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Shamanism

Over tens of thousands of years, our ancient ancestors all over the world discovered how to maximize human abilities of mind and spirit for healing and problem-solving. The remarkable system of methods they developed is today known as "shamanism," a term that comes from a Siberian tribal word for its practitioners: "shaman" (pronounced SHAH-mahn).

 

Shamans are a type of medicine man or woman especially distinguished by the use of journeys to hidden worlds otherwise mainly known through myth, dream, and near-death experiences. (Taken from the Foundation for Shamanic Practice.)

Four Directions

  • South: Archetype is Sacha Mama or the beautiful serpent. Medicine: Shedding our stories the way a serpent sheds her skin, in one piece. Element is Earth.
  • West: The Archetype here is Oterongo or the puma or Jaguar. Medicine is stepping into the luminous warrior. They say this warrior knows the beauty of dying to what is. Element: Water
  • North: Archetype Sewar Kenti or Hummingbird. Medicine: The Courage to take the Epic Journey. Element. Fire
  • East: Archetype Condor or Eagle. Medicine: The one who rises each day, new, and fully present. Element. Air

Ceremonies

  • Despatios: Are gifting and clearing bundles. It is now scientifically proven that gratitude the emotion that leads us to connection. The act of making sacred bundles taps into the realms of the heart. At Pacha Works we welcome people during the Equinoxes and Solstice to join with us in ceremony. Together we create Ayni despatios. The act of making and giving within the despatio ceremony calls us into right relationship and balance with the Earth.

  • Fire Ceremonies: Fire is the element of transformation. We honor fire for it's ability to clear and to bring about change. In some places of the world fire is used to both to clear fields and bring fertility. We honor and use fire for the properties it holds: light, clearing, and transformation.

  • Medicine Wheel is a teaching map. This is an old map and the roots of teachings are found in many indigenous traditions. When practicing within the framework of the Medicine Wheel our awareness of how we walk on the earth is heightened. The map uses the four cardinal directions (East, South, West, and North) as coordinates. Each direction holds lessons for us. I have one teacher who says: “Follow your gifts back and you will find Spirit.” The medicine wheel map is a proven way, leading us towards ‘right’ action, respect, honor, and gratitude.

 

 

Eva Rose Goetz

Eva studied Psycho-spirituality for 6 years with Brugh Joy. Eva has worked directly with Alberto Villoldo and Lisa Summerlott. Eva is a graduate of Medicine Wheel Training, Healing the Light Body School, and Soul Retrieval. All certificate were thru the Four Winds Society.

 

She is also a graduate of Allie Knowlton's and Evelyn Rysdyk’s two-year apprentice in Core Shamanism. Eva is a graduate of Jose Luis Herrera’s master program in Peruvian Shamanism and Energy Training.

 

Eva has continued her studies with Valerie Owen and Val Lordie in British Columbia. Eva has worked with Tom Kenyon and holds a certificate in Sound Healing from his school. Eva is presently working with Tzen (Aztec Medicine) from Mexico.

 

She travels throughout the Americas whenever she can, Eva has been privileged to sit in ceremony with indigenous master teachers and the land itself.

 

This summer 2010, Eva traveled to Mexico to sit in ceremony with Tzen, Eva studied in upstate New York with Rabbi Mark Gafni, and traveled to Wyoming to sit in sacred ceremony with an Arapaho Medicine Man.

 

This fall she will begin studying sacred sexuality with Vyana Bergen.

 

Eva is also an artist and the mother of two beautiful daughters.


Eva graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BFA.

 

Eva holds a Masters degree in Special Education from Bank Street College in NYC.