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Not possible is: There are many dangers, obstacles, temptations and traps lurking on the „bridge“ of a shaman. One of these traps that we have noticed in recent years was described by Elias Canetti in his book „Mass and Power“ as follows: „The destructive fury of the masses is often spoken of, it is the first thing that attracts attention, and it is undeniable that it can be found everywhere, in the most diverse countries and cultures.
But why do I quote Elias Canetti when I put thoughts on shamanic training into words?
Many people are tired of the helping methods and schools and of their traditional values and try to conquer shamanism for themselves. They are not interested in going the admittedly hard path of a shaman, but they barricade themselves with a partial knowledge behind smooth Potemkin facades. A hysterical addiction to shamanic magic, an ingratiation with shamanic traditions, a well-hidden „wanting to possess“ from which everything slips away, no spirituality touches it, where nothing of ancestors, spirits, helpers, of the holy adheres, while diplomas and certificates are issued. As the saying goes: Whoever needs a diploma in shamanism has too little vitality to take this path!
Our ancestors did not know the words „spiritual healing“, „spirit healing“, „shamanism“ and left us an inheritance that was not intended by them as such.
Bad shamanism makes you ill, is without blessing, creates discomfort, neuroses and leads to escape from reality. It causes fear and lacks individuality. Shamanic work becomes repetitive and they presume to hold a substitute religion in their hands. In most cases their expressions and appearances are far away from their being, from the tenderness of the creator to his creatures, from the joy of existence, which is even in times of pandemic not lost.
Egon Friedell writes: „In man there is a deep will to categorise. He has a fierce, even passionate tendency to isolate, freeze and label things“. If I meet such „shamans“, then smoke and fog open up to me, and the basic current of the shamanic is only occasionally visible.
To prevent such people from entering the two shamanic centres, „Licht aus der Jurte- Shamanic Centre Vienna“ and „Shamanic – Clinic – Europe“, requires strength, knowledge and spiritual insight. But also a certain humility, which many people have lost.
Our shamanic ancestors may have been less educated than us, but they were alive, unique, protected their knowledge and accompanied carefully selected candidates on their path of initiation.
Criteria for admission to the shamanic training
Only someone who has a hunger for hidden knowledge and deeper connections, a hunger that cannot otherwise be satisfied, can be accepted into this training. Shamans feed themselves through revelation, spiritual insight and faith.
In my opinion it is senseless to want to prove healing shamanic work scientifically, because it is about two completely different levels of argumentation. However, in this training we can benefit from scientific knowledge.
Shamanism, as we live and work with it, has its own irrational and intuitive way of thinking. It aims at the unity of nature, at correspondences within nature and counts on possibilities of unlimited transformation. The magic of the mysterious lives in it, it strives for a higher state of consciousness, which remains hidden from everyday consciousness. In addition to many challenges, it requires a recall of pre-memories, a primal memory of the original kingdom of light, which is deeply submerged in humans and which also transforms all attitudes towards nature.
We are oriented towards balance and change, not towards dogmas or knowledge from books, the internet or school.
Our culture has deficits that deny people self-redemption through knowledge and insight.
An essential focus of our education is communication with the otherworldly. If this is possible after intensive training, it works in a healthy way – fully for the living, as well as for those in the realm of the dead. Initiations take place when a temporary entry into the otherworldly, an unification with high transfigured beings is possible.
Those who follow this path of initiation are bound to the empowering ritual and spiritual work and have completed the basic training „Spiritual Healing – Healing Shamanism in VI Modules“. They are obliged to attend all advanced training seminars that are beneficial to the shamanic path, to get temporary support during shamanic journeys and to take advantage of supervision.
The training candidates are individually supervised, accompanied and supported by me and by shamans of the Centre.
The first part of the training concludes with the 1st initiation, but it does not end there. The path continues to the 2nd initiation. But we would like to tell you more about this in our lecture on shamanic training. Personal individual conversations are possible at any time by appointment.
We practice a sacred humanism in which there is no difference between the sacred and the holy. Hence it concludes that man is a divine being, carries this core within himself. He has only forgotten it, and so much on earth has become the plaything of dark forces. We look forward to Kontakt
It is a fact that the world in which we have lived until now no longer exists. But human civilizations with their ideologies, intellectual sciences, media, armies … continue to project oppressive patterns onto this earth. There is no way to return to old systems, even if that is promised.
The global financial systems are in a state of collapse and it seems that two options are being worked on. Total surveillance, chaos and visions of fear. Everyone can observe how critical minds are being stifled and how many people are in need and sitting on the rubble of their existence. Many are struggling for their existence. At the same time we also know about the endless hardships of people in India, in the Asian region, in Africa and in many other countries. Especially the West has been exploiting them and has been in charge of the destruction of the sources of life.
The third possibility
After months of darkness the spiritual space has opened up again, the divine breaks through. Not only in „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“; similar messages are reaching us from all directions of the world. It was tough to wait for them and not to give up. In this light the whole planet is pulsating and behind all the destruction and hardships something new is becoming visible, the love of unity, the hope. Perhaps it is possible for you to look there, despite the painful transformation. But this does not mean to silently accept everything and walk like a sheep with the flock. Nature also teaches us renewal processes from within.
Walk with us into a future of unlimited possibilities, which need not have anything to do with the past.
And here is another small helpful possibility
The „planners“ now guide the people into virtual space. For their „protection,“ of course.
But we have to arm ourselves and one of the most important tasks is the connection with the Earth. One possibility everyone has is to connect with old wise trees. For this you can choose one of these trees and stand in front of it. Touch some of its details, maybe those you already know from experience and with this touch create a resonance bridge between you and your old wise tree. This opens your senses and your heart. Then ask to be connected with the help and power of its roots, to sink into them and to get all the powers of the Earth that you need. You can also simply enjoy these powers … I wish you the presence of the Earth and the wisdom of the tree.
