Ancestral Pathways International

Ancestral Pathways International The Elder Northern tradition of Shamanism is an ancient spiritual system of thought founded upon the Eons ago, the Human Realm lost its way.

Ancestral Pathways International is a modern extension of an Ancient Mystery School rooted deeply into a powerful time we can still access through our own ancestors and the pathways they have already established. Our highest truth evolves from our ancestral pathways, which lead us continually forward into living our potential as perfected beings. Humans were exploited, bullied, and setup to be ens

laved. Fortunately not all beings wanted to take advantage of the young Humans. Norse and Celtic Gods and Goddesses worked with the Elven King and Queen to provide them with Natural Wisdom teachings. They established a physical line of decent for higher level teachings within the Human Realm. They hoped this would counter the forces preventing Humans from accessing this Natural Wisdom. This wisdom was oriented around collective European traditions. It was set in motion to always have a way for Humans to come back to their senses…to come back to nature. Join Allyn Sims as he continues this lineage. Come join us as we explore the The Elder Northern tradition of Shamanism. This ancient spiritual system of thought founded upon the knowledge, beliefs and practices of ancient European cultures. The Elder Northern tradition of Shamanism is an ancient spiritual system of thought founded upon the knowledge, beliefs and practices of ancient European cultures, generally those north of the Alps including Eastern Russia, westward to Scandinavia, Britain, Ireland and Iceland and their descendant cultures in the Americas. It is a world-class spiritual tradition distinct from the Asian, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman traditions. It was completely suppressed during the European Middle Ages but its core teachings survived nearly intact in remote northern villages and especially in Iceland. The Northern tradition is a culture-wide experience, meaning that those who experience life within the larger matrix of the North American culture will benefit from this knowledge regardless of your ethnic origins or religious affiliations.

"The lessons learned have been invaluable. I now approach every situation with an open heart and see the beauty in every...
11/19/2023

"The lessons learned have been invaluable. I now approach every situation with an open heart and see the beauty in everything." – Alex R.

Join me at Eyes of the Soul: A Journey to Heartfelt Perception

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Lupita's is a beloved Family Mexican Restaurant located Orangevale, CA. We are renowned for our mouthwatering specialtie...
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Lupita's is a beloved Family Mexican Restaurant located Orangevale, CA. We are renowned for our mouthwatering specialties such as Carnitas, Chile Verde, Chile Rellenos, Mole, and an array of delicious dishes.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional dining experience where our customers feel like part of our own family.

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The Witches Alphabet The Witches' Alphabet, also known as the Theban Alphabet, is a writing system that was historically...
06/10/2023

The Witches Alphabet

The Witches' Alphabet, also known as the Theban Alphabet, is a writing system that was historically used by witches and other practitioners of magic as a way to encode their spells and other writings. The alphabet consists of a series of symbols that correspond to the letters of the modern Latin alphabet, and it is believed to have originated in Renaissance-era Europe.

The Witches' Alphabet has a mystique associated with it, but in reality, it is simply a substitution cipher that is used to disguise written words. Each letter in the Latin alphabet is assigned a corresponding symbol in the Theban Alphabet, and by writing messages using these symbols, one can create text that is difficult to read or decipher by anyone who is not familiar with the system.

While some practitioners of magic may still use the Witches' Alphabet today, it is not commonly used in modern witchcraft practices. Many witches today prefer to use plain language or other forms of symbolism in their spells and rituals.

Join us: Ancient History, Mystery The stone carvings on the walls of the Varamurthyeswarar temple in Tamil Nadu (India, ...
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Join us: Ancient History, Mystery
The stone carvings on the walls of the Varamurthyeswarar temple in Tamil Nadu (India, naturally) depict the process of human conception and birth.
If the different stages of pregnancy surprise no one, the depiction of fertilization is simply unthinkable. Thousands of years before the discovery of these very cells, before ultrasound and the microscope, a detailed process of how cells meet, merge and grow in a woman's womb is carved on a 6000-year-old temple.

