Shamanic practices are the hallmark of the Dreamspeaker Tradition. They are an incredibly diverse group that represents an incredible number of cultures from across the globe who all understand that Mankind’s relationship with the Spirit World is what makes magic possible. Inspired by this thread ( forum/the-classic-world-of-darkness/mage-the-ascension/. I like both Akashic Brotherhood and the Dreamspeakers but honestly I Really Mage could use a “how to incorporate real world traditions” into.

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But Dreamspeakers “as written” are either loners, or just “shaman copypasta”, not to mention, that according to their Rev. When the thing your group most has in common is “We’re REALLY different dreamspeaoers each other but those guys over there group us together”, it’s going to be an uphill battle Some answer to totems, others to capricious spirits of natural places.

A few deamspeakers with the modern spirit of man, the symbols and lines that technology calls forth. The radical Ghost Wheel Society argues that the modern world is simply the natural progress of the world, and that the Dreamspeakers must embrace the medicine of the machine.

Factions Dreamspeakers profess as many different factions as there are forms of spiritualism or shamanism.

The Solitaries are isolationists who remove themselves to the desolate places of the Earth, there to survive in pure communion with the land. From the get go, one of the two founders was an African shaman, Naioba.

Hardcore computer otaku obsessed with finding and identifying new urban and cyber spirits. These hints are seldom very direct, but they can offer a clue as to what might be lurking in the area.

The Baruti retain these stories, and they memorize the new lore of the modern Dreamspeakers as well. It is true dreamsoeakers all spirits are One — but not necessarily their vision of One.


They serve the community but they’re not a part of it, their “gift” alienates them from the normal world.


The potential power of the Tradition is diffused into many small vessels instead of poured into a larger, more effective channel. They often have an air of otherworldly mystique to them, as if they have just gazed straight on at what you keep seeing out of the corner of your eye. They direct their energy against the Technocracy dreamsepakers, but they attack Traditionalists or even Sleepers of selfish and unfeeling demeanor as need dictates.

They took you, showed you things, and you barely understood. The Ainu people of Hokkaido have their own separate animist beliefs.

Not native american Dreamspeakers? – Onyx Path Forums

By the s, the Dreamspeakers had so splintered in their relations with the racist Traditionalists that fully half the delegation left to return to their native peoples. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here While some groups refused what they saw as a subordinate role, the dreamspeakfrs saw the wisdom in joining forces, and the Dreamspeaker Tradition was born.

With drum and fire, chants and fetishes, the Dreamspeakers tap always into the same ancient Dream that has guided them for eternity. Even dreanspeakers the frequent mentions of African and Australian Dreamspeakers, and the discussions of other cultures in the original Tradition book, the North Americans face of the Tradition was usually the default stereotype back then. Primitive is not now and never has been a word that accurately or wholly describes these mages.

Drumming, chanting, fires, xreamspeakers herbs, sacred elements, dust, bones, mandalas, amulets, dancing Tradition Advantage: Since the first Dreamspeakers came to the Council, the leadership hasn ‘t gotten much more formal.

If you’ve looked at the Tradbook you probably already spotted this, but the Gardeners of the Tree are the Verbena faction that preserves the “Old Ways”, so if the character’s from a traditionalist revival movement, that’s where they’d find peers who likewise rigorously adhere to ancient forms.


Until that happens they will always be hidden, and we will never understand all their secrets. In those days, the Dreamspeakers were the wise men and shamans who spoke to these strange entities and used their secrets to help people and appease the spirits’ strange hungers.

Most young Dreamspeakers go out on a quest to find someone who can teach them how to understand their visions and make sense of their new lives. Login or Sign Up Log in with.

What unites these mages is their deep respect for the spirits around them, the Earth they defend and the ancient heritage they embody.

Dreamspeaker or Verbena? – Onyx Path Forums

There are other issues with the conceptualization of “Dreamspeakers” from the get go. You are commenting using your WordPress. Create account or Sign in. Drumming, chanting, fire, mandalas, sand paintings, bones, amulets, herbs Concepts: Now, however, the Dreamspeakers gather in the physical plane, letting each other know of the time and place of the meeting through dreams and visions. You were young, talented, and driven as heck. Heck, your Tablet-Spirit is already way up in the spirit Heirarchy and those have only been around in popular culture for a few years.

These rugged few look to technology and its underlyin g symbols for spirits. This was really heavily apparent in 1st ed Werewolf stuff, and carried over into 1st and 2nd ed Mage, with the Dreamspeakers being often presented as “like the Garou, but mages instead of werewolves”.