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"[Shamanism] is far older than any "formal" religion on the planet. Its heart and soul - the ecstatic journey to the otherworld in quest of wisdom - transcends the names, formulae, and doctrines that are characteristic of organized religions. Any religion may include elements of shamanism, and most of them do, but shamanism itself cannot be contained within the confines of any single religion." (North Star Road - Kenneth Johnson)

Shamans have long believed their powers were the powers of the animals, of the plants, of the sun, of the basic energies of the universe. In the garden Earth they have drawn upon their assumed powers to help save other humans from illness and death, to provide strength in daily life, to commune with their fellow creatures, and to live a joyful existence in harmony with the totality of Nature. ~(The Way of the Shaman - Michael Harner)

The shaman, female or male, is the community specialist in direct dealings with the Beyond —underworld, upperworld, or inner world; a wielder of numinous power; a master of ecstasy (Mircea Eliade) who whether healing, warring, predicting, weather-making, cooking herbs, arranging hunts, making masks, accompanying dead souls, or locating lost ones, performs as master of the operations of the unconscious.

Shamans are women and men who are spiritually alive, and who experience different levels of existence from everyday reality. Shamans learn to work with cosmic forces, and the forces of nature which are in us and around us. A true definition of a 'shaman' is elusive, for the shaman exists in her actions, and it is more helpful to think of shamanism as something one does, rather than 'being' a shaman - it is much more a dynamic, function than a precisely defined role.

"What is a shaman?
He dreams like all men do
But he remembers" (19/5)

Discussion Forum

For the love of Shamanism

Started by Spiralmatrix. Last reply by Spiralmatrix Oct 7, 2018. 2 Replies

Swastika & Shamanism

Started by Ꮙℓἇ∂ἇ ኔጡ። Oct 6, 2018. 0 Replies

Signs You May be a Sacred Clown [Heyoka]

Started by Ꮙℓἇ∂ἇ ኔጡ። Oct 6, 2018. 0 Replies

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Comment by Raya on August 31, 2018 at 8:11pm

I really like that first one by Byron Metcalf.  Have you ever seen this shaman?  Her name is Olena I think.

Shes very talented.  Its easy to see who her spirit helpers are.

Comment by Ꮙℓἇ∂ἇ ኔጡ። on August 29, 2018 at 4:10pm

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Comment by Spiralmatrix on August 28, 2018 at 4:17pm

if youd like to experience shamanism and learn more, try listening to these and pay close attention to what youre feeling.



Comment by Mivi on February 5, 2017 at 11:47am

안녕하세요! Just realized I never updated you all. I have a fundraiser going on currently for my culture's indigenous closed initiatory religion at YouCaring. Korean shaman rituals like these are incredibly expensive due to the sheer amount of offerings and other things needed, so I need help meeting the requirements! But I'm not asking for all, just a small portion of the total.

If you can't donate, please signal boost and share everywhere you can. Thanks so much!

Comment by Alicia D'Avalon on November 27, 2016 at 5:17am

Hi All! I wanted to take a moment to share a project I'm working on. I have officially started my blog Arcane Shaman. I will be documenting my 8 month spiritual walkabout around the world with my spouse while worldschooling our daughter and sharing my musings on spirituality. If you are so inclined, like the FB page and check out the blog! Send me any feedback you have please, it would be super helpful.

Comment by Archonstone on January 20, 2016 at 4:18pm

Any one in North GA that is interested in classes?


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