Renee Baribeau

The Practical Shaman

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Experience the transformational power of Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine. Delve into the rich mythology and practical guidance.  Now available in audio format. Grab your copy today!

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Hi, I’m Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman

Hay House Author, Wind Whistler, and Messenger

Renee Baribeau is a renowned spiritual leader, and a gifted practitioner of ancient wisdom. Renee is the author of  Winds of Spirit, a Nautilus gold award-winning Hay House book. The book provides readers with practical insights and guidance and has impacted countless lives.

Renee is an accomplished marketing expert with over a decade of experience in Addiction/Behavioural Health. Currently serving as the Brand Marketing Manager at a spiritually-based start-up Behavioral Health Organization, she has developed and coordinated nine successful brands, and masterminded the nationally recognized Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health Conference and the Finding Freedom LGBTQ symposium.

Renee’s path of life-altering initiations began with her bravely coming out in the 70s and navigating the male-dominated culinary world of New York City. In 1987 she opened Syracuse’s first farm-to-table restaurant, “Brown Bagger’s”, before establishing the Desert Holistic Network in 2005, an online regional resource directory. Renee served as the Resident Shaman at the prestigious We Care Spa and has left an indelible mark on the  desert wellness community.

Renee is the co-host of the highly-regarded podcast “The Shamans Cave” with Sandra Ingerman.  Her ability to connect with a wide range of audiences on a deep level earned her a reputation as a respected authority on spiritual and personal growth.

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Winds of Spirit Book Now on Audio

Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine is a life-changing book that offers powerful insights, transformative tools, and rich mythology about the winds and their significance. This book draws on ancient wisdom and provides practical guidance for personal growth. The book is now available in audio format, narrated beautifully by Nathan Agin, bringing Renee Baribeau’s insightful words, wisdom, and teachings to life. This book is an excellent resource for anyone on a spiritual path or seeking to navigate life’s challenges.

Ready to deepen your spiritual practice and transform your life? Get your copy of Winds of Spirit, also available on audio!

Winds of Spirit Now on Audio

Embark on a transformative journey guided by ancient wisdom as you navigate relationships, health, and the divine with the audio book, Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine, read by Nathan Agin.

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Harnessing the Power of the Equinox: Manifest with the Sun

Embracing the Equinox: A Time of Balance and Manifestation. As the threshold of another equinox gently unfolds before us, we are presented with an invitation to pause and immerse ourselves in the profound wisdom embedded within nature’s cyclical dance. This sacred juncture offers a moment of unparalleled balance, where day and night gracefully converge in perfect equilibrium. In embracing the essence of this harmonious energy, we unearth the opportunity to manifest our most profound desires, aligning our intentions with the resolute vibrations of the Sun.

At The Practical Shaman, we are dedicated to guiding spiritual seekers through the art of weaving ancient shamanic wisdom and contemporary pragmatism into the fabric of their lives. Our approach focuses on clear, concise language that unravels complex concepts in an accessible manner. By offering relatable examples and real-life applications, we demonstrate the tangible benefits of engaging in these transformative practices, always by your side as compassionate guides on your spiritual journey.

Join us in embracing the power of the equinox, and unlock the door to a more fulfilling and harmonious life through the practice of practical shamanism. Together, let’s delve deeper into the myriad opportunities that arise when we align our intentions with nature’s pulse and the radiant energy of the Sun.

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Far ranging interviews and discussion on Shamanism on a variety of topic listen to The Practical Shaman or The Shamans Cave!

The Practical Shaman

Discover the transformative power of the practical shaman podcast as Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman, shares ancient wisdom tools, interviews authors on Shamanism and Paganism, and guides listeners on navigating change and connecting with nature.

The Shamans Cave

Join renowned shamanic teachers Sandra Ingerman and Renee Baribeau as they share their wisdom, answer viewer questions, and explore various shamanic topics in The Shamans Cave podcast available on shamanstv.com.

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