From the Storyteller
Misconceptions of Shamanism
Recently, many confusing and highly inappropriate responses have circulated about the nature of Shamanism.
Remember that Shamanism is the World's oldest form of Spiritual Practice. Shamanism is a way to connect to the spirit of everything around us. It allows us to connect powerfully to the Divinity in Everything.
Shamanism is very much a way of Life and as such, we are perpetually learning and growing, acquiring awareness with every step on the path.
Shamanism is an all encompassing, natural way of Life.
As the oldest form of Spiritual Practice (and considering the importance of the Shaman or Medicine Man/Woman in traditional Shamanic Cultures) shamanism can be viewed as the hub, or the Center of a Wheel. The spokes that reach out from the hub represent all the sciences, all the ways of healing and all the depth and breath of knowledge of humankind. These all originated from Shamanic thought and action. Recently “accepted” scientific thought (string theory for example) have been part of Shamanic thought (and awareness) for thousands of years.
Shamanism IS NOT a Religious Cult. Shamanism is an Individual Practice intended for the Good of All. We do not adhere to any doctrine or follow any specific leader.
Shamanism is NOT Voodoo. (Voodoo and its various forms are actually religions). Though Shamanism is embedded in all the worlds religions, it is not considered a religion.
Shamanism is NOT about casting Spells or trying to make things happen for ourselves. We do not focus our attention on the Devil, satanic ritual or evil doings. It does not involve Tantra or Vashikaran.
Shamanism is NOT mind control. Hypnosis and trance states were derived from Shamanic insight and put into practice. However, these were/are used to heal or connect with Spirit, never to control someone. And as you know, mind control through hypnosis is not possible—one is receptive to suggestions only and even then, only if their subconscious mind allows it to happen.
Shamanism is NOT about Dark Arts or Cannibalism or getting drunk or taking drugs or involvement ritual orgies.
As teachers, Neelam and I are proponents of Honoring the Lineage of those who came and suffered before us so we can act with Shamanic integrity today.
As we teach: Shamanism is an open canvas for your Soul.
So, please send Love to those who lack the canvas, paints and Inspiration found in Shamanic Practice. May their hearts open and see.
Paint well dear ones, paint it well!