Shamanic Christianity

In this nurturing of your soul, shamanic experience will blossom. This is the way it
has always been and shall always be. Being a Christian shaman involves a
radically different way of participating in everyday life. It means that you will
sacrifice ...

Author: Bradford Keeney

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159477627X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A guide to reconnecting with Jesus, Mary, and the saints as shamanic teachers of divine mysteries • Contains meditations, contemplations, parables, and active ritual tasks that help bring forth a shamanic understanding and practice of Christianity • Shows shamanic experience to be the root of mystical communion When the missionaries came to North America to “save” the American Indians, they were perplexed to discover that while they talked about Jesus, some of the Indians claimed to talk directly with him. Among Christians there is almost complete silence on the subject of the place of shamanism in experiencing the divine, yet shamanic experience is at the root of all mystical communion. Shamanic Christianity offers a chance to rekindle the shamanic practices of Christianity to those who wish to restore their direct connection to the spirit world. In the tradition of contemplative practice, this reconnection takes the form of devotions. Presented in four forms, these devotions begin with a specific contemplation, followed by a meditative focus, then a parable from the author’s own visionary experiences, and finally an active mystical practice to help ground the meditations and contemplations in a ritual or ceremony that involves active participation. These four forms serve to reintroduce Jesus, Mary, and the historically renowned saints as shamanic teachers of divine mysteries whose spiritual presence is readily available to contemporary lives. The author also presents specific directives for handling everyday challenges in a shamanic-inspired manner, drawing upon creative activities and resources that encourage approaching the world with the imaginative and playful spirit of a child, whose personal freedom and creative expression is always wide open to possibilities.

Inuit Shamanism and Christianity

Shamans such as Tuni in Igluligaarjuk played important roles in the adoption of
Christianity. Tulugarjuaq, the first lay preacher in Baffin Island, may well have
also been a shaman. The shamanic world view was flexible and open, and the ...

Author: Frédéric B. Laugrand

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773576363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 488

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Using archival material and oral testimony collected during workshops in Nunavut between 1996 and 2008, Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten provide a nuanced look at Inuit religion, offering a strong counter narrative to the idea that traditional Inuit culture declined post-contact. They show that setting up a dichotomy between a past identified with traditional culture and a present involving Christianity obscures the continuity and dynamics of Inuit society, which has long borrowed and adapted "outside" elements. They argue that both Shamanism and Christianity are continually changing in the Arctic and ideas of transformation and transition are necessary to understand both how the ideology of a hunting society shaped Inuit Christian cosmology and how Christianity changed Inuit shamanic traditions.

Shamanism and Violence

one frequently encountered in writing about the history of Korean Christianity:
that many contemporary Korean Christian practices draw on indigenous
shamanic roots. By this logic, even if a shaman from South Korea did not perform
the ...

Author: Davide Torri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317055934

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Proposing a new theoretical framework, this book explores Shamanism’s links with violence from a global perspective. Contributors, renowned anthropologists and authorities in the field, draw on their research in Mongolia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, India, Siberia, America, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan to investigate how indigenous shamanic cultures dealt, and are still dealing with, varying degrees of internal and external violence. During ceremonies shamans act like hunters and warriors, dealing with many states related to violence, such as collective and individual suffering, attack, conflict and antagonism. Indigenous religious complexes are often called to respond to direct and indirect competition with more established cultural and religious traditions which undermine the sociocultural structure, the sense of identity and the state of well-being of many indigenous groups. This book explores a more sensitive vision of shamanism, closer to the emic views of many indigenous groups.

Ritual and Christian Beginnings

There is a long tradition among anthropologists and shamanic scholars of
discussing shamanic or folk healings in ritual terms, and it is natural to utilize their
insights in the study of Christian beginnings. Jesus' healing repertoire can be ...

Author: Risto Uro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199661170


Page: 240

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This book examines the role of ritual in the emergence of the early Christian movement. Ritual is ubiquitous in all human societies, past and present. It is striking how little attention scholars of early Christianity have paid to this omnipresent aspect of human behaviour in their accounts for the rise of Christianity. However, researchers in diverse areas of Religious Studies and behavioural sciences have developed promising new theories to explain ritual interms of the cognitive and evolutionary roots of human behaviour. This book argues that these new theories and findings are relevant for the study of ancient rituals, including early Christian ones. Itdevelops a novel approach to Christian beginnings which highlights the role of ritual innovation, cooperative signalling, and the importance of bodily actions for the generation and transmission of religious knowledge.

Shamanism and Christianity

there are many illustrations of shamans ' hostility towards Christianity . In one
example in 1911 the priest of Voznesenskoye , an indigenous Nanay by birth ,
and a Nanay shaman quarrelled and disagreed about their faith . The shaman ...

