In the northern latitudes thousands of years ago, ancient tribes had to deal with changing climates and harsh conditions. Their instincts were put to the test and their women were most able to use deep shamanic practices to find answers and advise their tribes.
Christianity outlawed them but their records and practices outlived that. Native American tribes always regarded their women as the wise ones and they were consulted before important decisions were made.
It's helpful to understand the history of female leadership and counsel with the prospect of a female president of our country.
I'm interviewing Evelyn C. Rysdyk, the author of "The Norse Shaman" to hear stories about the practices of these ancient shamans and how powerful and respected they were.