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.
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The Shaman accomplishes this by entering an altered state of consciousness or shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) and then journeying through a portal that takes him or her through a tunnel and into the Lowerworld.
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.
The erroneous implication is that consciousness can become an object for "itself." This fallacy was referred to as the "consciousness/content fallacy." 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.
(i) For the purpose of this essay, we will adopt the more commonly used term "shamanic state of consciousness" (Harner, 1990).
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.
Namely, participants of shamanic journeys describe a qualitative shift in mental functioning that corresponds to what Harner calls the Shamanic State of Consciousness. Participants in the journey process describe vivid visual or sensate images, experience some loss in time, energy moving through their body, temperature fluctuations (cold/hot); relaxation, varying states of emotional or physical discomfort, sensations of flying, dancing, running, and visitations from significant people from their past and spiritual teachers.
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 following data about primal patients' electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements is highly pertinent to understanding the experience in the shamanic state of consciousness:
The breath is the frontier meeting ground of opposing, but complementary, internal aspects of an individual: brain laterality, the waking and dream states, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems (reactive and maintenance), "doing" and just "being." We explore the connections between breathwork and several other related portals to transpersonal experience, and their relevance to breathwork: the "shamanic state of consciousness" (SSC), hypnosis, out-of-body experiences (OBE), near-death experiences (NDE), lucid dreaming state, the "clairvoyant reality," hallucinogenic drug states, and hypostimulation or hyperstimulation states.
We will look briefly at those of the "shamanic state of consciousness" (SSC), hypnosis, out-of-body experiences (OBE), near-death experiences (NDE), lucid dreaming state, the "clairvoyant reality" described by LeShan (1975), hallucinogenic drug states, and hypostimulation or hyperstimulation states.