Love Opportunity
Love Opportunity

David 19 years old, Hip-hop appreciator, author, poet, psychedelic journeyman, cannabis enthusiast, ENFP personality type (Myers Briggs) "There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself." - Henry David Thoreau


"Shamans have not been taken seriously by most allopathic physicians, despite the fact that many shamanic traditions have developed sophisticated models of healing over the centuries…. With the exception of its herbal knowledge, shamanism generally has been ignored or scorned by the medical and academic world. Nevertheless, shamans were the world’s first healers, first diagnosticians, first psychotherapists, first religious functionaries, first magicians, first performing artists, and first storytellers…. There are shamanic healing methods that closely parallel contemporary behavior therapy, chemotherapy, dream interpretation, family therapy, hypnotherapy, milieu therapy, and psychodrama. It is clear that shamans, psychotherapists, and physicians have more in common than is generally suspected. For the shaman, however, the spiritual dimension of healing is extremely important, whereas contemporary physicians and psychotherapists typically ignore it. Shamans often retrieve lost souls, communicate with spirits, emphasize the interconnectedness of their patients with the community and the earth, facilitate spiritual purification for those who have violated social taboos, explain dreams and visions, and stress the importance of spiritual growth, one’s life purpose, and being of service to humanity and to nature. These functions rarely attain importance or even respectability in the world views of Western allopathic physicians and other health care specialists."
- Stanley Krippner, “Shamans: The First Healers,” in Gary Doore (Ed.), Shaman’s Path, pp. 101-2. (via childrenofthetao)

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