Shamanism: A 21st Century Approach to Energy Medicine Podcast

Jan Engels-Smith is a master of transformation. Through decades of experience as a master teacher and shamanic practitioner, she has captured the essence of change and well-being. Jan is an author, a Shamanic Practitioner (ShD), an Usui, Tibetan and Karuna Reiki Master, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Chemical Dependency Specialist and a Hypnotherapist. Jan’s mission is to provide excellence in energy healing and education, and to support personal growth for well-being, adapting ancient healing techniques to contemporary life in the 21st century. In 1994, Jan founded LightSong School of Shamanic Studies and Energy Medicine and has developed the first energy medicine curriculum of its kind, which allows for those with a curious interest in energy medicine, right through to those that would like to obtain a doctorate in shamanism (ShD). Jan’s new book, Through the Rabbit Hole: Exploring Energy and the Shamanic Journey will be available by January 2015. Jan’s book Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart, won the Reader’s Choice Award from iUniverse. She is a diamond level author with Ezine Articles and writes a monthly article for Sedona Journal of Emergence. Jan also authored two CDs: Take Your Body With You a shamanic drumming CD and Awaken~Unburden~Create a meditation CD package of shamanic principles.
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May 22, 2017

In this episode of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism Talking Stick Podcast, Jan Engels-Smith talks with Terri Daniel the founder of the Afterlife Conference.

Jan Engels-Smith and Terri Daniel have a stimulating dialogue about the process of dying, and the progression of the soul to the afterlife.

Death and Dying are topics that are studied at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism. Ritual and ceremony are essential practices from a shamanic perspective to bring healing and wellness to those that are grieving and to actually midwife the soul of the one that died to the other side.

Learn Shamanism and Shamanic practices at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine.

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May 15, 2017

In this episode of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism Podcast, Jan Engels-Smith talks with Mary Boyd a student at LightSong about her experiences with power animals and how this lead her to shamanism.  

Jan Engels-Smith and Mary Boyd dialogue about their incredible physical experiences they have had with their shamanic power animals or spiritual allies and the magic of these amazing beings.  

This podcast describes a shamanic perspective of working with nature and how profound interactions with animals are not by accident but part of a mystical and magical relationship.  

Mary’s involvement with shamanism and LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism help define and give explanation to the amazing experiences she had.  

Learn Shamanism and Shamanic practices at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine. Find more information: or email

May 8, 2017
In this episode of the LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism Podcast, Jan Engels-Smith talks with Colleen Benelli of Reiki Life Style about her journey to shamanism and how that progressed to Reiki. 

Jan Engels-Smith and Colleen Benelli dialogued about finding a belief system that is non judgemental and a way to embody inner authority vs spiritual belief systems that lean towards an outer authority such as a minister, priest or rabbi.  

Colleen's involvement with shamanism and LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism changed her life in amazing ways.
Learn Shamanism and Shamanic practices at LightSong School of 21st Century Shamanism and Energy Medicine. Find more information: or email


May 1, 2017
1. How do I keep my energy field positive while my daughter and her family are living with me at this time, does shamanism provide the tools for this?

2. Listener asked about the new edition of Jan's book Becoming Yourself: The Journey from Head to Heart.  How does this book describe shamanism or the tools for health using energy medicine?

3. What do we really have under control and what does it mean to be a creator being. What is your shamanic perspective on this?

4. I am very energy sensitive, what should I do?  Can shamanism or energy medicine provide for me healing tools to stay safe?


