Infinite Possibilities has been created as a resource for the Grasshopper Circles held in and around the Central Florida area.  As you can see, it is a work in progress.


The purpose of this site is to provide us with another means of communication between meetings.  We hope to share news, updates, changes in schedules and venues.

We also would like to share articles written by our facilitators that touch on topics discussed in circle and of common interest.  These articles will be found further below this welcome message.

Please feel free to offer topic suggestions!

We hope this site becomes a useful tool for us to share.


Suggested reading: The Four Agreements

The Four AgreementsThis is a wonderful little book written by Don Miguel Ruiz, a nagual from the Eagle Knight lineage, who returned to his roots after having lived in westernized society and even studied and practiced conventional medicine.

In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel shares instructions based on the Toltec belief system he grew up in, in a way that is easy to comprehend and put into practice.  The ideas (and ideals) presented in this little book are guidance that our family returns to repeatedly.  We find this information so worthy of sharing, that we are constantly giving copies of this book away and pick it up every time we see it on the shelf of a 2nd hand bookstore. 🙂 Continue reading

Smudging, a purification ritual

Although today the verb “smudging” is more often associated with Native American purification rituals involving smoke (“smudging- a traditional Native American method of using smoke from burning herbs to purify a space” Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/smudging), looking at religious and spiritual practices around the world, both ancient and modern, shows us the intention of blessing or energetically cleansing an object or an area with smoke is not limited to the indigenous practices of the Americas. Continue reading

A Definition of Shamanism

Lama Thubten Dagom Rinpoche was recently asked how he reconciled being a Shaman as well as a Lama and he had the following to say:

Shamanism is humanity’s oldest form of relationship with the spirit world and as such it may well be the underpinning beneath all religion. Shamanism, however, is not a religion.  It is a complex set of practices, beliefs,values and behaviors that enable the practitioner to elicit a shift from ordinary consciousness into a trance state or non-ordinary consciousness with a specific goal in mind such as for healing, obtaining information, power (and one must be very careful here), vision, divination, talking and working with ancestors and working with higher forms of life, exploring ancestral realities, “Soul” retrieval in whatever form one’s culture sees”soul” or simply advice and guidance for right action. Continue reading

Shamanism~ a definition?

Shaman of Kyzyl, 2005. Tuvan shamanhood is bei...

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There is some controversy over the use of the word “Shaman”; some love it, some hate it, some could care less.  I would like to share a bit of a background on the word, as far as I know,  and how and why I am choosing to use it.

“Shaman” is a word from Siberia, more than likely Tuvan, that means “one who knows”.  This word has become a catch-all term to refer to those who follow similar beliefs and practices regarding communication  and interactions with the Spirit world.  “Shaman” are intermediaries between the human and spirit worlds, healers, counselors and diviners.  Here in the Americas, we have heard them called medicine people, witches, sorcerers, witch doctors, brujos and so on. Continue reading