Shamanism is the oldest religion on the planet!
In terms of human existence, it predates current day organized religions by tens of thousands of years. European cave paintings and carvings showing a shaman date from the Paleolithic era. Graves of shaman 12,000-year-old and older have been discovered in Israel and the Czech Republic.
Shamans have played an essential role in the defense of the psychic integrity of their community for thousands of years. Shaman are pre-eminently the antidemonic champions; they combat demons and disease, but also black magicians… In a general way, it can be said that shamanism defends life, health, fertility [and] the world of ‘light’, against death, diseases, sterility, disaster and the world of ‘darkness’… What is fundamental and universal is the shamans struggle against what we could call the ‘powers of evil. Shamans are not only able to foresee the future, but can change the outcome. As an example, shamans can find out where food or game is located for the community, or averting threats to the community. This is a vital difference between shamanism and clairvoyance.
This book is part of The Practical Shaman series, books 1 and 2 are broad introductions into shamans and shamanism. This book concentrates on reincarnation and the beliefs and rituals that surround the soul. This book is connected to The Shaman Podcast – Episode 2, Reincarnation.
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Mark Ashford, MSc,
Usui Tibetan Reiki Master and Teacher
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