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)

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Point

Point of beginning, ending point, point of view – yours-mine-different, missing the point, point of fact, point well taken, stumbling point, getting the point, point of order, assemblage point, point in time, what’s the point?
It has no dimension, it has no bounds. It is all that there is and it is nothing. It separates and differentiates use from each other. It is where we originate from and retire to. It is our root to all there is. We choose where and when it occurs. It is.

1 comment:

Night Sings said...

"The central point of the world is the point where stillness and movement are together—-movement is time, stillness is eternity. Realizing the relationship of the temporal moment to the eternal-- not moment, but forever, is the sense of life. Realizing how this moment in your life is actually a moment of eternity and the experience of the eternal aspect of what you’re doing in the temporal experience is the mythological experience."

--Joseph Campbell