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Looking for a holistic approach to healing your body and mind? Look no further than Samantha and her Dynamic Body Therapies. Samantha is a highly skilled and experienced holistic healer who uses a variety of techniques to help her clients achieve optimal health and wellness.

With Dynamic Body Therapies, you'll experience a personalized approach to healing that's tailored to your unique needs and goals. Samantha uses a combination of massage therapy, energy work, and other alternative healing modalities to help you release tension, improve circulation, and restore balance to your body and mind.

Whether you're dealing with chronic pain, stress, or just looking to improve your overall health and well-being, Samantha can help. She's dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals and live their best lives, and she's committed to providing the highest quality care and attention to each and every one of her clients.

So why wait? Contact Samantha and Dynamic Body Therapies today to schedule your first appointment and start your journey towards optimal health and wellness.

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Join us at the Shugyo Empowerment Center for an evening of creativity, community, and celebration! Our Hearts and Crafts...
03/09/2023

Join us at the Shugyo Empowerment Center for an evening of creativity, community, and celebration! Our Hearts and Crafts Art Workshop on Ostara is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals while exploring your artistic side. For just $20 per person, you'll have access to a variety of crafting supplies and materials, as well as expert guidance from our talented instructors. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a beginner, there's something for everyone at this fun and festive event. Don't miss out – text or call 1 (916) 820-7056 to reserve your spot today!

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The Mystic Arts Faire is an event that's not to be missed! Featuring a wide range of mystical practices and traditions, this faire is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of the unknown. Whether you're interested in tarot reading, astrology, energy healing or any other form of mysticism, you're sure to find something that fascinates and inspires you at this event. And with the addition of the Ancestral Pathways European Shamanism workshop with Allyn Sims, you'll have the chance to learn about a unique and ancient spiritual practice that has been passed down through generations. Don't miss out on the opportunity to expand your consciousness and connect with the divine at the Mystic Arts Faire!

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02/18/2023

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02/01/2023

IMBOLC (Em - mulk)

FOR THE WEEKS BETWEEN
1 FEBRUARY AND 30 APRIL

THE SPRING quarter of Imbolc brings
the gift of insight and inspiration and is
a tìme of beginnings and of essential truthfulness. Begun in the dark and often icy days of
early Spring, it is traditionally the time to
appreciate innocence, truth and justice,to
make resolutions and plans and to prepare for
the enfoling year.

In the human growth cycle, Imbolc corresponds to the period of childhood when all things are questioned or enjoyed for their owm sake. Imbolc is a good time to celebrate the lives of all "soul-mid-wives" who have taught and prepared us, all who have been upholders of justice and truth, all holy ones who have gone to the heart of the matter with great clarity and insight.

One of the oldest cities in Italy … abandoned.
01/03/2023

One of the oldest cities in Italy … abandoned.

The Heathen Origins of JulIn Scandinavia they don't call it Christmas (Christ-Mass), instead they still retain the old p...
12/25/2022

The Heathen Origins of Jul

In Scandinavia they don't call it Christmas (Christ-Mass), instead they still retain the old pagan name for the Yuletide celebrations which they call Jul (pronounced Yule).

Yule was a pagan festival that followed the midwinter solstice (usually around 21st December) and celebrated the return of the sun as the days slowly started to get longer again.
The festivities, which involved lots of drinking and consuming of slaughtered animals, lasted up to 12 days, hence the 12 days of Christmas.

In Scandinavia it is still traditional to leave food out (usually porridge with butter) for the little red-capped tomte or nisse (household spirits or house elves) and thus we have the tradition of leaving food (usually cookies in the west) out for Father Christmas, who in Sweden is called the Jul Tomte (the Yule Elf).

Another tradition in Scandinavia is that of the Christmas goat, whose origins are lost in the mists of time. The Jul Bok (Yule goat) is nowadays usually made from straw, which indicates that it was probably once an offering from the last harvest (like the British corn dollies), but other traditions have a man dressing up as goat at Yuletide, which could be distant memory of a pagan fertility ritual, or even be connected to the two goats who pulled Thor's chariot in Norse mythology.