Shamanic trainings – shaman rock in Austria
This year, in the seclusion of the deserted mountain, the shamanic trainings took place for a few days. These are challenging on a physical – emotional – mental and spiritual level. Nothing for shamanic impostors and actors. The efforts made this time brought about a quantum leap in each participant in this time of changes.
How did it come about? We were guided by our ancestors and the spirits of the place to the only unique shamanic rock in Austria, access to which is only granted to a few initiated shamans.
Such shamanic rocks are places of origin that were experienced by the Great Mother in a similar way to caves and stone pillars. They were considered birthing rocks, the seat, throne and place of incarnations of the Earth Mother and are among her oldest symbols. Consider also the Kaaba of Islam, the stone of the Temple of Jerusalem, the numerous navel stones around the globe and many others. Stone knives were sacrificial knives and in ancient Persia, for example, stone knives were thrust into the earth when sowing seeds.
The shaman stone to which we were led rests in the shape of a circle on and in the earth. The circular shape is a symbol of the cosmos. Light passes through its centre and bundles itself into the light of the world.
In earlier times, such a place was considered creative, formative and charged with spiritual potency. Later, cult, symbolic and pictorial experience and conceptual thinking developed from this. Shamans of this early period did not place themselves above nature as „lords of creation“. They lived in nature. Just like us today, it was a primal need for them to thank and honour these consecrated stones.
Just as we do today, rituals and cults took place at these sites and during shamanic journeys advice and enlightenment was given out of spiritual motives. The shamanic journeys in „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“ are based on these traditions.
Shaman stones are a marker, an earthly centre where shamans can connect with the below and with the above, the cosmos, the divine realms. This brings about alignment with the divine, connection with human and animal souls and with helpful beings working in the worlds of creation.
All participating shamans are grateful to be able to look back into the greatness of past times in such a place. Because today this is no longer punishable by death. This punishment was enacted by Charlemagne in 789 by an edict and contributed to bring healing shamanism to an end.
The connections to the divine grow through the shamanic journeys on the ascending stone. Being embedded in the spirit of the world, in myth, in earth and cosmos, we will succeed in supporting as many people as possible in this time of change. We want to give curative energy into nature, together with other souls, in order to bring about a new social direction, far away from any romanticism. Perhaps some people will feel called to share this path with us.
People keep asking me what we can do in these threatening times. As a shaman in Vienna, it is not easy for me to respond to the current crisis, because the interrelationships are very complex and contradictory. I don’t have a tangible picture, we are standing at a gate and have to get ready to step through. But before I write about healing, shamanism, trust, purification and inner rebirth, let me first summarise where we are:
An unprecedented economic crisis, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1920s, has a firm grip on the world and many people.
Countless companies are facing insolvency, while the super-rich are making profits. Hundreds of thousands in Austria and millions worldwide are unemployed. Millions live in poverty, hunger and misery, while digital and pharmaceutical conglomerates record profits. We are witnessing a doubling of hunger and poverty while stock markets flourish and the rich get richer.
Financial systems are experiencing radical changes, while our current financial system is artificially maintained. A new cashless financial system is being prepared, money flows
become controllable and manipulable.
Democracy is increasingly giving way to totalitarian social orders with the help of strategies of fear. Political power operates with increasing constraints that make far-reaching social changes possible. Bans on contact, assembly, demonstrations, etc., basic rights are restricted, surveillance is expanded, people who think differently are silenced.
Home office, video conferencing, digital learning, online services etc. are already state of the art, not just a business model for data collectors.
Surveillance by algorithms is accelerating and an information war is raging regarding who will be able to control our thoughts. The highest profit is to be made from human communication.
People are being fed certain information, indoctrinated and manipulated, led away from themselves, from nature,
from the sacred – healing, from the other, from the whole.
A turning point in human history
The worldwide lockdown policies reveal an economic logic that destroys the connection between man and nature and replaces it with a connection between man and machine. What is needed is adaptation, pettiness, controllability, feedback. The exact opposite of what the content of the lectures and seminars of the Shamanic Seminars Vienna stand for.
Ruling systems that are wasting resources continue to promote speculation, market expansion, rationalisation, territorial expansion, mass animal husbandry, the use of chemicals in our environment, military-industrial complexes, and so on. Experiential knowledge is replaced by market knowledge and transformed into control knowledge (behavioural patterns are converted into goods). Biotechnology and digital assistance make human bodies usable, genetic modelling with new life planning, artificial immunisation, the new way of dealing with disease, etc. This includes the network of vaccination programmes being prepared by politicians, media and health organisations.
Money rockets of the future
We are witnessing a transformation that is changing us, that risks turning us into automatons and robots fed by artificial intelligence.
We are experiencing a time in which the parliamentary legislature is transforming itself into an acting executive, a ministerial decree machine. In the suspension of normality, the constitution is suspended and democratic decision-making processes are bypassed. Dissenting opinions are defamed and beaten to death as „conspiracies“. Enemy images, as needed by authoritarian states, are built up.
Subsidy practices, loans worth billions to problem enterprises, whereby it is to be feared that production can no longer be ramped up. An inexhaustible flow of funds and state subsidies – but who will pay for the loans?
It also reveals a deal: we take away your freedom, in exchange we give you support. We close the borders, but open the state treasuries. We continue to invade the last remaining intact natural areas, continue to contaminate the soil and keep animals in fattening facilities. In return we give you food and beverages and you don’t get any ration cards.
It‘ s good to take precautionary measures, but we have already arrived in a conformist hell.
The desire for freedom, independent thinking, social communication, responsibility and much more have become minor.
However, this brings with it the danger that many souls will darken even more or that more people will leave their bodies.
