Divine Spark: "You may cover the sun with your hand, the Sun remains the same. You may cover your Divine Soul with the human body, the Divine Soul remains the same. Focus on what remains, the cover is just a cover.
Another commonly held Shamanic Belief is that ancestors can be integral in your life as guides. You can be integral to them (living or dead) by the healing work you can do for and with them as well as your future descendants.
Herbs of the Northern Shaman is a book about entheogens and is published again
I always used to be a skeptic of spirit guides -- I thought they were new age "fluff" that didn't mean anything in reality. That was until I had a spontaneous experience of my own. Now, my entire perspective has changed, and this is what I've learned .
EMPATH: yes all of the above but no i am not a touchy feely type of person - i don't like people touching me actually - i am with animals however, but i have been with a narcissist almost my entire married life so i probably don't know for sure…