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It was their belief that, during the stone ages, the ‘ruling class’ did not exist, and consequently religion, or shamanism, could not have existed either. You came and asked me what I wish.

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The very spirits who assisted a healing ceremony were known to be responsible forthe disease. These experiences were the beginning of this seidwys. Then there is some discussion on shape shifting and the Martial Arts in the far east and how shamanic techniques may have been used to formulate the five animals of Shaolin Kung Fu.

Some San healers are said to be able to project their consciousness into lions and wild animals. The women, squatting on the floor or seated on crossed legs, sway, just as in a zikr dance, their head and upper torso from side to side. The Best Books of Exaggerate the motions or minimalise them. To this day, Zar magic is mainly practised by women. The suggestions, though simple, seem to have worked well enough.

Seidways : Shaking, Swaying & Serpent Mysteries

Being properly equipped, the loah proceed to participate in the worship. This struggle is far from easy.


They taught me about individual differences in shaking and swaying, and about the necessity to develop one’s own working method. Then they are re-clothed with flesh, and soon enough our former initiate wakes from the trance, revealing an entirely new state of mind. To sum it up, here is a quote from Katz, who quotes Biesele, who quotes the healer Tinay.

Agrippa ofNettesheim likewise related the black gall humour to the melancholic temperament and the onset of insanity.

Mediums tend to behave in wild and uncontrolled fashion, and this is exactly what the audience is waiting for. Depending on the direction of the passes and their mode of application, some of the patients reported changes in their awareness. Another field of experiment can be found in allowing the head to sway or nod gently. Patients know what they can expect from their healers, and a wise healer has to live up to ffries belief.

And it’s a book of exploration. seixways

Seidways: Shaking, Swaying and Serpent Mysteries

Animals movements can help people enter into a magical state of consiousness. Mesmer believed that health came from harmony, and jzn disease Occurs wherever the energy flow was hindered, distorted or blocked.

After a while I started to see visions – something that very rarely happens to me. If you are a serpent, you could hiss as you sway forward, and hiss another way as you sway back.

The notion that epilepsy was an infectious disease which can be caught when touching a sufferer was fashionable in Pliny’s time, and continued, like the ‘demonic possession’ hypothesis, well into the 18th Century. In San belief, a disease can be caused by a variety of unfriendly entities, among them various spirits, ancestors, orthe ‘smaller god’. Through the mouth of a wise priest he asked to marry her, but the Pharaoh did seidsays permit it.


If you ‘stand in the ocean’, make wave sounds as the waters gently pull and push you.

Use apleasant inner voice, acalm and gentle one, or whisper if you like Perceiving the disease darts seems to be a highly subjective skill.

All over the world, shamans have to satisfy the beliefs and expectations of their cultures. I soon got the impression hat shaking was undesirable, and began to struggle against it. As Robert Dalton points out in such detail, there was a climate, an atmosphere of excitement and progress.

Another way is seidwajs imagine that you are very soft and flexible. For a variety of reasons, these trances have fallen out of use in Europe and in the ‘modern world’, which means that hereabouts people have to re-discover methods which seidwqys new but are as ancient as they come. At the dawn of the iron age, Rama Puran Tsan had climbed the world tree.

If a lion behaves suspiciously, that lion is jsn by the travelling soul of a Kia-dancer.