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Pete
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    I guess that depends what you call “shaman skills”.

    Here in Australia every third new age’er is using the term shaman, or using the term shamanism to label what they do (shamanic breathe work, shamanic sound healing, etc etc). It’s completely out of context most the time. I see shamanism as the technique of soul flight through some sort of trance state, for an intention.

    So even thought I’ve recieved training from both contemporary snd First Nations folk I’m one of those who shy’s away from the use of the word Shaman and Shamanism. The BDO course also includes practices that align with shamanism.

    I do utilise trance states when I work with people, but not so much in the classical sense of shamanism, but I open myself and let myself be guided, and that’s usually in the form of sound immersion work.