Yule is the turning of the year when, as the days slowly start to get longer, the Nordic peoples celebrated the end of the year and the return of the sun, the completion of the another yearly cycle of life, death and rebirth.

The winter solstice was a particularly inauspicious the night when Odin was said to ride through the skies with the Wild Hunt collecting the souls of the dead. So everyone stayed indoors feasting, afraid to go outside lest they be caught out alone and abducted by the Wild Hunt.

The Modern English word Yule comes down to us via the Middle English yol from the Anglo-Saxon Geol, though nowadays it is more commonly known as Christmastide or the 12 Days of Christmas.

However in Scandinavia they still call it jul (pronounced yule) or jol. One of the many names of Odin recorded in the Icelandic sources is Jolnir, which means The Yule One.

Though this name probably refers to his role as leader of the Wild Hunt at Yule, rather than to a jolly giver of gifts! (I can find no evidence for the claim on Wikipedia that Odin was known as Jolfaðr, the Yule Father).

So how did Yule become Christmas? King Hakon of Norway, who was a Christian, passed a law that the Christian Christmas Day and the Pagan Yuletide celebrations were to be henceforth celebrated at the same time.

While this only impacted the Norwegian territories it illustrates how these festivals were intentionally combined into one celebration.

We do know that the celebration of Yule wasn’t always twelve days long. The Norse text 'Heimskringla: The Saga of Hakon the Good' talks about it lasting for three days, or as long as the ale continued.

The night it began was known as slaughter night, where animals would be ritually slain and their blood collected in bowls to be splattered over the wooden idols of the gods and over the participants using a bunch of twigs. The animals' meat was then consumed in a feast which was known at the julblot.

Other sources tell of the burning of a Yule log, the ashen remains of which were used to ward off evil spirits and other misfortunes, before being ignited again the following year to start the subsequent Yule fire.

Also there was the eating of a Yule boar in honour of Freyr, a god associated with the harvest and fertility, who in Christian times became associated with St Stephen and his feast day of 26th December.

More variations can be found in 'Gulathingslog 7', where Yule was celebrated ‘for a fertile and peaceful season,’ we also see in the 'Saga of Hakon the Good' that Odin was hailed at this time as the bringer of victory, while Njord and Freyr were hailed for peace and fertility.

Grimm’s Teutonic Mythology speaks of how Frau Holle’s annual wagon toured the countryside during the Yuletide season for blessings of a fruitful year ahead. Deities associated with winters, like the winter hunters Ullr and Skadhi, were also sometimes hailed.
Since this is the day of darkest night, Nott (Goddess of Night), as well as silver-gleaming Mani (God of the Moon), may be honored. Some will also honor Dagr (God of Day) and Sunna (Goddess of the Sun) as she will only grow in prominence in the months ahead.

Odin, in his aspect as the God of Death and Transition, is almost always honored at this time. The Wild Hunt rages over the whole world seeking out and sweeping up the dead, ushering out the dead old year itself.
It's also common to honor Freyr and an envisioned new year of growth and promise. Also, Thor is honored for driving back the Frost Giants.

It was customary that no work was to be done during Yuletide. From Germanic sources we see stories of the Goddess Berchta visiting peoples houses and punishing those who had been spinning during Yule.
In the Icelandic 'Svarfdæla Saga', we see a warrior who postpones a fight until after the Yuletide, and 'The Saga of Hakon the Good' also says that Yule was to be kept holy.

Modern Heathens opt to celebrate this time as the Twelve Days of Yule, with the last day culminating on 12th Night.
Ancient calendars followed a different method of time, the solstice celebrations, as well as later Christmas observances, can vary from place to place as to when they occur. Today, most Pagans and Heathens celebrate the Yuletide as running from approximately December 20 – December 31.

