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Video: Fall Equinox Talk & Meditation with Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler

Video: Fall Equinox Talk & Meditation with Isa Gucciardi and Laura Chandler

Since 2002, Sacred Stream has provided a place for diverse groups to gather in community. Since the pandemic, our quarterly solstice and equinox drum circles have not met, until now, in this special YouTube Live Fall Equinox Talk & Meditation.

This is the time of year when the veil thins between the world of the seen and the unseen. It can be an emotional time for people and an opportunity to reflect and set new intentions. In this talk, Isa and Laura explore ways of navigating these complex times, answer your questions, and share a meditation. This recording was streamed live on September 21, 2021.

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Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Mediumship

Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Mediumship

From Tibetan oracle traditions to Christian mysticism, mediumship has long been part of the esoteric teachings of mystery schools. In many shamanic cultures, the phenomenon of medium-ship was an import role played by the shaman who would act as a bridge between the spirit world and the mundane. In this talk, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the phenomenon of mediumship and explores the requirements of the shamanic initiate to be able to act as a medium. Isa is the author of three books, creator of the therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

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Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Psychotropic Plants

Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Psychotropic Plants

Plant medicines like ayahuasca, peyote, and iboga have made their way into popular culture as more and more people seek transitory experiences to find healing and direction in their lives. However, the use of plant medicine dates back to ancient Egypt and even earlier and is an important part of many shamanic practices and indigenous cultures. In this talk, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses how the ingestion of psychotropic plants provides valuable education in the shamanic initiate’s development. Isa is the author of three books, creator of the therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

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Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: The Vision Quest

Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: The Vision Quest

Vision quests have long been part of the shamanic experience, particularly as initiatory rites of passage. Most involve undertaking a difficult task and take place in nature and often lead to transcendent life-changing experiences. In this talk, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses this process of seeking guidance within the world of nature that is found in many different cultures and can be practiced by modern people today. Isa is the author of three books, creator of the therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

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Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Visionary Experiences

Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Visionary Experiences

Visionary experiences are found throughout history and in every culture. From the visions of holy men and women in the Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions (to name a few) to the prophecies of Nostradamus, Hildegard of Bingen, and Edgar Cayce, visionary experiences are more common than we think. In this talk, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. delves into the role of visionary experience in shamanic Earth-based wisdom cultures. Isa is the author of three books, creator of the therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

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Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Dreams

Video: Shamanic Paths to Inner Experience: Dreams

Dreams have been a source of fascination for people in cultures the world over. From the advanced Tibetan practice of Lucid Dreaming to the contemporary study of dreams and their meanings, dreams offer a window into deeper states of being. In this talk, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. focuses on the shamanic perspective of dreams and the role dreams play in the development of shamanic initiates. Isa is the author of three books, creator of the therapeutic model Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream.

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Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Case Study: Karmic Patterns Across Lifetimes

Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Case Study: Karmic Patterns Across Lifetimes

In this series of talks, Isa Gucciardi draws on 25 years of clinical experience and research to help you understand your relationships in a new light. She explores patterns of relating that can repeat themselves from relationship to relationship and looks at Buddhist understandings that might offer insight about why this happens. She defines soul mate relationships in a new way and offers tips on how to recognize a true soul mate relationship. She shows how expanding awareness to include the possibility of past life connections with friends, lovers, and family members can inform current relationships. Join her in this wide ranging exploration of relating! Visit sacredstream.org to learn more.

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Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Past Lives and Karmic Patterns

Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Past Lives and Karmic Patterns

In this series of talks, Isa Gucciardi draws on 25 years of clinical experience and research to help you understand your relationships in a new light. She explores patterns of relating that can repeat themselves from relationship to relationship and looks at Buddhist understandings that might offer insight about why this happens. She defines soul mate relationships in a new way and offers tips on how to recognize a true soul mate relationship. She shows how expanding awareness to include the possibility of past life connections with friends, lovers, and family members can inform current relationships. Join her in this wide ranging exploration of relating! Visit sacredstream.org to learn more.

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Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Karmic Patterns in Soul Mate Relationships

Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Karmic Patterns in Soul Mate Relationships

In this series of talks, Isa Gucciardi draws on 25 years of clinical experience and research to help you understand your relationships in a new light. She explores patterns of relating that can repeat themselves from relationship to relationship and looks at Buddhist understandings that might offer insight about why this happens. She defines soul mate relationships in a new way and offers tips on how to recognize a true soul mate relationship. She shows how expanding awareness to include the possibility of past life connections with friends, lovers, and family members can inform current relationships. Join her in this wide ranging exploration of relating! Visit sacredstream.org to learn more.

