Shamanic trance is just a more primal method of the “scientific” method.
We perceive (if only on a subconscious level) the thought bodies or psychic presences of other human beings in our environment. This is why we feel it when we are being stared at or can feel like a room is loud when occupied by a group of people who are all being quiet.
We have people among us that have this very real to them. We call them schizophrenics. Schizophrenics have the experience of being unable to partition their psychic activity from their physical senses or internal sense of self.
We’ll often comment on a person’s vibe when they feel friendly or threatening though there is no obvious behaviour on their part. They have even discovered in science that the electrical field around you does affect other people, and can influence their behaviour regardless of your actual overt behaviour. They used to believe it was just meaningless noise, but they have discovered the field even regulates internal functions of your brain.
Well, even the biological energies associated with consciousness have a presence on this level of being. They form the general geography of the psychic realm, for lack of a better term.
Is this the same field that allows an animal to pick up on your anger or fear of it? That field and what their physical senses tell them. Someone who is angry begins to smell like sour coffee.
For all intents and purposes, these fields are as solid and tangible in the psychic realm as matter fields are in the physical realm, and there are creatures that have evolved to exploit psychic events to meet their own needs. They even have abilities and traits that closely parallel physical evolutionary traits like camouflage.
I always embarrass my boyfriend in aquarium shops. The fish start to follow me even when I don’t touch the glass. Fish feel the energy somehow. Oh, indeed. Fish and birds are both especially sensitive to this energy but most animals are, and it’s this energy that cats and dogs respond to when people feel their pets are seeing ghosts.
It’s part of being in a group isn’t it? A school of fish that move like one entity? Oh, yes. Their sense of energy fields is part of how they form schools.
Fish is a good example. They don’t smell us through the glass. They react to the energy. Yes. They don’t smell you and they don’t see you very clearly either.
Then the whale gobbles up the whole lot. Whales are sensitive also, and humans could be sensitive as well. It’s usually blocked by intense habit and psychological conditioning. Too busy obsessing over their own thought processes to pay any real mind to external psychic energy.
Psychic abilities need to be exercised to be really strong. Indeed. Human psychic abilities grow stronger with use.
Are there some exercises one can try to hone the psychic? There are and I will touch on a little of that here, but it’s a very broad realm of study. A whole path of development all by itself.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.