From the beginning of time, indigenous shamans and traditional medicine people have used storytelling as a powerful tool in ritual, ceremony and healing. Some stories are told in words, others through movement, song, or dance. Sharing with you the stories my Spirit Helpers tell and show me during our work together plays an essential role in the shamanic services I offer.
Note: With the exception of psychopomp work, both the shamanic healing and divination services are only available in person. I live in Marin County, California. To schedule a shamanic healing session, please call me at (415) 488-9512 or email me at Nancy@StoryPotions.com.
(Note: a session may involve more than one healing practice depending on what my Helping Spirits direct me to do.)
Throughout life, we lose pieces of our soul, not only because of trauma but often unconsciously. I journey in non-ordinary reality to find a piece of your soul that is ready to come back, reconnecting you with something powerful in yourself that can help you move forward with your life.
With the help of my Power Animals, I journey in non-ordinary reality to find and bring back your own animal ally who has gifts for your life, and with whom you can form a lifelong relationship.
This is a practice to remove psychic intrusions that have gotten stuck in the body. Such intrusions often manifest emotionally – feeling uneasy, imbalanced, "rocky" or ungrounded, heavy-hearted, etc. I always combine extractions (pulling out) with power animal retrieval (putting in) so clients aren't left with "holes" in their psyche.
This practice is from the Tuva, a shamanic culture in central Asia, and is primarily done for physical healing. I invite Spirit Helpers from the Upper World to enter the drum and imbue it with healing energy through sound, rhythm, and movement.
(Available long-distance by donation)
The word literally means one who conducts spirits or souls to the other side. I assist beings who have died but don't yet know they're dead. I help souls that have gotten "stuck" because of fear, concern for the living, etc. I gather information for family members. (Note: This work is done only at the request of family members or, if the deceased has no relatives, at the request of good friends.)
The two forms of divination I practice are not intended to predict the future. Rather, they focus on what would be most helpful for you to know right now.
Note: You can purchase these two services online. Please give me a call after your purchase at (415) 488-9512 or email me at Nancy@StoryPotions.com to schedule your appointment.
Unlike the more familiar Nordic or Germanic runes, Celtic runes use the 20 trees sacred to the Druids. While we wouldn't consider some (for example, reed, ivy or gorse) to be trees, all were part of the ancient Celts' magical grove, each one associated with specific qualities and attributes. I learned the form I use from a Druid in Ireland in 1999.
I learned this traditional form of African divination practiced by the Dagara of Burkina Faso from African shaman, Malidoma Somé. Consulting the Ancestors uses fetish objects and cowrie shells as the means through which your ancestors provide information and offer guidance.