'Dark Shamanism' Chapter

Dark Shamanism

The shaman, or feminine shamanka, is a person in tune with both the natural and spiritual worlds. All is not necessarily peace and bliss in the natural world and often a shaman would change and take on characteristics that their people found more disturbing, even in time perhaps intolerable. Without rituals of grounding and some ability to maintain a human identity, they ran the risk of forgetting their humanity all together.

In the outer reaches of the spirit world, the shaman ran the risk of encountering and being overcome by less “natural” spirits, beings that it would be very hard to see living peacefully in our world.

Read the Shamanism chapter in World Belief.

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.” Carlos Castaneda (Peruvian born American best-selling Author and Writer, 1925-1998)

In Tune with Natural and Spiritual

Are you all familiar with shamanism? Life centered magic? Not necessarily life centered, but definitely spirit centered, living or otherwise. In our role-play shamans are primarily healers. Is this the case or do they do more? Oh, they certainly do… Seek More

Spiritual Battle

You hear much about the shamans spirit journeys, but their contact with the spirits was by no means limited to their journey rituals. The spirits would overcome them as well. A spontaneous trance is often heralded by a howling sound,… Seek More

Sense of the Real

The Dark Shamans lose sight of this reality? I offer you this… Can one be said to lose touch with reality and remain able to actually perceive physical reality? This happens to hermetic adepts too, but not as adherence to… Seek More

Dark Shamanic Relationship

Now all is not necessarily peace and bliss in the natural world. Even without the shaman or shamankas human concerns, the part of their life they live in sympathy with the spirits in the wild around them, leave them understanding… Seek More


The dark shamans would often warn of troubles to come for the tribe. They were seen as “fates” and doom sayers. In the Germanic case, they even went underground for a time, opposing the new power for the weakness it… Seek More

Oath Breaker

The term oath breaker was used to refer to a European trouble maker. They broke the peace, forswore their oaths to the church and to the people who sought to live at peace with the church who instead chose to… Seek More