Shamanism & Science
the hypotheses around science and shamanism
glance, many would consider the realms of science and
shamanism completely irreconcilable. I see the
eyes of scientists' glaze at shamanism's first mention,
just as new-agers glaze at the first scientific evidence
[counter to what they believe].
truly exists, then 'it' must be explicable both by science and
shamanism! Whilst not delving into a full-on and
in-depth debate, please allow me to raise a few points
for consideration from both sides of the fence.
science and shamanism are arts of observation first.
Both shamanism and science attempt to explain the world
around them without omission. Does it not stand to
reason that both may be approaching the some of the same points from different routes; in principle at least?
regards almost anything that does not deal with the
physical and the physical alone to be 'fringe' science
at best. One of the greatest hurdles presented by
this point of view is the mounting weight of scientific evidence that thought
and intention proactively and profoundly influences physical outcomes.
The growing pool of quantum observational phenomena
consistently evidences that relativistic observation alone is enough to
collapse a wave of potential into a physical particle; that
intention can form patterns of response in 'unconnected'
Temporal Dynamics explores this [hypothetical] edge of science in
examining the nature of time and matter. QTD holds
that we, all of us, have only one past leading to this
point in present time, our moment of realisation and
In our future lays myriad possible paths and processes
but a process called temporal distillation resolves
these potential futures into the single, most enduringly
energetic present moment (timeline) possible.
distillation occurs at all levels, whether universal or
concerning a specific person's path. The most
enduringly energetic timeline will end up the one
followed. This is important to understand, hence
its repetition. The final act of temporal
distillation is the point of observation,.. now.
practitioner seeks in essence to alter the energetic
path of their client / people. By bringing about
influence within a person's path, the Shaman attempts to
make one closely balanced (but more preferred) timeline
the dominant one. The fate of an individual rarely
impacts a planet, but it's damn important to that
through science that observations, quantum level
relativistic observations, collapse wave
forms into particles. Such observations are persistent past the point of
observation. Is it not reasonable to state that the ACT of observation locks in
(through probability's function of resolution) and
distils history into a specific time line.
Life is a
mechanism of observation. Let me back up a bit,..
there are two types of observation, autonomic
(chemistry) and relativistic (relative and/or
comparative). The way the universe works
relies of these two observation types.
is pretty straight forward; one atom interacts with
another, its particles interact in chemistry, which is
autonomic observation pretty much defined right there.
Relativistic observation happens when something observes
something else beyond chemistry. To see the stars
and moon in relation to our earth is to observe these
things in relation to each-other. This is a part
of how the universe works and why it is so biased
towards life, but more on this on
QTDs primary site.
thought here is that life also has thought which makes
greater numbers of relative observations possible, offering greater numbers
of potential futures that chemistry alone can. We,
as people, wonder about love, we imagine scenarios and
we dream, all things which impact our universe (locally)
just as heavily as the chemistry and relative
observations we make daily.
Now if one
form of observation is persistent, it is timeless.
Timeless means WITHOUT time! It either conforms to
our linear reality of now OR it works outside of our
linear reality. Thought, emotion, experience,
knowledge, understanding,.. it all resides within the
structures of the outer mind (to be discussed soon)
which do not conform to linear time.
thought can transition time's linear grasp, the mind
must too, at least to some extent. No whole human
mind can openly occupy a non-linear space and not be
irrevocably and destructively altered. We will
discuss this in far more detail in pages to come.
seeks to provide influence within the paths of the
future, selecting a path more preferred by energy and
counsel. By altering observations slightly so that
one path is chosen over another. This is not
outside of science, but rather, at the leading edges of
science. Science and art collide at fundamental
levels in repeating coincidences through history, we see
collective transmission of thoughts and ideas (100th
monkey stuff here!), expectations influencing outcomes.
seeks to explain everything,.. and like it or not, the
physical outcomes of shamanic practice require more
explanation than a label of, 'imagination over
intelligence' and other, similar lazy dismissals.
near future, science will come to understand much of the
shamanic world just as Modern Shamanism must acknowledge
and embrace science. They are two disciplines on a
collision course as the understandings of both force the
eventual acknowledgement of the other's rules and