Regina Hruska Shaman Vienna „A lot of darkness is now being washed up from the souls and I think we have to release it in a healing way. We have to sharpen our consciousness and use all possibilities to connect to nature and the divine field. The shamanic training in Vienna also serves this purpose.
But more about that in one of the upcoming blogs.
Healing instead of controll
It could be that more and more people realise that the current situation no longer has much to do with the realities of our lives. In the mainstream media, it’s the same thing every day: the numbers of people suffering from covid, vaccination doses, vaccination plans, those willing to vaccinate, those unwilling to vaccinate, and so on. It is as if a kind of schizophrenia has taken over modern health care and society.
I can’t hear any more about the golden age that is supposed to have dawned. Once again the promises of salvation, while hundreds of thousands are dying of hunger, thousands upon thousands are unemployed, an incalculable number of insolvencies are on the horizon, the suicide figures in Austria are higher than the so-called „corona deaths“, nature continues to be destroyed, nuclear power plants surround us, wars rage, and so on. Beautiful Gold….
An incomplete overview
The transition from the industrial age to the cybernetic age, in which the connections between man and machine will be decisive, has been accelerated by the 2020/2021 lockdowns.
Industrial capitalism had been in distress long before the Corona crisis, with the particular downfall occurring in 2020. Today, we are witnessing a shift in capitalist forms of appropriation away from the transatlantic space, towards Chinese dominance.
New raw materials and a new system of accumulation has exacerbated the crisis! The new raw materials have been joined by human bodies – biotechnology and digital assistance make them controllable. Life in the smart home, in the smart city, new life plans, new ways of dealing with illness, blocking of disease and health, genetic modelling: a new capital market has opened up.
Human data, already coveted before the crisis, but currently increased several times as much, make data collectors happy and rich.
Automata, robots, artificial intelligence and their interconnections make human labour unnecessary in many core industrial areas.
Global chains of goods with their web of production chains, especially where production and condition are cheap, cover the planet. Logistics is essential in this process, with the People’s Republic of China playing a leading role. By 3035, China will be relying increasingly on future technologies such as the Internet of Things, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Surveillance bracelets and technology-supported total surveillance are already integrated into the system. The planned Corona app in our country has a similar structure, it warns. If a warning appears on the mobile phone, quick testing is required. Fine, but how does the app know where someone has been and who he has met?
Supply chains work right up to the front door, Amazon experienced record demand. Logistical networks can be found in conference and communication services, with cloud – streaming – services building ever larger server farms.
But what is really new since Covid?
We know that the capitalist mode of production always produces crises. But not this time. This time it is the state that is bringing production to a standstill. But as it turns out, it is not up to the new problem structure and has to take precautions almost weekly in big stagings. In the process, it has become a ministerial decree machine, but the bureaucratic machine is no longer up to the task. The measures resemble oversized documents that interfere with the way we live our lives and restrict our freedom.
Obedience is enforced with the promise of saving the economy.
Reality, nature, commonality are presented as unattractive, as sickening, and digitalised worlds are sold as smart worlds. Home office, streaming services, social media, videophony, internet commerce promise security. But beware, they are directable, calculable and controllable.
And the dream ends in solitary confinement, in disembodiment, in the annihilation of social life, in nihilism. It ends in a hell of conformity, in a thoroughly regimented society, stands against independent thinking, against autonomy, against spirituality in any form. It stands against a connectedness of consciousness instead of the consciousness of separateness. It stands against a peaceful interaction with nature.
Regina Hruska „That’s what I tell you in each of my seminars: And in spite of all this, the next step in love, which involves the appreciation of life and the recognition of death, lies ahead. This is the step towards more compassion and a retelling of our human story, which is currently about separateness. Every gesture of compassion, of generosity, of kindness, of courage, of will, heals us from separateness towards the Other, heals us from separateness of nature!
And in this we are at the beginning!“Nach oben
From the perspective of time, we have entered a period in which the corridors of
power have merged and from their centre they make decisions that threaten
individuals and whole societies.
Many people have grown up with the old concepts of power, which separate nature and people. Power was and is equated with domination. Freedom of choice
is limited and will remain so long term.
In contrast to this, there is symbolism, the range of symbolic forms for symbolic healing. It is firmly anch ored in healing traditions, in the knowledge of old teachers. In healing shamanism it is combined with modern healing diversity.
In „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“ and in „Shamanic Clinic Europe“ our work is profoundly embedded in these f orms of healing, in everyday, annual and life cycles.
Especially the time around the winter solstice is rich in symbolism. It can help everyone to master these times of crisis, by bringing this back into consciousness. Symbols are not only effective through their suggestive power, but they reconcile and bring about healing. They lead to an identification with spiritual powers, which are conveyed through the symbols. A symbol for the winter solstice is the apple, which, from the earliest times, pointed to th e tree of life and to the light in the other worlds. Here we also find the kingdom of Asgard, which lies close to the World Tree. The Asin Idun guards magic apples there, which keep the gods eternally young. In Nordic mythology the apple was a symbol of the mother’s breast and nourishing love. In this primeval wisdom the material world was pure spirit.
In Greek mythology, Dionysus was seen as the creator of the apple tree. Our apple tree of today has suffered many bredings, but its genealogical tree goes fa r back in time and reaches as far as the Orient and north western India. There you can find the Pomegranate tree, a medicinal plant, also depicted in art monuments of the Assyrians and Egyptians.
If we listen to the symbolic language of the apple, we hear its whisper again: „God is in all things, nature and life itself follows eternal change. Life emerges from death, day from night, creation originates from darkness“. We wish you a good time! Regina Hruska
The old programmes aimed at improving performance and growth have ended and new
programmes are preparing to take over control. The development of the earth and the
evolution of mankind has always shown itself in surges. We are now experiencing such a
shift both personally and globally without knowing where we are being shifted to. But we
do know that it is about reconnecting with the earth, with creation and about the
preservation of life.
