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Adventures surround our lives in all shapes and forms. Their function is to stimulate the body, mind & soul and facilitate experience in the best possible way. It is good to often remind ourselves that ideal circumstances that have the power to fully satisfy our needs are within arm’s reach. The only condition for attaining those fruits of wisdom is to approach them with confident awareness of our desire and powerful motivation to step into the process of evolution and expansion.
This is the first of a series of articles in which we will discuss the adventures of the soul.
We will reflect on ideas and concepts to help us define the revival of shamanism in the new world of experience. Exploring the topic, we will focus on its purpose, sources, controversies and varieties. We genuinely believe this information will become a helping force in the complex array of neo-shamanic practices in existence. A guide for all of you – reality hackers, in search of soul enriching adventures that manifest physical and mental health in your lives along with conscious expansion and the attainment of the ability to practice unconditional love.
What is neo-shamanism?
It is about time to cast the image of a tribal man jumping around the fire, uttering incomprehensible chants. Although this appealing, romantic view of an almost lost archetype has captured the imagination of generations it would be nice to build a new, refined concept of what it is to have a shamanic experience and who are the people that can support us on a journey to explore the universal self.
For the purposes of these conversations we will define shamans as spiritual guides who are able to focus their attention in a way that causes another person or a group of people to:
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In this sense neo-shamanism exists all around us. It happens in every moment something from the list above manifests into reality. Just imagine…
Turns out the world is full of shamans gifting their expertise in the sharing economy or trading it in exchange for money. Sometimes they are even disguised as friends, colleagues, relatives, parents and children. In a way every connection is a teacher and every experience a lesson.
Of course we should be aware of the shadow and the people who use their skills to trap, exploit and make others co-dependent keeping them needy, not fully healed…hindering their progress.
We will continue to dive deeper in the next part of “Conversations on the essence of shamanism”.
Without Daniel Alzamora Dickin and Terence McKenna I would never have managed to say anything of true value on the topic and most importantly I wouldn’t have embarked on this journey so I thank them with all my heart for holding my hand and sharing their ideas and reflections with me.
This series is also dedicated to all the aware and unaware shamans I have encountered in my life. Thank you. You are true co-creators of my reality and I have enormous gratitude towards all of you.