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Wiraqocha Foundation

Wiraqocha Foundation | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Founded by Elizabeth B Jenkins, our mission and purpose of the Wiraqocha Foundation is to promulgate a philosophy of life in harmony with the natural world, a way of life preserved by the Q'ero Indians of Peru, direct descendants of the Inkas, and to do its utmost to carry out the vision of the Andean prophets. The Foundation's first concern is to bring immediate relief to the Q'ero people-a tribe of 400 Peruvian Indians on the verge of extinction-while preserving their traditional culture and identity. The Foundation will also carry out projects in public education and awareness of the fundamental principals of the Andean philosophy and how it works in our everyday lives.

 

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Shamanism Approved as a Religion in Norway

Shamanism Approved as a Religion in Norway | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

County Governor of Troms has approved Shamanic Association of Tromsø as a new denomination. 

 

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Shamanism In Siberia

This is a free e-book on shamanism in Siberia written by Polish Anthroplogist Maria A. Czaplicka

 

Maria A. Czaplicka is best known for her ethnography of Siberian shamanism. First published in 1914, Shamanism in Siberia is still relevant, because many of its Uralic, Altaic, and Paleosiberian peoples continue to practice shamanism even in modern times. This comprehensive study provides an in-depth analysis of the most important object in Siberian shamanism–the shamanic drum. It may be said that all over Siberia, where there is a shaman there is also a drum. Czaplicka establishes a universal framework describing how the drum as a symbol transmits symbolic meanings among shamans, people and the spirit world. Among the Neo-Siberians all their philosophy of life is represented symbolically in the drum.

 

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Plant Spirit Shamanism: The Cactus of Vision

Plant Spirit Shamanism: The Cactus of Vision | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
San Pedro and the shamanic tradition of Northern Peru, the Mesa Norteña - An Interview with Maestro Juan Navarro. Shamans from different cultures and traditions have ...
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Ayahuasqueros | PLANET°

Ayahuasqueros | PLANET° | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Ayahuasca, or spirit vine, is the key ingredient in a plant mixture that shamans of the Amazon have used as a psychotropic healing method for centuries.

 

Soundwalk Collective’s Stephan Crasneanscki has attempted to film the unfilmable: the trip through the subconscious that begins with the ayahuasca ceremony. The film is not just a literal scene of the ceremony. It actually takes the viewer through the experience of the ceremony.

 

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Why Shamanism is Important in the 21st Century - The Path of the Sun

Why Shamanism is Important in the 21st Century - The Path of the Sun | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The major premise of the documentary The Path of the Sun is that indigenous culture, shamanistic practice, wisdom and knowledge learned through 1,000's of years of human experience and observation as expressed through the ceremonial and ritualistic practices and belief has value to us in the 21st century.

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The Jungle Prescription - A documentary about treating drug addiction with Ayahauasca

The Jungle prescription is a documentary that tells the story of several drug addicts and their medical doctors Dr. Gabor Matte and Jaques Mabite and others who use Ayahauasca and shamanic ritual to treat their patient's addictions and look at ayahauasca as an alternative treatment to fialed treatments used in the west.

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Shamanism: Religion or Neurology?

Shamanism: Religion or Neurology? | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Traditional shamanism is neither exclusive nor inclusive. Such limits do not need to be placed. Drawing on the same neurological processes, both accomplish healing outcomes different ways.

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Wade Davis: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

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What does it mean to be human and alive? The thousands of different cultures and languages on Earth have compellingly different answers to that question. "We are a wildly imaginative and creative species," declares Wade Davis, and then proves it with his accounts and photographs of humanity plumbing the soul of culture, of psyche, and of landscape.

The threat to cultures is often ideological, Davis notes, such as when Mao whispered in the ear of the Dalai Lama that "all religion is poison," set about destroying Tibetan culture.

The genius of culture is the ability to survive in impossible conditions, Davis concludes. We cannot afford to lose any of that variety of skills, because we are not only impoverished without it, we are vulnerable without it.

 

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Sacred Ground - Q'eros Refuse Genetics Testing

Sacred Ground - Q'eros Refuse Genetics Testing | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Q'eros identify themselves with the ancient Inka.  Living in stone huts much as they did for 100's of years the Q'eros consider themselves the keepers of knowlede and still practice the ceremonies and rituals as they have done since the times of the Inka Empire.  CRG working with National Geographic hae tied to take genetic samples form the community to find out through science if whe the Q'eros say is genetically valid.  The Q'eros have refused stating that they know whe they are.

 

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Korean Shamanism

A resurgence of shamanism is taking place. Anthropologists, doctors, psychologists, and neo-shamans are encouraging traditional shamans to practice their techniques and teach their knowledge.

 

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Peru's Pre-Inca Archeological Sites

Peru's Pre-Inca Archeological Sites | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Many visitors to Peru head straight to Machu Picchu, never realizing that the country has other great attractions that focus on the Inca Empire.

 

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Ayni

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The concept of Ayni is central to the thought and way of being in the Andean Cosmovision.  It is a systm of reciprocity and allowing a community to not only live in harmony with mother nature (pachamama), but also within the community.

 

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Inca Shamanic Glossary

Inca Shamanic Glossary | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Glossary of Terminology of the Shamanic & Ceremonial Traditions of the Inca Medicine Lineage as Practiced in the United States...

 

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Literary Review: ‘Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World’ by Hillary S. Webb

Literary Review: ‘Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World’ by Hillary S. Webb | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the literary review: Originally published in 2012 ‘Yanantin and Masintin in the Andean World: Complementary Dualism in Modern Peru’ by Hillary S. Webb is the result of the author’s work as a psychological anthropologis n Peru. It is both a personal and scholarly work that investigates a number of philosophical ideas within this shamanistic culture.