Advent is a time when we remember that each of us carries an expec tation of salvation
within. Those who resign can do so for a short time, but in our souls a different script
exists: The text of life and the eternal.
Advent is a time of fairy tales and stories. They contain memories of something that has
already happened and perhaps the blueprints for what is to come. Also the Advent wreath
tells profound stories. We can follow them, absorb their vibrations and make them come
closer. The Advent wreath symbolises the wheel, the cycle of life and its connection with creation. With its 4 candles it reflects our link with the four cardinal points, their healing powers, angels, archangels and elemental beings. All together work for the good, true and beautiful. We can imagine these connections as lines of light, as light fille d paths and watch how they build healing, round rooms in the cycle of life.
The Advent wreath usually is decorated with red candles. Red, the colour of blood, of life,
of love. In them vibrates the whole, the sacred, the self healing power of life.
In this special Advent we wish you to be touched by it, to be able to remove the separating
aspects and to enter into a connection that eliminates all loneliness and brings about
healing. This might be a different software, a different programme. Only we ourselves decide whether we enter the matrix of fear and terror, or whether we stay in the space of trust and love. The earth and its transformations too need access to these healing desires, healing processes and healing powers.
As we light the candles on the Advent wreath, let us remember that there are many possibilities for healing and that we need the cooperation of the Sacred without which we are and will hardly be able to cope with the challenges, difficulties and negative forces of our time. We look forward to meet you in Seminare Termine
People, societies and the earth are facing fundamental changes. The excessive activity has subsided, although many still believe the stories of the good fairy who will set everything right. We all face obstacles that violently try to express their true ess ence under false pretences. The whole earth is infused with insecurity. A virus has broken down the protective walls in which so many have felt safe. What can we still rely on?
We rely on those who value creation and walk with us on the changing path. The magic of our presence requires courage to accept what is dying while the new has not yet arrived. It requires the willingness and confidence to jump into the arms of the unknown.
In „Light aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“ we invite everyone to use the social lockdown for the benefit of the individual and the whole and to strengthen the threads of life that are based solely on love towards creation. The basis for this is the responsibility we have for each other and for the earth. This is not an easy task.
We are dealing with forces that try to reverse the path of development on earth and block our efforts. For many it will be a hard way to learn new things and to reconnect with the Christ
power, the helpful spirits, with the earth and its forgotten wi sdom, with its new ways and signposts. And for some it will be difficult, if not impossible, to admit their failure, to stand up again and begin anew, purified. Many people sense the clash, the conflict between two different energies. Energies
that try to cut the threads of life on all levels, to manipulate, to „robotise“, to misuse visions. Imaginations and nonsense are brought into the world and in their manifestation new and rigid patterns are installed, wrapped in promises to control the earth with comp uters, technologies, science and materialism.
The spiritual energy is completely different. It is peaceful and healing and wants to
manifest. People can easily get lost in conflict, but also in the new healing energy. For this reason the channel of connec tion, the connection to Christ consciousness, the link to the divine field, to the helpful, to ancestors is of great importance. Many find this bond wordlessly in nature, but I recommend with all my heart to do this consciously, with whatever means are at your disposal. This disorientation in the global social shutdown will not be solved with only rational or only spiritual practices. We need to be consequent, we need to open the temples of our hearts and the decision to walk the path in freedom. We need a clear focus on the changes in connection with nature, we need protective covers and shamanic knowledge and practice that give impulses to walk new paths. In this sense I cordially invite you to participate in our „Shamanic Journey on Winter Solstice“. This journey explores new ways, like life it is based on cyclical principles, in contrast to what we are always taught: from day to day, from week to week… In the shamanic journey everyone can experience the healing creative process in which there is much “ time“ and which opens healing spaces.
Samhain – culture of death
Before the pandemic, death found access to people at the latest at Samhain/All Saints‘ Day. Since March of this year, however, entire societies have been confronted with its flights of sparks.
Death is the most individual experience of man and at the same time the most universal. No death is like the other, one day it becomes reality. Samhain should remind us of that, but this festival has degenerated into a business. The once holy cult of the Celts has fallen into oblivion, as well as the awareness of our mortality, of the connections to our ancestors, of all those who work in other worlds.
But today I would like to give you a little insight into the views of death in other cultures and the views of healing shamanism.
The culture of death in Ancient Egypt still has an influence on the Occident today. Thanks to the spiritual insight of the initiates, they knew about the intertwining of body and soul during their lifetime and tried to preserve the „sun body“ (Ka, Ba, soul bird out of gold, doppelganger, ancestor), which detaches itself in death. Death rites are described to us in shimmering rays, fear-soothing sources of the consent of life and death. Where the soul flies back to the stars, to the origin of its being. For her, heaven was the benevolent goddess Nut, who in primeval times was embraced by the earth god Geb and who was later separated by the wind god Schu. Long before Christianity’s belief in the resurrection, they knew about the transformation of all concentrated life forces into light.
Fear began only with the Greek – Roman culture, the views darkened increasingly, while at the same time the intellect developed strongly. From this time on, uncertainty and fear began to dominate. This fear remained in early Christianity, when a god had to pass through death. This fear made people unhappy all these centuries, hindering all joy by fear and trembling. To this day it forbids everything and in this constant anxiety man loses his vitality.
For us as shamans, death is both dawn and dusk at the same time, allowing us to overcome the lack of understanding of the great mysteries. This leads us to the connection to the guardian of the present time epoch, the archangel Michael. We know that death stands beside us, forcing us to let go of the clinging, the holding. In his company he makes us capable again and again to leave the body and to make it available to the helpful ones in the shamanic journey.
