Shamanic Death Rituals and Spirit Retrieval Meditation

Facing Your Own Shamanic Death with Ritual and Ceremony

Here's some examples of how shamanic death rituals are taught. We will cover some of these in our audio meditations. Your first audio journey is at the very bottom of this section.

"The shamanic death has it’s origins in ancient rituals of many traditions. In Siberia, the ritual has been used specifically for shamans. The Elders stretched an animal skin between four trees. They left the shaman alone in the woods on this skin that hung high above the ground. When it was time, they came back to him, and thus he had got his initiation as a shaman. The ritual opened many channels in him, so that he was ready for his task as a shaman.

Nothing ends without a new beginning. When you’re ready to let die in yourself the old parts, then you will be able to create a new adventure in your life.

If you want to have a deep experience of the shamanic death, if you want the contact with the spiritual world and to have a happier life, you have to go through all the five rituals. You can follow these rituals in the order of your own preference or chose only the ones who resonate with you.

Ritual 1

Change your perspective on life, let go of old patterns and open yourself to your higher capacities. Create a new way of life and get in touch with your spirit helpers which will can give strength to you and show you the spirit world.

Ritual 2

At this level, you will change your relationships. You learn to connect on a higher level with all of your relationships. You will express what has not yet been said and asking for and giving forgiveness. This ritual will open your heart and can help you to feel deeply connected with everything.

Ritual 3

Death and rebirth in cooperation with the spirit of nature. This ritual is held in a cave. Blocked energies are transformed and healed so that you can receive higher spiritual knowledge. This can take you to a higher level of development. Your life can change very soon, it will never be the same. This ritual increases as well your telepathic, intuitive knowledge and receiving capabilities.

Ritual 4: 

Go through the gate of your personal suffering. Let loneliness, sadness, madness, ego, addictions, diseases, jealousy, insecurity and other habits behind you. We travel through the shamanic upper world. Then we go to the future and set goals for our new life and our new tasks. This ritual can open the third eye and can help to predict the future.

Ritual 5: 

We go to the forest to prepare for our death. We will look back on our lives and be buried in sand and leaves. We will do this in spirit, dreamtime, not physically outside. Transform your stress, your blockages into freedom, joy and fun. Open for greater opportunities to interact with nature spirits and increase your energy to the level of a shaman."

Questions for Reflection and Journaling:

What does death mean to you, from the perspective of your lineage, spiritual perspectives and training?  

What are your personal fears associated with your own future death experience?

Have you had past life regression sessions? If so, what were your death experiences like during past life recall?

Have you worked with psychotropic entheogen plants? Did you have any shamanic death experiences or encounter any fears during shamanic journeys?

Spend some time with your fears and concerns about helping others with their death process. What concerns come up for you when it comes to assisting the transition process of others? 

How has an experience of death in your life informed your healing work? 

Have you ever had a near-death experience? Write about your experience. 

What do you feel like you need most when it comes to feeling fully equipped to handle your own death and hold space for others as they transition? 

How familiar are you with the physical process of death? Can you explain what you believe happens energetically at the time of death?  

Shamanic Death Journey Meditation

Below you will find your first solo journey to connect with intention to your own death process. Take time to do this exercise with reverence and patience. Create a safe, comfortable and quiet space for yourself where you will not be disturbed.

After the journey, make sure and do your grounding exercises and Hara Line work. Come back fully present and safe in your body. You may wish to journal about your experience and revisit often to plan out your transition.

Spirit Retrieval

More on Spirit Retrieval

Here's a beautiful explanation of Spirit Retrieval from shamanic practitioner Alberto Villoldo:

Enjoy this real life example of a professional 1:1 Shamanic Spirit Retrieval Session:

Feedback from Students After Shamanic Death Ritual

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