This is an ongoing US and global project to help enthusiasts, scholars, practitioners, and curious parties learn more about shamanic living in a contemporary culture. The space here is devoted to sharing info, experiences and opinions about all forms of shamanic expression covering shamanism's multiple permutations. Among subjects explored are traditions, techniques, insights, definitions, events, artists, authors, and creativity. You are invited to draw from your own experiences and contribute.

What is a SHAMAN?

MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

-- from Travelers, Magicians and Shamans (Danny Paradise)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Powerful Videos For Discussion

On Assemblage Point, starts slow, but gets very clear!

Habits, and Assemblage Point (sounds like he is on drugs, but interesting thoughts just the same!)

Lucid Dream

Fighting the gods of death...searching for his soul
and fighting for the soul of the shaman in America


Anonymous said...

love the first one

fearless.woman said...

Incredible sites and videos. We owe so much to so many taditions, and yet, the commonality of experience, despite the variety of expression is both awesome and reassuring. Truly inspiring.