Some Heathen groups opt to conduct no business matters during the time of Yule.

Some practitioners of the Northern Tradition will even choose to completely withdraw and go secluded from online mailing lists, bulletin boards, and social media outlets like Facebook so they can stay focused on spending the Yuletide with friends and family.

While it’s not always an option for everyone, there are those who choose to use vacation time from work so they can have the entire Yuletide off as well.

Yuletide was perhaps the greatest of all Heathen holidays.
It was a time of celebration and close family contact that lasted twelve days and nights; each of which can be viewed as a month of the preceding year in miniature. Many of the customs associated with Christmas may have begun from Heathen Yule rites and customs.

Many Gods and Goddesses are honored during Yuletide, and most followers of Asatru believe that the gods, as well as the spirits of the earth and the ancestors, join us for the celebrations at this time of year.

Many traditions and practices are traditional to the month of Yule the most well known is, of course, the 12 Days of Yule.
Some Heathens may bookend Yule with Mother’s Night and Twelfth Night and not have specific observances in-between those days, and some other Heathens have taken things a step further.
Pulling inspiration from the Nine Noble Virtues, and combining it with candle-lighting celebrations like Chanukah or Kwanzaa, they have come up with a reason to light a candle every night during the Yuletide.

The alter on Yule should face north, the area is decorated with holly and mistletoe and dried leaves and fruit such as hips and haw. A chalice of appropriate wine, mead or cider.

The oak or pine log with up to 13 green, white and red candles decorated with carvings, runes or symbols is placed centrally on the altar.
The appropriate fragranced incense burning and scenting the air, e.g., bay, juniper, cedar, pine or rosemary is pretty good for this.

The 12 Nights of Yule

~The first night of Yule - Mother Night (Módraniht)
Sacred to F***g, Freya, and the Disir
~Second night of Yule - The Wild Hunt
Sacred to Odin and Ancestors
~Third night of Yule
Sacred to Mani and Darkness
~Fourth night of Yule
Sacred to Aegir, Njord, and Freyr
~Fifth night of Yule
Sacred to Community
~Sixth night of Yule
Sacred to Eir and Healing
~Seventh night of Yule
Sacred to Thor and Children
~Eighth night of Yule
Sacred to Skadi and Ullr
~Ninth night of Yule
Sacred to Odin and Fathers
~Tenth night of Yule
Sacred to Sunna and Light
~Eleventh night of Yule
Sacred to the Valkyries and Warriors
~Twelfth night of Yule - Wassail
Sacred to all Divine Friends and Oath Night.

Glad Yuletide to Everyone. Hail!

-Sam Silver Viking Dragon

Artwork by Esther Winckles

Sources:
~httpsnordicwiccanblogspotcom/12-days-of-yule.html
~scribdcom/document/229050352/12-Days-of-Yule
~httpheathenhofcom/12-devotional-days-of-yule
~tressabellewordpresscom/.../the-12-nights-of-yule/
~Teutonic Mythology, Volume 4 By Jacob Grimm
~Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days By Jeanette Winterson
~The Old Magic of Christmas: Yuletide Traditions for the Darkest Days of the Year By Linda Raedisch.

12/22/2022

What’s something you remember from your youth that kids today wouldn’t understand? ✨

🌸If you must walk your path alone for a while, do it.🌿Don't abandon yourself for the sake of someone else.🌸You never hav...
12/22/2022

🌸If you must walk your path alone for a while, do it.

🌿Don't abandon yourself for the sake of someone else.

🌸You never have to fight or chase someone for their love and acceptance for you.

🌿Never settle for less than the life that you deeply desire for yourself.

🌸Leave them be, wish them well, and trust that “your people” will find you.

(If you gotta tell them to help carry the bricks, they ain’t the ones to build with.-unknown)

12/21/2022

Bright Blessings of the Winter Tide Season!
At this Winter Tide, we enter into the Divine Promise. It is the promise of undying Light.

