1-16-13 Rose Shaman listen to podcast here
Guest, Rose Weissman, talks about how she does her shamanic work in the modern world. Our focus tonight is her work helping the spirits of those slain on battlefields.
Rose Sinclair Weissman is a mom, green witch, shaman, and Freemason. Recognizing that she was a medium and clairvoyant in her early teens, she actively sought out training to learn to use her abilities instead of them using her. Rose teaches shamanic skills and spirit-based healing techniques, challenging her students to start first with themselves; whether learning plant medicine, spirit medicine, shape shifting, or psychic healing skills. With a particular gift for communicating with the dead, Rose has performed rituals of release for spirits trapped by trauma; including abandoned asylums, old manufacturing facilities and the battlefields at Gettysburg. Rose is an environmental consultant with specialty areas including cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater and surface waters, and regulatory compliance for power producers; dovetailing her spirit path with her profession.
Vocation is a word people don’t hear much these days. Vocation speaks to many as something “special”- something “different” than say, a job, or a hobby, or a life style. Vocation speaks to me of duty, of dharma, of a song heard only by the one for whom it is sung. Called to service- what does that mean? A shaman is first and foremost a servant of their community. Their gifts, Sight, dreams, all are meant to serve- the shaman finds the herds, seeks the lost, reads the omens, speaks to the spirits, wanders in spirit to find what must be found, for the good of the people.
We’ll talk some today about the differences between practicing shamanistic techniques (trance, drumming, dancing, plant-spirit-medicine, etc.), and what it is to be a shaman. Specifically, we’ll be discussing experiences with the battle-slain, and experiences associated with spirits inhabiting places of great trauma, such as the battlefields at Gettysburg, PA, and a World War II era hospital ship- her first deployment was Pearl Harbor, from there to Nagasaki, with her final deployment being to DeNang during the Vietnam War.