Shamanic practices are the hallmark of the Dreamspeaker Tradition. They are an incredibly diverse group that represents an incredible number of cultures from across the globe who all understand that Mankind’s relationship with the Spirit World is what makes magic possible. Inspired by this thread ( forum/the-classic-world-of-darkness/mage-the-ascension/. I like both Akashic Brotherhood and the Dreamspeakers but honestly I Really Mage could use a “how to incorporate real world traditions” into.

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Philosophy There is dreamspeakdrs more to this world than the things anyone can touch. They start with the body when they should dreamsepakers with the spirit.

They often have an air of otherworldly mystique to them, as if they have just gazed straight on at what you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye. Help Contact Us Go to top. They are the gatekeepers between the two planes, serving as communicators and go-betweens. They must learn that others can be more troubled than they and then leam to embrace that outside world.

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Bright lights, odd shapes, broken anatomy, it was a textbook case. When the thing your group most has in common is “We’re REALLY different from each other but those guys over there group us together”, it’s going to be an uphill battle Organization Shamanism isn’t limited to Native Americans and African aborigines.

Drumming, chanting, fire, mandalas, sand paintings, bones, amulets, herbs Concepts: I think much more of the shamanistic traditions of Europe, Russia, several parts of Africa, and actually anywhere at some point in time.

Previous 1 2 3 Next. They are our brothers and sisters, although they let the flesh command the spirit. But Dreamspeakers “as written” are either loners, or just “shaman copypasta”, not to mention, that according to their Rev.


They can also be invaluable to those unable to use actual magic for some reason. Help Contact Us Go to top. Primitive is not now and never has been a word that accurately or wholly describes these mages. In their hearts, the Dreamspeakers all hear the voice of the world — its invisible pulse, the surge of spirits, the rhythm of nature and the slumbering power of the great Earth.

Miko shrine maiden who is secretly addicted to dating sim games. This dual vision dreeamspeakers the Tradition a deep sense of duty — duty to Sleepers, Awakened and the spirits they deal with.

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Apprentice to master swordsmith. The troube with it – nothing written in their Tradbooks really corresponds to the Slavic Paganism. Dreamspeaker libraries are nearly nonexistent as well since most of these groups rely on oral traditions.

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Before the Gauntlet was strengthened, these meetin dreamspsakers would take place in dreamspeakerrs spirit world, with totems and ancestor spirits sitting in and lending their wisdom as well. With access to the spirit world dreamspeakeers limited, the shaman-mages have lost access to much of their magical strength.

Along with the decline in the ancient ways came the expansion of the Order of Hermes, and rather than war constantly with the different spiritual traditions they came across, the Order offered the spirit mystics a choice.

Animal trainer, burned-out city girl, channeler, dream interpreter, ecologist, naturalist, shaman, techno-fetishist, wanderer. Originally posted by Skeeper0 View Post. The Gardeners are the least-Neo of the Verbena pagans, as they’re about continuity and preservation and tend towards Pattern Essences. Shamanism of the type practiced by the Dreamspeakers is quite a global phenomena.


By the modern age, the Dreamspeakers have realized that they can survive only with the help of the Council, yet the Council has long turned a deaf ear to them.

Sorry if I seem too straightforward, or if I don’t get you. Dreqmspeakers revere ancient practices, respect the sanctity of the Earth and its creatures and seek to preserve their traditions in the face of crippling modern attention.


Most young Dreamspeakers go out on a quest to find someone who can teach them how to understand their visions and make sense of their new lives. Mythology experts like to say that spirits are indicative of a particular culture or even a particular individual’s own deepest desires.

This schism resulted in the demise of many Dreamspeakers and a rift between Tradition and Council that has not yet healed. In dreaamspeakers case, though, magic comes from the Dream, whatever its given name.

For example, they might see a flicker of fire in their eyes when they look into the mirror one morning – which is a sure sign that someone they will meet that day is possessed – or they mwge detect a faint rotting scent of corruption before entering a spiritually defiled area. Some answer to totems, others to capricious spirits of natural places.

Revised really pissed me off. They are dreamspeakrs intermediaries between humanity and Spirit, communicating between the two worlds, maintaining balance and keeping the relationships between the inhabitants of both realms in their proper state of stasis or flux.

Since the first Dreamspeakers came to the Council, the leadership hasn ‘t gotten much more formal.