The Value of Shamanism

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Having said that, we cannot dismiss shamanism as having no
relevance to modern society. Obviously it does, but this very much
depends how you approach it. In an age where most information is
transmitted via print or electronics, the value of adopting shamanic
techniques lies in recovering knowledge from within, and also in
relating with other people. Ecstasy can be freed from the purely
private domain and returned to the communal. Also, in trying to
regain the spirit of our collective past, we can regain a sense of
community with our ancestors, using techniques which carry us back
to our forebears on the savannah plains of Africa. this can endow us
with a sense of community that surpasses all cultural differences. In
learning to see the world as shamans, we reconnect with ourselves,
and can adapt much easier to the world around us.