What Is a Shaman?
on Tropic of Freedom Books
What is a Shaman? Many would like to believe that the way of the shaman means being a strange man or woman who lives out on the fringe of society, or out in the wilder-lands, far from the maddening crowd. However, becoming a shaman is really just about acquiring access to certain knowledge and power, which allows you to communicate with a world beyond what we “think” to be real.
Wow Shaman! You are not a Loner
The shaman journey has its origins in the hunting-and-gathering stage of human evolution. But as humanity has evolved, so has the role of the Shaman guide. An urban shaman, in the Now times, is someone who has heard the call to freedom and responded. Only then can the shaman guide fulfil their role in consciousness and assist others to respond to the freedom call.
A shaman’s most important work has always been amongst their fellow human beings. True shaman talents range from mastery of the natural forces and elements to the forces at work in high technological society.
Not All Shaman Rituals Dress Up Birdmen
What is a shaman then? The shaman journey is characterized by the power that is acquired as a result of direct personal experience. This power is obtained either spontaneously or after an involuntary quest, but in either case the shaman has to undergo certain initiatory trials. These trials have nothing to do with getting dressed up as a Birdman; in fact to tap into your inner shaman you don’t have to be a Native American Shaman or a Celtic Shaman. No Fancy Dress Required…
The best example of a shaman guide in today’s world can be found in the books by Carlos Castaneda. The book summaries and ideas to ponder listed below, are for all who have heard the call to freedom and are ready to say I am a Shaman.
The Tropic of Freedom Shamans
Shaman 'How To Books' by Carlos Castaneda
The Power of Silence
The Fire from Within
Tales of Power
The Active Side of Infinity
Female Shaman Books by Florinda Donner
Being in Dreaming
Soul Woman Books by Taisha Abelar
The Sorcerers Crossing
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