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Shamanic Witchcraft, by my definition, is a blending of earth based mostly practices. Shamanic Witchcraft, like all magic, is about liberty, independence and empowerment, the things that set Shamanic Witchcraft aside from different modalities are the instruments used and the initiative rights of passage. Extra about that later, let me begin with definitions and then present how Shamanism and Witchcraft link collectively.
There isn’t any actual beginning date of witchcraft – it’s present in all historic cultures and may be discovered (in various types) way back to we humans go. Shamanism, as we all know it now, traces its roots via Russian anthropologist work in Siberia within the 1900s however can also be very historic.
The accepted definition of SHAMAN is:
"A first definition of this complicated phenomenon, and perhaps the least hazardous, shall be: shamanism = strategy of ecstasy." Eliade
There isn’t a accepted definition of MAGICK but here is an effective one:
The science and art of causing change to happen in conformity with the desire. Crowley which is a lot better than Websters Dictionary definition:
"using means (charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over pure forces."
Hmmm, that is my rationalization as a Shamanic Witchcraft practitioner.
In shamanic ritual there’s an exit from the human body whereas in a tranced state to hunt answers or steerage from the spirit world, (often from an ancestral or tibal overspirit), in witchcraft ritual there’s a area created (a circle) where new energies are shaped, previous wisdoms are accessed and new understandings are learnt from any channel that known as to open. There are many cross overs when journeying work is completed; shamanism and witchcraft both train entry to different realms by means of touring in firm with (or as) familiars.
Each shamanism and craft work are dedicated to acutely aware co-creation, the success of which is decided by the experience of the practitioner, the purity and knowledge of the channels addressed and the alignment with the life path of the person. As an example, there shall be discussion with the varied energies present at any therapeutic ritual or blessing to know if healing is one of the best end result, what healing is greatest and how greatest it is going to take place to serve the person, and the group.
Shamanic Witchcraft is fact full magic in an altered state to serve a group's evolution. Plato wrote in his Phaedrus that the "first prophecies have been the phrases of an oak", and that those that lived at that time discovered it rewarding enough to "take heed to an oak or a stone, as long as it was telling the truth". The rationale I give for why Shamanic Witchcraft is so profound is that it may be applied on to whatever we discover difficult in life. It could actually current new options inside our own fact and train us, as Nature all the time does, to study more about our Self and who we’re. Shamanic Witchcraft, like several endeavour, is most powerful when it is completely dedicated to bringing more peace and love to every social gathering and the Earth.
Good books for reference, straightforward to not so easy.
Hedge Witch by Silver RavenWolf – straightforward ritual steps for hiding your personal magical powers.
Ritual Magic by Donald Tyson – not for the faint hearted, in depth history and comparability of magic throughout the ages. Excellent for these eager to be adept in magickal art.
The Shamans Body by A Mindell – it does not get any higher than this for applying shamanic considering and apply to every avenue of life. Very onerous but extremely practical learn.