Apr 24, 2017
Topics covered: 
1. What is the difference between spirit and soul?
2. How do you ask questions to spirit?
3. Dark attacks from malevolent spirits, what to do?
4. Had a curse placed on me while traveling in a foreign country: How do I manage this.
(these two questions created a discussion with some people that were
struggling a great deal with dark forces)
Apr 17, 2017
1. How can I keep my vibration and intentions from fluctuating, I want to keep my
energies at an even keel or at least keep things back to
my creation vibration level when I am off track. Are there practical tips and tricks to this?
2. How to be in alignment with creator universe in order to manifest creative thought.
3. What do you do with unfriendliness from others, how do I rise above these energies?
4. Why am I able to sense physical issues in the body with clients and other times do not feel but I seem to know or hear? Does this have to do with me or my allies?
5. Empathy- how to make it work for you instead of against you.
6. Please elaborate from a statement in a book that says, Healer, Inventors, masters
and Psychic tap into thoughtforms to acquire information.
7. What do you do when you have a possessing spirit attached to you?
Or people that you are working with have an attachment and it is effecting you.
8. What do you have to say about dreams?
Apr 10, 2017
1. What do you do when you are around someone that is really negative?
2. What if your broadcast has static and you're not able to perceive?
3. Chakras and your energetic broadcast.
4. How can a person be consistent in creating the type of life that they want, aren't there forces that we can’t control?
5. Being criticized and not knowing why?
Apr 3, 2017
Topics covered:
1. Invocation
2. Prayer as a skill, how to get the most power from it.
3. Must there be suffering to gain spiritual enlightenment?
4. Manifesting: How to manifest in a fast way.
5. A cancer survivor being taken to court for medical bills; feeling tired, and exhausted, what do you suggest?
6. Can you have miracles without the effort?
7. How do we maintain our spiritual progress even around family?
Mar 27, 2017
LightSong Talking Stick #9
Topics Covered:
1. Are emotions connected to your health?
2. How do I help to prepare a loved one with dementia and what their future holds?
3. Power animals; do we have more than one, what do they do for you?
4. Listener has developed fear over the situation of the world, how does she live with this?
5. Superstition around using a drum or rattle to altar sleep. How superstitions effect us.
6. Can a soul incarnate and be found in the light at the same time?
7. Discussion on: Beliefs vs Delusions
8. Egypt and the mystery schools; a short discussion
Mar 20, 2017
  1. Tell us more about your own story how did you become interested in shamanism?
  2. What is shamanism for listeners who are not familiar with it?
  3. What benefits can shamanic practices provide for those seeking healing or spiritual growth?
  4. What is journeying and who might benefit from this practice?
  5. Describe your workshop for the Afterlife Conference in June:
    1. What will it consist of?
    2. Who do you recommend it for?
  6. Describe the services/teaching you provide in your work.
  7. How can listeners connect with you if they would like to learn more or work with you?
Mar 13, 2017
LightSong PodCast interview with Jan Engels-Smith, Miriam Knight, and
MJ Schwader from New Consciousness Review
Excerpts from Various interviews with Jan.
1. What is shamanism?
2. How does it connect to energy medicine?
3. What about people like Caroline Myss or Donna Eden how does this compare?
4. What about psychic skills or intuition?
5. Right brain Left brain description
6. What is the shamanic journey?
7. 21st Century shamanism
8. What is core shamanism?
Mar 6, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #8

Mar 6, 2017

Topics covered:

  1. Jan explains energy systems, chakras, how we broadcast and manifest.
  1. Questions pertaining to this subject.
Feb 27, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick Forum Episode 7

Feb 27, 2017

 Topics covered:

  1. Invocation
  1. Why am I here, what is my purpose or the purpose of life?
  1. My guru says that we all manifest our reality, I just don’t believe that a child would come into the world to manifest abuse. Help me with this.
  1. Please explain fire walking.
  1. Listener attended a talk where the topic was the symbols that we are exposed to and how symbols are used against us. Please explain.
  1. Ayahuasca the hallucinogenic drug, I have been dreaming about it and I want to know why?
  1. Listener says “Manifestation of abundance is harder than manifestation of wellness”, do you agree and please explain.


Feb 20, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #6

Feb 20, 2017

Topics covered:

  1. How do you feel congruent with head and heart needs?
  1. If a person is having difficulty in relationships or not attracting the right person, what do you do?
  1. There is the world that we all live in, with certain parameters that are true, how do you attract what you want when the conditions are not conducive to your needs? 
  1. What are some tools to balance our bodies in this new (ascension) energy that people seem to be experiencing? Such as sped up time and feeling anxious?
  1. Discussion on channeling- very basic instructions
Feb 13, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #5

Feb 13, 2017

 Topics covered:

  1. Is there a time that we should ever hold out our forgiveness to others? Should we fake it till we make it?
  1. How can a person in their 60’s who’s creative well seems empty, who’s financial resources are low, and experiences societal blockages move beyond these limitations into a greater state of being?
  1. What is a shamanic perspective on physical weight issues?
  1. Can we really have an effect on changing the world?


Feb 6, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #4

Feb 6, 2017


Topics covered

  1. Friend’s daughter committed suicide, she is stuck in her pain, how do I help?
  2. Please talk about the dimensions of reality and how they are different, 3rd, 4th, and 5th dimension?
  3. Person is filled with anxiety and anxiety is ruining her life, what can she do?
Jan 23, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #3

Jan 23, 2017


Topics covered:

  1. What can I do with the amount of cruelty in the world? How do I cope with this?
  2. Please discuss whether or not fate or destiny is in control of our lives and if an outcome can be different or if we are just stuck with our fate.
  3. Please discuss the process of healing from an injury and how to keep envisioning wellness.
Jan 16, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #2

Jan 16, 2017

Topics covered:

  1. I am filled with negative thinking, anxiety, and fears. Help!
  2. How do I get information from spirits about things going on in today’s world?


Jan 2, 2017

LightSong Talking Stick #1

Jan 2, 2017

Topics covered:

  1. Where can I find a good spiritual community?
  2. What are steps to heal after a bad accident? How can I be energetically involved with my healing?
  3. Anxiety: I am anxious about animal’s health, responsible for their care. I am so anxious, why?
  4. Help me to understand the bigger picture of what is happening energetically to the earth and how it is effecting us all.