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Andrew Collins Author Wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Shamanism draws communities together with unified
> ideas of co-existing with an invisible world that
> surrounds us all the time. For the peoples of the
> past the structure of their civilization might
> easily have been seen as existing in this
> invisible realm, which could be accessed through
> dreams, visions and altered states of
> consciousness and was as real to them as the
> physical world is to us. In fact, to them there
> was no real division between the two. So the
> shamanic civilization co-existed in two worlds,
> the reason why very little physical evidence of
> its place in reality can be seen outside the
> Paleolithic painted caves and the earliest
> examples of monumental architecture such as
> Gobekli Tepe.

Hi Andrew,

I get where you are going with this, but think it's premature to say that "in fact" we can be certain of such things. Nonetheless, as I suggested to Greg, it does seem highly likely that the ancients would have had a very well developed sense of where substances led, if they incorporated them into shamanic rituals that may have spanned ages.

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Re: Shamanic civilization 197 Greg Little 07-Oct-19 21:30
Re: Shamanic civilization 212 Andrew Collins Author 10-Oct-19 00:09
Re: Shamanic civilization 189 drrayeye 10-Oct-19 18:06
Re: Shamanic civilization 188 Andrew Collins 17-Oct-19 22:54
Re: Shamanic civilization 194 Thanos5150 20-Oct-19 05:59
Re: Shamanic civilization 177 Andrew Collins 17-Oct-19 22:58
Re: Shamanic civilization 196 PB Bytes 10-Oct-19 18:44
Re: Shamanic civilization 181 Andrew Collins 17-Oct-19 23:02
Re: Shamanic civilization 206 Eddie Larry 10-Oct-19 21:52
Re: Shamanic civilization 184 Andrew Collins 17-Oct-19 23:13
Re: Shamanic civilization 197 Eddie Larry 18-Oct-19 20:52
Re: Shamanic civilization 177 Greg Little 20-Oct-19 19:58
Re: Shamanic civilization 173 seasmith 21-Oct-19 03:16
Re: Shamanic civilization 292 Greg Little 21-Oct-19 10:41


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