The Rough Side of Shamanism

Spirituality tends to be associated with peaceful, soft, bright and calm scenarios. In the fast pace world we operate it in, it makes sense we’d need a sanctuary from all that commotion, right? Well…

Very often you get exactly the opposite in a Shamanic Session. The Shaman will “shake things up” with the drum (or some other tool) and locked toxic emotions will be released. This creates sensations of stress and uncomfortable intensity. From my perspective, I can perceive alien energies desperately holding on to my client as they are being evicted out of his/her energy field. It is the actual disentangling and releasing that stimulates the emotions that were constantly lingering to increase their effect on my client as they are torn away for good.

This is also why a crucial aspect of Shamanic Initiation must include learning to remain centered as very stressful emotions are induced into consciousness.

Here in the United States, I do not include any sort of physical contact with clients, but I have witnessed Shamans in the Andes, hone into a specific area of the body and tap, slap or nudge certain areas to immediately burst toxic pockets of accumulated energy. This will create an emotional effect on the client that lasts from hours or up to days before the body naturally regains its inner balance.

When I have discussions with psychologists (usually of Jungian discipline) they understand very clearly what happens in this process. Some define this as working with the “Shadow Aspect” of the self. This could be the reason that Shamanism is so successful in treating psychotic disorders. When we address a client we don’t waste time with the “masks” the ego will use to hide its perceived weaknesses. We are only interested in the purest form of the Self and will relentlessly hunt down what does not harmoniously belong within it.

For more information or to book a session with me, please email me:

Sex and Energy…So Important!!!


As a Shamanic Therapist, I witness first hand the negative results that occur under certain types of sexual interactions. This is probably the main reason why most religions promote abstinence. I find it unfair to tell someone not to do something without explaining the real reasons why, thus this article.

We are energetic beings, everything we do from the beating of our hearts or just plain breathing requires energy, but other activities we normally would not think of also require and/or produce much energy. From a Shamanic perspective, emotions and thoughts are of crucial importance, because these produce a certain vibration in our aura and this will activate the “Law of Attraction” whether we want it or not.

Sex will make our auras vibrate at a very high pitch. From a metaphysical point of view, it is one of the highest outputs human beings can achieve; it is no wonder that this is the act that is used to facilitate the creation of a new life in our world. Some occult religions and secret societies use sex as a vehicle for manifestation. The principle is simple, through ritual the force is not directed towards procreation of a new life but towards the manifestation of a desired product. The problem is that this violates Universal Law and so Karma is produced.

Sex practiced as the result of pure lust, takes the whole concept to an even lower level, because as I mentioned before at this vibration  the “Law of Attraction” is activated. Lust, in the scale of desires a human being can feel is very low, it is at the very base. This is also a reason why it may be included as one of the “Seven Deadly Sins”, by “deadly” they are talking about the soul. Think about it, if someone is in the heat of lust, chances are their thinking is not clear, and the virtuous emotions are overshadowed by the present emotions and at this rate energies are being attracted at a very fast rate. The problem is that these energies are not being filtered by our free will. In other words, at this vibration you are open to anything that wants to come into your field and this corresponds to the level of the vibrations of lust. Hint: This type of sex is usually surrounded by potential abuses, addictions and diseases. This is not scientific, it is energetic in its elemental make up.

So when and how should SEX be practiced??? Unlike the big religion institutions that tend to give a rigid answer or the alternative of hell for eternity, I heal people and care for them and sense their needs and emotions when I interact with them, so my answer will be more practical and with more potential for the use of “free will”. Every time you share a sexual experience with someone, your aura will light up to one of its maximum capacities, the other person(s) you are with will do the same and in those exact moments your destinies will be influenced by the vibrations emanating from both of you in the form of the “Law of Attraction”. Excellent questions to ask yourself when considering or being tempted to have sex are:

“Are these circumstances, situation or persons WORTHY?”

“What will I attract as I vibrate very highly with this person?”

“Will this person (unknowingly) use my aura for their agenda in manifestation?”

This is also the reason why on a healthy and loving relationship sex never “feels” wrong. If it does, or the relationship is not healthy for you, but the sex is wonderful, you are in lust. As a final piece of advice, it is also important to understand and know the difference between Lust and Passion.

There is so much more to talk about with this subject, as a matter of fact sex is so intimately fused with spirituality, that it’s incredible  to me, there aren’t tons books about it out there. I’ll probably get back to this subject in a near future, there’s much more I am not including right now…

Many Blessings,

Fr Flavio

Ghosts and What to do if Haunted by them




Before I begin to share about this subject, it must be known that we exist in a universe of energy and consciousness, and that there are many beings within it, some with more of this energy and consciousness than others. This is why ghosts exhibit such a wide variety of  behaviors. Some act like robots in a loop, others are actually very conscious and can be interacted with.

Ghosts are people that at death did not cross over to the other side. It is important to remember that they are people…lost people. For them, once out of their physical body reality shifts, in a manner where time and space do not behave the same way. Their rational functions will also cease, making them more emotional beings. Whatever emotional situation or drama was predominant at the time of their death will be the consistent factor in their existence.

