For those of you who have read my book, Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women, this will not be a surprise, but I’ve started going to a shamanic healing circle that’s held once a month in the hills of Northern Georgia. I was trepidatious at first, but I think these folks are very sincere. My husband was ready to call BS on them, but he agrees. I trust his opinion since he has experience with the whole shaman/medicine man world from his own spiritual journey.
I have been having a weird (maybe even wyrd) issue that’s been happening off and on for a few years. Over the past year or so, it’s been happening a lot more frequently. I have these episodes where I randomly experience an altered state with numbness & tingling on my face, light-headedness, and shortness of breath. I had previously spoken to a witchy friend of mine who thinks I may be picking up on excess energy from the other side of the veil. I think this certainly could be at least part of the problem.Though due to some of my family’s health history, I spoke to my VA doctor (his nurse, at least) about it and they got me in to see a neurologist to determine if it’s a medical problem. My neurologist currently has me on a 2-week heart monitor to try to determine what’s going on physically.