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”

Upcoming winter solstice healing ritual

Join Rev. Monika Kojote in a quiet contemplation of Winter Solstice, the Long Dark Night of the northern hemisphere. A short history regarding the significance of the “Sin Eater” will be given before going into the online Druid Healing Ceremony itself. We will commune with the Shining Ones, give offerings to our Ancestors, discuss howContinue reading “Upcoming winter solstice healing ritual”

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”

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”

FREE info: Rites of Passage group

Many of us here in the U.S. struggle with the process of becoming a fully realized, healthy, integrated adult. Within spiritual and shamanic cultures, both community celebration & ritual are used to energetically honor the movement of time. Adulthood, creation of a family, adoption of a pet, marriage, divorce, midlife challenges, physical body changes, mentalContinue reading “FREE info: Rites of Passage group”

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!”