Many seekers of knowledge, who want to experience the ups and downs of the spiritual world, usually turn away from shamanism disappointed, because many shamans meanwhile follow a mediumism instead of taking the hard way of expanding their consciousness.
For us as healing shamans death means the victory of the spirit, the turning-out from the physical. Therefore shamanic journeys are something special, then it becomes possible to contact something forgotten by others in the spiritual tissue. In the shamanic journey the soul of the shamaness becomes the priestess of the spirit, the mediator, who is at the same time able to receive information and translate it into the earthly language.
The business of selling pumpkins, which fascinate with their variety of colours and special shapes, flourishes as the time around All Souls‘ Day/Aller Saints‘ Day approaches. The mass spectacles on Samhain, which covered up the origins of these festivals for years before the pandemic, will not take place to the same extent this year as in previous years.
Should we perhaps take the opportunity to remember the rituals of our ancestors?
These memories, which are stored deep in our cultural memory, lead us first and foremost to the turnips. They planted turnips, which we now call „wild turnips“. Turnips, which promoted human and animal health, were not for sale. At best they could be traded. Many of our crops can no longer be traced back to their origin. However, our current beet seems to be descended from the „Beta vulgaris“, the wild beet. Today, it only grows in a few regions.
Turnips, like other vegetable plants, have developed a diversity over the centuries. From growing cycle to growing cycle, many breeding practices have been used, not counting genetic manipulation. These were no longer aimed at producing varieties that could be propagated by seed.
This raises the question of course, what has really remained of the tradition of our ancestors regarding Samhain (and other central annual festivals)?
It is certain that there are only a few testimonies of Roman and Greek authors left. Even the interpretation of the texts is not easy, as the people and their view of the world is very different from ours. They had a different humanism, thought and lived differently.
Since much of what was once is now covered with a veil of mystery, this naturally opens the door to simplification. We believe that anyone who is not able to lose contact with the present world view to experience the spiritual wisdom of the ancestors will be wrong in any of our seminars. Whoever wants to take imagination, comfort, ignorance, fantasy and folklore with him on the inner path of initiation, which is offered by the shamanic training in „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“, is on the wrong track.
Regina Hruska „Our path is similar to that of our ancestors: to fit into the cosmic whole, to bundle personal energies into one single spiritual energy and to use its powerful effects for the benefit of nature, spirits and human beings. This is what the power of the ritual and the shamanic journey to Samhain in „Licht aus der Jurte Shamanic Centre Vienna“ stands for.
During this trainings we found, that our european shamanism contains every old shamanic practice everywhere else in the world.
Our souls operate in spiritual worlds, as well as in mundane world. Our special knewledge comes from our contact with the ancestros. We can seek guidance for the european shamans in our history, before they where killed by the catholic church. Our shamanism is practical spirituality, is helpful. We are spiritual scientists, we work with spiritual realities. For this we have some training in the forest this days.
In this training we prepared us for powerful shamanic ceremonial work, rituals and ceremonies. They are in this time our vehicle to create change. They keep us strong and hold us in unconditional love and light. Our ancestors teach us how to survive this time.
To have power, to rule means to set up rules, to establish them and to monitor their compliance in a variety of ways. This is what we are currently experiencing and some of us are beginning to understand the framework in which people see the world. But Easter is just around the corner and after a visit to an organic farmer where I bought eggs, I decided to write about chickens. Perhaps this blog will be helpful to look at the shady machinery going on behind the scenes, behind regulations, system pressures, power interests, lobbies, stubbornness, ignorance and prohibitions.
Journey to the ancestors of our chickens
In the rhythm of our heartbeat we can travel far back in time. To a time when there were fewer borders, fences and barriers. There we meet a bird that later received the name Bankiva chicken. Chicken, cock and chick loved the free fields, meadows and forest edges, in whose dense bushes they built their nests. When man found these nests, he took some eggs and found them digestible. If they killed a chicken, they found its meat tasty. Man was integrated into the living system of nature. The waste of one was food for another. Man, too, found himself tied into an interdependent network.
The Bankiva chicken went on a journey with mankind, long before Christ’s birth, and came from the Far East, first to Egypt, later to Greece and via the Roman Empire it migrated northwards to us. Chickens on farms could still do everything. They gave everything that was needed on the farm.
Which chickens do we live with today?
About a hundred years ago, man changed his relationship to chicken, chicks and roosters. Homo sapiens began to breed. He wanted a chicken that gave the best meat and as many eggs as possible. But this did not succeed. Only after World War II did research manage to split the chicken into broilers and laying hens.
After only one month, broilers produced enough meat to be slaughtered. An egg laying hen lays more than 300 eggs a year, then it is regarded useless.
Roosters have a hard time. They are no longer kept for their beautiful plumage or for their fighting skills. They have become useless, they give no eggs and very little meat. Male chicks go into the shredder right after birth. Genetic modifications make it possible that the few remaining breeds are less susceptible to diseases. The European also eats only the chicken legs, perhaps also the breasts of the animals, all other parts of the body are shipped and exported to China.
Happy Holy Time in the maximization society in which we all live. One of the possibilities we have is to support and promote the local small farmers, organic and Demeter farmers. On their farms we experience what it means to think in long periods of time.
But in my opinion this alone is not enough. Our society needs a spiritual foundation in which life and living together is once again valuable and we can get out of the dilemma of the climate crisis, economic crisis, inequality crisis and the crisis of democracy.
Our food is at least as important as protective masks, gloves and respirators for the medical system, which has been brought down in recent years. Everyone will agree with me that now we are slowly learning to get out of our western hyperindividualism and realize that we belong to a larger whole. But strengthening our feelings of connection to life on earth does not always bring ease and harmony.
