This time of year, we are reminded to be thankful for all that life has blessed us with, even if the blessing were in disguise. A Despacho ceremony is a shamanic tradition from the high Andes of Peru where all participants, lead by shaman, create a beautiful prayer bundle where your gratitude and prayers are woven into the despacho. There are many symbolic components brought into the despacho as we progress to the completion of the ceremony, ending with a cleansing ceremony and finally “dispatching ” our prayers to great spirit. Shamanic Practitioner, Heidi Bernardi, will lead a Despacho ceremony, always unique to the group and the moment. Meet Heidi: Heidi Bernardi is a recent newcomer to New Hampshire, and is thrilled to continue teaching and sharing her knowledge of shamanism with people in her new home state. She has studied, trained and mentored in Peruvian and Pre-Celtic shamanism, and has been on the teaching staff at a Shamanic School in Connecticut before coming to NH. She has established a private shamanic practice in NH and is welcoming clients for shamanic healing sessions, mentoring, house and land energetic clearing, shamanic ceremony, group workshops and more. Find out more and contact Heidi thru her facebook page, Northwood Shaman, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.