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Reflections/ Shamanic Experience: Incantations (Part 2)

From 1985 to 1990 I read all I could find in the anthropological literature relating to shamanism.  One thing struck me.  Reading transcripts of shamans (such as Mazatec shaman Maria Sabina) chanting in trance clearly lost something in the translation … Continue reading

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Reflection: Incantations (Part I)

Chanting, reciting, or savoring incantations is an invitation to connect with spirits of the Divine, while also charging our being with motion.  As such, genuine incantations are fluid with participation.  They may begin with words or gestures that had been … Continue reading

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