By Michael Rob Costine
Three years ago and quite by chance, I attended a meditation class in Cork city. Like most people, I didn’t really know what to expect. The word Shaman was not new to me but being in class with one was. I liked the welcoming and respectful nature of Rajinder Singh and my experience led me to attend more classes, a one to one session and a workshop. I could see the difference it was making in how I felt and perceived the world around me and it began to enhance my life. It opened my eyes to the role of the Shaman and what it means to be one.
Rajinder is always open to sharing his own journey and his twenty years of experience to bring a practical and tangible understanding of Shamanic practices, ceremonies and rituals in everyday life to a modern world. Feeling safe in his presence is easy, he’s always in tune and ready to help. Last year, I travelled to Peru with his group and it was refreshing to see how the Q’ero Elders from the Andes and a Master Shaman in the Amazon held him and his work here in high regard.
His vision of training others to do the same inspires me. The kindness, compassion and guidance he shares with all that come to see him leads me to believe that he is right when he says, “Soon, every community will have a Shaman/Elder, like the old days.”