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Hi! I’m Rachel White of TOTEM Readings. I’m your “friendly” neighborhood shaman.

I’ve owned TOTEM Readings, my shamanic practice, for 14 years. In that time, I’ve worked with thousands of clients all around the world in one-on-one psychic and energy work sessions as well as in-depth coaching dynamics, differentiating my style from the toxic positivity, “love and light”, crystal hippy lady stuff saturating the world of woo.

We don’t play that game here at TOTEM.

Instead, we’re pragmatic, skeptical, and always focused on democratizing spirituality for you. The mission of TOTEM is to empower you to be your own guru.

I’m also the host of The Skeptical Shaman podcast, the creator of the TOTEM Tarot Deck, and the author of all of the crazy fun shamanic stuff we share here on Substack.

Paid subscribers get early previews of episodes of The Skeptical Shaman, exclusive “How to read tarot cards” posts and podcasts, Full Moon-themed shamanic deep dives and monthly TOTEM Tarot Readings and more.

We post new, robust and highly differentiated content almost every day.

We’re pretty f*cking prolific.

What’s more: on top of being a working shaman, I’m also a professional freelance writer. So I know how to put a few words together every once in a while. Take a different perspective. Reference Plato. Stuff like that.

In short: this isn’t your standard, run-of-the-mill metaphysical Substack.

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Just your friendly neighborhood shaman. Creator of the TOTEM Tarot Deck and the TOTEM Flower Essence Deck. Host of The Skeptical Shaman podcast. Noted heretic and thought criminal.


The Skeptical Shaman. Owner of TOTEM Readings. Creator of the TOTEM Tarot Deck and the TOTEM Flower Essence Deck. Herbalist. Noted heretic and thought criminal. After-dinner raconteur.