How does Shamanism descend into belief-based religion over time? Why are many people uncomfortable drawing a link between Shamanism with the martial arts? Who was Mircea Eliade? These and many other questions are explored in our latest episode.
In this episode we delve into the convoluted and unusual world of the Shinshukyo, which are often mistranslated as “Japanese New Religions”. Pana-Wave is one of the Shinshukyo that illustrates very well both the instinctive feeling that people have for loss-of-Nature and also what the Miasma can do to the responses they come up with.
Not suitable for beginners – this is Damon’s first monologue, which aims to clarify the role of Khoohk Arug in Spirit Dance. Shamanism is a huge subject with many layered depths. Khookh Arug provides one “way in” to level 3.
Our sister podcast, Woven Energy, has just released a new episode that I think Heretics listeners would enjoy because it has lots of fascinating insights into religions and spirit dance. In this episode you’ll learn about:
Yan Yi – a spirit dance tradition from Malaysia which is taught alongside the martial art of Xing Yi.
What the terms Qi, Shen, Xin and Yi mean in Damon’s martial teaching and how they are expressed in Yan Yi.
How to tell real from fake spirit dance.
The Tanna island in the Pacific and the strange John Frum religious tradition that evolved there.
What Cargo Cults are and what the Prince Philip Movement is.