Three simple tools we over look in daily life, are the main powers of the shamanic way.
True Shamanic teaching offers the seeker an authentic initiation. Not copying teacher but building on wisdom, creating one’s own way.
Being open to finding new information. Trusting, Loving, and Blessing the next generation keeps Shamanic tradition non-dogmatic, alive, current and meaningful.
However there are many similar symbol forms, ideologies and characters that one sees, meets and deals with when on a Shamanic journey.
“This (shamanic) worldview included the belief in an unseen world which actually contains the “source code” for this ordinary, material world which is in fact only a projection of the “real world that is behind this one.” It also included techniques for making contact with and actually traveling to that unseen realm, in order to gain information or make changes to the “source code” there, which could have tremendous impact on events back here in “the ordinary world.” -The Undying Stars-
A type of grid net or web seen by entranced shamans on journey to the other side according to , !Kung San Bushmen of Kalahari Last traditional rock art makers as per Science Magazine Jan. 2002. Is this the fabric of reality a conscious and intelligent multilayer vibrational field of which we are set into? See my past blog here for more.
One can use the ancient art for practical personal visionary purpose with out being an actual traditional shaman. The experience of being outside of your mind, body, personality complex can be healing.
See Ayahuaska and Me for more.
Drumming, chant and posture can be used to achieve trance states. Hallucinogenic use may be employed to meet the deity within. For example legal Salvia is a simple tool. It, as all shamanic and modern medicine, needs to be respected and used in a sacred way. Meeting trans-personal ‘others’ is about relationship not worship.
As humans we all share traits that allow direct knowing. Though not all train to the degree a traditional shaman does, Shamanic approach is natural and basic to all.
Intuition and trance states, comforting others, performing rituals for others and making one’s dreams manifest are accessible to all.
By following a Shamanic approach we are creating authentic meaning. Taking personal power back from the ‘matrix think’ of our culture. We are ignoring the lies of the TV and all media, digging for a more meaningful personal truth within ourselves.
By acknowledging other realms we are powerful. We can manage effective change as it manifests from the dream world toward us.
Let us move forward into new realms, molding our environment with the best of human imagination.