Author: Olivier Lardinois



Category: Autochtones

Page: 247

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Shamanic Secrets for Material Mastery

I am not trying to blame the religion that started in such a benevolent way , which
you now know as Christianity . I am just saying that it ... So as early as three or
four hundred years after the birth of Christ some people came to America ? Of
that ...

Author: Robert Shapiro

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781891824128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 512

View: 425

It is well known among the curious that Sedona, Arizona, and its surrounding regions have seen some of the world's all-time, most-intense UFO, paranormal and spiritual activity. The question is, why?

Shamanism and Northern Ecology

Christian. Dene. Tha. shaman? Aboriginal. experiences. among. a. missionized.
aboriginal. people. jean-Guy. Goulet. 1.1 . Introduction In her study of the
relations between Dene traditional religion and Christian missions in nineteenth-
century ...

Author: Juha Pentikäinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110811677

Category: Religion

Page: 395

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The series Religion and Society (RS) contributes to the exploration of religions as social systems – both in Western and non-Western societies; in particular, it examines religions in their differentiation from, and intersection with, other cultural systems, such as art, economy, law and politics. Due attention is given to paradigmatic case or comparative studies that exhibit a clear theoretical orientation with the empirical and historical data of religion and such aspects of religion as ritual, the religious imagination, constructions of tradition, iconography, or media. In addition, the formation of religious communities, their construction of identity, and their relation to society and the wider public are key issues of this series.

The Nature of Shamanism and the Shamanic Story

... which is unfortunate as it is precisely the shamanic features that help to make
this tale so special. Despite the fact most Georgians would describe themselves
as Orthodox Christians, folk customs with pagan origins, such as the use of songs

Author: Michael Berman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808148

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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The book makes out a case for the introduction of a new genre of tale, the shamanic story, which has either been based on or inspired by a shamanic journey, or contains a number of the elements that are typical of such a journey. The stories featured are the Book of Jonah from the Old Testament, two traditional stories from the Republic of Georgia–The Earth will take its Own and Davit, a contemporary German tale Bundles, and the Korean story of Shimchong, the Blindman’s Daughter. By making use of textual material from a number of different cultures and times, the intention is to highlight the pervasive influence shamanism has had and to show how the “new” genre being proposed is a universal one. The research questions addressed include 1) defining what shamanism is, deciding whether it should be classified as a religion, a methodology or a way of life 2) considering whether a case can be made out for the introduction of a new genre of tale and, if so, what its characteristics are. It is hoped the book will be of interest not only to those involved in the study of shamanism but also to those whose interest is in the study of literary texts. Since the old bearers of shamanic traditions quite often were, and even today are, illiterate, the study of their folklore–epic songs, laments, narratives–undoubtedly provides a rich source for research.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Shamanic. Christian. Approach. in. Psychotherapy. Donald. Evans. Donald
Evans states that the energies and presences in shamanic spirituality are real—
as real as people, trees and stars—and these include angels, discamate spirits,
and ...

Author: Seymour Boorstein

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791497100

Category: Psychology

Page: 587

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Breaches the wall between the psychotherapeutic and the sacred as respected pioneers in the field give their vision of the synergistic potential in these two powerful traditions.

The Burning Mirror

A Christian Encounter with Shamanism Sandy Yule. Introduction This book is ... It
arises from active listening , by a person committed to Christian faith and life , to
another very different faith tradition , that of shamanism . In terms of method , the ...

Author: Sandy Yule

Publisher: ISPCK

ISBN: 9788172148683

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 268

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Dark Shamans

While the "shamanistic" attributes of alleluia have long been recognized (Butt
Colson 1954, 1960, 1971), the idea that Christian evangelism should be
considered as shamanism is more provocative. However, it allows ethnographers
to do ...

Author: Neil L. Whitehead

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329886


Page: 309

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DIVUses an ethnographic example of ritual violence to illuminate cultural expression more widely and thereby reformulate anthropological and historical approaches to warfare and violence./div

Native North American Shamanism

... 76 Shaman 15, 18,21,27,30,31, 33, 35, 39,44,47,48, 51, 59, 60, 62, 66, 67, 69,
73, 75, 76, 79,81,82, 85, 86, 87,88,89, 90,91 Shaman's ritual 69 Shaman's trance
encounter 1 5 Shamaness 48 Shamanic formulae 82 Shamanic and Christian ...


Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313301681

Category: Reference

Page: 109

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Gives the reader access to a wealth of information on an essential part of Native North American spiritual life.

Christian Systematic Theology in a World Context

So in a way , the faithful Christian is being asked to tread the path of the shaman
in following Christ . Of course we no longer live in a pure shamanic world : the
shaman had knowledge of fertility and the hunting grounds : she knew the
leaping ...

Author: Ninian Smart

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 466

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Shamanism in Korean Christianity

Hatch Asía 500020346 KOREA - 2006 11-23-2005 iii Preface Since deciding to
study shamanism while in the religion department at graduate school , I have
researched the relationship between Christianity and shamanism for 20 years .