The undying light rises from the Child of Promise. In this ancient tale we find ourselves, our souls, making a journey through Time, Space, and Event. Each journey is what we call a lifetime.
We envision the divine presence in Nature as the Lady of the Womb, and the Lord of Rebirth. Through this Union is born the Child of Promise. And here, we enter into a covenant with the Divine.

We know at Winter Tide that nothing perishes, instead everything is tied to a cycle. There is comfort in this because it means there is a model and a purpose and a result. We matter.

The Universe has no plans for our destruction or demise. It has only plans for our successful spiritual evolution. We cannot be extinguished for we are the offspring of that which created all things. We are the bearers of the Divine Spark, the eternal flame of divinity.
Raven Grimassi

Bright Blessings as the Winter Tide Season carries us to Perfect Peace Profound.
With gratitude and love ❤️💚❤️

12/21/2022

Intimacy is seeing the other as they truly are. We make it so very difficult, shrouded in games and avoidance and so much noise. A masquerade ball masquerading as a complex interplay. But it's so bare and so real and so bloody simple. It's meeting each other where we live, below it all. No expectations. No mechanisms. No armor. True nakedness. Here I am. Here you are. Here we are.

My favourite is the long lost tradition of Yuletide Ghost stories by the fire 👻 Traditionally Yule lasts 12 days startin...
12/21/2022

My favourite is the long lost tradition of Yuletide Ghost stories by the fire 👻

Traditionally Yule lasts 12 days starting on the Winter Solstice where they would begin to burn the Yule tree during the darkest day of the year. December 21 marks the beginning of winter and the longest night. It is also the turning point where the days slowly start to get longer, so we embrace and celebrate the return of the Sun. The cold winter nights are a perfect time to rest and appreciate what we have. Let go of the past years energy to make room for next years blessings and new beginnings.

Yuletide Blessings ✨

In this Group Clearing you will learn how to shift your focus to what is important in the context of wealth. Learn how t...
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In this Group Clearing you will learn how to shift your focus to what is important in the context of wealth. Learn how to take charge of your attitude towards wealth and money. Understand how to use your unconscious mind to step into wealth as you new mindset.

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In this Group Clearing you will learn how to shift your focus to what is important in the context of wealth. Learn how to take charge of your attitude towards wealth and mo

Today is Halloween and most people who are reading this will think little more past costumes and candy  but long ago thi...
10/31/2022

Today is Halloween and most people who are reading this will think little more past costumes and candy but long ago this was not the case.
Samhain ( pronounced Sow-win meaning "summers end " ) was a scary time for homesteaders and people going back millenniums. No,it was not that you forgot to get candy for the trick-or-treaters. This was a time of herd culling and wrapping up the farm for the onset of winter. You needed to harvest part of your herd because you did not have enough fodder to sustain them thru the winter and early spring. At the same time you needed to keep the best breeding stock alive thru for the next year rotation. Did you cull the right amount of stock? Did you harvest too much? A scary prospect indeed when you see that your next year success or failures could depend on what you do or didn't do this year.

Samhain is what the ancient Celts called the festival,which also is the beginning of the Celtic new year, but many peoples of Europe had different names which suggested a similar attitude. The Germans called it Blood month or the month of slaughter. Sanguine , hunters and harvest moon names all speak of similar ancient beliefs.The onset of colder temperatures made harvest a little easier and safer as flies and pathogens are less numerous.
Likewise all around the globe, thru Asia and North America, people had similar names and practiced similar techniques to preserve meat to sustain them thru the winter.

Often local harvest parties and gatherings would happen to celebrate summer's end and to share in the bounty of harvest as meat at this time is very plentiful.
Sometimes the preparation of this meat was a multi homestead endeavor where you helped your neighbors out and likewise they came over and helped you.Many of these techniques are more easily accomplished with help from your neighbors and likewise these practices supported large farm families.

People hunted together as herds and flocks were also in migration. In the summertime these animals might be plentiful but come wintertime some of them might be nonexistent making hunting that much more important.

