Devout Agnostic Wrote:
You didn't really pay attention to what I said. Being a shaman goes well beyond ability to communicate with other realms. It is a natural gift to heal others with all their gifts and resources, traditional physical healers have to go through a long training process. For spiritual healers however, it is simply who they are. It is not something they learn. You are focused on what you want to believe. I understand that, but if you seek knowledge you have to listen with an open heart and mind. Otherwise why bother asking?
Most likely the only actual shaman here, and not a single person paid any attention to what I said.
What if a shaman is merely a genetic type who has been trained? induction into shamanism was always a complex and highly ritualized process, which our society provides no analogue for.
What if schizophrenics are that genetic type?
What if there's lots of them popping up in an attempt to heal the collective consciousness?
What if they are being criven crazy by spiritual persecution?
What if that's the front line of the real war, shaman?
Kettlenaut also hit the nail on the head in 1 of his replies too...
I figured I'd throw my 2 cents in on this...as I had a Shamanic Death in 1998...do have a bit of experience with it..
LOL..I'm not Schizo..never have been.
It's rare for me to hear voices...but it does happen occasionally.
I was 'born' a Shaman...even though I didn't realize it until I was almost 40!!!
Just knew I was very different than most other peeps.
I had the Shaman's Death, because I asked Creator to help me, because I 'felt lost..not doing what it was I was supposed to be doing'..but had no clue what it was..so I asked to be 'shown my path, and make it so clear I'll have no doubt it's the right 1 for me."..
LMAO...never in a million years, did I ever think it would be a Shaman!
I am 'learning more' now...from older, wiser Shaman...and apparently I've progressed to a point where I'm going to need Helpers..where-as, I've never needed them before.
I was given a huge Black Tiger on the Astral, as a Power Animal...
A Dragon and a wild Gryphon have both shown up here in the last 6 months.
Others have truly 'seen them' when they have been with me.
Spider Woman is my 'Helper' to help me 'weave patches ' to heal torn Auras, busted Chakras, do 'Soul Retrieval'...
All of those, are new to my 'Healing abilities'...and I'm just now learning how to do it.
It has always been ...a progression...progression of abilities, along with the progression of my own personal development..learning how to not let EGO and Shadow Self, rule me...not be a 'victim of hormones' anymore.
A schizo person dosen't have this much control over their 'thoughts'...
I do believe though, that some Schizo people are having experiences from 'the other side'...and they aren't 'equiped' to handle it...so it freaks them out, and Society calls them crazy.
I think if a Shaman were to Counsel them..they may be able to help them understand what they are encountering...and 'eliminate the FEAR', that is the major cause of their 'problematic behaviour'.
Our Society chooses to ignore much that is Reality..calling it 'superstitous beliefs'..'woo woo magick'..ect...
And, it causes these 'sensitive types' of people to be lost...because no one tells them the TRUTH of what they are experienceing.