12 year Shamanniversary!

Today marks my anniversary of becoming a shaman for the MidAtlantic, East Coast, and international online community! Aaaaooo! Twelve years ago, I was preparing for my first public healing ceremony, as part of my on-the-job training studies with my former shamanism school (now permanently closed). That day was initiatory in so many different ways, andContinue reading “12 year Shamanniversary!”

Workshop: Divination in personal practice

Do you struggle with memorizing the definitions of tarot cards? Do you find that the Rune Poems don’t quite resonate with your experiences of life in the 21st century? Do you have relationships with more than the 20-25 trees of the Irish Ogham (including trees in your own local ecosystem)? Please join Rev. Monika KojoteContinue reading “Workshop: Divination in personal practice”

Yuletide blessings & shame-eating

On 20th December, 2021, at 7pm EST, the Community and I gathered together in sacred space to fight against our inner darkness, shame, and trauma, and relight our flames of Hope! Not many know of the Celtic ritual of “sin eating:” a practice that saved the lives and souls of our Ancestors during the cold,Continue reading “Yuletide blessings & shame-eating”

Samhain season arrives with defiance!

Hello lovely readers, and welcome to the Celtic New Year celebrations! This Samhain season, from 31st October to 5th November, was filled with deep loss, grief, trauma, and a great desire for healing for the North American public. The ceremony below was held for the pagan community on Monday 1st November, and can be watchedContinue reading “Samhain season arrives with defiance!”

Upcoming Samhain healing ritual

Join Rev. Monika Kojote in a celebration of the Celtic New Year, known as Samhain (sow-wen), at 7pm EST on 1 November, this coming Monday. A short history regarding the significance of this holiday will be given before going into the online Druid Healing Ceremony itself. We will commune with the Shining Ones, give finalContinue reading “Upcoming Samhain healing ritual”

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Harvest blessings to you all, and I hope that today brings balance and grace. The month of September has been filled with grief of loved ones who’ve passed, but our community still gathered together to share in the wonder of the season. For those who missed the live broadcast, here’s the video on my YouTubeContinue reading “Happy Autumnal Equinox!”

Death, grief, & psychopomp work

(originally posted from my previous blog on 30 January 2014) This is the hardest blog article I’ve ever had to write. My psychiatric client died. In fact, she died on Yule, around 3am (December 20, 2013). She struggled with schizophrenia her whole life, which affected her ability to cope with the ravages of her pancreaticContinue reading “Death, grief, & psychopomp work”

Happy Shamanniversary!

On April 30, 2021, I celebrated 11 years working as a Druid shaman for the public community! My life changed drastically during the past decade, and I offer insights into my personal healing philosophy, the complicated and ever-changing definition of the Tungus word “shaman”, upcoming projects (i.e., Rites of Passage working group, new healing school),Continue reading “Happy Shamanniversary!”