Apart from the horror and concern that the Corona crisis and the slowly developing economic crisis are causing in every single person, we also have to take a look at the dilemma of agriculture.
Spring, time to sow and plant
The sowing of maize will begin shortly or has already begun in some parts of the country. Everyone, even those who cannot afford it, is hungry for organic food and perhaps it is beneficial for us all to take a closer look at what is happening to our plants. I don’t think that now, in this time of crisis, the use of pesticides, the poisoning of life and the marketing behaviour have changed. The first step is to pay attention and be mindful of what is happening behind the scenes of the global health crisis.
Let us remember The maize originally comes from Mexico, where it has been cultivated for thousands of years before Christ. Columbus brought the corn to Spain, where it was successfully cultivated around 1525. In addition to tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin, potatoes and beans it was a valuable gift to Europe. Corn is an Indian cultivated plant that has been around for centuries! A gift from the gods! A life without corn was unimaginable for the Indians. Corn was considered sacred and in it the „corn deity“ was worshipped. It is still used today in various rituals and festivals and helps to establish contact with the spirits, being addressed as „his deity“. Corn is considered a symbol of life. In the advanced civilizations of the Maya, Sioux, Apache, Hopi, Iroquois, Cherokee, Aztecs etc. corn was the most important food plant, the food of the gods. At present, in South America, attempts are being made to destroy the few indigenous peoples that still exist.
Now they are planting, harvest is in autumn
In autumn thousands of tons of maize are brought to Austrian warehouses. But not for our food! Animals are fed with maize, although ruminants cannot tolerate this food. What happens to the rest? People don’t eat polenta anymore, or maybe we return to the poor – people – food?
Clever businessmen are producing citric acid for the food and beverage industry, detergent industry and technical industries. We used to run our televisions on maize and since the end of subsidy contracts, farmers who participated in the conversion to „energy farming“ are in financial difficulties! A brief review: As a result of the blind promotion of so-called alternative energy sources, the plants on our fields were used as energy sources for electricity generation in biogas plants or as heating pellets. Only a few years ago, the motto was „tank instead of plate“. Biodiesel was produced from rapeseed, and bioethanol from corn and soya, and was often transported over long distances.
In the past, the collective cultivation of maize led to social ties and to identity-giving institutions.The herding of seeds and the knowledge of different seeds gradually got lost with the commercialization of seeds. Manipulated seeds are patented, and farmers have to pay royalties on purchase. The products are sold together with crop protection products. In addition to the control of cultivation, the ability to produce by oneself is also largely lost. Transnational food companies disguise the origin and nature of the raw materials. The postmodern consumer society has control over the food that is put on the table. The less critical the consumers are, the easier it is to make the real processes invisible. Even in the time of crisis one is tempted to quickly supply the body with energy, no matter if and how it affects the physical, emotional and mental level. The basic food corn is threatened worldwide, we are all affected by it and we are all obliged to create awareness and to do our best. Only together we can change this!
Let us give thanks to what supports our lives. If you go for a walk now during the quarantine period, you might do this little meditation.
So the next time you pass a plant or a tree, please take a moment. You can say thanks for the oxygen, which would not be there without the wonderful work the plants and trees do. Without them, we would not exist. Maybe your heart is also touched by the sorrow and pain of all our fellow creatures on this earth. Don’t keep this pain inside you. Open yourself to the healing powers in the immeasurable web of life, crying is also a way of turning to them. Maybe then you will be able to redefine what a good life is.
The time had come when the earth had been put in danger by barbaric powers. The corridors for weapons and technologies that are destructive to humans and nature are still open. The people are startled, luxury shopping and mass consumption, which for the majority obscures the clear view, has been abolished for the time being. The inner focus on the sugar-sweet world of consumption, greed and thus the effects on nature have remained. The high fever of the earth sinks only temporarily, it needs a comprehensive „treatment“, no short-term medicine. So do people who need social, economic and health-related, long-term care.
Waiting for answers
Regina Hruska „For a long time we have been asking ourselves how the human race came up with the idea of being able to buy heaven with all its inhabitants? To sell the earth that supports each individual, with its sacred elements, the fires, waters and airs, for money and gold? You know all about the cycles of oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, calcium and iron. You know the micro-circuits, their complex cooperation, all the interconnections and feedback loops in the cycles of nature. Look in the rear-view mirror, how did it end when gods, giants, humans tried this?
We ask ourselves, how could you forget the sacredness of every plant, blade of grass, tree, stone… and seriously disturb the life systems on earth? How could you deforest landscapes, contaminate waters with your garbage, kill with your waste thousands of animals and experiment with the weather?
How could you not treat animals in the seas, in the air and on land like your brothers and sisters? Many of the unique, irreplaceable life forms have left and many are already leaving.
How could you contaminate the holy earth with your poisons, garbage, noise, microwaves, cheap oils, pesticides, fertilizers, GM productions, your GPS controlled harvesters, your electronic farms, your greed, your drugs, your radioactivity, your weapons?
How can you look away from the great suffering of the streams of refugees, the discrimination of women, of small farmers and organic farmers?…“
Sweet prospects? From a healing shamanic point of view, there is a danger that everything will remain the same after the current pandemic. The Earth’s ice sheets will continue to recede, permafrost will melt, the Amazon rainforest will be abused and ecosystems will be damaged. There is a danger that the slogan of unlimited growth will continue to confuse the minds and counter the wisdom of the earth with over-activity.
