Shamanism is the oldest religion on the planet!
In human existence it predates current day organized religions by many millennia. Shamans are traditional healers, guides and protectors. They are a universal expression of the interaction between people and the natural and super natural worlds. European cave paintings and carvings showing shaman date from the Paleolithic era and in 2016, a12,000-year-old grave of a female shaman has been uncovered in Israel.
Shamans have played an essential role in the defence of the psychic integrity of their community for thousands of years.
In a general way, it can be said that shamanism defends life, health, fertility, and the world of “light”, against death, diseases, sterility, disaster and the world of “darkness.” Fundamental is the shamans struggle against what we could call the powers of evil. Shamans are not only able to foresee the future, but also to change the outcome. As an example, shamans can find out where food or game is located for the community, or averting threats to the community. This is a vital difference between shamanism and clairvoyance.
We will look more deeply into the shaman world of Mongolia, Siberia, and Tibet and the other religious expressions such as Bon and Buddhism.
This is book is complimentary to my books on Reiki and other aspects of Shamanism, there is a direct link between the Shaman’s Helping Spirits and Reiki Guides that help Reiki practitioners bring healing and comfort to people today.
Reiki, Shamanism and their essential loving mysticism is complementary to our YouTube video series, “Reiki with Candice, Mark and Opame”, The Shaman Podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and books on Reiki and Shamanism. Together, these expand on Reiki, Shamanism and what it means to be a shaman and enjoy the capabilities of a shaman.
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Mark Ashford, MSc,
Usui Tibetan Reiki Master and Teacher [IARP], Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner [CRA]
 https://www.energy-shifter.com/shamanism-and-spiritual-techniques.html, “Shamanism, and soul retrieval – Spiritual House Cleansing.”
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