Author: Nam Hyuck Jang

Publisher: 지문당


Category: Christianity

Page: 206

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Finding New Cosmologies

Sometimes, medical practitioners and therapists treat their clients the 'classic way
', while shamanic practitioners ... of neo- shamans by European societies, rather,
certain individuals and groups – especially Christian fundamentalists and sects ...

Author: Florian Gredig

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643800274

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

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This book deals with a broad range of shamanic activities in contemporary Europe. Based on fieldwork in France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, it provides a comprehensive overview of European neo-shamanism and its various directions and currents. The study does not focus on casual practitioners but on neo-shamanic healers with many years of experience. Their work, ritual techniques, worldviews, social networks and relations to shamans outside of Europe are analysed - as well as the transformation of shamanic techniques and cosmologies in an increasingly globalised world.

Natasha s Dance

is in fact a complex mix of Christian, pagan and shamanic images from the Komi
area. In Motley Life (1907) (plate 19), for example, the scene is clearly set in the
Komi capital of UstSysolk, at the confluence of the Sysola and Vychegda rivers (a

Author: Orlando Figes

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466862890

Category: History

Page: 544

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History on a grand scale--an enchanting masterpiece that explores the making of one of the world's most vibrant civilizations A People's Tragedy, wrote Eric Hobsbawm, did "more to help us understand the Russian Revolution than any other book I know." Now, in Natasha's Dance, internationally renowned historian Orlando Figes does the same for Russian culture, summoning the myriad elements that formed a nation and held it together. Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg--a "window on the West"--and culminating with the challenges posed to Russian identity by the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. He skillfully interweaves the great works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, from food and drink to bathing habits to beliefs about the spirit world. Figes's characters range high and low: the revered Tolstoy, who left his deathbed to search for the Kingdom of God, as well as the serf girl Praskovya, who became Russian opera's first superstar and shocked society by becoming her owner's wife. Like the European-schooled countess Natasha performing an impromptu folk dance in Tolstoy's War and Peace, the spirit of "Russianness" is revealed by Figes as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory--a powerful force that unified a vast country and proved more lasting than any Russian ruler or state.

Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey

But , as we have seen , it embodies a mystical experience that is far older than
Christianity and that may be traced all over the globe . It is , in fact , far more likely
that Christ himself is but another shaman , hanging on the World Tree in the
death ...

Author: Kenneth Johnson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 262

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Revealing the spiritual roots of Western culture, this in-depth study of witchcraft trial records and the testimony of the witches themselves prove that European peasants accused of witchcraft died, in fact, for the sake of the world's oldest spiritual path. Illustrated.

The Holy Spirit and Ch i Qi

Cox writes, “In my opinion, what one finds in the Yoido Full Gospel Church of
Seoul [in South Korea] involves a massive importation of shamanic practice into a
Christian ritual.”53 The Yoido Full Gospel Church is well-known as the single ...

Author: Koo Dong Yun

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876135

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This book articulates a contextual pneumatology from a perspective of the Eastern idea of ch'i (ki in Korean). Rather than understanding the Spirit from a Westernized philosophical perspective, this book utilizes East Asian categories rooted in the I Ching and Asian religions in dialogue with such prominent Western theologians as Barth, Pannenberg, Moltmann and Harvey Cox. The result is an exciting interaction between the Bible, traditions of the West, and experiences of the Spirit rooted in East Asia. Yun argues that the formal dimension of the Spirit (sangjeok) is present and active in all cultures and religions while the material dimension of the Spirit (muljeok) is categorically revealed and embodied through the life of Jesus Christ, the event of Pentecost, and Charisms given to the church. In making his case, he mediates a creative balance between countercultural and exclusivist models on the one hand, and pluralistic and anthropocentric models on the other.

Six Ways of Being Religious

Buddhism not developing its own shamanic traditions is its encounter with and
tolerance of preexistent , indigenous ... seems to have been responsible for the
virtual extinction of shamanic Christian healing within the early medieval church .

Author: Dale S. Cannon

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Religion

Page: 402

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This text gives students a framework for their comparative study of religion that includes full, in-depth descriptions of each ''way of being religious.''

Prescriptions For Living

Today I would describe myself as a Confucian, Shamanic, Christian, Buddhist,
Muslim, Hindu, Quaker, Taoist Jew. If I left anyone's religion out, there is no need
to be offended. Please send me a note and I'll study your faith, too. My interest in

Author: Bernie Siegel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446447162

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A pioneer in mind-body medicine, Dr Bernie Siegel has led the way in demonstrating how a positive attitude and an ability to give and receive love can influence our health, our ability to heal and most importantly, the quality of our lives. In this extraordinary book he addresses all of us who are seeking a more joyful and productive life, and uses personal anecdotes and touching stories that go far beyond his previous work. Full of wise insights and Siegel's deep compassion, Prescriptions for Living undoubtedly has the ability to transform our lives.