What is shamanism?
“The human being is part of the universe and the universe as a whole is contained in each human being. This is not an idea of the intellect, it is a reality which one must not believe or learn, and it is a reality that one lives.”
Shamanism is a state of comprehension that is lived and to which there are no beliefs such as death or disease. Shamanism seeks the direct experience, aspiring to feel the divinity and the universe that lives within each one, seeking to feel his own truth. Shamanism is the experience of ecstasy and real love, lives sexuality in its purest form, without fear of desire or fear of the body. The shaman seeks to feel his humanity, his divinity, his sensual experience, his own self in all its fullness.
Shamanism is a way of living the dharma, the relationship of the soul with God and the universe. Shamanism is not locked into cultures or ridiculous ideas of lost tribes and images of the human primitivism or the noble savage. The shamanic methods may be perceived as barbaric by a civilization with machine based technology, which in turn is based on the incomprehension of energy.
The technologies used in shamanism, far from being “barbaric”, require much elaboration, preparation and involve spiritual comprehension of matter and its alchemy.
Shamanism is more common in isolated human communities because it is necessary to obtain the disconnection in the silence of the mind to be able to die and be reborn. The shamanic state is also reached by incarnational factors or comprehensions of the soul (sukriti) that are achieved throughout many lifetimes of spiritual work. The man who serves as a channel or “shaman” must have done – in this incarnation – plenty of spiritual work through diets or vision quests, discipular paths and other paths of wisdom.
The shaman experiences a truth. This truth is not in a fixed point, it is the understanding of the verb, the eternal movement of the universe and its unstoppable dynamic. The conscience of every human being is the consciousness of humanity as a whole. Seeking for individual healing, is seeking to heal humanity as a whole and this is the dharma or mission of the so called shaman. The shaman is a consciousness that heals humanity. The shaman heals likewise through the other and feeds his own understanding through the energy of compassion and love of the universe that allows this circumstance called life. Healing descends to humanity in transcendental knowledge through a channel or a shaman, through the same human being who shares and experiences his own healing.
We live in the age of Kali Yuga – the era of chaos and barbarism. Era of hypocrisy, lies and falsehood. At this stage of humanity, using the word Shamanism to try to describe a technology or a healing art, is very controversial. The term has been cheapened by the “new age” vision and light spirituality. There are many charlatans, anthropologists, doctors or psychologists, each building myths about the “shaman” and even assuming to be one, imposing armed truths by superstition and their own ego. These characters seek only power, consciously or unconsciously trying to spread a truth that if not experienced is impossible to understand and less to transmit. This is the result of a mankind that bases their view of reality on belief. Humanity is not feeling the universe or God but “believing in it”, giving place to falsify the divinity by opportunists of faith that teach to “believe in God” and not to “feel God”.
When the shamanic experience is interpreted from belief, when we try to encapsulate it, we turn it into an anthropological fact of certain cultures. But to understand shamanism, one must seek direct experience. The shaman is a state of the being and can not be interpreted by intellectual knowledge or erudition which is full of paradigms; that is merely attempts of the mind to understand. It is pretending based on facts. The factual is only a product of perception, full of ideology, which is just the noise that obscures the shamanic experience and subordinates it in beliefs.
We can define a shamanic experience with specific factors not necessarily valid in all circumstances:
- Differential thought methodology
- Understanding of the universe as light and vibration
- Understanding of circular time
- Cultural mismatch
- Understanding and use of tantric sexual energy
- Using tools such as portals or master plants, frequencies and vibrations.
- Obtaining expanded states of consciousness
- Understanding of a causal universe
- Search of reconnection, self-healing and real freedom.
In conclusion, shamanism is an art. It is a technology that uses master plants or other paths attached to a capability of connection of the being that accompanies humanity since its origins. Shamanism always lives on humans who develop a real spiritual path and who live their karmic experience. The shaman understands that the suffering of each one, including his, is the understanding of the pain of humanity. The shaman knows that healing the suffering of others and his own through compassion brings the possibility of liberation to humanity.