I've heard some wondeerful things about Spirit Quest healing ceremonies-anyone with experience with them out there?
Terrible stay away. Nothing happens, might as well save your money
hilarious. I've never even heard these great hoaxes!
Sedona is beautiful, and I firmly believe a few days relaxing, hiking and admiring the red rocks will heal anyone's soul. But don't pay for it.
Amen, msu_gal. I plan to go to Sedona in March or April. I'll sit on some of those "vortexes" and see if anything happens. Maybe I'll be transported somewhere. I'll let you know.
I have to agree with Kevin. I went to the shamanic retreat and it was a joke to say the least. It turns out that there are indeed no Shaman in the group, no experiences occurred and I felt that I completely wasted my money. The day trips were nothing but hikes in the woods. The ceremonies were uneventful and I learned nothing.
I wonder what people are looking for when they say "shaman." A shaman in Native American culture is not the same as the shamanism from Asian cultures. There are similar roles, such as healing ceremonies. The old term "medicine man" is a good interpretation of shaman for NA culture. That role is one which is within a culture. Outside the culture, it has no meaning for others of different cultures. Real Native Americans do participate in scams. If a person is looking for an experience with a Native American spiritualist, that can only properly occur within the context of his or her native culture. and among the people of that culture. The religion of a Native American is not expressed through "shamanistic" ceremonies but is pervasive of how we live our lives, our value systems, our connection to families and others close to us, our philosophy of life in the best and broadest meaning on that expression. It takes a lifetime.
If the ceremonies of spiritualistic groups in Sedona have meaning for you, and you get something from them, then spend your money on those things. Don't be fooled into thinking there is greater meaning.
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