Today’s email load was a little bizarre, even by my standards, and the repetitive theme was ‘shamans.’
I often get up in the wee hours to do my mail if I can’t sleep, then go back to bed before the sun comes up. When I laid down in the predawn, this morning, the clear image of a predatory Native American shaman was in the front of my mind and I haven’t had a chance to ask Carol who he is, yet. i"m kind of eager to see if he’s the same one who, in the fairly recent past, induced lightning to strike someone who had challenged him. His countenance had the air of aggressive self-confidence that you see in some predators, like BushSr, Condoleeeezzza and Hitler.
I had asked Al in Brazil to ask vo Joanna whether she still minds if I post Dona Leda’s photo. The last time I asked was almost four years ago and she declined. Dona Leda is the very sweet old traditional healer, near Rio de Janeiro, whom vo Joanna, a departed spirit I assume, affiliates with and she’s given Carol and I a lot of helpful information over the years and looks after us.
Dona Leda, Kizira, Ouma Lahia, Dorothy West, Credo Muttwa and all the other accomplished, magic-wielding healers I’ve known or been remotely affiliated with never call themselves shamans, any more than you and I call ourselves ‘masters.’ The people who do wear that label are not trustworthy, as far as I can tell, and ought to be avoided like genital warts or else regarded as dissociative-programmed but harmless poseurs, depending on whether they’re expoiting other people up or not.
A friend had just emailed me to say that ‘a native American shaman’ had solved a serious problem for him by unravelling some past life issues.’ He said that this indicates how universal the belief in reincarnation is. I told my friend that the only one among the metaphysical traditionalists I’ve known who promotes the notion of linear reincarnation is Dorothy West, who is a Seneca elder and also a Druid witch. None of the other native Americans I’ve been friends with over the decades have ever mentioned reincarnation as a doctrinal or even personal belief and that diverse number has included a couple of practicing traditionalists: one Navajo and one Lummi.
I offered to my friend that traditionalists often adopt convenient terminology to explain things to Westerners. It’s quite common for them to use Catholic or Islamic terminology, for instance, even when they’re not Catholics or Muslims and the increasing demand for ‘shamans’ among the extensive newager community has perhaps required many of the traditionalists to start using Theosophy-derived terminology and doctrine. After all, to not do so might be bad for business under the circumstances, since the only folks interested in all this are newagers and/or drug users and they’re uncomfortable around folks who don’t believe and behave as they do. The very few native traditionalists who cater to Westerners and won’t make these allowances are exceptions, of course, and they’re successful, by the way, because they’re genuine…
I suggested to my friend that he read Danion Brinkley’s view of life after death to see a broader perspective on the life of the soul because Danion can do that without saying that the ideas of linear reincarnation and pantheism are infantile. Quite a feat, in my opinion, and that makes Danion an exemplar. Maybe I’ll reach that grade someday.
There’s a woman who just started corresponding with me who has suffered a great deal of pain and numbness in her feet over the years after getting struck by lightning, which grounds through the feet, thus injures them the most. She’s a new gifter and got into this healing work headlong, or jumped in feet first, so to speak. The lightning strike happened the day after she went ‘toe to toe with popular shaman,’ but I don’t know, yet, when that happened. She only mentioned it because a muffin pan full of TBs had failed to release from the pan, so she put it all under the foot of her bed one night, then experienced profound healing in her feet by morning.
I encouraged her to learn from the Doonster how to blast predators and to give that sewer rat a one-two punch as soon as possible, as a public service. I have the impression that it was his image that appeared a couple hours later as I was going back to bed. Maybe I’ll end up giving him a one-two punch, too, if so.
My encounters with dirty magicians over the years (I don’t even remember most of their names but I remember all of their modus operendi and they’re the clear majority of metaphysical mavens, unfortunately) inclines me to believe that they’re rather the ones who are heavily vested in convincing people to believe in reincarnation and strident, ‘I AM GOD!’ histrionics. I personally think that either of those myths are pretty effective for distracting a person from discernment, which is a heart function, and especially from personal accountability.
Mental constructs and abstruse claims and admonitions have always been effective for distracting PJ follks, after all. Goebbels called that time-tested technique, ‘the Big Lie.’ The Founders of religions offered no dogma or rituals at all, for instance, but clergy have always tried to turn Their teachings into dog and pony shows, which shady, modern metaphysical matodors point to as ‘evidence of the corrupting influence of All Religions.’ The older the religion is, the more complex and abstruse the crap-vending clergy’s trappings generally are, by the way. It’s the nature of PJ folks to ignore the Core Teachings and to focus on the glittering, non-sequitur trappings, instead, like the way Chistian fundamentalists wear Mithraic crosses and prominently display ‘Dagon the Babyloninan Fish God’s’ symbol.
Why is everyone afraid to analyze the origin and nature of dogmatic myths? Is it because devotees of Theosophy-derived ideologies like these (they got popular through the very efficient, top-down but camouflaged dissemination of Theosophy in the West in the past century or so, as typified by religious fundamentalism, the hippie movement, then the newage movement) are so aggressive and unethical at savaging their critics or guilting them wiht crocodile tears? The behavior-modification ploys of newagers and leftists are evident in the way that they applaud all crticisms of ‘fascism’ and give the silent stink eye to anyone who criticizes communism, even though these two things are functionally identical.
