Dreamspeakers

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Unlike the Verbena, the Dreamspeakers represent the "nicer" side of natural magic in Mage: The Ascension. Based off of more, quote-on-quote, tribal types of Magic, they listen keenly to the voice of the earth amidst the chatter of modern life. And they've been through a lot; slavery, ignorance, betrayal, oppresion, you name it. Hell, aside from the Verbena and Cult of Ecstasy, the majority of the council looks down on them in a very paternalistic way. Which is a shame, because their powers are really neat; they're spirit warriors, many of whom have to die first just to get their powers.

While their traditional seats of power are considered to be Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, their diversity goes even farther than that. The Tradition is one of the most prominent in Japan, as Shinto doctrine falls under their auspices. Siberia is another bastion, sparsely inhabited and with spiritual traditions still practiced by its scattered peoples (not for nothing that the word "shaman" is Siberian in origin). There are also a fairly small but still notable number of spiritualists in the Victorian tradition, though they tend to be regarded as dabblers and tourists by those with more entrenched cultural roots

Notably absent for the most part are the spirit-focused practices of Voodoo and Santeria, practitioners of which almost always align themselves with the Bata'a craft instead. That said, relations between the two groups are fairly friendly.

Given that the Dreamspeakers Tradition represents for the most part a cross-cultural syncretic blend of various beliefs and cosmologies, it should go without saying that there are isolationist hardliners who choose to go off and form their own Crafts, often with only about ten people. Still, since they aren't the end-all-be-all of shamanism, they tend to mostly attract the more open minded pragmatic types. Well, them and the militants who just want a larger and better connected organization at their backs...

Members of the Council of Nine Mystic Traditions
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Akashic Brotherhood
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Celestial Chorus
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Cult of Ecstasy
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Dreamspeakers
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Euthanatos
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Order of Hermes
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Sons of Ether
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Verbena
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Virtual Adepts