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Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: What is a Soul Mate?

Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: What is a Soul Mate?

In this series of talks, Isa Gucciardi draws on 25 years of clinical experience and research to help you understand your relationships in a new light. She explores patterns of relating that can repeat themselves from relationship to relationship and looks at Buddhist understandings that might offer insight about why this happens. She defines soul mate relationships in a new way and offers tips on how to recognize a true soul mate relationship. She shows how expanding awareness to include the possibility of past life connections with friends, lovers, and family members can inform current relationships. Join her in this wide ranging exploration of relating! Visit sacredstream.org to learn more.

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Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Introduction to Soul Mates and Karmic Patterns

Video: Past Lives and Soul Mates with Isa Gucciardi: Introduction to Soul Mates and Karmic Patterns

In this series of talks, Isa Gucciardi draws on 25 years of clinical experience and research to help you understand your relationships in a new light. She explores patterns of relating that can repeat themselves from relationship to relationship and looks at Buddhist understandings that might offer insight about why this happens. She defines soul mate relationships in a new way and offers tips on how to recognize a true soul mate relationship. She shows how expanding awareness to include the possibility of past life connections with friends, lovers, and family members can inform current relationships. Join her in this wide ranging exploration of relating! Visit sacredstream.org to learn more.

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Video: Focus, Relax, and Breathe!: A Samatha Meditation Exercise with Isa Gucciardi

Video: Focus, Relax, and Breathe!: A Samatha Meditation Exercise with Isa Gucciardi

In this video with Isa Gucciardi, you will learn about samatha meditation, which can help you step outside of your usual way of thinking about things. You will learn how to focus on your breath and learn how this can help you bring your mind into a calm, aware state. You will be able to work experientially so that you have an opportunity to try meditating with help and guidance. As you practice meditation, you can develop a broader awareness of yourself and the world around you. You can learn how to focus and concentrate better in your everyday life. This can help reduce anxiety and help you feel better. Developing relaxed focus can also help you solve problems and make decisions with more self-confidence. For more information on meditation, see sacredstream.org.

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Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 3: Techniques that Can Enhance Your Home or Office

Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 3: Techniques that Can Enhance Your Home or Office

Have you ever walked into a room and felt a sudden loss of energy? This experience is often difficult to quantify or describe, but anyone who has encountered this problem knows there is something that is creating a difference in their mood. From a shamanic point of view, psychic imprints from events that have occurred in a space can continue to effect events or circumstances there after the original event has occurred. To remedy imbalances caused in this way, shamanic practitioners will clear the space. In this video, Isa Gucciardi describes how to recognize when a space needs clearing, as well as some basic techniques for clearing space. For more information on Applied Shamanism, see sacredstream.org.

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Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 2: Techniques that Can Help You Maintain Better Personal Boundaries

Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 2: Techniques that Can Help You Maintain Better Personal Boundaries

Shamanism is an ancient wisdom system that has been practiced around the world in many different cultures and in many different times and places. Shamans are the doctors, mediators, educators, diviners, and ceremonialists of the communities they serve. In this video, Isa Gucciardi explores a common experience that we often do not have words to explain. This is the experience of feeling weighed down by others or the feeling of being drained by someone else. We usually think about these experiences as a problem with personal boundaries if we understand them at all. In shamanic forms of healing, these phenomena are well understood and are described as a process of “soul part exchange.” Isa describes how soul part exchange occurs and how it can be remedied. For more information on Applied Shamanism, see sacredstream.org.

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Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 1: Techniques that Can Help You Restore Vitality

Video: Applied Shamanic Healing Practices: Part 1: Techniques that Can Help You Restore Vitality

Shamanism is an ancient wisdom system that has been practiced around the world in many different cultures and in many different times and places. Shamans are the doctors, mediators, educators, diviners, and ceremonialists of the communities they serve. In this video, Isa Gucciardi describes the causes and symptoms of power loss, an imbalance considered to be at the heart of many forms of mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual illness by many shamanic healers. You will learn how to recognize power loss in yourself and in others, and learn how a shamanic form of healing called power retrieval can help restore vitality. For more information on Applied Shamanism, see sacredstream.org.

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