I am not a Shaman.
I may engage in and study practices which have been collectively called ‘ shamanic’ but this doesn’t make me a Shaman .
The ‘Shamans Horse’ is simply another name for the the drum .The drum itself is the very means of transport, the’ horse’ on which a shamanic practitioner(or in fact anyone who desires to) can, using repetitive percussion create an altered state and travel or ‘journey’ through the cosmos, to ‘non ordinary ‘ realms of consciousness .
The function of these journeys is to contact spirits who may bring us messages, healing and beneficial power .
Often these spirits may appear as animal archetypes as well as human and mythic guides.
These images are snap shots from my journeys in amongst these realms a space beyond time, logic and ordinary reason ,the realms of “non-ordinary reality”.
The ability to journey to their realms is open to everyone .
Being able to do this doesn’t make one a Shaman , but it does make one a human .
I am not a Shaman .I am a human .