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Dec. 9th, 2004 @ 01:35 pm Hello everyone!
Welcome to shaman329!

This community is for anyone actively involved in shamanism. Shamanism is a beautiful and unique practice, and I believe that all shaman should have a special place all their own with no boundaries, specifications, or excessive requirements. My only requirements are that you be an actively practicing shaman and enter this space with an open, happy heart.

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From:2_side_girl
Date:March 6th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)

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hi i have a question... look i realy like spirits and see sometimes shadow's but can i be a shaman and how ? and what can i do ? i hope you can help me thanx
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Date:March 7th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)

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well, this is my personal opinion, but i dont belive that you can choose to be a shaman, shamanism sort of picks you. i actually stumbled onto this path about a year and a half ago. i can give you a few little tidbits of information though, so you can decide wether or not youre interested. a shaman is essentially a healer. we arent witches, we dont cast spells on people/things, you can find that in wicca. also, shaman can be looked at as a prietess/priest, sorcerer, or a medium between the upper and lower worlds. we often visit these worlds through meditation, or OOBE (out of body experiences) in some cultures, shaman are also known as medicine men or women. Michael Harner states that Shamanism ". . . is the ability of an individual to extend his or her awareness beyond a singular, dimensional existence, thereby journeying to other realities and non-ordinary realms of existence in order to affect change, healing and the restoration of spirit to the collective consciousness". if you are truely interested in shamanism, i strongly suggest buying his book, i believe its titled, "the way of the shaman" and it has the world tree on the cover. he is a great author. i cant tell you wether or not to be a shaman, my advise would just be to research it, learn about it, figure out if its right for you and your lifestyle! i hope that this is of some help to you, have a great day! many blessings!
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From:2_side_girl
Date:March 9th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)

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thank you realy thankx i'm going to read ''the way of the shaman'' and i realy hope i can be a shaman :).. and have a great day to!