For more than 30,000 years shamans have been practicing this ancient form of Spiritual contact to assist in the healing of their tribes. From Iceland to South America, from Australia to the American Southwest, the shaman has transcended time and space to travel a scared journey on behalf of those seeking help.
With the rise of the Scientific Age, as man has moved away from his deeper connection with Spirit to explore and develop the left brain powers of reason, the role of the shaman in western cultures became devalued, mistrusted, and misunderstood, (but not forgotten by those whose problems could not be addressed by physical sciences). Hopefully in the future, a balance will be found between the left/right brain, OR/SSC, reason/feeling aspects of being human. Both are extremely valuable assets for creating a more wonderful, safe, secure and happy world.
BECOMING "A HOLLOW BONE".
It is important to mention at this point that the shaman does not "own" the power that comes through him or her. A shaman merely acts as a hollow bone to allow the power of Great Mystery-our Creator-to come through the body and manifest in this reality. By working with allies, spirit guides and teachers, and with the help of Great Mystery, the shaman brings healing energies from the Spirit World through space and time, to heal real problems in this world.
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Becoming a "Hollow Bone" is part of my Journey at the moment...I have discovered that we are all Hollow bones, so to speak, just acknowledging it is the difference. The earth, the stars ,the universe is always speaking and offering guidance ..its a matter of paying attention and or being open to what you are being shown. Never are we alone. Being open to the subtleties of the cosmic world is achieving part of the "hollow Bone"