Word Of The Week - Shamanism•
Posted on November 05 2019
Thousands of years ago, in ancient history, shamans have risen and became an important part of the first human communities. Even today, with all this technological advance, there are still communities that have these very important persons in their community.
However, the most interesting part is that shamans can be found throughout different cultures, everywhere throughout the world, even though back then, different cultures didn’t communicate much between each other, given the distance between them in ancient times. Shamans have thrived back then, and even today. So, why is that? Why shamans are so amazing, that everywhere around the world, they keep appearing, and thriving even in today’s modern society?
What is a Shaman?
In the past shamans took a very central place in the community. They were considered both healers and friends to the entire community that was there to help out in any way they can. They were and still are medical doctors, psychologists, and even philosophers. Their teachings were mainly oral, transferred from generation to generation. They mostly learned life lessons and healing methods through journeying through different realms of existence. In fact, shamans have extremely heightened senses and the ability to travel to different spiritual realms. Even the name shaman says “the one who sees in the dark”.
They use these powers to improve themselves and the community. With their heightened senses they sense things that we can not even begin to imagine. This is why they take such an important place in the community and are considered as friends – because they can offer a helping hand in more than one way.
Among their other roles, they are also teachers. They learn as much as they can in the spirit realm and then they transfer that knowledge to the community. When they enter their trance-like state through which they travel to different spiritual realms, their brain enters the Theta brainwave state – the one between being awake and asleep.
Did you know?
Often in history and now it’s believed that a person that survives a lightning strike has received the call to become a shaman.