Shaman Quotes

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Shannon Hale
“I let my head fall back, and I gazed into the Eternal Blue Sky. It was morning. Some of the sky was yellow, some the softest blue. One small cloud scuttled along. Strange how everything below can be such death and chaos and pain while above the sky is peace, sweet blue gentleness. I heard a shaman say once, the Ancestors want our souls to be like the blue sky.”
Shannon Hale, Book of a Thousand Days

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Being a medium who can communicate with souls isn't the same as one who can interact with them. It's the difference between listening in on a conversation and changing the subject.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism

Terence McKenna
“It is of the first order of importance to remember this, that the shaman is more than merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself, who is cured, and who must shamanize in order to remain cured.”
Terence McKenna

“Humans are a part of creation and shamanism is our way of connecting with the whole.”
Will Adcock, Shamanism: Rituals For Spiritual Journeying And Creating Sacred Space

Warren Ellis
“I want something that'll give me the stamina of a young werewolf, the vision of a shaman, the thoughts of a serial killer and the gentleness of a hungry vampire bat.”
Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard

“A person does not reach the pinnacle of self-realization without relentlessly exploring the parameters of the self, exhausting their psychic energy coming to know oneself. Without society to rebel against and to sail away from, there would be no advances in civilization; there would be no need for healers and mystics, priests and artist, or shaman and writers. It is our curiosity and refusal to be satisfied with the status quo that compels us to challenge ourselves to learn and continue to grow. We only establish inner peace of mind with acceptance of the world, with the recognition of our connection to the entirety of the universe, and understanding that chaos and change are inevitable. We must also love because without love there are no acts of creation. Without love, humankind is a spasmodic pool of brutality and suffering. Love is a balm. It cures human aches and pains; it unites couples, families, and cultures. Love is a creative force, without love there is no art or religion. Art expresses thought and feelings, an articulation of adore and reverence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Dennis McKay
“In the silence of the mountain there is much you can learn.”
Dennis McKay, The Shaman and the Stranger

Lesley Thomas
“Gemini....You revere scientists and shamans alike,
providing them with what they need to do their good work for the enhancement of the realm."
(Rob Brezsny)”
Lesley Thomas

Michael Talbot
“Oh, they're always saying that. But they are only the Masters of Outer Darkness," he corrected.”
Michael Talbot, The Holographic Universe

Jennifer Sodini
“Perspective shifted on why it must 'hurt to heal', and a series of questions kept coming to mind. I found myself wondering if these medicines always 'hurt', or do they hurt so much now to show us how separate we are from nature? Perhaps these 'revelations in pain' are necessary in order for a personal apocalpyse to occur so you may have a shift in perception, and a greater understanding of your role in the whole? To realize that we are not foreign from nature, nature is where we come from and where we return to.”
Jennifer Sodini

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Unless we can interpret that ecstatic trip in a way that better grounds our physical reality, trance isn’t worth much.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

Kim Stanley Robinson
“Becoming a shaman is a fate that can strike anyone. Even you.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaman
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Lujan Matus
“We can intend not to be our program.”
Lujan Matus, Awakening the Third Eye: Discovering the True Essence of Recapitulation

“A shaman and a writer each serve as their communities’ seers by engaging in extraordinary acts of conscientious study of the past and the present and predicting the future. An inner voice calls to the shaman and an essayistic writer to answer the call that vexes the pernicious spirit of their times. Shamanistic writers induce a trance state of mind where they lose contact with physical reality through a rational disordering of the senses, in an effort to encounter for the umpteenth time the great unknown and the unutterable truths that structure existence. An afflicted person seeking clarification of existence cannot ignore the shamanistic calling of narrative exposition. Thus, I shall continue this longwinded howl – making a personal immortality vessel – into the darkness of night forevermore.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Gerard Armond Powell
“Stop shining a light on the things you're not.”
Gerard Armond Powell

Michelle Tea
“Did anyone think this canon of druggie men were out of control? Only in the most admirable of ways! Out of control like a shaman or a space explorer, like a magician sawing himself in half. Out of control like a poet.”
Michelle Tea, Black Wave

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Every initiation reaches a point of crisis, by design. If it was easy to let go of the old way, there would be no need for initiation. We’d seat easily into new wisdom.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“As long as we string out the ecstasy of awe, we won’t do the work required to mine its precious teachings.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“The idea that we sacrifice our innate wisdom at the feet of our Guides is really no different from the rigid religious doctrines that talked us out of our childhood spiritual knowing.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

Carlos Castaneda
“Can we perceive those inorganic beings, don Juan?" I asked. "We certainly can," he replied. "Sorcerers do it at will. Average people do it, but they don't realize that they're doing it because they are not conscious of the existence of a twin world. When they think of a twin world, they enter into all kinds of mental masturbation, but it has never occurred to them that their fantasies have their origin in a subliminal knowledge that all of us have: that we are not alone.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Journeying is a lifestyle change.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

“The communication function of modern writers is akin to the ancient role fulfilled by tribal shamans. All writers ultimately perform a shamanistic role in society; their mythmaking voices speak to us from the underworld after their passage to the other side. Writers place themselves in a trance-like state where their unconscious mind dictates to them what to write.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“With ecstasy, what we do Here, directly impacts what we can achieve There.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt - Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Our Soul Allies light the fire in those initial visits, but it’s up to us to keep it burning.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.
“Have intention, sacred will travel.”
S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div., Life Betwixt: Essays on Allies in the Everyday and Shamanism Among

Kim Stanley Robinson
“A pinch of mother is worth a pack of shaman.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Shaman
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L.M. Browning
“Beware the God who seeks praise. Beware the guru who presumes to teach that which is unfixed and boundless. Beware the healer who sets a price on aid. Beware the lover who would make you a lesser version of yourself. Beware the doctrines that discourage independent thought. Beware any person of faith who doesn’t understand doubt. Filter all things through yourself. Accept only that which sits right with your soul.”
L.M. Browning, Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations

“Artists are the shamans of our time.”
Will Bason

Jarrett McCall
“Father Sams, a mirthful shaman, looked at a nighted photograph of actress Lar Park Lincoln beneath his glass of bourbon con hielo.”
Jarrett McCall, The Breathing Advocate

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“If you have come to the point you are ready to consult spirits to know more about your life, there is nothing under the sun that you cannot do.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

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