In a society which is increasingly fast paced and disconnected, basic values such as love, respect, honour, a connection to nature and our responsibility to take care of the land are starting to become more and more important. To me the shamanic path is to honour and respect life in all forms and to live this connectedness as best as possible.
My name is Ayanna Raiha and the shamanic work feels close to my heart as I have a special connection to nature and get to live this connection through walking this path. I consider myself blessed to live a life which is fulfilling and know, I'm following my soul's calling.
As part of my ancestors inheritance the craftwork, especially with wood is very important to me as I come from a long line of carpenters and love to combine craftwork with spiritual work, creating shamanic art and tools. When exploring beautiful places in nature, I often find branches which are broken off and feel like calling out to me and telling me what they would like to be. Some have the ideal shape to be drumbeaters or staffs and others are full of energy and just made to hold the magic of the Runes. You can see some samples of my work in the gallery. Trees have a very unique energy and the type of branch used for a shamanic tool is quite important as some hold very masculine or feminine energy, have protection, wisdom or fertility aspects.
Nature helps us to ground and recharge and I like to spend hours walking my dog, admiring the beauty and looking for treasures (in the form of beautiful shaped braches or special stones).
When creating shamanic tools I see the work as a ceremony and like to be guided by spirit and the energy of the tree. It is a very meditative process and if I'm creating shamanic tools for somebody I like to channel the best possible result for this person. In my work, I create shamanic rattles, staffs, smudgers, drum beaters, with power animals, goddess energy, Runes, Ogham and many more, also Rune sets and protective pendants .
Similar to the importance of creating a shamanic tool in ceremony is the birthing ceremony in which you are connected to your new rattle, staff or rune set. I offer to hold ceremony for you and your new shamanic tool.