#1 of 11 – Shaman of Pleasure ~ The Process of Change

In December of 2017 Living on Purpose Lynn attended a workshop retreat through Kalani (Love Heals from Within) with guide, heart-based shaman, Stewart Blackburn. This is the first of 11 short segments from their full conversation at the crescendo of that week. In #1, Stewart, Shaman of Pleasure, describes his philosophy of shamanism, which is helping people become empowered to create the life that they want. He talks about the change that is required in this process of change, which requires people to live beyond being a victim of what “happens” to them. He is also describing his new approach of mentoring through shorter segments gradually over a longer period of time to accommodate the process of change for people.

Stewart is the author of The Skills of Pleasure, and distributes The Pleasure Journal.

These segments are also recorded by video, if you wish to view!


About Lynn Thompson

Lynn Thompson – Host and Producer of Living on Purpose

Lynn Thompson was raised in Ontario in Canada, living in Ottawa through her early school years.  After graduating from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario) with a B.A. (Philosophy) in 1978, she traveled west by train across Canada with several stops along the way. For many years, Lynn was based on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, growing as a writer, photographer, postal courier and radio host. In June 2012, Lynn followed the highway to her roots in Ottawa. Now Lynn is based in Aurora (north of Toronto) since 2018, engaged in collaborative creative projects and editing for numerous writers.

Lynn launched into radio broadcasting in 2004 on CHLY in Nanaimo, BC (community campus station) as host and producer of talk show Living on Purpose. Since 2007, Living on Purpose is featured on WomensRadio, where Lynn offers listeners a nourishing blend of ideas and conversation with guestsauthors, musicians, healers, and philosopherswelcoming both new and established voices. In April 2020 Lynn launched The On Purpose Podcast on Podbean.