shamanism is a methodology of healing and discovery.
Shamanic journeying and drumming allows one to see through the darkness, shift consciousness, source medicine, channel helping spirits, and realize one’s innate connection to the universe.
Shamanism is beyond religion and culture, it is a living practice that preserves the welfare of the plant and humanity. While it coexists with different traditions and tribes, its core aim is to embody a direct link to spirit and life.
“Shamanism is not a belief system. It's based on personal experiments conducted to heal, to get information, or do other things. In fact, if shamans don't get results, they will no longer be used by people in their tribe. Shamanism is also not exclusionary. They don't say, "We have the only healing system." In a holistic approach to healing, the shaman uses the spiritual means at his or her disposal in cooperation with people in the community who have other techniques such as plant healing, massage, and bone setting. The shaman's purpose is to help the patient get well, not to prove that his or her system is the only one that works.”
Michael Harner, Ph.D., is an anthropologist and founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving shamanic knowledge as it survives on the planet and to teaching the basic principles of that knowledge for practical applications in the contemporary world.
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