Introduction to Shamanism
Welcome to the
Introduction, an ideal place to start! In this
section you will find:
Welcome and Foreword
- This sets the tone for much of the information
contained in this site and is recommended reading before
delving into the rest of the topics herein.
a Shaman? - Defining what a shaman is, and even more
specifically, what a Shaman is not. Also
discussed, the 'Plastic Shaman' and the concepts of
industrialised versus traditional society.
Industrialised as a Term? - Identifying and
illustrating the concepts of Industrialisation as a
mechanism with its own traditions and stories.
Safety and Discernment - Not everything is love and
light in the Shamanic worlds and it is critical to
discuss not only the Rules of Light, but also how to
keep yourself safe and to keep your discernment active.
Meanings - Many terms used in this site do not
adhere to their common 'Judaeo-Christian' or 'popular'
meanings. Please take the time to gain an
understanding of the Shamanic definitions of these terms.
On the bottom of every page is a
navigation bar to to find the next and previous pages in
sequence. These will present these pages in the
sequence they are written for ease of navigation and