In today's society many come to believe there is a "pill" that will solve everything. In reality, enlightenment is a means to clarify any external distraction that limits our internal knowing of Truth, Wisdom, and Love. SHI knows that as we engage in an intimate relationship with our entire energetic body, we open ourselves to receive the messages and answers to our deepest questions and perceived dis-ease. This permits the individual to be continually transformed and to evolve as new awareness, knowledge, and empowerment allows the client to take charge of their own healing journey.
Shamanism existed before recorded history and is believed to be the oldest spiritual practice in the world based on animism, a world of living energy we call Kawsay. Shamanism has withstood the oppression from governments and religions that perceive it to be a superstitious and primitive practice. Shamanism has always expressed a sharing of common ritual, beliefs, and ceremonial practices without a shared language or direct communication between originating communities. SHI's foundation is predominantly influenced by South American shamanic ceremonies and teachings.
Shamans link the three-dimensional and unseen worlds of existence through the spirit world in order to heal, contact deceased relatives and ancestors, and expand consciousness. Basic qualities of nature that are not bound by beginning and end - joy, hope, truth, wisdom, life force, spirit, love - are found at depths that run from parent to child, family to generation, community to civilization. SHI is committed to healing the common Universal thread - Munay - that is contained in all so that when our healing begins, the outcomes are seen and felt infinitely beyond our physical body and 3-D world.
The Shamanic Healing Institute's mission is to heal and teach people through individual and group spiritual healing sessions, workshops, retreats, practitioner education programs, and products. Paul Sivert founded SHI to preserve the cross-cultural healing traditions and teachings, and to integrate them into an energy healing practice. The modern world erroneously labels shamanic practices as primitive. At SHI, Paul strives to preserve the knowledge and techniques that are being passed between generations through shamanic healers. He is continually discovering what has been forgotten within himself in order to provide service to others. Each of us has a spiritual body, also known as the soul. Energy medicine is intended to heal the soul. Healing the soul brings harmony to thoughts and feelings and restoration to the body's health. Just as one seeks healing and cures from medical or alternative healthcare professionals for physical and mental ailments, we invite you to seek energy healing and education services to heal your soul at the Shamanic Healing Institute. Please take a moment to click through this website. We know that you are seeking a new direction for your healing and spiritual growth. We hope you afford us the opportunity to serve you.
As a former skeptic of Shamanism, I am continually amazed at the effectiveness of the Paul's techniques. I have now been studying Shamanism under Paul. I considered myself to be a healthy, happy, and effective person before looking into Shamanism. Since I have integrated Shamanism into my life I feel that I am more efficient, more purposeful, and more aware of the world I live in. My work and life performance have improved. A new dimension has opened up for me.
Paul was the first person who wasn't daunted by the fact that I had only terrifying body memories; no words for what happened to me in childhood. He very skillfully, working alongside his spirit guides, retrieved my lost soul parts returning my memories and voice to me. Because of Paul's unwavering faith and confidence as a shaman and my perseverance in "coming back" I now have a life.
I attended your workshop at the Natural Living Expo. I wanted to thank you again and to mention that, on my spiritual path, I have come across many "shamans". Almost all of them were fake. You, however, I got a very good vibe from and I thoroughly enjoyed how you opened and closed in prayer. Not many do. I felt the strength in your methods and the medicine flow around the room when you entered and began.