Author Topic: Another newbie post. :)  (Read 1465 times)

November 29, 2005, 05:33:33 PM
Hi all,

I'm moonvoice, I'm no stranger to bulletin boards and I'm ever so glad that I stumbled across this one.

I practice a form of Russian shamanism that has hybridised with native indigenous practices as I live in Perth, Western Australia. I have been practicing animal communication for some time and do it on behalf of friends, family and via word of mouth - but still don't consider myself 'professional' as I've never done any courses and don't intend to, nor will I ever do this as a financial livelihood as it goes against religious principles.

I learnt the ability of animal communication through my indigenous path in the shamanism, I am considered by elders and colleagues to be a turjvhecz, which, simply put means that my 'function' within my spirituality is to commune with animals on behalf of others. I prefer to work with the spiritual manifestations and meanings of animals, and am currently operating many projects on totems - including designing and illustrating my own deck or oracle of Australian totems.

I tend to spee in rare or uncommon species, particularly those indigenous to Australia as they're often marginalised by Australians themselves - who are constantly confronted with Americanised totems due to a higher saturation in our media of other indigenous paths.

I've just completed a Bachelor of Communications (yay, lots of hard work paid off!) and also enjoy working with runes, etc. in my spare time.

Thanks for having me!
moonvoice

November 30, 2005, 09:41:42 AM
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Hi Moon.

Welcome.  I'm fascinated by shamanism but have never studied it fully.  I have one book on shamanism, but I don't think it was written very well, so I never go through it.  I need to find a better one.  

What is the difference between Russian Shamanism and any other?  I had never heard the term.  

Congrats on your degree.  I, too, have a degree in communications.  

Glad to have you here. :-)
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December 01, 2005, 05:37:51 AM
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Hello and welcome Moonvoice!  I love this message board and am so grateful to have found it - Bigcaat is a wonderful hostess.

I too am interested in Shamanism and would love to hear more about it.  Are there any websites you might recommend for general reading?

Vicki