Basic Concepts in Shamanism
Welcome to Basic Concepts
in Shamanism. Rather than offering words of
repetition throughout this text, I must assume that you,
the reader, have already absorbed the
foundational concepts chapters; if not, may I suggest that
doing so will facilitate greatly the understanding of
this section's topics including:
of the Individual discusses the so called, "Rules of
Light". A simple but far reaching set of
guidelines to preserve the rights of others to explore
and open their own paths.
- Many terms used in this
site do not adhere to their common Judaeo-Christian
based popular meanings. Please take the time to
gain an understanding of the Shamanic definitions of
these terms and names.
The Calling of a Shaman - Discussing the concept of
Shamanism being a Calling in the truest sense of the
word. Covering also some of the traditions
considered a call to Shamanism by many traditional and
Light, Shadow and Dark Work - A detailed overview of
the natures and meanings of these different levels of
Shamanic practices. Rather than indicating good
and evil, light and dark in Shamanism refers to the
depth of each practice (and its relative complexity and
dangers) in a way similar to water getting darker the
deeper you swim.
Shamanic State of Mind
- 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.