I sat down with best-selling author and host of the Ceremony Circle podcast Alyson Charles to discuss her new book Animal Power, a compendium featuring 100 animals and their unique healing attributes, along with power practices for those looking to deepen their connections with these spirit guides. 


Alyson went from being a national champion athlete, top-rated radio host, and national daytime television talk show host to aligning with her calling as a Shaman after a traumatic moment sparked her awakening. Since then, her ability to share ancient sacred wisdom and divine energy ignited a global phenomenon. Her work has been featured in Forbes, O Magazine, Marie Claire, and more. 

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Topics Explored: 


12:15 – Alyson’s journey in the world of media

  • Social responsibility and working to deliver messages of substance

22:53 – The awakening of Alyson’s spiritual gifts

  • How a traumatic relationship rooted in codependency, addiction, and abuse became one of her greatest karmic teachers
  • How spirit guides helped her unlock her clairaudient gifts and face her greatest fear
  • Why she answered the call to become a shaman

1:04:43 – Do we all have psychic gifts? And how can we tap into them? 

  • Different types of psychic gifts
  • Using our gifts responsibly and in integrity
  • When to seek wisdom outside of ourselves and when to turn inward

1:25:21 – Alyson’s shamanic calling

  • Stepping into our calling even when there is resistance
  • Finding the medicine in challenging situations

1:44:21 – Remaining open to trust and love after betrayal

  • Alyson’s healing experiences with celibacy and peyote
  • How becoming her own sovereign being led Alyson to new love

1:54:22 – Alyson’s new book Animal Power



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