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Immortal4life posted a topic in General DiscussionHere is a great article about a very unique and high level form of energy art. The Art and Music of the Shipibo Tribe of the Amazon. It is a complete integration of high level vibrational energy, visual and geometrical art, music, chanting, and healing. It begins by the Shipibo Shaman enterng a trance, often aided by taking the Ayahuasca vine. The Shaman begins to channel a vibration and energy, which comes out as a spontaneous song or chant. The song becomes the image, and the song determines the image to be created. The Shipibo women listen to the chant of the Shaman, and create the image that correlates to the chant. If a Shaman were to look at a peice of art, he could instantly know the song and music that goes with it. It is also completely spontaneously created, no two peices of art, and no 2 chants, are ever the same. To me, the images and chants seem very natural, and seem to be reflective of natural patterns or potential patterns. They are seeing, sensing, and putting into form something from a higher realm and are working with higher forms of energy. The Shipibo are initiated with plants and herbs, including Ayahuasca, at an early age. This allows them to be able to see many energies, and sense vibrations that most people are completely unaware of. http://www.shamanism.co.uk/shamanism-article-library/shamanism-Shipibo-art.html Videos- Shipibo Craftswoman - Part 1 Shipibo Craftswoman- Part 2 The Art of the Shipibo People The fact that we today can be exposed to this form of energetic vibrational musical art is a good thing/bad thing. It's ultimately a bad thing. For as the people of the amazon are exposed to modern western culture, and their territory is encroached upon, it is gradually being integrated into western culture. It is inevitable that such great skills and knowledge will be lost. Many people think modern society is so great, it knows about physics, atoms, quantum theories, and stuff. But in comparison to the knowledge of people who live in nature, it is nothing, and low level stuff compared to the energies these people work with. Bonus. National Geographic article about how people have overcome all sorts of weaknesses and short comings, by visiting Ayahuasca Shamans. Some people overcame desperation and depression when western drugs could only destroy their bodies and minds, and were powerless to help them- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0603/features/peru.html
One of the most mysterious spiritual practices, and one that is often misunderstood by westerners, is the practice of taking Hallucinogenic plants to aid in understanding the universe and nature. Most people know a little bit about beings like Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, etc. but Shamanism can also be very interesting. The Shamans of the Amazon Rainforest have always known about the value of plants to aid in increasing their spiritual knowledge, and in attaining altered states of consciousness. I have heard theories that old meditation and Chi Kung practitioners, thousands of years ago, were very sensitive to the properties of plants, and using plants may even have influenced the development of their exercise practices and knowledge of the energies of the internal organs. There is even a theory that Jesus and his followers took hallucinogenic mushrooms to aid in raising their consciousness. In modern times a few "rogue" researchers have now begun to seriously investigate this phenomena. What has been discovered so far is very interesting. Throughout history, all over the world, the oldest pre-historic art is often found to be depicting a certain type of being. Beings that are half human/half animal hybrids. Not only do they exist in the most ancient Rock and Cave Art, but also in the legends and histories of so many ancient peoples, the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, the Hopi, etc. So what does this mean? What is so interesting is that modern researchers who have visited with, and experienced ceremonies with the Shamans of the Amazon Rainforest, have found that these same Hybrid beings come to the Shamans when they take Ayahuasca, also called "the Vine of Souls". The Shamans encounter and communicate with these same Hybrid beings. Add to that, that even people who live in the modern world and who are not Shamans, often independently experience encountering these beings when given DMT, which is one of the main ingredients in the Ayahuasca brew. What this seems to prove is that these "Supernatural" half-human/half-animal hybrids do exist in some objective form. Of course atheists and skeptics will claim the visions are just hallucinations, caused by drugs. However, this does not explain why so many people have the same visions. If it were just hallucinations, you would expect people to see things in line with their cultural programming. What is your explanation and opinion of this? Who are these "Supernaturals" who have guided Shamans for thousands of years? Are they actual beings who exist in another plane, and who communicate with humans who know the right plants and have the right keys? Did these beings actually live on Earth at one time, and have now moved beyond Earth? Is it how we perceive the spirit and consciousness of the plant to look like or their true form? Here is a really cool interview with researcher Graham Hancock, about his experiences taking Ayahuasca with the Shamans of the Amazon, and altered states of consciousness in general- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze0qVmghxF0 Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDdpr4C9ikQ Supernatural- http://www.grahamhancock.com/archive/supernatural/ Ayahuasca Art- http://www.grahamhancock.com/gallery/supernatural/