What is an Urban Shaman?
The word Urban means: Relating to, or constituting a city or town.
Since I live in an urban setting (Amsterdam) and most of the people I work with are also living in an urban setting.
The word Shaman means: a spiritual person with the ability to heal, work with energies and 'see' visions.
The essential characteristics of a shaman are mastery of energy and fire as a medium of transformation, but not only with fire.
As an Urban Shaman, I provide my services to people living in the urban environment (not exclusively).
As many shamans live in the country side and not easily reached by public transportation, urban people have slightly different issues than non-urbanites.
Being brought up as a shaman in training I lived in the city, our parks and basements were our healing grounds.
I adopted the name Urban Shaman to honor my upbringing and my city living.