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. To find out dates and make an appointment, call 703-299-9309.
Rachel offers a rich and complete curriculum on shamanism for contemporary times. We work with a beautiful Earth Wheel as we build a healing bundle, or mesa. Check out the Spiritual and Personal Transformation program and/or the Integrated Shamanic Healing program. Sign up for the next workshop: Divine Abundance at Bridge Between the Worlds Retreat Center. Limited space available. For information about rates and payment options, click here. To register, click here.
Native American Medicine and Trauma Healing: A Groundbreaking Conference at the University of Virginia, April 11-13, 2014
From April 9-11, 2014, the University of Virginia will host a major conference entitled “Native American Medicine and Trauma Healing.” This groundbreaking event will be co-sponsored by the UVA Contemplative Sciences Center, the American Tribes Project, MettaKnowledge for Peace, and the UVA American Indian Student Organization.
This conference will bring together up to 20 Native and non-Native American (NA) teachers, physicians, scholars, and practitioners interested in exploring the intersection between Native American healing and contemplative traditions and medical science, psychology, the humanities, and social sciences with a particular focus on addressing the impact of trauma on individuals and communities.
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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