>>17237595 Shaman "religion" is the searching for meaning, harmony and enlightenment in nature and your surroundings. Follow your own voice, you can't follow anyones routine because everyone have their own voice.
My routine is simple. I live in a city, hostile environment for a shaman. I make some time everyday to study myself and mi existance and others. Humans are part of nature as well. I usually go once a month to see the sea and listen to the wind, confronting myself with the world and looking for in thst fight for love and brotherhood and Unity.
As shaman you're duty is to grow everyday and help your community in any way you are good at. I help others with the meaning of their lives, I am guide, helper and storyteller. I help others to reunite with themselves, others and reality.
But, to my nation, I work as designer in a smal business
First. It depends of what you call powers. To have a power means to have the posibility or the capacity to do or make something. So, in that regard yes, I have powers normal people dont. But these powers are not something spectacular, sometimes they are a curse. I'm talking about seeing a person's true nature, be able to flow among the patterns of reality at a subconscious level, having the will to found yourself back away of the present to see it clear, that short of thing. They are not supernatural, just tools you develop as any other human skill.
Can I heal people? Well, I'm more of a psychologist than a doctor. I have given advice sometimes about natural practices to heal some headaches and such. But no, I do not tend to heal people. I myself do not believe in such things as healing magic and that short of thing. I'm a creative helper, a guide, someone to speak to when you are lost. Not someone to meet when you need an ambulance
And... Sure, you can as anyone can be a cook, a painter or a doctor. But it's not an easy way. If you wanna know more about natural religion or shamanism you can start with Myths To Live By by Joseph Campbell. It's a good book. But the true way of being a shaman is harsh, lonely and ungrateful. I only recommend it when it's clear someone need it. If you wanna go spooky and magical and that short of thing try at /omg/ or with Chaos Magick. Shamanism is a way to understand reality and live with it, flowing through life, seeing eternity.
>>17237673 >>17238875 Again, go to a Yogui not to a Shaman. I know about life not about ancient buddist practice. Of course, I know about chakras and such, but I do not work with them. I do not want to give incomplete information
>>17237160 I consider myself a shaman as well, I've dedicated the past 3 years to understanding as much as I can, I began out with herbal medicine, and eventually into a plethora of entheogens, brewing my own Muscaria, Huachuma, LSA, etc. This is how I began my path down. What was your beginning?
>>17238982 I take the more schizoid path. I have not use any substance in my way, nor I develop any. I'm more of the spirirual part of shamanism.
It all started back in my teens when I found myself usually talking to a pair of imaginary crows, I was alone for the most part of my life. And when I was 18, I believe, I went to a beach town for holidays with my family.
A creative and curious child alone for months next to a calm beach with all the stars above him + the thrive for meaning and understanding + tendency to help myself with projections of myself + a Vision from the stars, made it for me. I do not choose shamanism. Shamanism was simply the thing more related to me as I found in my twenties, until that point I was studying about anything: History, Philosophy, Theology, Hermetism, etc. But, you know, different ways to the same point. And I knew I didnt need anything more than what my body could provide me
>>17239121 I take a much more literal look at it. Crows have guided me, and I've always loved them. Once I opened up, and watched the world, I trusted what they did. I even avoided a car accident by following a murder once, if you'll believe something like that over 4chan.
I was always interested in other philosophies and sects, I've had success, and still dabble in chaos magic on occasion, but the solidarity and wisdom of nature has always given me more than a magic system.
>>17239173 I had a friend who had something like that, I've never known what that were though.
A shaman is someone who can see the world as it is, without distractions. And then use this capacity towards the enlightenment of his/her community. The shaman enrich and improve people lives from a clean and natural source
>>17239197 Same here. My imaginary crows were just that, imaginary. But years later they become my source of knowlodge, protection and guidance. I dont like crows too much, never did. But when I study in various cultures the figure of the crow it always matches with me. When I started to study this things it was kinda creepy actually.
This is a strange, funny and complexly simple existance indeed
>>17237160 i really dont know. I know that there is.I dont know how, i know a part of a ''why'' but i dont know fully. I can listen to others...complex life stories dont mean anything but their endings are usually based on some kind of sadness,unhappynes and an incomplete soul of a materialistic reality. Its hard absorbing all those negativity of their expiriences, but usualy trough that process they find their own answer. Kind of like psychology session exept im not one. im just a lonely soul with a dog who i think is my essence of happy childlike energy. i meet other ''shamans'' but their ego is too big.. they are proud, they are higher then others, they bask in that fragment of awaken knowledge... then they look me in eyes, and start to talk, to be more humble, to open up... it's weird ... i dont know. i only know that i dont know.
>>17240671 just listen to people who listen to you when you need to be heard.Those people usually dont talk much, but know enough about this reality of material problems.Their answers are shamanic answers.It's just sad that we all live in this culture of modern egocentrical technological slave world that effect all, so it's hard to listen ,see and feel, but if you want an answer it will come to you, and you may realise it sooner or later, depending on time and space of place and of your mindstate when you hear that answer you seek.but you will get it :)
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