Who am I?

An American born Dane Shaman

My name is Mark Weisman, and I proudly serve my communities (both online and off) as both: a counselor for individuals suffering from debilitating psychological trauma, as well as an active, working Celtic-Norse Shaman. My beliefs are that the health of the spiritual self dictates the physical and mental health of the physical self. I come from a very long line of Germanic Danes (53 generations researched so far (estimated to 731)) from Northern Denmark (Bjergby Sogn), as well as 12 generations from Southern Ireland (Co. Waterford). After extensive studies in religious practices throughout the world, I have arrived at my Celtic/Norse roots. I have come to understand the relationships between the spiritual and physical planes of existence, and constantly work to help individuals understand their position in that relationship.

Why a Shaman?

Embracing ancestral spirituality.

Both: online as a teacher of spiritual understandings, and offline as a working Shaman within many different communities, I spend most of my time offering my services to the many who have become disenfranchised with modern religious practices. By using the understandings of my ancestors, I have discovered that many have been able to heal their minds, and move forward to happier, more peaceful lives. As a formerly ordained chaplain of the “Christian” church, I have discovered the self-serving practices of all the modern religions and recognized the perceived necessity to implement a methodology of mind control that was accomplished with the rise of monotheism around the turn of the common era. This, in turn, has had long-term ramifications for the general population’s psychology.

Pround American Dane

Embracing my ancestral connections

My calling is to retell the oral history of my ancestry, and impart upon my listeners/readers the idea of “the self”. I attempt to help individuals look past the inherent value judgments encouraged and supported by most organized “religions” and determine their individual journeys. Assisting people in understanding that it is because of this inherited intrinsic value judgment, passed through generation after generation, attempting to force the population to behave a certain way, predominantly relying on guilt and shame to emotionally punish individuals for wanting to think, and act, differently, that there remain remnants of these memories that linger within our subconscious and lay the groundwork to be overrun by a larger traumatic event. These practices rely on most people not understanding the “mystical ways” of the spiritual world that lies outside normal preview. It is this fact alone that has convinced me that my ancestors did have it right, believing in themselves, and their own ancestry.

I recognize:

  1. No human being is wrong about their choice of theology. or their belief in a deity or deities. I respect a perceived need for personal enlightenment.
  2. While I recognize the biological/physical differences between men and women, both provide a necessity to their society and that they are fundamentally different, that they are born into a physical body that they need to learn in this physical lifetime.
  3. While I recognize skin color, I know that it has no bearing on anything, I only see the actions of individuals and realize the actions of a few do not dictate the whole.
  4. I have nothing to prove to anyone in this lifetime. The events upon my tapestry are mine to write.
  5. This lifetime is a journey of understanding and learning. My “physical lifetime” has a purpose to assist me and others beyond this physical body.
  6. I aspire to the greatness demonstrated by my ancestors (described in the Old Norse texts).

My weekly podcasts present a message of being yourself and recognizing that those things that we want to do with our lives are purely up to us. In addition, recognizing that the modern definition of “good versus evil” and “right versus wrong” is purely the imagination of some individual in antiquity.

Please feel free to look around the website, and ask any questions you may have in either English or Danish.

Understanding both the construct, and interactions with the human physical mind, as well as the spiritual influences that interact with our personal energies allows me to better prepare individuals for the emotional interactions of human existence.

Understanding of human Psychology

While others have approached psychology and the effect on the human mind from an academic perspective, my experience lies in the hundreds of real-world interactions with many of those around me. My spiritual journey has led to a series of discoveries that have allowed me an in-depth look into the extrinsic effects on the human thought and its processing. Working with real people who have suffered from real-world psychological trauma, I have a deep-seated understanding in what drives us.

Understanding of our Spirituality

Whenever one attempts to understand the human mind and the factors that are included in our societal behaviors, one immediately has to recognize the source of all knowledge within the confines of the human mind. To do this, one must embrace the effect that our own personal spirituality has on our intellect, our wisdom, and our judgement. Understanding the quantum effects that the universal spirituality has on the human mind and thought process has become my life’s mission. To see as many perspectives as there are people who have them.

Living LIfe to the Fullest

Not your stereotypical  Shaman

If you have discovered my page and wondered what a “Shaman” really looks like, I’m not that model to establish the understanding of Shaman on. I am your average guy who happened to receive a spiritual calling to do what I do. Since that time until now I have taken a lot of information from my spiritual connections and collected it into written and spoken form. So that we’re all on the same page here, I’m not the stereotypical Shaman we find out in many other parts of the world. I live in an urban city here in Alaska. I swear something terrible. I have bills. I ride motorcycles, and I really enjoy whiskey and self-made mead. I have been married for over 33 years to the most forgiving woman in the world who has charmed my life with five wonderful children, who now have charmed my life with four grandchildren (to date, circa 2023). My journey from the meager beginnings to where I am now has been paved with an extensive list of disastrous decisions, as well as the highest of redemptions. I have come to know who and what I really am. With the gift of hind-sight, I can now see the ancestral influences that have been ingrained in my soul from the very beginning.

So, while there are those who seem more like the stereotype, or a mountain-top guru. I am not him. I am me..

I am a third generation American Born Dane