There have always been jobs without economic growth. There are economic models where there is social justice, where there is no poverty. Let us break the negative feedback and spirals, let us seek ways out of competition, war economy and unlimited growth. Let us support future generations who want to prevent the further decomposition of the ecosphere, the further crimes against humanity and nature. There is also potential in the religions. But above all, the energy of constructive change, the spiritual foundation of the earth, is found in „Heilschamanismus“ and in the integral shamanic associations on this earth.Nach oben
From heaven and earth we have inherited the gift of being creative, loving beings. There are many forces that envy us and create conflict and destruction. The powerful community of microbes, as old and wise as humanity, has suffered great damage in the Earth’s network of agro-industries and has sounded the alarm with Covid – 19. Do we understand why, or are we acting out of fear? Regina Hruska „I send you a meditation from „Licht aus der Jurte – Shamanic Centre Vienna“ that can help you to create health and peace in you. Somebody can read this meditation slowly for you or you can have it read to people who are afraid“.
Let your breath relax… And open your awareness to all the potentials that are slumbering in your throat, larynx center, the source of your creative word … sink more and more deeper into your being … and be more and more present in yourself … slowly begin to focus on a point behind the center of your larynx… begin to visualize how a golden knot forms here… This golden knot develops golden threads… and these threads are connected to a bright cool star in the center of the earth and a bright cool star in the center of the universe… These two threads remain connected to the golden knot behind your throat… Some threads go into your head, other threads go into your heart…
The space of your throat is made up of cells, living atoms, microbes, mineral parts, photons of light, etc… If they were not held together by the light of the radiant cool stars, they would be scattered everywhere… Your throat centre resonates with these stars… and as you remain in this connection you also perceive the warm light of your heart…
The warm light from your heart begins to reflect in all the particles of your laryngeal center, perhaps creating geometric patterns, beautiful colors and shapes that are constantly moving and changing… Ask now that your perfect geometric pattern will take its form in your throat… and notice the aura of light that slowly forms around your laryngeal center… take your time…
And when you have perceived your geometric pattern in your throat and its light aura, send waves of peaceful wake-up calls to the people with their help, send peaceful wake-up calls around the planet… do this several times… do it again and again…
And now at the end, return to your breathing… let your breath flow slowly… and in your time, you are awake again, alert and fresh.
The life element water comprises everything, humans, animals and the nature as a whole. According to the view of healing shamanism, its qualities are the universal, the indeterminable. Water is itself defined as an element, because it helps living beings to live, because it binds life to itself. It is a primordial motherly principle and acts as a primordial organ of life. Water is the carrier of all cosmic rhythms, it is the contact surface in which water and air exchange. Water is a passageway, it is woven from wisdom and flows in meanders and waves. Water is the motor of all weather processes, a regulator for the climate and plays a decisive role in the heat balance of the earth. The wisdom of water points to the mental and spiritual nature of the humans and gives life to the body. It cleanses, purifies, heals, clears, refreshes and balances. It works warm and cold, light, dark and colourful, has a regulating and healing effect and leads to a lively, moving balance.
Water – the existential question of mankind
Water has been deprived of its universality, it can no longer be the mediator of living wisdom, it is no longer able to communicate with heaven. A chemical inferno is ongoing in which the pollution has won and the living streams of life have fallen ill. We are in a battle for life and death!
Healing shamans are standing on the side of life!
Right at the beginning: demands and solutions only work if they have an inner weight. If we are ready to endure and express the pain. Solutions are not only technical and economical, but it is the consciousness of each individual and of all humanity that is required!
What are we asking for? How do we find our way back to the spirit of nature?
We reject the abstract, mechanized, calculable forces and laws of nature, which are captured and represented in formulas that lead to planless handling. We refuse to see water as a dead substance, which is only a source of energy, transport medium for ships, nuclear submarines, dirt and plastic. We reject the radical demythologization, the final abolition of the divine. We don’t want water pumped into cities from dead bodies of water. We want the abolition of full automation from the cradle to the grave, which brings with it an objectified nature deprived of wisdom. We reject the optimum of economic efficiency, the non-fraternal competition in which ethical demands are exhausted and a network of egoisms is at work. This network uses carelessness, confusion, whitewash, trivialization, irony, coercion… We refuse to think in terms of dead processes and the production of goods that only serve the convenience of civilisation.
The new water awareness
Solution and cure can only be found if diagnoses are clear and if there is cooperation with responsible water experts and a new orientation of the technology. We need apocalyptic decisions that support us in our fight with the dragon if we want to regain brotherhood and awe of man and nature.
Water, the great healer of all living things
Water is a healer, if we become aware that life is working towards a wholeness, that it runs in rhythms, flows in the time stream, is in resonance with the infinite. If we become aware that water flows through all our lives as a mediator, connecting nature, life and death by constantly overcoming death. Water has a transforming effect in its healing nature, it dissolves what is stuck and promotes flexible thinking. Water flows in a living swing, vibrates in freedom. It leads us to look at the whole and to the need to revive earth, air and water. There will be no solution if we do not take the living back into our thinking. The solution lies within each of us and in the awe of the „blood of the earth“, in the sacrifice of selfish drives, the training of consciousness and the reconnection with the life spirit of the earth.
I would like to start with a look at the current ecocide, in which we experience crimes against all living nature, from the point of view of healing shamanism. This is also my very personal view as a shaman in „Light from the Jurte – Shamanic Centre Vienna“ .
Let’s look out of the window, and this should be done by all those who think they are safe or in the „shamanic scene“ and think that it is enough to drum to the earth a little bit, to attend some courses, to make some trips to shamans.
What do shamans have to look at? Let me give you a little overview: We are experiencing the biggest mass extinction since the time of the dinosaurs, loss of biodiversity in water, air and earth. The enormous global death of trees, the loss of biomass and storms, floods, erosion and droughts, due to overheating. The monocultures of agro-industries provide food with pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, neonicotinoids, glyphosate and agents developed for chemical warfare. At the same time, large-scale cultivation with heavy machinery compacts the soil and makes it unusable. This kind of cultivation causes the massive dying of bees, insects, wild animals, earthworms and microorganisms.