When I see reality shows on television where a film crew intentionally goes to a haunted place to taunt and provoke a ghost for the entertainment of their audience, I find it very disturbing that because of ignorance, people enjoy witnessing the actuality of a fellow person in a state of hopeless disorientation. The situation of a ghost should produce compassion at the very least.

How can you help if you find yourself with a ghost? The very first thing is to control your emotions by remembering what is really going on. If you allow your fears to propagate this energy actually sustains them and thus they will do more of what works to continue to produce it. Secondly, logically understand that you are surrounded and protected by your own field (this, in itself is a whole other subject) and nothing can penetrate it without your conscious or unconscious consent. This knowledge will automatically solidify your field, allowing you to gain control of the situation. Third, shift your emotions to compassion, righteousness, hope, love, care, etc. What you intentionally focus on feeling, doesn’t matter, as long as it is a shift from whatever emotion got you to the encounter. Fourth, once you no longer sense the presence or unease in the atmosphere, you can begin a prayer for the disincarnate. I suggest that you request your guardian angel to call on  its guardian angel and loved ones to show him to the loving light. If in this moment of inner stillness you start perceiving anything other than a loving influence, immediately go back to the first step and do it all again. A final word of caution, if you feel uneasy or scary feeling as you are meditating or while doing any other “deep” spiritual work, it is preferable to stop, since while in these states your auric field is open and intrusions can happen very easily.

Toxic Influences and the Aura Field


The Universe will is always communicating with us. To me, as a Shaman, it is the animals that provide us with the most direct and comprehensive messages from Source. I always advise my clients and friends to be on the lookout for animals behaving awkwardly or presenting themselves much more often than usual to them. By presenting themselves, it can be in the physical form, dreams, television, books,conversations, etc.

Not long ago a client of mine experienced a very persistent messenger and the ultimate outcome was surprising. She began telling me that  twice that week spiders had descended and dangled at eye level while she was at her desk. Then it had happened again in the morning while she was still in bed. There were a few more situations, so after a little intuition work, I suggested she start eating more raw and organic foods for a bit and stay away from anything fast, processed or intoxicating. Soon after that a strong cold hit her and of course this is one of the ways the body uses to cleanse from toxicity so we felt things were running its appropriate course. A few days passed and she physically looked better and felt clearer, but still the little spiders were showing up. She called me again, when a dead possum appeared in her property. His message in this case was that she still had a little more to go and that a completely new strategy would have to be implemented for a difficult situation. She shared that two days prior to the possum’s appearance she had experienced a very verbally abusive attack from a loved one.

A couple of days later we got together and Journeyed to find answers. The revelations were very surprising to her. The person that had been abusive with her a few days earlier, had an intense inner conflict with herself, at some point in her young life, due to a trauma of her own, she had decided that people will love you for a specific period then hate should also be expressed for harmony to exist in a relationship. This was all on an unconscious level. Later upon further reflection my client shared that this person had done this many times before and would hurt her only when certain conditions were present (among them, only in private and under the guise of helping her), but when it would happen the emotional damage would last for days or weeks. When we walked up to a special mirror in the Journey, we saw all of the energetic hoses that were pumping poison into her field on a constant basis, it wasn’t only when the other person verbally attacked her, because of their bond, this connection was draining her and mirroring a condition being suffered by the other person.

This was apparently a very difficult and complicated energy interlace. My client loved the other person which consciously loved her too, but unconsciously hated her and this very active back end of hate was finding its way into my client through the bond of love that they both shared. Within the Journey, we cut and shaved off all of the hoses that had been pumping toxic matter into her, she also submerged in a magickal spring pool that cleansed her completely, but the question remained how she would deal with this loved one.

The conclusion of this quest was not a happy ending by all appearances, and yet my client says she feels like a huge weight has been lifted off of her, she is in peace, and she says she can breathe in deeper now. She is very happy and claims that other areas of her life are developing faster because  of the Journey’s realization. The sour detail from an outer point of view, that may be difficult to understand is that she is conscious that someone that loves her, also hates her immensely, but this does not create resentment in her, on the contrary it has created compassion. My client witnessed the much bigger self hatred experienced by her loved one, for circumstances that were far beyond her control when she was merely starting her teens. She also saw how deeply hidden these dark spots were within her, they were in an area inaccessible to any outsider trying to help or heal them. This is a sad reality that occurs to many of us, we harbor pains and traumas so deeply and for so long that they become a part of us and we hurt and handicap the ones we should care for the most, including ourselves, and all this without being aware of it. The good news is that if you find yourself in the receiving end of negativity, realizing that this is not your fault or even the fault of the aggressor, but rather a wrong decision taken long ago by an innocent victim, will clear and protect you from further energy intrusions.

This is a little off the subject, but I must share, that the human soul is of magnificent Divine beauty and Light, and yet when I have seen the souls of individuals that harbor dense and heavy vibrations, it can produce nothing but sadness and compassion for those unfortunates. On a lighter note, when these people pass, they immediately remember what they are and the soul breathes again. In the end we are all One and Divine and we all end up in the Light.