About Shamanism

Shamanism is based in Animism, which is the primal ground from which all spiritual traditions have emerged. It is the ancient tradition of our Ancestors, who took Nature as their spiritual teacher. It is a living wisdom rediscovered by those who have explored the hidden terrains of consciousness and glimpsed the vastness of reality.

Our modern paradigm of living is becoming increasingly unsustainable. In these times of global upheaval, environmental disregard, and disintegrating communities, we feel separated from one another, from the Earth that sustains us, and from our connection with the Sacred. We are being called back to our roots, to the original earth-based spiritual practices. We are called to listen and remember the "old ways" of our Ancestors: to honour the sacredness and connectedness of all living beings and our planet; to gently walk in oneness with all kingdoms and beings, both physical and non-physical; to live in harmony and respect with nature, the directions, the elements and the Divine.

After centuries of misunderstanding, Animism is taking its rightful place as one of the great spiritual systems for awakening, healing, and transforming our lives. Animism provides a pathway of hope and practical action, allowing us to build the inner resources and access sacred guidance that can support us in becoming a positive and effective agent of change. It can also help us cultivate more alignment and a natural sense of sacred connection to the world around us. In short, Animism can bring us home to our highest self and assist humanity with transcending self-defeating patterns and fostering a soul-powered way of living on Mother Earth that truly benefits all.

Ulrike has trained in ancient North-European forms of Animism, where the 'wise woman' was called Wala (Germanic) or Völva (Norse). As the "Walker Between", she walks between light & dark, life & death, the mundane world & the Otherworld, working with compassionate helping spirits, the spirits of Nature, and the Ancestors. All her ceremonies are conducted in Northern European tradition; she does not misappropriate North American First Nations' traditions.

The above image is an artistic reconstruction of a female 'shaman'
found in a mesolithic grave in Bad Dürrenburg, Eastern Germany.