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.
Namely, participants of shamanic journeys describe a qualitative shift in mental functioning that corresponds to what Harner calls the Shamanic State of Consciousness.
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.