Maybe it’s time for people to stop obeying the ancient herd instinct, stop conforming to artificial, constricting ideological paradigms and just start examining reality with an independent and rational mind and heart. I can tell you that it’s a lot more fun to do that than to parrot abstruse, irrational and indecipherable dogmae, however glamorous and charismatic their proselytes are and however much the newage or fundamentalist herd might pat you on the back for doing so.
My wife, during her very comprehensive psychic readings, uses ‘past lives’ as a handy term to explain some dynamics to her customers, probably because it’s the only way they might easily grasp the function of these dynamics. Nearly everyone who pays for her readings are heavily influenced by Theosophy, after all, even when they don’t even know what Theosophy is. Maybe that demographic will change before long. Newagers flock to all progressive movements and they give the impression that they own them, through sheer numbers. They tried to do that to this network in the first three years or so but I managed to steer attention away from them and toward personal empowerment, instead. I’m quite proud of that.
I suspect that my friend’s native American contact was also being helpful that way and I know that Dorothy West got her doctrinal belief in reincarnation from very old Druid traditions, passed down in her family for three millenia in Wales. She’s a paradigm of personal integrity and I’d trust her with my life but that probably can’t be said for the Druids who exploited the Celts for many centuries before the Romans eventually came in and obliterated most of them.
Carol appreciates that linear reincarnation dogma is constricting and incapable of encompassing the infinitely broad, mysterious and intricate reality of the soul’s progress but she’s more pragmatic than I am; she also hates confrontation. I guess my karma was just destined to run over others’ dogmas. If you’re reading this and are devoted to linear reincarnation dogmas, I"m sure you won’t hold my expressed observations and opinions against Carol, unless you’re already our enemy. I often wonder how many of the 4 or 5 hundred readers of EW are our avowed enemies, trying to glean a kernel of ammunition to use to savage our reputations.
Maybe it’s easy for me to broach the subject of popular but restricting mythology because I’ve been floating on a sea of subterfuge for the past five years, so a little more stormy chaos and anathema around me and under the surface (slander campaigns are usually what my enemies resort to) won’t be noticeable. For many decades, I’ve wanted an opportunity to take a good shot at the obsolete human herd instinct, as manifested in these threadbare, infantile but extremely popular Theosophical dogmas in the benighted West.
The capper in today’s ‘shaman’ email parade was a note from another new gifting couple who begged Carol for help overcoming psychic assaults that had been occuring over the past two years. She named a long list of ‘professional shamans’ who had failed to help her and her hubby overcome these attackers, noting that some of the paid shamans only made things worse for them. Go figure [Image Can Not Be Found]
I rarely encounter the word, ‘shaman’ in my email, which is why today’s multiple references, coupled with that psychic image, made such an impression. Judy in Nairobi was inundated with interference and aggression from a bunch of American and African dirty magic vendors not long ago, including one charismatic would-be associate in Georgia (he’s married to a long-time friend of hers) whose website is ‘theosophy.com’ or some such. I only mention this in case this sudden appearance of ‘shamanic’ cosmic debris represents an unfolding trend or a new strategy to undermine this network by the World Odor’s tireless sewer rats.
Dr Reich struggled with the idea of the existence of God, also with the notion of whether orgone has intelligence or not. Ten years or so after his death, humanity experienced a boost in awareness, which the World Odor managed to pirate with the hippie and newage movement, but people became generally aware, then, of the unified nature of reality. People in Reich’s generation were so steeped in mehcanistic materialism that he wondered whether he was going insane from witnessing the existence of a much higher and more refined, life-filled order than Newton and Einstein had epitomized.
By now, I’m banking on the assurance that we’ve moved past the default, Theosophical notion that we’re all God and that, contrary to that irrational claim, we’re also confined to a narrow, heartless and mean path of spiritual progress through being confined to a succession of physical bodies. This exemplifies the schizoid nature of human-derived ideological programming, I think. To me, that’s sort of like believing that a root will keep coming back as a root until it makes the grade, according to some anonymous standard, and turns into a flower.
Dr Len Horowitz asked Carol to clear his property in Hawaii after some allegedly reputable Hawaiian shamans had made things worse after taking his money to clear the energy there. She cleared it up easily enough with some intelligently placed orgonite and was knocked to the ground when she found the key energy point and gifted it. I suspect that the assailant was one of these fake shamans. I doubt that the genuine kanunas in Hawaii, of whom I believe the author, Serge Kahili King, is one, put out showcards or act like hucksters but most Westerners who are aware of a broader reality than the PJ folks’ seem to immediately gravitate to the glitzy, chest-pouding fakers (‘shamans!’), every time.
An EW poster and vendor is a native American who has long been quietly involved with more genuine metaphysical traditions and practices through associating with reputable healers from around the continent and I’m going to ask him to tell us something about all that so that our readers can get some perspective. I’m only an observer, after all, not intimately informed about how this all works, but I know from personal experience over the past 35 years that the genuine ones around the world are very heart-connected and are more interested in helping others than in getting a following, promoting dogma and lining their pockets through exploitation. The problem, perhaps, is that they’re rarely heard from outside of their own social milieu. I bet they’re plenty tired of this parade of jerks who make them look bad by association, though.
I’ve avoided using institutional terminology in this presentation and if you want to debate me, which you’re welcome to do in this thread or elsewhere, I hope you’ll do us the courtesy of not resorting to dogmatic formulae and terminology.
As has been said, ‘The spark of truth is often produced by the clash of differing opinions.’