Soul Intent ArtsIn 2000, I created my neoshamanic practice, Soul Intent Arts. I’d worked with others for two years, and had crafted a personal animistic path with strong shamanic influences for ten years prior. Making the transition from spiritual seeker to committed shamanic practitioner was a huge step. Twenty-two years of experience seeing life through a shamanic lens and working with others has given me insights that feel right to pass along at this auspicious time. To celebrate Soul Intent Arts’ presence in this plane and this exceptional dance we’re doing toward this Winter Solstice, I’m closing this momentous year by listing my ten most poignant observations of personal shamanic work and maintaining a shamanic practice, and will present them over the next few days.

Thank you to all of the readers, clients, students, confidantes, comrades, and spaceholders who have contributed to Soul Intent Arts’ sustaining life force. Bless all of your dear hearts.


  • I never see “it” coming. I’ve worked with others in a shamanic capacity for a long time. I never see the same dynamic or imbalance twice. I get impressions of sources of concern when I initially speak with clients. However, at the point of journeying for clients to meet with spirit guides, every experience is unique. One person to another, and one client’s session to the next, the being who walks in my door is never the same, and the work we do is unique every visit. Time and again, I’m moved by the fact that the ether never shapes the same way twice, and despite our common origins, no soul’s story is ever the same. This facet of shamanic work inspires me more than any other. More on the variables of healing and being an active participant can be read in Energy Imbalances and the Art of Wellbeing.