11/25/2016 by syrbal-labrys
Light a light in the darkness?
Many branches of shamanistic paganism hold an idea of damage to the human psyche – they call it “soul loss” or words to that effect. I think it serves a purpose to consider what they mean; any metaphor that is adequate description of a broken human dimension might suggest a solution, don’t you think?
In traditional shamanic practice, the healer would drum and sing over the patient; and then go on an ecstatic flight/journey to that dark other-where where shorn souls and broken bits end up. The goal was to find the busted, disassociated bits and thus restore equilibrium and health to the patient. Well, I have no musical ability at all and so far as what is sometimes called “astral projection” goes? Let’s say my control is imperfect and my desire is meager!
I prefer to find more down to earth pragmatic ways of putting my own human puzzle…
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