|NEW ARTICLE: SOUNDS OF THE SHAMAN|
|How do the Elders and Indigenous medicine peoples utilize sound in their shamanic work?|
the elder hovering over the sick body, rattle in hand, chanting
incantations of profound wisdom and alliance with the medicine realms
and its many allies. Imagine the buffalo dancers embodying the
spirit of their totems, as the drummers and singers invoke the
ancestors and medicine clans. Medicine cultures the world over incorporate
profound understanding of the integral use of voice, sound instruments,
awareness, and intention, to create their healing methodologies.
Cultures have utilized sound, throughout human history, coupled with
explicit states of consciousness, or awareness & intent, for
healing, for connecting to, aligning with, for channeling, and
embodying, that which they hold as Sacred, or Divine, as well as to use
sound in direct healing incantations, to
journey into other worlds, to awaken ecstatic states of awareness and
innate well-being, to illuminate one’s authentic essence, and empower
one’s inner knowing.
The modern concepts of shamanism understand these principals, but often
do not encompass the broad use of sound & awareness which ancient
and contemporary medicine peoples of most traditional indigenous
societies always have utilized. This,
of course, includes the connection of self to the other worlds, as a
Divine Art, and, as a part of it, the Living Cosmos. But, also, to
become an intermediary, through voice and intention, often with drum,
rattle, or bell, etc., coupled with other-world awareness, to draw
through, or bridge to, the 'other side' of intelligent
life, which resides in the subtle worlds, or 'other world' realities,
in higher states of realized being. The voice has an exquisite
ability to couple awareness of the other worlds with our subtle
intents, and to create an extraordinary catalyst for healing,
transformation, and visionary experiences. In most cultures, it
is understood that the coupling of human consciousness and feeling
states, when voiced, is the most powerful tool of creation we
possess. “Because I say it, it is so,” is a mantra known
worldwide in the mystical traditions, from the Americas, to India, to
the Aramaic cultures, who phrased it in a way we all have played with,
“Abra Cadabra!” (Literally, Aramaic for ‘because I say it, it is
Tibetans, whose culture is steeply based in the shamanic Bon
traditions, still utilize the ancient tools of instruments, voice, and
awareness drawn from their Bon heritage. They later blended the
Bon understanding with Buddhism, and daily call upon at least one
aspect of the 'other worlds,' the "pure realms of Light and Sound, where the Holy Beings dwell,' ..to align with the pure essence of their guides and teachers...
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Perhaps more than ever it is clear that we have an imperative responsibility to invoke healing for all humanity.
See complete updated article here.
Knowing is power. But true power, and true knowing, comes from more than that.
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This will be a complete compendium on how to use voices, common instruments (drums, crystal and Tibetan bells, bowls, gongs, tuning forks, rattles, and more,) to
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