shamanism

 

when you leave the holy scriptures in the forests they will rot and disappear… so let the forests be your holy scriptures…

                                                                      (shaman’s wisdom)……………….

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a shamanic walkabout is the art

of getting tuned into the soul

   of mother earth…

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shamans and spiritual inspiration…

the word shaman has its origin in the east siberian language area… there it describes a human being, who gets moved and inspired by nature beings, such as they live in trees and animals…  a shaman gets his motivation and his initiation out of nature… right in contrary to priests and medicine men… they get authorized by a more or less secretly transferred knowledge by an organisation…

shamans do not belong to any kind of organisations… much more shamans get their inspiration from the nature beings they are visiting… shamans step wilfully into a relationship with the soul of a tree or an animal… by this way they are able to experience certain contexts… out of these experiences they get motivated to develop appropriate ways of acting…

tradition is not so important in shamanism… tradition is always conservative… but the shaman’s experience of life comes out of inspiration… this experience of life is changing from situation to situation… and of course from generation to generation…

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listening to the tree…

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today the term <shaman> is used internationally… it mostly denotes  different kinds of healers or medicine men… probably all human cultures have passed once the development stage of spiritual inspiration… but there are only a few shamans left, who still live this spiritual inspiration…

today most of the so called shamans are healers… they have just learned to apply a certain traditional knowledge… as well most of the spiritually seeking people are looking for an easy way of  help in every day life… only a few of them are seeking for the truth of their soul… that’s why there are so few of them shamans left… but on the other side a conspicuously amount of healers is surrounding us…

 

 

shamanistic practices and rituals…

to get prepared for a walkabout, there are certain exercises useful… there are standard exercises for the breath as well as for the body as they are well known in yoga and qi-gong… connected to these exercises are certain practices for the voice and the rhythm like chanting, drumming and earth waving*… for our mind the meditation of certain koans is quite helpful… and for our souls we will learn to burn special incenses…

*you will learn to sing the om in 136.10 hertz – the natural wavelength of one year… the earth needs 365.25 days to turn once around the sun… that is the most powerful tuning on our planet earth… (cf.: earth-waving)

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loving the tree…

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also helpful is a basic knowledge about nature and trees in particular… the wonderful synergism of microbes and all forms of metabolism is a fundamental key for the understanding of all kind of life on earth… why are trees and mammals connected on a quite intimate level…? how do trees communicate with themselves, with their environment and last not least with us…? modern science has found out quite interesting facts, which are nearly congruent with the mythological consciousness of our ancestors…

 

shamanic walkabout…

finally on your shamanic walkabout you are on your own… you will find yourself a place in the stunning nature of the sweet ash valley, where you feel to be accepted and free to be who you really are…

the most intimate experiences you will make the less technical equipment you are using… drugs*, medicine, shoes, clothes**, watches, cameras, or in particular mobile phones are hindering you from sharing the same level as the soul of your chosen tree does…

* drugs are all the consciousness impairing means human beings have developed… just as cooked food, sweets, milk products, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine etc… but also electromagnetic waves are bothering our perceptiveness…

**just be as naked as the nature beings you are visiting… but if you prefer to be covered, you may wrap yourself in a simple cotton cloth with decent nature colours…

so you start your walkabout with the soul, that you have chosen… it might become an adventure… and every soul wants to experience this on its own way…

 

 

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if you are interested in a shamanic walkabout or any further information about it, please feel free to send us an email…

derek@dancingtreefarm.org

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