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Basic Elements of the Shamanic Worldview

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Aside from the many cultural differences between ancient and modern shamanic communities worldwide, there are a few basic commonalities in terms of the underlying worldview shared by almost all of the people in a shamanic community. These include:

 

This is the basis of the shaman’s world. There are certainly other ascetic and meditative practices for altering consciousness, but without this basic platform of unity, there is no way he or she could hope to make the jump in consciousness to enter other dimensions of reality.

From Shamanism for Beginners, by James Endredy


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