Rachel Mann, PhD founded MettaKnowledge for Peace to heal the effects of trauma, violence, and conflict on our bodies, minds and spirits in both individuals and communities in order to foster a lasting worldwide peace with the best tools from the western sciences, social sciences, psychology, Buddhism and the new shamanism in the West. She offers private shamanic healing sessions, a complete curriculum on contemporary shamanism, and consulting to organizations working with problems of our collective suffering. She is also director of Peace is the Human Way project, a digital archive of the teachings of peace of living and deceased Native Americans. More»
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Rachel is available to give one-hour shamanic healing sessions at Sacred Circle Books in Alexandria, Virginia once a month: the next dates are Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4. To make an appointment, call 703-299-9309.
Rachel offers a rich and complete curriculum on shamanism applicable for contemporary times in the Great Medicine Wheel of the New Earth. We work with a Great Earth Wheel as we build a healing bundle, or mesa, in the South American tradition. Check out the Spiritual and Personal Transformation program and/or the Integrated Shamanic Healing program. Sign up for the next workshop: North Lodge: Archetypal Realms at Bridge Between the Worlds Retreat Center. Limited space available. For information about rates and payment options, click here. To register, click here.
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Every season, I feature a Native American who has been offering teachings on how to foster peace and live in harmony with the Earth. The Venerable Dhyani is a rare and almost undiscovered jewel in a world where the names of Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn and the Dalai Lama are well know.....click here for more. Find out more about her new book, Learning Cherokee Ways: The Ywahoo Path.
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I am an educator, scholar, writer and shamanic healer working to bring understanding about the causes and consequences of violence and conflict and in so doing, to help us all heal the world and foster peace. My work is directly influenced by my lifelong spiritual practice in Buddhism and in new forms adapted into the West from Native American spirituality, sometimes called shamanism. I am actively involved in educating westerners about the power, truth and efficacy of the spiritual and healing practices of both indigenous peoples and their new forms in the West. I seek to put these wisdom traditions on the same footing as Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and the Muslim faiths. Indigenous and shamanic spiritual traditions offer all of us something very unique in service of healing our world in these critical times. We need not let go of our own belief systems, religions, or cultures in order to benefit from their power. To this end, I also link the words and works of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other renowned peacemakers to the teachings of peace, healing and compassion found in shamanism and other indigenous wisdom traditions. more