Shamanic Ancient wisdom
In shamanic cultures, synchronicities are recognised as signs that you are on the right path. Daniel Pinchbeck
Sorcerers’ aspirations are to reach infinity, and to be conscious of it. The task of sorcerers is to face infinity (through the dreaming body). They plunge into it daily, as a fisherman plunges into the sea. It is such an overwhelming task that sorcerers have to state their names before venturing into it. In this manner, they assert their individuality in front of the infinite.
What makes human beings into sorcerers is their capacity to perceive energy directly as it flows in the universe. Human beings are not only capable of seeing energy directly as it flows in the universe, but they actually do see it, although they are not deliberately conscious of seeing it.
“Awareness” is energy and “energy” is constant flux, a luminous vibration that is never stationary, but always moving of its own accord.
The active side of Infinity Carlos Castañeda
Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.
The shaman & the psychotic are one & the same.
The difference is that the shaman integrates their experiences to heal themselves, to heal others & to spread wisdom.
The psychotic just simply gets lost & drowns in a sea of their own madness.
A person who does not contemplate
Does not self heal
Do the introspection
Use the knowledge acquired through the plant medicine
Does not respect the plant and does not
learn to navigate the journey with the plant as a guideAnd who does not integrate the trip/ plant journey into the navigation of this illusion is missing out on what the
Plant medicine knowledge that is here is for.
Yes we know we are all connected.
There be no further mystery regarding that.
We need only remember to be present and experience that
connection and becoming it not just feeling it.
We know there is a death of the ego and rebirth
And do then what?
Through Shamanism which can be found world wide
We go deeper into the use of the plant medicine and
All of nature and it's gifts as our tools for the expansion of our very being and lives.
Just like with the Vama Marga tantra, the alchemy, root work and all I pass on, I pass on the
Traditional teachings. With as much integrity as possible.
Healing deals with the cause of the disease (which is usually an emotional trauma), and the resulting toxic feelings that separate the person from his or her joy and health. To shamans, disease is the manifestation of trauma stored in the person’s Luminous Energy Field (LEF).
The energy field is left with the marks of trauma that are repeatedly triggered and become the story of one’s life.
Healing happens when we clear these imprints from the LEF. True healing leads us to an experience of infinity, to discover a self that exists outside of time, that can never experience illness and never be touched by disease~ Alberto Villoldo
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.Don Miguel Ruiz
Little by little you must create a fog around yourself; you must erase everything around you until nothing can be taken for granted, until nothing is any longer for sure, or real. Your problem now is that you’re too real. Your endeavors are too real; your moods are too real. Don’t take things so for granted. You must begin to erase yourself.
We only have two alternatives; we either take everything for sure and real, or we don’t. If we follow the first, we end up bored to death with ourselves and with the world. If we follow the second and erase personal history, we create a fog around us, a very exciting and mysterious state in which nobody knows where the rabbit will pop out, not even ourselves. Carlos Castañeda
According to new neuroscience research, rhythm is rooted in innate functions of the brain, mind, and consciousness. As human beings, we are innately rhythmic. Our relationship with rhythm begins in the womb. At twenty two days, a single (human embryo) cell jolts to life. This first beat awakens nearby cells and incredibly they all begin to beat in perfect unison. These beating cells divide and become our heart. This desire to beat in unison seemingly fuels our entire lives. Studies show that, regardless of musical training, we are innately able to perceive and recall elements of beat and rhythm.
It makes sense then that beat and rhythm are an important aspect in music therapy. Our brains are hard-wired to be able to entrain to a beat. Entrainment occurs when two or more frequencies come into step or in phase with each other. If you are walking down a street and you hear a song, you instinctively begin to step in sync to the beat of the song. This is actually an important area of current music therapy research. Our brain enables our motor system to naturally entrain to a rhythmic beat, allowing music therapists to target rehabilitating movements. Rhythm is a powerful gateway to well-being.
Neuroscience and shamanic drumming
Neuroscience research has demonstrated the therapeutic effects of rhythmic drumming. The reason rhythm is such a powerful tool is that it permeates the entire brain. Vision for example is in one part of the brain, speech another, but drumming accesses the whole brain. The sound of drumming generates dynamic neuronal connections in all parts of the brain even where there is significant damage or impairment such as in Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). According to Michael Thaut, director of Colorado State University's Center for Biomedical Research in Music, "Rhythmic cues can help retrain the brain after a stroke or other neurological impairment, as with Parkinson's patients ...."
The more connections that can be made within the brain, the more integrated our experiences become.
Studies indicate that drumming produces deeper self-awareness by inducing synchronous brain activity. The physical transmission of rhythmic energy to the brain synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the logical left hemisphere and the intuitive right hemisphere begin to pulsate in harmony, the inner guidance of intuitive knowing can then flow unimpeded into conscious awareness. The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.
In his book, Shamanism: The Neural Ecology of Consciousness and Healing, Michael Winkelman reports that drumming also synchronizes the frontal and lower areas of the brain, integrating nonverbal information from lower brain structures into the frontal cortex, producing "feelings of insight, understanding, integration, certainty, conviction, and truth, which surpass ordinary understandings and tend to persist long after the experience, often providing foundational insights for religious and cultural traditions."
It requires abstract thinking and the interconnection between symbols, concepts, and emotions to process unconscious information. The human adaptation to translate an inner experience into meaningful narrative is uniquely exploited by drumming. Rhythmic drumming targets memory, perception, and the complex emotions associated with symbols and concepts: the principal functions humans rely on to formulate belief. Because of this exploit, the result of the synchronous brain activity in humans is the spontaneous generation of meaningful information which is imprinted into memory. Drumming is an effective method for integrating subjective experience into both physical space and the cultural group.