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)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

John Chang Chi-Kung Master

This is a fascinating video that captures some incredible footage of an Indonesian Chi healer at work. The footage includes a somewhat successful attempt to scientifically test his healing capabilities. It also gives us an idea of the dangers of trivializing this power.

According to one expert, Agustin Madruga, the system John Chang uses, known as Chi Kung, concerns metabolizing Chi energy internally, while the more renowned Chi Gong involves drawing in the energy from the outside world.

1 comment:

daf to america said...

thats impressive, tho the narater does end up losing his eye.