Re: Shamanism its practical challenges and limitations,in a modern world
Just as discussion; it may be helpfull to consider the mindset that has been building bridges using Newtonian understanding and doesnt have a place for those embracing Einsteinian or Quantum understanding when used for cataloguing physical behavior or perhaps in traveling beyond the earth.
The conventional outwardly conscious oriented individual while seemingly healthy in their physical orientation isnt aware that the subconsciousness plays a role in their reality that is actually more pervasive than the waking consciousness knows. Similar to how when we look at the sky in daylight and only percieve so far, yet when nighttime comes and we look, we realize the vastness of things, and if we consider how many frequencies are coming into the atmosphere at all moments, that we cannot see w eye sight, we start to understand how little our conventional consciousness is really dealing with and using to create and encorporate philosophies and understandings.
To think that the larger must somehow come down to the smaller level to prove or to affect or to have validity is the beggining of realizing the larger, however it is still an incomplete viewpoint of things and eventually the considerer must take the voyage beyond the smaller and its limited position.
The cataloging of which you speak is only hidden to the unwilling and the unready. Thus unnecessary to be delinated in conventional terms and when done so most often become conventionlized, depowered and confusing, used more as tools for debate rather than as tools of awakening to the larger reality as is meant.
The larger reality of which shammanic traditions deal with, as one of many larger considering reality orientations, have a set of particulars which are necessary and true to that position, and incorporate the smaller as needed, as appropriate, but in ways that often confound the smaller seemingly complete rendering .
As the mental orderings have to the smaller physical, and as in the analogy, how the multi dimensional position deals with the Newtonian positions.