Receiving a shamanic calling

Some people in the West believe that if they work really hard and take classes, they can become a shaman. This simply is not so. A shaman is born and can not be made. The spirits choose a person at birth and shamans are given an extra soul. This is what makes a person a shaman, not classes and workshops.

There is nothing a person can do in their life to force the spirits to choose them. They have already chosen. There are other paths that a spiritual person can choose, however, that they can still serve their community in a spiritual way. Some of these callings are listed on this website under “Other Spiritual Callings”.