One tree. Many branches.
Chiron Armand is a spirit-initiated shaman practicing in a contemporary Western context. He brings to bear in his practice more than a decade of experience in Neo-Pagan, African-diasporic, Polytheist, and contemporary shamanic religious and magical traditions in addition to an upbringing in Protestant American Christian mythos.
All of humanity's spiritual and wellness traditions share a common root.
Shamanism is humanity's earliest wellness modality, encompassing practices found around the world for
- discovering the actual root of dysfunction & dis-ease,
- sensing into events in the past, present, and future,
- accessing healing for the body, mind, and spirit,
- communicating with helping spirits, and
- bringing us into right relationship with our environment.
The word shaman, popularized by Western anthropologists, has its origins in the indigenous Siberian word šamán, with a root prefix meaning to know.
Shamans are often "called" by dreams and signs before experiencing near-fatal crisis followed by training, but some work in hereditary traditions.