Blog post by Lauren Feldkamp
Some people use tarot cards or other methods of divination, others engage in ritual, and yet still some others choose to engage in the practice of shamanic journeying.
Shamanic journeying is based around the concept of astral projection, which supposes that under certain circumstances, the soul is capable of actually leaving the physical body and journeying.
This can take place in a dream or state of altered consciousness, such as can be brought about by the guidance of a shaman.
What is a Shaman?
Shamans are medicine men and women, people who are believed to have an established connection with the spiritual realm.
They can serve as a conduit between these realms and the world of everyday life, and are often able to travel back and forth between realms at will.
Through inducing trance or a dreamlike state, via drumming, chanting or other methods, these shamans are capable of leading others on a spiritual journey of their own, providing guidance and offering comfort.
There are other reasons one may want to engage in shamanic journeying, aside from simply wishing to establish a deeper connection with the spiritual.
It can also be a very useful tool in past-life regression, or for helping those with repressed memories and/or trauma finally begin to conquer any hold the past may have over them.
Photo in header by Ksenia Makagonova
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