The Shaman`s Medicine Wheel

Shamanic training is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice shamanism. Shamanism is one of the most ancient forms of spirituality and healing, and it’s practiced in different cultures around the world, each with its unique traditions, rituals, and methodologies.

If you’re interested in undergoing shamanic training, here are some general steps that you will undergo

Understanding Shamanism: Before starting the training, it’s important to understand what shamanism is, its history, and its role in the Qero Culture.

Engaging in Personal Healing: Shamanism often involves personal healing as a first step. This helps clear personal blockages and prepares one to help others.

Learn the Basics: This might include understanding the shamanic journey, working with spirit guides and power animals, and mastering the use of shamanic tools

Undertake Rituals and Initiations:

Ethical Practice: As with any form of healing or spiritual work, it’s crucial to approach shamanism with respect, integrity, and humility.

Cultural Sensitivity: Remember that shamanic practices are rooted in specific cultural traditions. Always approach them with respect and avoid cultural appropriation.

Ongoing Learning: Shamanic practice is a lifelong journey. Continually seek opportunities for learning and growth, both through personal experiences and from other practitioners.

Build a Community: Connecting with others who share your interests can be a source of support, knowledge, and growth.

If you’re drawn to shamanism, it’s essential to approach it with an open heart and a keen mind. Research thoroughly, connect with experienced practitioners, and always follow your inner guidance.

The Shamanic Medicine Wheel, often referred to as the Sacred Circle or simply the Medicine Wheel, is a symbol used in various indigenous cultures around the world, particularly among Native American tribes. It is a circular pattern that divides the circle into sections or directions, commonly four, and each section typically corresponds to different elements, aspects of life, stages of development, or spiritual entities. While the specifics can vary across cultures, the overarching principle is one of balance and interconnection between all aspects of existence.

In the Qero Tradition, you enter the Circle from the South and you finish it in the East. This is a journey of four directions, each one for 6 days with usually a three-month break in between.

Working with Each Direction:

South: Typically related to water, summer, growth, vitality, and trust, all that is pragmatic and of the world.

West: Commonly linked with earth, autumn, introspection, and the setting sun, what is invisible.

North: Regularly affiliated with fire, winter, wisdom, ancestors, what is more, miracles and wonders.

East: Often associated with air, sunrise, spring, death, birth, and new beginnings.