Global meat industries with their intensive animal husbandry and cruelty to animals ruin small farmers and promote ideological, dogmatic lifestyles. In this situation of agriculture, who dares to say a word against our farmers who have provided for our food for thousands of years? We are witnessing over-consumption, with the corporations‘ sole aim being to maximise personal profit.
Advertising strategies create needs that they cannot meet. The strategies of disinformation are sophisticated and spread through mainstream media. Microwaves and high-frequency radiation, as G5, do not only affect bees and insects. We are experiencing a plastic tsunami, microplastics, nano garbage, heavy metals and invasive toxins in all liquids and solids, including animal and human bodies. Cancer is on the rise, the body’s own defence systems no longer function. We encounter damaging oil exploration through maximum oil production and fracking, radioactivity with nuclear power, nuclear bomb construction and nuclear tests, genetic manipulation, sonar pollution in the oceans through oversized ships and submarines, wars with the involvement of global weapons industries, overexploitation of ores and metals. An unprecedented climate disruption, through deforestation and destruction of the ecosystems of the Amazon – rainforest, the melting of Arctic and Greenland ice, the thawing of the permafrost, the warming of the oceans.
The head in the sand
Regina Hruska says: „For shamans worldwide spiritual energy and nature have never been separated. The earth was their host and they acted as a link between the spirit and the earth. I think the awareness that sacred things on this earth are being destroyed has not yet sunk into the shamans‘ heads and hearts. They leave the countermeasures to young people who are screaming their heads off on the streets. I experience this as a painful betrayal of everything that is holy. You don’t become a shaman by attending some courses, which might provide you with a certificate. You don’t become a shaman if you travel to shaman teachers, come back after a short time and think that you are a shaman now. In „Licht aus der Jurte – Shamanic Centre Vienna“ at every seminar and every day of the training the participants have to realize that they are walking an initiation path with all the challenges that go with it. And this includes taking responsibility for: the living networks of nature, a fair balance between economic, social and ecological needs for us today and for future generations. We must be aware that it is not enough to call the ancestors, but that we ourselves are ancestors and must work and act as guardians of this earth. If the way inside does not also lead to the outside, to our connection with the world around us, then shamanic work is an ego trip and not what it should be.
Shamans, also me in my beginning, needs to heal themselves of suffering and inner darkness.
This ist the way to become a healed healer, with personal knowledge of suffering, internal wilderness and darkness.
Just sitting under the sky, waiting for answer….
Shamanism today ist not only nostalgia for the past. Today it needs the understanding of human beings as well as nature in all her parts in our destroyed civilisation.
The way of shaman is a great and hard way. You will not become a shaman if you buy some seminars.
This initiation – ceremony have the power to change shamans life fort the better.
We will like to invite you to our ceremonies in the Shamanic Centre in Vienna.
Come if you are at a crossroad, when you are seeking healing….
We all have power and energy in us. The power to create and the energy to destroy.
An integral part of shamans power is silence, is fortyfying relationship with all.
The drum is a circle, like the sun and the moon….Shamanism can help to give us strength and power in this global challenge.
The main thing ist hat we are finding more capacity to love. Only love can listen to the life and to the earth spirit.
Retourning what is esssential and really matters.
In our ceremonies we pray with and for you.
It opens the pathways to healing and power.
In this journey the shaman is calling her spiritual teacher in the upper world.
There is a world full of healing for all of us.
There is a world full of unconditional love for all of us.
There is a world for well – being for all of us.
The dimensions opened by the curative shamanism are like a rainbow. It seems not to exist but it does. We can see it, but we cannot touch it. No one can buy it, own it or use it just for him/herself. Its outward appearance lets us take a look into spiritual worlds. This is a dark time, filled with suffering and uncertainty. Many people feel like living cells in a larger body and it is natural, that we feel the trauma of our world. We are not afraid, we feel no anger or fear, because this responses arise from the depth of our caring.
Also the curative perception is like the sun, which is always shining inside of us as our full potential. We are able to see everything clearly in this space, there is no judgement here, which keeps us away from being deep in thought or analysing our emotions. It is a presence – existence in nowhere – of a dual world with all the opportunities and special abilities it enables. Here we can experience what we really are, something that cannot be reduced to a physical form.
Your personal potential is going to be uncovered, developed and trained on a continuous basis. We observe how a spirit functions, how thoughts and emotions occur, how we identify ourselves with it as well as we watch how a de-identification works. How one can cleanse, settle, let go. Quiet inside waters are going to be aroused so that one can get rid of everything blinding, spiritually unnecessary and conditioned.
Shamanic trainings and practice never become routine. They are an inner concentration, clarity, opening of your heart. They are such qualities as generosity, patience, sympathy.
We do not get carried away by our fascination with shamanic rituals; we just live our ordinary lives, whereas we do not forget to keep the space for purity.
We use different concepts, but we never let them set us a limit.
It is indeed a joyful discipline, which requires us to make some real efforts.
Curative shamanism is a living reality, not just an archaic technique. It is a complicated system, but its success always depends on how much effort and decisiveness you invest as well as on what means you have at your disposal.
Only one motive can be acceptable for us — helping other creatures through time and space. We also should undertake tasks of those who cannot handle them themselves and accept responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions. To avoid changes or freedom for safety is not our way.
We connect ourselves with the helping creatures in all the worlds that only exist to help others. We learn to open ourselves to them, to connect ourselves with the everlasting stream of their awareness, energy and strength. It is a difficult task that requires us to renounce the decay of our bodies, minds and souls.
Good or bad, every thought we have is a prayer. Affecting first the originator of thought.
But we identify with the sky, not the clouds!
Regina HruskaNach oben