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by Matt Toussaint

Shamanism can sound arcane, exotic, distant, "other" -- and in the minds of many Western people, this is precisely how and where shamanism exists: somewhere "out there".  It is liminal, on the edge of normalcy...

 

Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: Matt eloquently describes what shamanism is and how it has the ability to shift consciousness and change lives for the better.  This is such a beautifully written and concise article about shamanism and what it is.  Enjoy!

 

Intuition & Symbols


 

Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Tuva is a republic that is currently part of Russia and borders Mongolia. Shamanism has a long, mostly unbroken tradition in Tuva. The Foundation for Shamanic Studies has assisted Tuvan shamanism in regaining acceptance amongst the Tuvan peoples after the decades of Soviet repression. Check out this ATH video and article for some more on this...

 

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by Matt Toussaint

Traditionally, shamanic practices are rooted in small communities and tribal societies that lived a primarily pre-modern life.  While all shamanic cultures are most likely not expressions of the idyllic state of oneness with nature that is commonly portrayed...

 

Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: While shamanism has been an indigenous practice for centuries, it's time to fuse the ancient traditions with modern times to create a sense of personal completion.  Matt shares how shamanism absolutely has a place for our modern culture in our modern times for the modern person.

 

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by Tom Pinkson, PhD

We all have choice about how we hold painful events from our past in our mind. Denial, distraction, repression, and projection are unskillful energy-draining ways of dealing with pain...

 

Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: This is an excerpt from Tom Pinkson's book, Fruitful Aging, a richly inspired guide for creating a vibrant, conscious and loving life. Tom shares some easy to apply exercises to remove the layers obscuring the authentic self.

 

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by Ina Woolcott

Bat's wisdom includes shamanic death and rebirth, initiation, viewing past lives, pollination of new ideas, transition, understanding grief, the use of vibrational sound, camouflage, invisibility, ability to observe unseen, and secrets...

 

Editor's Note from Peter Clark: The Bat - crucial link in the strands of the web of life most directly connected to human survival. Unique, mysterious, misunderstood harbingers of change, bats are the only mammals with true flight capability. The 1240 bat species represent some 20% of all mammalian species. If the power of Bat comes into your life, get ready for one gift after another! 

 

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by Mátyás Balogh

Buryat shamans’ spirits are spectres of ancestors and individuals who used to live in the human world and practised as well-known shamans or were famous for other merits. Mongols believe that three or more years after their death, shamans become spirits (ongon) and are able to come back to the human world by seizing the body of another shaman, who is (in most cases) his/her descendant or apprentice...

 

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by Howard G. Charing

In traditional wisdom and knowledge, life is a continuum that does not end at the moment of death. One of the most important traditional tasks of the seer, shaman, medicine man or woman is to assist people who are either dying or the spirits of those who have died to make the transition into great domain of consciousness... 

  


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Editor's Note from Peter Clark: Hank Wesselman recounts his first meeting with Hawaiian shaman Hale Makua, the wisdom he learned that day, and the relevancy of that wisdom to the current state of our world. In the metaphor he uses, we each have a bowl filled with varying amounts of light. Unfortunately, the men who predominantly rule this planet have very little light left in their bowls. We are all challenged to bring more light into our bowls and into our lives. See a related article here.

 

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