The Shamanic worlds

The Shamanic worlds

The Shamanic worlds by Rakefet Hadar


I want to start with a personal explanation-what is shamanism for me?

For me, shamanism is magic, and it is giving consent to live out of awareness that the world is magical and mysterious. This openness allowed me to see things I would not have noticed before.

Shamanic Journeying is one of the techniques that has led to my healing, and I use it regularly in my life combined with working in the visual diary.


Historical background

Shamanism is the background, the beginning of all religions. Although it preceded religions, in ancient times, from Siberia, Japan, China, Indonesia, America, and South America, Europe (England and Ireland – the Celts, Finland), every new culture had a shamanic base. In some countries, shamanic rituals are no longer practiced today, and in some tribes, shamanic traditions still exist and go back many generations.

Shamanism is, in fact, the cultural heritage of all the peoples of the world. Shamanism developed in tribal societies, and its basis is the creation of a connection between man and the universe around him.

The main idea is that man is part of nature, part of the forces of nature, animals, spirits. He is part of the universe, and as such, he communicates with them and tries to achieve blessing, healing. The ancient man recognized that there were energetic forces in the universe that could not be seen. Still, while trying to exist in the universe and survive, he developed unique connections with spirits, guides, and beings. Messages received by the ancient shaman helped his tribe survive.

Ancient traditional shamanism depended on culture. The shaman would set out on journeys in the hidden worlds. He would undergo a difficult initiation usually accompanied by fasting, physical training, drug smoking, or drinking, which caused hallucinations. He was accompanied by an adult shaman guiding him in the beginning.


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The shaman and his role

A shaman is a person, man, or woman who can enter into alternative states of consciousness at will and wander in his spirit between our world and other worlds to find healing, knowledge, guidance and help for himself and others. The meaning of the word shaman – is The one who sees.

In ancient times only the chosen shaman could perform ceremonies. Being a shaman means being selected by the spirits and being responsible for the mental and physical health of the tribe. The shaman was a doctor, healer, psychologist, counselor, judge and more.

The role of shaman began to split and was eventually transferred to many functionaries such as priests, storytellers, judges, fortune tellers, healers, etc.

Shamanism is a spiritual and tribal art that has somehow survived to our time and I believe the shamanic techniques have endured because of their usefulness. The methods that have worked are the ones that have been preserved and evolved. This philosophy of small and cumulative successes is central to shamanism. The main idea is to maintain an uplifting spirit, positivity, comfort, and hope. Positive emotions are the ones that push us up to success, while negative emotions are contagious and downward.

For the past fifty years, anthropologists have documented shamanic societies around the world.

Michael Harner is the most famous of them, and he wrote the book – The Way of the Shaman.

He studied with his fellow Indians in the Amazon, and he died a few years ago.

Michael Harner is the one who brought shamanism to the West, and he calls his way – neo-shamanism. I attended Michael Harner’s school in England and Canada.


Neo Shamanism

Shamanism reveals to us the hidden, unspoken text that directs our lives, and it shows us connections and insights in a way that no other means allows. We can learn to recognize messages and reach directly to the source of the soul-the same essence is unclear to us, but it is what navigates our lives, sometimes against the will of the conscious ego.

In shamanic Journeying, one can learn about that hidden world, the same spiritual reality that surrounds us and connects with our soul.

Neo-shamanism is not meant to draw us to the world of spirituality; on the contrary, the techniques we learn are beneficial to ground us in our daily world of reality. Bringing healing and great comfort and hope and most of all – this is a way to get to know ourselves creatively.

The perception of neo-shamanism is that anyone can make journeys for themselves without the need for an outsider. According to this concept, we learn ancient techniques and apply them to our daily lives. Neo-schism is a cultural and open system. Thanks to the Internet and globalism, we have access to endless systems of symbols, we can meet in our journeys: angels, fairies, Christian saints, Buddhist or Chinese sages, Native American Indians, cartoon characters, animals, trees, stones, talking objects … the possibilities are limitless


The Shamanic Journey

The shamanic worlds are like a hidden cosmic fabric parallel to physical reality. We are all aware of metaphysical phenomena like synchronicity, intuition, telepathy, strange feelings, or messages we feel we have received from the universe in different ways, most often through dreams or coincidences.

The shamanic universe consists of three main worlds: the earth-middle world, upper world, and lower world.

The shamanic universe is like the tree of life in Kabbalah: the treetops represent the upper world, the tree trunk the middle world, and the tree roots- the lower world.

