shamanic state of consciousness

shamanic state of consciousness

Ethnomedicine/Paranormal
An altered state of consciousness induced by drumming, chanting and other rituals, or by ingestion of natural hallucinogens; by entering this altered state, shamans are believed to move at will between ordinary and extraordinary reality, making journeys to other planes of existence or spirit realms.

shamanic state of consciousness,

n alternate state of consciousness in which shamans attain knowledge, information, and insights used for healing or harmful purposes.
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Along with providing an overview of traditional shamanic practices and precepts, The Shaman Within presents a variety of techniques for incorporating the shamanic state of consciousness into one's everyday work environment, family life, and relationship to technology.
We note similarities between the shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) and that of clients in Heart-Centered therapeutic states, as well as the experience of young children.
It was contended that by reconceptualizing a shamanic state of consciousness as a shamanic pattern of phenomenal properties, the theoretical confusion between consciousness and content is avoided, thereby negating the aforementioned fallacy.
Furthermore, we will refer to either a shamanic state of consciousness or the plural shamanic states of consciousness, rather than the shamanic state of consciousness, the latter implying an arguably false homogeneity of phenomenology.
Namely, participants of shamanic journeys describe a qualitative shift in mental functioning that corresponds to what Harner calls the Shamanic State of Consciousness.
We note similarities between the shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) and that of clients in Heart-Centered therapeutic states, as well as the experience of young children ("Except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven").
The shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) represents a discrete altered state of consciousness following Charles Tart's categorizations, and is a "dream-like state, somewhere between sleep and wakefulness" (Achterberg, 1985, p.
The delta and theta patterns are similar to the shamanic state of consciousness, to be discussed later, and to that exhibited by someone in a state induced within Heart-Centered therapies.