Shamanism: my chosen path

19 Aug

i write this to explain my  spiritual path. and  the reason that i chosed it.
shamanism is a very ancient path . and has been around long before any organized religion. at least several thousand years before the building of the pyramids in egypt and the ziggurats in mesopotamia.
and it is found in every culture including those cultures where the great monotheistic religions merged from.
i learned in my studies that the founders of these religions such as judaism, christianity, and islam had actually practiced things that shamans of other  cultures practiced. such as making journeys into the wilderness, doing shamanistic meditations and vision quests there. 
they spoke to spirits of  other realms (although some would address these as visions of angels) as well as healing and exorcising evil spirits (shamans and followers of wicca would call  this clearing of  negative spirits). to me  WHAT A SHAMAN OR WITCH DOES IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE CLERGY.
shamans do pray. but it is more a petition for help in their rituals  to the gods and goddesses of their beliefs. they all know of one god and goddess as creators of the universe. but they petition to their children whom are gods and goddesses themselves for their help as well as the spirits.
shamans do perform magick rites. we burn candles and incense. we use a feather to focus on that which we petition the spirits  and the gods  about.   
shamans seek partnership with spirits. and for some shamans that is through marrige  to a spirit spouse. such as the shamans of   godi sibera practice such as marriges to ayami is one example and in ancient akkaid shaman priests would marry a ardat lili.
as noted shamans practice  vision  quests  and journeys to the spirit realms through guided meditations. and visualizations.
some speak to fae, and other non human spirits. while others with the spirits of the dead. in the middle east shamans talk to the djinn.
shamans of ancient times would draw a circle when they wish to talk to the spirits. some would use arcane symbols and sigils that are pass from a family member to another. it is only recently that a shaman would share their knowledge to a non relations.
shamans of modern times use symbols that are used by their brothers and sisters of wicca and Magick schools such as the pentagram and hexagram. however it is known that these symbols were used in the ancient middle east as well as  in india and  europe.
as noted shamans are now sharing their knowledge to the world. the reason for this is  as one shaman said: it is time for a global awakening. that each man and woman must listen to father sky and mother earth. and try to  make a change towards peace. and save this world that is our home.

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