“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself…”—Friedrich Nietzsche…
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”—Albert Einstein (via thechakragoddess)
“In a word, man must create his own essence: it is in throwing himself into the world, suffering there, struggling there, that he gradually defines himself.”—Jean-Paul Sartre, Characterizations of Existentialism (1944). (via hate-wizard)
In its broad definition, a shaman is someone who can influence or affect others whether animate (with life) or inanimate (without life) by the application of some spiritual or metaphysical energy or force. The term can include the native orasyonan, healing priest, healing minister, healer by prayer, hypnotist, etc. The only requirement is that no drugs, chemical medicines, or surgical intervention is applied.
Do you know that science have proven through rigidly controlled experiments that there is really a mysterious force or energy manifested by the shaman?
For reference read the book “The Field” by Lynne McTaggart. (Harper Collins, New York; 2008).
The Mysterious Force
Since time immemorial man already recognized that there is a mysterious force that governs the universe. Some religions call it God, universal intelligence, or ultimate unity. In some esoteric organizations, they call it universal mind.
In the early stages of modern science it was called ether. Ether was proven to be non-existent. However, Sir Isaac Newton, who was an astrologer (astronomer has a narrower application), managed to retain the concept by his theory of gravitation.
When science progressed it was found out that the theory of gravitation could not explain the observed effects in the atomic level. Therewith, Newton’s theories were improved by Albert Einstein with his “Theory of Relativity”.
Again, when science progressed into the sub-atomic level and the enormous cosmos, it was discovered that the “Theory of Relatively” is not sufficient to explain the observed effects. The “Unified Theory” was proposed, but it could not also explain everything. Stephen Hawking was able to refine the Theory of Relativity and the Unified Theory. His theory is now beginning to be called “The Theory of Everything”.
This modern theory can now handle the effects of sub-atomic particles such as neutrino, quarks, tachyon, gluons, etc. It can also deal with the truly enormous cosmos and tackle the effects of dark matter, anti-matter, black holes, etc. The strange thing is that, from the very small (sub-atomic) to the very large (macrocosm), everything is the same. All can be considered as one whole unit held on together by one kind of energy field. At present this unifying force is called “Zero Point Field”.
The analogy of the “Zero Point Field” is your mental thought. The time traveled by your thought when you think of your hand is the same if you think of the planet Jupiter, which is millions of miles away. If you think of heaven or hell, wherever they are, your mental thought will immediately be there. (Note: According to the Theory of Relativity, time does not exist. It is only the fourth dimension as space-time, in addition to length, width, and thickness.)
This is also the situation in the “Zero Point Field”. Scientists have demonstrated that when two partner sub-atomic particles (quarks?) are placed together, one will assume a positive charge and the other negative. If you change the charge of one particle, the other will assume the opposite. If the two particles are separated 3,000 mile apart, the same thing will happen. The effect is instantaneous as if there was no huge distance between them. The question is, what is the cause or medium of the instantaneous communication? That is now the subject of expensive scientific experimentations.