I remembered the other part of the message from Diana. “Become the biggest Brujo You can be.”
I contacted my good friends who I knew were Wiccan and we had spoken before of the Fay. (Aine and Robb, I love you guys) Knowing the Brujo is Spanish for “male witch”, I thought of Robb. I always trust their opinions, and I know they will tell me the truth even if I don’t want to hear it.
They heard me, and when they heard 2-spirits, they said, “Shaman”. You need to speak with a Shaman. They told me they would get back to me after they had spoken to some people about who I should speak with. Knowing my love of Japan, and my love of the martial arts, they were thinking some of their friends that were both Shaman, and loved the martial arts.
I started researching Shamans, and shamanism. Prior to this, I had only ever heard of Shaman in some of my favorite fantasy novels. I learned that there were Shamans all over the world. I focused on Japan… downfall there, all Japanese Shamans were women. While I have a lot of feminine energy, I am very distinctly male. And I associate as male, so that was just not going to work. So, I started to review Shamans from all of the different countries. I learned of those from Mongolia, Ireland, Denmark, Poland, Russia, Africa, and all of the Americas.
And my eyes stuck on Peru. The history of Shamanism in South America tells the tail of how the Spanish conquered, and as they came, they labeled the Shamans “Witches” (Brujos). This struck me SO clearly, and I saw the density of the messages that Diana passed on.
I called Robb and Aine back. And they said, “Two Snakes”. You need to speak with our friend Jim. I reached out to Jim, he and his wife were two of the most kind and welcoming people I have met, and they were so generous with their time and knowledge. We scheduled a time to meet.
And the next time I was in the area, I ventured over to their shop: The Wandering Owl.
James Stovall, Jim, Two Snakes, Shaman Jim, and his wife Ange Stovall
Shamans/Store Owners/Teachers (several other roles)
The Wandering Owl
139 N. Jackson Street
Jackson, MI 49201
And while I am giving a plug for them, Jim also has an amazing podcast http://thejaguarandtheowl.com
I feel no shame for adding this plug. Giving them business, if I can, is the least I can do, as they have worked so hard to help me to get where I am.
I know my path, I know the direction, I know what it takes, and I have someone to ask questions of.
I am on the path of becoming a Shaman of the Peruvian lineage (The Q’ero, or Inca Shamans). It is probably time to take off the training badge and accept what I am, but I am always learning. I will always be a student.
And after hearing a path from spirit, and having it so quickly solidified into reality, tells me a bit about faith.
My eyes are open, am I looking, and I am seeing.