Kriket has been practicing shamanism in Edmonton for almost 25 years. She practices the Medicine of her Grandmother and family from Finland. Her interest in stories and Myths from around the world sparked when she began to experience shamanic trances. She shared her intense desire to learn and teach through a shamanic drumming circle she led for 15 years. During this time she listened intently to the journeys of others, reporting their visual and visceral experiences they had when entranced with the sound of the drum. Common themes, symbols and mythological beings, were a constant in her own experiences, as well as experiences shared with her during drumming circles and classes she taught.
In her quest to better understand the shamanic visionary world, she studied the works of Carl Jung and other analysts exploring depth psychology. Joseph Campbell introduced her to the world of comparative mythology. She discovered how to put the ancient words and experiences into a modern language accessible to the many.
She is currently exploring the mediums of the electronic world, as a means of continuing to share her years of experience and knowledge. She has a library of podcasts, learning modules and newsletters on her website www.shamansway.net. She encourages each of us to find a path for our own feet to trod.