Sunday, November 30, 2008
Pagan” was used to refer to these practitioners of their native religions. They practiced Shamanism which is a religion. Shamanic people work with nature or the forces of the universe to bring about positive things that are desired and necessary to sustain life. Shamanism is the earliest form of religion and dates back 25,000 years ago. Modern metaphysical and shamanistic people believe that there is one great source behind the Universe and that all that live are manifestation of this power, a part of it and are interrelated. None of these is greater or lesser than the other. It is a misconception that Shamanic people worship nature: the earth, heavenly objects, plants, animals or minerals. These are revered as a manifestation of God or the One. They are treated with respect as such. Each has its own special medicines or powers to be used in beneficially.
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