Meat isn't the only thing on the menu and likewise this was a time where root cellars were stocked and packed for the incoming winter temps soon to be their way.
"One bad apple spoils the bunch " comes from this time where your root cellars were checked and double checked to make sure the minor amount of produce that had turned would not turn the rest of the produce around it.

Mills were super busy grinding flour as farmers would trade whole grain for milled flour. Grain was sold in bulk just like it is now and also stored on the farm for future use.Making sure you had your grain away from animal predation like mice while simultaneously staying dry was another concern. This is probably a reason why the cat is so closely attached to the season and pre-dates any Christian association with witches. Like today, cats are still an important homestead fixture to reduce mice and rat predation.

The saving of seed was very important and no matter if you had a good year or bad year,you had to save enough seed for next year sowing. Not many Baker Creek or High Mowing seed stores laying around a millennium or two ago LOL.

Canning is a recent modern invention and is another way to preserve the harvest. I love to watch all the people busy in September ,October and November canning to their hearts contentment. I see it harkens back to an older time when the preservation of food in preparation for the winter ahead was on peoples minds.

Sustainability and self sufficiency was at the forefront and most people reading this are completely detached from these practices. We have grown up in a world where we can get anything anytime we want it but years ago this was not the case. But these practices are still around today and one doesn't have to look hard to find them. Whether you're in North America Africa Europe or Asia all you have to do is look to the countryside. Self-sufficient folks are still practicing the same endeavors and these practices in whole or part still go on today. Even today some parts of our country are heavily blocked by winter snows making travel almost nonexistent and makes winter stocking that much more important.

So as I live here in south St. Louis I actually look forward to the trick-or-treaters who will come popping up my stairs. Most of them will never know that the costumes they wear and the jack-o'-lanterns they see are directly attached to an ancient Celtic festival where the druids or local priests were fed by the local population. Many of them will never know the divination and fortunetelling practices they see ( like apple bobbing or Barm Brack mmmmmmm ) are directly related to ancient peoples attempting to predict an unknowable future at a most scary time.Many of these divination practices revolved around future love interests
I will look upon the trick or treaters this year and give them a great big BOO as I deposit my offerings in their bags. I will smile upon them as they bounce down my stairs on the way to the next house and think "we've come a long way baby " lol
Here is pictured one of the ancient type of jack-o'-lanterns. Before pumpkins came into favor in recent times, turnips and Swede turnips were the carvers choice.
Yes if the reader hasn't figured it out yet samhain or Halloween is my favorite time of the season. Garlic sowing, food preservation, end of the summer heat and a big new year to come is why I celebrate.Samhain is my Christmas, birthday, New Years, thanksgiving and Valentine's Day all rolled into one !

~ 💔🖤💔 ~Each year they parade her about, The traditional Halloween witch. Misshapen green face, stringy scraps of hair, A...
10/31/2022

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Each year they parade her about, The traditional Halloween witch. Misshapen green face, stringy scraps of hair, A toothless mouth beneath her disfigured nose. Gnarled knobby fingers twisted into a claw protracting form. A bent and twisted torso that lurches about on wobbly legs.

Most think this is abject image to be the creation of a prejudiced mind or merely a Halloween caricature, I disagree, I believe this to be how witches were really seen.

Consider that most witches were women, were abducted in the night and smuggled into dungeons or prisons under secrecy of darkness and presented by the light of day as a confessed witch.

Few, if any saw a frightened normal looking woman being dragged into a secret room filled with instruments of torture, to be questioned until she confessed to anything that was suggested to her, and to give names or say whatever would stop the questions.

Crowds saw the aberration denounced to the world as a self-proclaimed witch. As the witch was paraded through the town, in route to be burned, hanged, drowned, stoned, or disposed of in various, horrible ways, all created to free and save her soul from her depraved body.

The jeering crowds viewed the result of hours of torture. The face, bruised and broken by countless blows, bore a hue of sickly green. The once warm and loving smile gone, replaced by a grimace of broken teeth, and torn gums that leer beneath a battered disfigured nose.