If you wish to learn how to create shamanic soul art journeys you are welcome to my summer course


July’s offerings- Discover your special inner place

July’s offerings- Discover your special inner place

Guided visualization to discover an inner energetic place-
Inner landscapes within me

In each of us there are hidden archetypes of places in the world, places that have a special energy for our soul.
Every such place has within it “treasures” which awaken our psyche and make us feel connected to that place, connected to the nature that surrounds us.

We become part of something bigger than ourselves. We no longer feel lonely
In this visualization, we will embark on a journey to the underworld to get to know our inner place of healing

I’m waiting to see your work in the Facebook group!



SoulPages Mentor program open event

SoulPages Mentor program open event

SoulPages Mentor free event- replay

I’m so thrilled to invite you to a live Facebook session to learn about next year’s program and share in meditation with me. Attendees will receive an exclusive discount to the next SoulPages Mentor Training.

What does it mean to become a SoulPages mentor?

SoulPages Mentors have discovered how to access internal resources for healing and growth through the SoulPages method. The SoulPages Mentor Training will prepare you to:

  • Create life-changing courses using the tool of the visual journal for personal transformation
  • Use the seven elements of visual journaling to create endless, beautiful processes for art journaling that you can teach to others
  • Use your own life experience as a foundation for teaching others
  • Become your own mentor
  • Grow a deeper connection to your inner dreaming child
  • Be a part of a growing community of soul art seekers
June’s offering- Connect with your magic fairy

June’s offering- Connect with your magic fairy

Summer is almost here and it’s time for a little bit of magic!!

We are all capable of creating magic! we just have to understand how our consciousness works.

We should learn the power of :

  • Our thoughts
  • Our emotions and feelings
  • Our sensations

when we can balance our inner world we can create magic!!


 It’s time to connect with our magic fairy and be open to magic and joy!

This archetype is very fun, happy, and has great energy!

I’m waiting to see your work in the Facebook group!



Today I have important questions to ask

Today I have important questions to ask

Who am I?

What is my purpose?

What will make me happy?

Ever since I can remember, I’ve asked myself these three questions, and my life journey reflects the persistent search for answers.

This search has led me on various paths; it led me to meet my first husband, a move to England, divorce, meeting the love of my life, the birth of my four children, studying theater design, art therapy, and finally to developing the amazing tool for healing and growth through creating – the visual journal.

In my first book Layers of Meaning – Elements of Visual Journaling, I described the seven elements of visual journaling. I showed how to connect the seven elements to various spiritual methods, such as shamanic journeys, Voice Dialogue, and others, and working with intention – through the seven elements, to create “soul pages” that enable healing and transformation.

But my search for meaning never stopped… it only became more interesting.

In the last two years, I started to create meditation art using the elements of intention and color.

I felt that color has a special force that is mysterious and uplifting.

Slowly I started to combine shamanic ideas and the theory of color to create a frame for self-exploration through colors.

I taught the Color Archetypes course for two years in Israel and I felt that this is its time to go out there to the world.

I’m really happy to invite you to watch the first lesson ( a replay of an amazing live zoom event)

Creating our childhood color energy map

We learned about the Color Archetype method and created our Childhood color maps. This is a great tool to start and understand your art and get insight from the a

If you want to watch the replay you can do it on my blog here

Color Archetypes- Creating our childhood color maps

Today I have important questions to ask

The power of color mantra!

Each and every one of us is born with the built-in ability to change our lives and

 connect to the energies of health, love, the joy of life, and creativity.

All that is required of us is to believe that we can do this in a simple and creative way.

In this course, we will learn the tool of a color capsule that will connect us to the power of fulfillment of the primary colors and their ability to change our lives.

A color mantra is one of the processes of the Color Archetypes method.

This is a tool that connects color, image, and the creation of a healing mantra.

You can repeat this process and create as many color mantras as you want.

In this course, you will also create a beautiful art therapy journal, designed especially for this process.


What is a mantra?

A mantra is actually a type of prayer, a precise sentence that describes the situation we want to reach – as if it has already happened and is being fulfilled in the present.

Our unconscious does not know how to distinguish between imagination and reality so when we create a mantra and reinforce it by visual expression and continue to reinforce it through daily practice, reality begins to align accordingly.

In this course, we will connect to the power of our personal color palette in the context of healing a certain aspect of our life.

We will create a color mantra that will express our healing.


?What will you get

3 Full Lessons  (Each containing 2-5 videos)

A guided visualization that you could go back to again and again.

Online help to create your mantra (In a closed Facebook group)

A powerful process that you could do every time you want to create a change in your life.

Create a color journal where you could create your mantras.

Great mix media techniques

Inner healing

This is the link to the course

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