 

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TRAILER Q´EROS, CANNES 2010 Short Film Corner

A trailer for a documentary selected at the Cannes Film Festival about the Q'eros of Peru, also the subject of the upcoming documentary The Path of The Sun www.thepathofthesun.com

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Evolving the Vision | Reality Sandwich

Evolving the Vision | Reality Sandwich | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This is the crucial moment for our species, and we have to give it everything we've got. Ayahuasca is moving out in the world and making new covenants.

 

From the author: TeaFairie "Ayahuasca is a jungle spirit, but she's a space-faring spirit as well. She's as futuristic as she is archaic. She knows everything. She's not some kind of a country bumpkin that gets confused by them-there city folk. She talks to you in whatever terms you have in your head. If your background is in jungle mythology, she might give you a giant anaconda. But if your background is in science fiction, then she'll give you Shai-Hulud, the sandworm from Dune. And maybe this is partially the same image, I don't know. But I know that when I asked the plants what I should talk to you about here tonight, they said that I should talk about founding the Jedi Temple."

 

 

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High Altitude Ceremonial Sites in the Peruvian Andes: GIS Modeling

A study by Adina Racoviteanu, Todd Ackerman, Mark Williams, William Manley of the Department of Geography and INSTAAR, University of Colorado, INSTAAR and LTER Niwot Ridge, Quaternary GIS Lab, INSTAAR

 

An excerpt from the study: 

 

Recent discoveries of high-altitude ceremonial sites and human sacrifices in the Andes brings
about the question of why these ceremonial sites were located mountains peaks at altitudes
often up to 23,000ft.High-altitude archeologists believe that rituals were meant to appease the
“Apus”(Andean Mountain Gods),held responsible in Andean beliefs for rai, water sources and
fertility of the fields.While the rituals themselves seem to be motivated by abrupt past climatic
events or natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions,other hypotheses
suggest that the location of these sites was linked with the expansion of the Inca Empire,or the
canal system used for irrigation by the Incas.While these hypotheses can explain the location
of a few ritual sites,there is currently little understanding of how and why the Incas chose these
locations to perform their ceremonies at such high elevations.This paper attempts to fill in
some of this gap in the understanding of Inca culture by using geo-visualization tools to infer
spatial and temporal patterns of these archeological sites.

 

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Featured Blog: The Path of the Sun - Everything Typepad

Featured Blog: The Path of the Sun - Everything Typepad | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

BLOG: The Path of the Sun blog has been featured on Typepad. It is a compelling documentary film and blog by artist, anthropologist, photographer and filmmaker exploring shamanism and whether the knowledge and wisdom of its practitioners can better our lives and enhance our well being. The blog itself is a fantastic resource, designed to be provide information on shaman, shamanistic practice, ritual and concepts as well as a source to follow the happenings of the film.

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ICEERS International Center For Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service

ICEERS International Center For Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS) is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of ethnobotanical knowledge and its applied practice in the interest of the intellectual, practical and spiritual advance of society. Our aim is to marshal the forces of ancient indigenous ethnobotanical knowledge and modern therapeutic practice in the search for new directions in the evolution of contemporary society.

 

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Light at the Edge of the World: Science of the Mind

Light at the Edge of the World: Science of the Mind | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A documentary film by Wade Davis Anthropologist and Ethnobotanist.

 

Excerpt from Top Documentary Films:

 

There’s something about the inherent tolerance of Buddhism that is inherently attractive. It's totally non-judgmental.

 

There’s no notion of sin, there’s no notion of good and evil, there’s only ignorance and suffering. And this is the most important thing, it places all emphasis on compassion; you do not embrace negativity.
Buddhism asks the fundamental question: What is life and what is the point of existence?

 

Wade Davis goes on an anthropological and spiritual journey into the Himalayas of Nepal to learn the deepest lesson of Buddhist practice.

 

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Situación Jurídica de la ayahuasca (Yagé) en Colombia: Reflexión a partir de tres fuentes primarias

Situación Jurídica de la ayahuasca (Yagé) en Colombia: Reflexión a partir de tres fuentes primarias | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Hasta el momento, no tenemos ningún estudio especializado en la situación jurídica relacionada con el consumo y el comercio de Ayahuasca en Colombia, a diferencia del caso brasilero, de Europa y de Estados Unidos. Esta nota pretende introducir tres fuentes primarias sobre el tema, en la espera de que puedan incentivar la realización de investigaciones en la materia.


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What Do the Spirits Want from Us? | Singing to the Plants

What Do the Spirits Want from Us? | Singing to the Plants | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Opening the door to the magical world is not a day trip. Every approach we make to the spirits entails reciprocal obligations.

 

An article by Stephan Beyer, Ph.D.

 

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From Shamanism to Religion | Article | Seven Pillars House of Wisdom

From Shamanism to Religion | Article | Seven Pillars House of Wisdom | Shamanism in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"A shaman is singled out by spirits in animal or disembodied forms and survives a critical wound or illness that demands isolation from his fellows for a period of healing—a period that is in reality a process of changing his attunement from society to the new spiritual world. The shaman is called apart, and in this retreat, he is granted his power vision that determines his life’s work." WILLIAM IRWIN THOMPSON

 

 

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SUPER TREE helps fight disease

Researchers at The University of Reading have identified ground-breaking information from the world’s flower and tree population that could have a huge impact on global health.

 

The results revealed that not only did researchers find examples of very closely related plants being used independently as medicines in different parts of the world, they also discovered they were being used to treat the same ailments.

 

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