The Dangers Of Shamanism

This article is about the dangers of the modern New Age practices. This has captured the hearts and souls of its practitioners. Listed in this section are the leading practices and some of its consequences. The New Age is a huge market in the western world mostly in the form of best-selling books and being promoted on highly rated talk shows as something that is for your well-being, well maybe not;

“There are four ways to use shamanic power—for healing, for manipulation, for acquisition and malevolent action…. Manipulatory shamanism is [sic] to do with manipulating the environment for personal gain and without regard for the consequences. Malicious shamanism is tied up with intentionally causing injury, illness or death and can be applied to people, places, and the environment.”
Frazier, “Shamanic Survival Skills,” p. 37.

Does this sound like something that is beneficial? This is purely Satanic in nature and highly egocentric!

“In other words, the shaman is one who acquires knowledge of both good and evil spirits, often attempting either to use both or to bring both into “harmony” Albert Villoldo, “A Journey of Initiation of Don Edwardo Calderon,” Shaman’s Drum, Fall 1985, p. 20.

Sexual perversion is associated with certain shamanistic practices as well. Many shamans become homosexual, androgynous under the direction of their “spirit guides,” sometimes leading to suicide!

“The dissolution of contraries—life and death, light and dark, male and female—and reconstitution of the fractured forms is one of the most consistent impulses in the initiation and transformation process as experienced by the shaman…. During mysteries of initiation such as those of shamanic election, androgyny can appear at two very significant moments in this sacred continuum: at its inception and its termination. Among Siberian peoples, androgynous shamans seem to be unusually prevalent. … The spirit ally, or ke’let, demands that the young man becomes a “soft man being.” Many instances of suicide among young shamans occurred as a result of their refusal to meet this requirement. Nonetheless, most neophytes complied in spite of their profound social and psychological ambivalence. The transformation process is heralded by the spirits guiding the young man to braid his hair like a woman’s. Next, the spirits, through dreams, prescribe women’s clothing for the young man.The third stage of this initiation entails a total feminization of the male shaman. The youth who is undergoing the process relinquishes his past male behaviors and activities and adopts the female role. His spirits are guiding and teaching him the woman’s way. His mode of speech changes as well as his behavior, and on certain occasions, so does his body. Even his physical character changes. Generally speaking, he becomes a woman with the appearance of a man. The “soft man” comes to experience himself sexually as a female. With the help of his spirit allies, he can attract the attention of eligible men, one of whom he chooses to be his husband. The two marry and live as a man and wife, often until death, performing their appropriate social and sexual roles.” Halifax, Shamanic Voices, pp. 23-24.

Demonic possession of shamans can lead to horrible experiences;

“The initial experience of possession, particularly, is often a disturbing, even traumatic experience. Where the successor shows reluctance in assuming his heavy duties, the spirits remind him forcefully of his obligations by badgering him with trials and tribulations until he acknowledges defeat and accepts their insistent prodding.” Lewis, Ecstatic Religion, p. 66.

As you can see, the practice of shamanism is a highly dangerous and immoral practice. Perversion, self-gain and manipulation using the spirit world all wrapped up in a box that looks very enlightening to the unsuspecting person looking for “ higher meaning”!
I will turn to the Holy Bible now and see what it reads on such divination and sorcery;

Leviticus 19: 26, 26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.
“‘Do not practice divination or seek omens.

Deuteronomy 18: 10-13 10 Let no one is found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. 12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. 13 You must be blameless before the Lord your God.

It is evident not only by common sense that such divination is evil, God is giving a stern warning not to become enamored with such practices, let alone become ensnared in shamanism. We as Christians must pray for those souls that enter into such a demonic system.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Mr. Ruiz…“Are We All Divine”?

Accept your own divinity. Everything is a manifestation of God. When you know that, the power that is LIFE is inside you, you accept your own divinity, and yet you are humble, because you see that see the same divinity in everyone else.
Don Miguel Ruiz
The Mastery of Love by Miguel Ruiz

HERESY ALERT! HERESY ALERT!
If you ever need a perfect example of shamanistic pantheism, you can quote Mr. Ruiz.
“Accept your own divinity” Who can truly boast they are “divine in nature”? From the Christian belief we are all sinners. When you look into your own being do you see God? How arrogant of a statement is to “accept your own divinity”? Human beings are constantly struggling with sin. It is all around us and inside us. We have a HUMAN NATURE not a DIVINE NATURE! This is a true “NEW AGEISM” that is designed for the self centered form of heresy that does not WANT a God. They want to become, or acknowledge being divine themselves!

Now back to pantheism. The definition of pantheism has been addressed earlier on this blog. In a nutshell it is defined in Greek as “Everything is God and that God and the universe are essentially identical”. This is one of the most self centered, self serving works of the devil one could ever come up with! In other words we share God’s divinity! We must accept “We are God” WOW!

Mr. Ruiz is clearly practicing shamanism which believes that everything has a spirit and is alive. This would include rocks, air, animals etc. Shamans use altered states of consciousness to attempt healing of people with spirit guides. They are promoters of astral projection and what is called the “throwing of bones” to attempt to predict the future.

*”The Throwing of The Bones is one of the most ancient forms of divination, or talking with the Spirits, known. It is a tradition that is passed down among the women in the culture of the central eastern Andes.

The long training of more than thirteen years in this delicate art was given to Kay Cordell Whitaker by the Amazon elder and shaman Chea Hetaka. In a “reading” the person comes with a specific question – any kind of question or issue can be presented – and the answers and information that are gained from the Bones reach into all levels of one’s being and contain in depth spiritual and psychological insight.
The combination of the presence of the many Spirit Beings and the diversity and depth of information given insures not only the most powerful and detailed insights but the added aspect of a healing process on all levels of one’s being from the Spirit Beings which usually continues for a number of days after the reading has ended.”

I ask you as Christians to always question the motives of the “new-agers”. I believe it is much deeper than monetary gain; it is the attempt to lull people into the grips of satan. Who doesn’t want to hear there is an easy way to self-betterment or inner peace? This is clearly satanic ear-tickling.

Not only is it satanic ear-tickling it is directly forbidden in the Holy Bible:

Leviticus 19: 26
‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.”

All the answers people need are found in the Holy Scriptures.
The true “Power of Life” comes from the one that GAVE YOU LIFE! We are not God! We are servants of God. I ask that if you know someone who is practicing this type of sorcery please pray for the Holy Spirit to show them their errors. It is a Salvation issue! The only way to God is through Jesus Christ our Savior!

Galatians 5: 18-24
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

God Bless
Brian Mason

*http://www.worldbalance.com/BoneThrowing.htm