In the practice of cross-cultural shamanic healing it is well known that the power of the healing for an individual or for a piece of land is multiplied exponentially by the number of compassionate family, friends, and community members present. This occurs because the community present agrees to put their personality and conditioning aside, allowing unhindered spiritual energy to work its magic. When two or more spiritual energies come together, the union generates a third energy that, if correctly focused, is sometimes referred to as the ‘magical child’ – the energy of change, transformation, and healing.
There are many variations of Healing Circles and the format that Heart of the Wild practices is referred to as the ‘Circle of Synergy’ or the ‘Alchemist Healing Circle’. Within this healing circle, conducted by the ‘Alchemist’, several spirits are called forward to perform a healing on individuals through the medium of their human companions. The potential of this practice is endless due to the synergy of the divine presence and healing qualities of each spirit present in the circle.
Participation in Healing Circles requires a good grounding in core shamanic practices such as Extraction Medicine, Soul Retrieval, and Power Animal Retrieval work. Recipients, however, do not need to be familiar with Shamanism in order to receive a healing.