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    So... who's a shamanist?

    Consider this the shamanism roll-call... who practices shamanism? Do you call yourself a shaman or a shamanist or a shamanic practitioner? Are you a core-shamanist or a classical shaman/ist? Or do you just use the techniques to enrich your spirituality without it being the primary focus? Where/how did you learn? What cultural context do you operate within? Who are we and what makes us interested in this board?!

    Introductions, people... so that we can kick off this fabulous new board and generate some topics...



    (Sorry if I'm messing up your organisation, Thal... I just wanted to be the first to post in the new Shamanism board )

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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rae'ya View Post
    Consider this the shamanism roll-call... who practices shamanism? Do you call yourself a shaman or a shamanist or a shamanic practitioner? Are you a core-shamanist or a classical shaman/ist? Or do you just use the techniques to enrich your spirituality without it being the primary focus? Where/how did you learn? What cultural context do you operate within? Who are we and what makes us interested in this board?!

    Introductions, people... so that we can kick off this fabulous new board and generate some topics...



    (Sorry if I'm messing up your organisation, Thal... I just wanted to be the first to post in the new Shamanism board )
    Definitely NOT a Shamanist, but I utilise some "Shamanic" techniques in my practice - i.e., primarily Shamanic journey in order to liaise with my Divinities and Spirit helpers within the Otherworlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rae'ya View Post
    Consider this the shamanism roll-call... who practices shamanism? Do you call yourself a shaman or a shamanist or a shamanic practitioner? Are you a core-shamanist or a classical shaman/ist? Or do you just use the techniques to enrich your spirituality without it being the primary focus? Where/how did you learn? What cultural context do you operate within? Who are we and what makes us interested in this board?!

    Introductions, people... so that we can kick off this fabulous new board and generate some topics...

    (Sorry if I'm messing up your organisation, Thal... I just wanted to be the first to post in the new Shamanism board )
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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

    I call myself a Shamanic Practitioner with Hedge Rider / Witch influences. Don't really do Core Shamanism as I don't believe one can separate the social / cultural and ethical influences out of something while staying true to what the practices pertain to.

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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

    I'm a core shamanist because I believe you can separate technology (meaning techniques for achieving the altered state of conciousness necessary for spiritual journeying and communication with other dimensions) from culture. And sometimes you encounter beings and discover things about yourself that you'd never imagine if you were following one specific cultural path.
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    Lol, its a_ok! I can't do some of the work I wanted to, because Toaster the Craptop is being put back to factory settings while I wait for the new screen for PhaedraSprocket (my laptop). I'm on my phone instead, and admin stuff on phone is too tedious for me! ...like setting up a LHP board (that is next in The Plan)


    As for the premise of the post, I use some techniques of Core Shamanism (I agree with Perze that the tech is separatable from the culture...I think the only parts that are "lost" are culturally specific symbolisim and imagery that belongs to those cultures anyhow, and can't be fully appreciated/understood by those outside of them in the first place--including people of the same ethnicity raise outside of the same culture which is why the history of taking kids and....nevermind, while interesting, its way off topic). Also, I dont use the techniques to the same ends as many, anyhow...
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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

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    ...like setting up a LHP board (that is next in The Plan)...
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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ophidia View Post
    I'm a core shamanist because I believe you can separate technology (meaning techniques for achieving the altered state of conciousness necessary for spiritual journeying and communication with other dimensions) from culture. And sometimes you encounter beings and discover things about yourself that you'd never imagine if you were following one specific cultural path.
    Same here.

    I generally don't bother putting names to things that I don't have to talk about (I'm not big on defining the undefinable - seems so futile), so you can call me a Utilitarian Shammi, if you like.
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    Re: So... who's a shamanist?

    I call myself an altomesayoq and I primarily focus on Peruvian shamanism techniques and teachings but mix in other cultures and influences here and there. I studied under a teacher, off and on, since I was thirteen until I was twenty five. Off and on because she lives on the other side of the country and so there was traveling involved...but we met while we still lived in the same state.
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