Ana H. Larramendi
Shamanic Healing and Instruction
Welcome To The Hollow Bone!
I encourage you to explore this website to learn more about Shamanism, Shamanic Healing and Earth Healing. There are articles and links that perhaps will bring answers to something you have been seeking! Check out our Workshops, I have resources listed for all levels of learning and many types of teachings!
The Hollow Bone is dedicated to Spiritually Awakening and Healing our connection to the Earth, Ourselves and Our Community.
What Does "Hollow Bone" Mean?
I first heard of the term ‘hollow bone’ from one of my teachers, cultural anthropologist, Angeles Arrien, author of The Four-Fold Way. Angeles described that this was an expression that came from some of the Native American tribes of the North West.
Cross culturally, many indigenous tribes have used different metaphors such as: empty vessel, hollow reed or hollow bamboo. These metaphors reference being a clear and open channel for the Great Spirit to work through you.
Chief Luther Standing Bear, of the Sioux Nation said: “If we want to be of maximum use to the Creator, we must ready ourselves to do so. If we are to become a channel for the Creator’s purposes, we must prepare ourselves to do so. If we have resentment, fear, selfishness, or anger, we are not hollow bones. We must be rid of these things. We must change ourselves. We must ask for forgiveness for ourselves and forgive our brothers and sisters. We must keep our insides clean. We cannot use our power in a good way when we have blockages such as hate, judgement and envy. When we are free of these things, the Higher Powers can use us beyond our wildest imagination. Then we can really help ourselves and help our people. Only when we are hollow bones can we have an effect on the world.”
Shamans, being the mediators to the spirit world, need to continually work to maintain their ability to be this empty vessel, this Hollow Bone. It is a journey of integrity and impeccability. It is a path that is difficult – as our ego is always challenging it. However the rewards are enormous. The Hollow Bone is the path I have chosen to walk, and the path I try to teach to my clients and students. This is why I chose this name.