The disheveled hair conceals bleeding gaps of torn scalp from whence cruel hands had torn away the lovely tresses. Broken, twisted hands clutched the wagon for support. Fractured fingers locked like cropping claws to steady her broken body.

All semblance of humanity gone. This was truly a demon, a bride of Satan, a witch.

I revere this Halloween Witch and hold her sacred. I honor her courage and listen to her warnings of the dark side of humanity.

Each year I shed tears of respect.

Author unknown

Honouring the ancient dead at Bryn Celli Ddu on the eve of Hallowe'en. A sacred place where one can be immersed in timel...
10/31/2022

Honouring the ancient dead at Bryn Celli Ddu on the eve of Hallowe'en. A sacred place where one can be immersed in timelessness. It is a thin place, where the veils between past and present feel particularly diaphanous, but even more so as the wheel turns towards Calan Gaeaf, the calends of Winter.

Within its darkened chamber, the ancestors draw near, their ancient lore whisper from the stones themselves. Time slows to a snails pace within the mound, and eternity is felt deep in the soul.

Bryn Celli Ddu, the hill in the dark grove fills my heart and spirit with wonder and awe and magic.

A blessed eve of all hallows eve to you all.

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10/25/2022

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Shugyo Samhain Spooktacular                  A pop up event on             Sat October 22, 11am-2pm. Contact us (916) 82...
10/18/2022

Shugyo Samhain Spooktacular
A pop up event on
Sat October 22, 11am-2pm.
Contact us (916) 820-7056 (text/call)

There are a few vendor spots and lecture slots available!

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:
11:00 PM - 11:30 AM: Samhain Blessings with Ancestral Pathways
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Northern Selkup Indigenous People in traditional clothing ❄️❄️❄️ Yamal Peninsula. Siberia 🦌🦌🦌 The photo has never been p...
10/18/2022

Northern Selkup Indigenous People in traditional clothing ❄️❄️❄️ Yamal Peninsula. Siberia 🦌🦌🦌 The photo has never been published before.

Let me introduce Masha Kargacheva and her dad Vyacheslav Kalin. They are a part of an extended Kargacheff family of Northern Selkup Indigenous People, living in a village of Tol'ka of Yamal Peninsula of Siberia. It's only reachable by a light aircraft for most of the year and by ice road in winter. The total population of the Northern Selkups is only about 1500 people. Kargacheff family is well known among local people as a keeper of traditional Selkup culture and language. They are skillful masters in many traditional crafts - from birch bark carving and making many different things from it, to handmade traditional clothing as well as reindeer bone and antlers carving. I was lucky to meet Masha, Vyacheslav and other members of their wonderful family to learn about Selkup People traditional culture and make several portraits of the Northern Selkup People for The World in Faces photo project of mine.

As a sign of appreciation to all Selkup People whom I photographed, I've sent their photo portraits to the village administration. Every year Selkup community celebrates The Day of Reindeer Herder. For locals it is the biggest event of the year, with many families living far away here and there at the endless Siberian taiga gather together. To celebrate The Reindeer Herder day local administration organizes many activities and competitions, including reindeer race. This year, for the first time ever, local people had a chance to visit my photo exhibition, located in a big tent, that the administration put right in the middle of a reindeer racing ground. Masha and Vyacheslav were among those people who saw themselves in these exhibition portraits. Below is the WhatsApp message that I have received from their village:

"Dear Alexander, Thank you for the photos, they are beautiful. Visitors of the exhibition were impressed by what they saw. Many visitors had a chance to appreciate our traditional Selkup Indigenous culture through your portraits and we think that it changed their attitude to us as a nation. You perfectly convey the beauty of each nation in your works. Thank you very much for what you do".

The World in Faces photo project by Alexander Khimushin. Diversity of traditional cultures of the world through the portraits and stories of Indigenous People 🌎❤️📸🙏

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