To the mind of the Elfin Shaman all experiences are real. To most people, there is reality and there is fantasy... the waking world and the dream world and one is real and the other not. But from the point of view of the Elfin Shaman they are all real experiences each on their own particular plane of being. Each having power in their own realm. Thus while many think we, who call ours'elves elves are just fantasizing, the Elfin Shaman is well aware of the Reality of our being.
It is the very acceptance and understanding of the reality of all experience that enables the Elfin Shaman to guide those in need into the dark recesses of the netherworlds to confront demons or seek the assistance of the spirits that dwell therein. Unlike a psychologist who deals with many of the same demons but from the basic point of view that these are figments and aberrations of the "patient's" mind, the Elfin Shaman knows these demons and spirits to be quite real and acknowledges them as the forces they truly are, invading the mind and subconscious of the afflicted. That their insertion into the life of the individual may have happened when they were quite young does not reduce the power these forces have to grow and damage the individual later. The Elfin Shaman helps guide his apprentice, for ultimately in some fashion all who come to the Elfin Shaman for help are apprentice shamans, to the most secret recesses where these powers lurk so that together they may unravel the mystery of their hold over the individual and root them out, close and seal the place upon their body and within their consciousness that has been the entry point for this malevolence so that it can never return.
The Elfin Shaman also reminds us of the constant possibility of the tranformation of the individual particularly in reference to the ability we have to overcome negative habits of action and thought... that is to give up smoking or overcome alcoholism or perhaps a tendency to depression, negative thinking or unhappy relationships. The Elfin Shaman is a living example of the potentiality of uplifting ours'elves and from that others.
starring Vince Vaughn
The Way of the Shaman
by Michael Harner
You have entered the netherworlds and returned with magical powers. Will you use them to...
your personal power?
The path to Pluto which is the path of the Sorcerer
the voice of the spirits?
The path to Mercury which is the path of the Channeler
affect the lives of others?
The path to Venus which is the path of the Mesmerist
success in the material world?
And the path back to the earth which is the path of Conjuror
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