot more things to learn about shamanism. But in the White Feather Tradition we understand these as the fundaments.
Normally a shaman-apprentice studies years before he or she will be able to work with shamanic magic in a safe and effective way. Because for most people today it isn’t possible to take some years of for training – not to talk about the upcoming financial problems in this case – the White Feather path uses initiation to pass on certain shamanic powers, inspiration and contacts to helpful and mighty Beings of Light to the apprentice.
A special kind of meditation also helps the shaman-to-be to understand more easily the ways of shamanic magic. This meditation works with the help of the spiritual guides of trees, the so called dryads. These friendly beings take the apprentice on a journey through space and time and show him or her how to plant a little seedling into the energetically structure of the universe, to charge it with magic and then to help it grow in the right and most effective way to build up the kind of process someone needs to be healed, to get more success or to learn an important topic fast. Besides this, the general way of the development of an individual is more easily understood. By using different kinds of trees and their spiritual guides a vast world of spiritual wisdom enfolds. By using this kind of meditation on a regular basis, a kind of initiation happens to the apprentice and more and more natural healing power accumulates inside his or her energy organs (chakras).
There are no specific deities related to the White Feather path other than the Goddess. But we honour all deities and work together with them if needed in close ways. All deities support the White Feather path.
The White Feather tradition is completely positive: so we don’t curse anyone, do only defensive magic and use spells only with a positive intend which can be expressed in the sentence: May this work to the best of everyone involved!”
There are three spiritual principles which guide the students of the WFT:
There are grades of competence within our tradition which are related to the personal development and the practical power of the adept. These grades have two lines: The line of knowledge and the line of love. Both have to be honoured to be able to use more power. The access to power within a basic level is provided by teachings, exercise and initiations. To gain more spiritual power, a student of WFT needs to make proof about her or his commitment to the above given principles and personal competence in shamanic energy work and counselling.
White Feather spiritual energy work is very effective in blocking and harmonising any kind of negative influences. Even the students of the beginners’ class learn extremely powerful countermeasures against the negative techniques of energy work.
A shaman always should act according to the traditional Wicca Rede: “Do what thou wilt. An´it harm none!” To guard the powers of the White Feather Path and to protect its followers the Goddess had set powerful angels at the gates of the well of the magical energies which support our craft. No one will be able to get in if driven by negative thoughts.
The White Feather path has its roots in the spiritual Traditions of the lost continent Lemuria which has been lost in the Pacific Ocean about 12000 years ago.
I remember many of my past lives and from these memories I get most of the energy work and wisdom I teach. But the White Feather shamanism includes also other sources which I integrated or founded through my many lives as a healer and high priest of the Goddess.
Shamanism is always integrating useful things to be most effective – but it always preserves its core: the love and light of the Goddess which is given by Her as a blessing to each shaman who is just and rightful.
May the Great Goddess bless you and guide you on your path to the Light.
Merry meet and merry meet again.
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