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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Posts Tagged ‘Shamanism

BEFORE THE FALL – GOOD TIMES?

September 15, 2013

The human search for whatever is “out there” – God or some impersonal cosmic force – reveals similar concepts from different sources. Opposing arguments can be derived from that similarity. One argument says, “Several different civilisations come up with the same idea. Therefore it must be true.” The other argument says, “All the people who […]

OUT THERE OR IN THE MIND?

July 7, 2013

My blogging, reading and, writing are moving towards the mystic and the supernatural.  That’s odd for a person whose life span falls in a time when science is king, religion has been ‘disproved’ and no reality is recognised except that what we can sense for ourselves, or with the instruments  science has provided (like the telescope). Yet exclusive reliance on […]

MORE ABOUT “WHAT’S OUT THERE”.

June 4, 2013

The quest interests me seriously. My second reading of SHAMANISM brings out ideas that I missed first time round, and some of them are echoed in other sources. One significant point is that the shaman goes to great lengths to separate himself from ‘normal’ reality in order to perceive and enter an alternative reality: one […]

SOMETHING OUT THERE?

May 27, 2013

I have written books with a witchdoctor heroine and become quite obsessed with the existence or otherwise of ‘unkown forces’. I don’t use the word ‘supernatural’ because I am not sure what ‘natural’ means. It makes sense for me to have this interest, because I am a Christian and Christians believe in ‘something out there’. […]