Peruvian Shaman, The Other Healers

Peruvian Shaman, The Other Healers

Shaman refers to someone who is regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits. these men and women enter into a trance state during a ritual and practices divination and healing. The word “shaman” probably originates from the Tungusic Evenki language of North Asia. And may have roots that extend back in time at least two millennia. 
The term was introduced to the west after Russian forces conquered the shamanistic Khanate of Kazan in 1552.

Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with what they believe to be a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world. Here’s a great read from a shaman who talks about how tourism is ruining the culture of shamanism.



My Personal Reasons For This Trance

I had an opportunity to work with a female shaman a few years ago. The experience wasn’t anything close to my imagined expectations. The Catholic has been influencing the natives for years and I’d like to get a more pure version of what shamanism was like BEFORE Western influence. I guess the only way to do that is deep trance identification.


First Trance

The first trance went well, I think. I’m not really used to having a subject bring their own personal rain forest with them, lol. We kind of wandered around in the forest. Didn’t have much luck talking to the bushes and trees, I guess that will have to wait until the complete identification. 

Nor did I get much insight as to which archetype this was, although the subject was male. I had left that option open to see who showed up.


Final Thoughts

I had a memory of a story I heard from Tim Hallbom and Suzy Smith at the NLP health certification training. They were telling a story about setting your intention for healing. And how a shaman they brought in to observe was talking to the patient’s leg. Seems that being open to communication with body parts, animals and the local flora and fauna is going to be the learning here.

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Second Trance

Day 89 – Peruvian Shaman Trance 2

Peruvian Shaman, trance 2 was the type of trance I was expecting when I began this 100 days of trance adventure. I finally had the opportunity and the trance partner to go at a very deep level with this archetype. This trance was completely strange to me and my partner said that I was really different during the trance. I think he used the term “on serious mushrooms”. I will have to ask him later if he has ever seen or been on serious mushrooms or if this was just a metaphor *smiles. read more


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