Tngri
In the pantheon of Mongolian shamanism, tngri (also tengri, tegri) constitute the highest class of divinities and are attested in sources going back to the thirteenth century. Their name deriving from...
Can We Reprogram Our DNA And Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration & Energy?
As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that ...
How a West African shaman helped my schizophrenic son in a way Western medicine couldn’t
Schizophrenics, some believe, are simply a “modern manifestation of prehistoric tribal shamans.” After a wonderful summer of fishing and learning to surf, my son, then a 17-year-old junior at a Boston...
Can We Reprogram Our DNA And Heal Ourselves With Frequency, Vibration & Energy?
As though to confirm the hunch many of us had that our ‘junk’ DNA was anything but disposable, researchers from the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have proven that ...
Juha Pentikäinen
Juha Pentikäinen (born 1940) is a professor in the Department of Comparative Religion at the University of Helsinki. With a field-work oriented approach to the study of religious traditions he is espe...
Psychomagic (psychotherapy)
Psychomagic is the name of a therapeutic practice used by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The technique is alleged to be useful in psychotherapy. It combines art, Eastern philosophies (particularly Zen Buddhism...
Itako
An itako (イタコ) is a traditional, blind, usually female shaman from northern Japan. Itako are said to have the ability to communicate with the dead, even to evil spirits due to their intense spirit...
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Gu (poison)
Gu (simplified Chinese: 蛊; traditional Chinese: 蠱; pinyin: gǔ; Wade–Giles: ku) or jincan (simplified Chinese: 金蚕; traditional Chinese: 金蠶; pinyin: jīncán; Wade–Giles: c...
Michael Harner
Michael Harner (born 1929) is an anthropologist, educator and author. He is the founder of The Foundation for Shamanic Studies and the formulator of "core shamanism." His 1980 book, The Way of the Sha...
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Mircea Eliade
Mircea Eliade ([ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a eliˈade]; March 13 [O.S. February 28] 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the Univer...
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Qormusta Tengri
Qormusta Tengri (Qormusata Tngri "King of the Gods", also transliterated as Qormusta Tngri and Hormusta) is a god in Mongolian mythology and shamanism, described as the chief god of the 99 tngri and l...
Power animal
Neoshamanism refers to a "new"' form of what adherents call "shamanism", a modern system of seeking visions or healing. Neoshamanism comprises an eclectic range of beliefs and practices that involve ...
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Astuvansalmi
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (Finnish: Astuvansalmen kalliomaalaukset) are located in Ristiina, Southern Savonia, Finland at the shores of the lake Yövesi, which is a part of the large lake Sa...
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Tongji (spirit medium)
Tongji (Chinese: 童乩; pinyin: tóngjī; Wade–Giles: t'ung-chi; literally: "youth diviner") or Jitong (Chinese: 乩童; pinyin: jītóng; Wade–Giles: chi-t'ung; literally: "divin...
Spirit spouse
The spirit spouse is one of the most widespread elements of shamanism, distributed through all continents and at all cultural levels. Often, these spirit husbands/wives are seen as the primary helping...
Breaking Open the Head
Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism is a book written by author and journalist Daniel Pinchbeck, founding editor of the literary journal Open City. ...
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Florinda Donner
Florinda Donner (originally Regine Margarita Thal, later Florinda Donner-Grau) is an American writer and anthropologist known as one of Carlos Castaneda's "witches" (the term for three women who were ...
Seiðr
Seiðr (sometimes anglicized as seidhr, seidh, seidr, seithr or seith) is an Old Norse term for a type of sorcery which was practised in Norse society during the Late Scandinavian Iron Age. Connected w...
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Shamans
Shamanism (/ˈʃɑːmən/ SHAH-mən or /ˈʃeɪmən/ SHAY-mən) is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to encounter and interact with the spirit world and ch...
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Reindeer in Siberian shamanism
Reindeer in Siberian shamanism reflect the cultural, as well as the economic, relationship between the native peoples of Siberia, a region of Northern Asia, and the reindeer that live there. It invol...
Reindeer in Siberian shamanism - Wikipedia
Ovoo
An ovoo (Mongolian: овоо, Traditional Mongol: ᠥᠪᠥᠭᠭᠠ, heap) is a sacred cairn found in Mongolian shamanic religious traditions, usually made from rocks with wood or from wood. Ovoos are often foun...
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Chakapa
Chakapa (sometimes spelled shakapa or Latinized to shacapa) is a Quechua word for a shaker or rattle constructed of bundled leaves. Bushes of the genus Pariana provide the leaves for the chakapa. Chak...
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Isaiah Oke
Isaiah Oke (born c. 1940) was a Nigerian shaman called a “babalowa” who eventually rejected sorcery and became the subject of a 1989 autobiographical book titled Blood Secrets, as told to Joe Wright.<...
Soul retrieval
Robert Allan Monroe, also known as Bob Monroe (October 30, 1915 – March 17, 1995), was a radio broadcasting executive who became known for his research into altered consciousness and founding The Monr...
Taisha Abelar
Taisha Abelar, born Maryann Simko, is an American writer and anthropologist who was an associate of Carlos Castaneda.
Abelar met Castaneda when she was 19 years old and a student at University of ...
Fakir Musafar
Fakir Musafar (born Roland Loomis, August 10, 1930) is considered the father of the modern primitive movement. He has experimented on his own body with body modification techniques such as body pierci...
Fakir Musafar - Wikipedia
Animism
Animism (from Latin animus "soul, life") is the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants, and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence.Animism is used in the anthropology ...
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