Shamanism today - PMs only please

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Shamanism today - PMs only please

Postby Ishtar » Sat May 10, 2008 11:45 pm

I'm more than happy to answer questions about shamanism and how it is practised today, but not on this board. Here, we should just be confining ourselves to how it was practised in the past.

But if any of you would like to talk to me about shamanism today, how it is practised and so on, please feel free to PM me any time and we can take it from there. :lol:
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Postby Manystones » Thu May 22, 2008 3:57 pm

Ishtar wrote:You have not experienced the shamanic journey


http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... &start=315

Have I not Ishtar??

What qualifies you to say this?

Can you prove that you have experienced a shamanic journey?

What qualifies you to answer questions about shamanism - reading a book?
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Postby Ishtar » Tue May 27, 2008 1:36 am

Once again, you are misunderstanding me, Manystones.

Before the board was divided into the different categories, quite a few people would ask me about my own experiences of shamanism and the shamanic journey, and so I would answer them. This, however, annoyed some other people on the board, and I began to see that they were right to be annoyed, as discussions of this nature were not the aim of this forum.

So that's why I stated thus:


http://archaeologica.boardbot.com/viewt ... c&start=75

I agree. We should not be debating it.

Whether or not shamanism is a real experience of travelling into other dimensions, or just an imaginery, religious one that invents a pantheon of strange gods, is not a proper matter for discussion on an archaeology board.

All we should be concerning ourselves with is: was shamanism a way of life for Palaeo and Neolithic man, and was what he left behind - his art and architecture - driven by shamanistic beliefs?

In other words, did HE believe in it. What WE believe here matters not a jot.


And that is why I asked those who still wanted to hear about my own experiences with shamanism to PM me, so we can keep all such discussions off the board.
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Postby Manystones » Tue May 27, 2008 7:50 am

No, no misunderstanding you stated;

You have not experienced the shamanic journey


Qualify or retract...
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Postby Ishtar » Tue May 27, 2008 7:58 am

As I said, please PM me, and we can take it from there.
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Postby Manystones » Tue May 27, 2008 8:42 am

But it was a public statement;

Qualify it here or withdraw it here.
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Postby Ishtar » Tue May 27, 2008 10:25 am

No dice, Manystones. You've quoted me from three weeks ago, when I was discussing these matters publicly and before the rules changed. It's a PM now or nothing, I'm afraid. :)
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Postby Manystones » Tue May 27, 2008 11:46 am

convenient huh?
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Postby Ishtar » Tue May 27, 2008 1:36 pm

Manystones wrote:convenient huh?


I've PM-ed you. :)
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Postby Minimalist » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:23 am

Ah....spirits.


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Postby Ishtar » Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:28 am

Talk about stating the bleedin' obvious! :lol:

"The spirits tell me that you don't think you're getting enough sex."

"Wow, really! That's totally cosmic! You must be a real Oracle!"
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