Learning shamanism from a book is like running with a razor sharp Ouija board.
Spirit Walk Ministry is a non-profit shamanic studies ministry, emphasizing spiritual awakening through personal existential experiences. We are dedicated to a non-proselytizing approach to the awakening of philosophical, spiritual and religious ideas and providing the traveler with a mystical three ring circus of shamanic experiences in order to reawaken them to the wonders of the journey.
The essence of the path to enlightenment is not about the road beneath your feet, but the vista before your eyes. It is about what you see and what you experience. It is about how you come to accept what you see and experience as meaningful to you and how you assimilate these things into the view of reality that is yours alone.
There is no inherently “wrong path” for you to set out upon, if that path is the way you sincerely feel drawn to travel at that moment in your life. Any spiritual conception of life from the precepts of Animism to Zoroastrianism, and any signpost you find along that path, from Astrology to a Zen Garden has the potential to help guide you in the right direction on the unique journey that is your Spirit Walk.
If in time, after you have examined the path you have been traveling, you feel drawn to leave the path to take up another there is no need to feel either shame, or a sense of failure in doing so. You cast no aspersions on either yourself for having taken that path or on any other traveler still upon that path by leaving them to go another way.
Spirit Walk Ministry is here to serve as a living reference library, housing a collection of spiritual ideas and mystic experiences that may, in some way, enlighten the spiritual traveler and aid them in meeting the challenges they will face on their journey.
We at the Ministry see our role as that of clerks in this library, gathering together information and making it freely available to any and all that come here. However, though we are here to provide pilgrims with the books they may need, ...
the books are for each pilgrim to read and interpret for themselves.
This website is not going to be appropriate for everyone, nor is it meant to be. If you are seeking some sort of spiritual "cheat sheet” or some "psychic reading" in order to find shortcuts around the challenges that you need to face on your path, we would advise you to look elsewhere. This is a place of self discovery and we are here to aid the sincere and dedicated pilgrims who have summoned the courage to undertake “the Journey”.
Parroting the answers of others is the road to Indoctrination
The Enlightened are awake and unbound
The Indoctrinated are asleep and in chains
Awaken and Break Free
There are many paths leading to the library and many doors through which the pilgrim may enter. This is not a destination, only a way station along the route. Traveling the path that lead you here was only one part of your journey and your quest now is to discover the path that you need to travel when you leave here, so that you may continue toward your true destination.
You will find no messiah or guru here to tell you the way you should travel and no one here is going to try to sell you any maps or travel accessories to carry along with you. Instead, you must heed the inner call that is drawing you to take up the path you need to travel and summon the courage from within to take up that path and go forward undaunted on your Spirit Walk, wherever that path may seem to be leading. That is the essence of the shamanic experience and the true path to awakening the power that is within you and to finding your way back home to where it all began.
There is a school of thought which says that you should consult a map on these occasions, but to such people I merely say, 'Ha! What if you have no map to consult? What if you have a map but it's of the Dordogne?' My own strategy is to find a car, or the nearest equivalent, which looks as if it knows where it is going and follow it. I rarely end up where I was intending to go, but often I end up somewhere that I needed to be.
If you care about what other people think; you will always be their prisoner.