Vivid red and orange paintings by Bronze Age artists go on show for the first time. There are ancient images of humans, a bull, a trees and birds in 20-plus ‘perfectly preserved’ petroglyphs in a remote spot in TransBaikal region. Most intriguing in the newly revealed rock art is a figurine and nearby a human-like image is a circle, seemingly a sign of the sun.
Source: A Shaman Shares Knowledge
It’s time to play devil’s advocate on the arguments that as to why people cannot or should not use the term “shaman” to describe themselves.
The main criticism I personly have with those who say “you should not call yourself a shaman” is the lack of merit on the ability to actually heal, divine or connect/awareness with the spirit that they are asked to do so on behalf of the client, which after all is the important part of working as a shaman.
We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists
The shaman is the figure at the beginning of human history that unites the doctor, the scientist and the artist into a single notion of care-giving and creativity.
Unknown: Mongolian Shaman, 1909