A new branch of shamanic practice appears to be evolving, one that I call "Shamanic Energy Healing". This technique marries traditional shamanic practices and energy medicine practice. You should be aware that medical doctors "cure"; they diagnose and treat symptoms in the hope of curing the underlying medical issue. Shamans, shamanic practitioners, and shamanic energy healers "heal", or better yet, they help the body regain its energetic balance so that healing can occur.
Most shamanic energy healing sessions use the following steps:
Note that this a very eclectic modality. If the opening of the sacred space includes calling the quarters then the process is a combination of wicca, shamanism and energy medicine. Some practitioners have tried to mystify the process by adding fancy terms like Wiracocha as the term for a personal sacred space. Wiracocha was simply the name of the Inca creator diety . Others have taken to calling the energetic bodies that surround each us by fancy names like the Luminous Energy Field or (LEF). These, to me, are marketing gimmicks. You don't need fancy terms or titles to do shamanic energy healing. What you do need are good intentions and the ability to sense and manipulate energy. Good intentions come from your heart. The ability to sense energy comes with practice.
If you want to learn to perform shamanic energy healing then here are a few first things:
Start with those two and we will build on that in future blogs.
Walk in peace my friends,
 Wiracocha is most likely a Quechua word borrowed from the Aymara Wila Quta (wila "blood"; quta "lake"), one of the names for Lake Titicaca.
 A wooden pendulum seems to work better than a metal or crystal one. Some assert that metal and crystal pendulum can "cut" the energy vortex formed by a chakra. I haven't noticed that, but a wooden pendulum is much lighter and seems to move easier in the subtle energy vortex of a chakra .
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.