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Thoughts on the progression of spirituality from primitive to mass society – the ‘conditions of spirituality’

Here is a thought I had: STAGES OF PROGRESSION I said that, in regard to spirituality, there were some interesting stages in the progression from primitive society to mass society.  I see six stages: Participation Devotion Achievement Thought Creations Stagnation … Continue reading

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Thoughts on creation myths

Here’s a thought I had: It seems that there are many reasons for the development of creation myths.  As a rule, older societies are not trying to explain the physical “scientifically provable” explanation of the worlds creation.  This is because this … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the importance of spatial relations and the self – the creation of a “self-space” and its effects

One aspect of life that is seldom acknowledge or recognized is spatial relations.  I feel it is far more important than we realize.  It has great influence on the self and our relation with the world. SPACE IN GENERAL – … Continue reading

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A shamanistic journey dream experiment: the “spear” – June 5, 2014

I went into the woods and found a wonderful place.  As I sat there I felt the ‘presence’ of the woods, and could as if feel it as a living being.  Often, I saw a man in my head.  I … Continue reading

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A shamanistic journey dream experiment: becoming a flame – June 4, 2014

I had an interesting shamanistic journey dream: After closing my eyes I saw a fire in the distance.  I seemed to fly toward it.  I seemed like a bug attracted to light.  As I got closer I saw that someone was there … Continue reading

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Thoughts on defining shamanism: an ‘active belief system’

Here’s some thoughts I had recently about how I view shamanism: Shamanism has been defined many different ways over the years.  In actuality, its hard to define exactly.  Generally, it is viewed in a number of ways such as: By … Continue reading

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Another ‘living image’/shamanistic journey experiment: the ‘fairy hunt’ – a manifestation of natural mythology – May 18, 2014

Here is an account of an interesting ‘living image’ and shamanistic journey dream experiment that happened: I was hiking and went into an area I have been before and noticed that the area was different in some way.  I felt this sense of a … Continue reading

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