Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Unlocking the Hidden Teachings




I've been thinking of how I can do more to promote the teachings of Post-Tribal Shamanism to the people who are craving the message that they really can and do connect with the Earth, Spirit, their ancestors and the divine. It's sometimes a little overwhelming, when I look at all the sites on the internet – all the different voices proclaiming a Shamanic Renaissance.
One of the places I've been thinking about presenting is the MidWest Crystal Conference. This presents a bit of a quandary, since I don't use crystals and stones in the same way that "new agers" do. At the same time, I've been thinking about how the Tibetans talk about terma – ancient teachings that have been intentionally hidden, locked away in stones, and space and places of power, to be discovered by realized masters at an appropriate time. It seems to me that a lot of these teachings are being discovered in the current age, and not only in Tibet. There are so many ancient teachings that are re-emerging into active practice in our modern age. I'm confident that it is not only in the mountains of Tibet that such treasures were hidden away for future generations to reveal. I suspect that the teachings of Sheya, that I believed I was "just making up" were actually hidden terma revealed by my explorations.

Apparently, these hidden treasures can be found almost anywhere. Could it be that there is an abundance of realized masters in this age, or is it that the wrathful guardian demons who protect these teachings are feeling the need of our world and allowing the teachings to be set loose for our healing? In this time of both great danger and great wealth – huge awakening and great ignorance - what better time is there than now?

3 comments:

Aaron said...

One thing I don't necessarily see in all the Shamanism and other related rediscovered spiritual traditions is any real attempt to impact the greater world around them (there certainly are exceptions). What are some ways Post-Tribal Shamanism can change the culture at large? Is it something that might be too esoteric to really have a collective impact?

Post Tribal Shaman said...

Our Western culture is wounded by a dissociation with our ancestors, the earth and our own nature. By healing this invisible wound, both in individuals and in communities, Post-Tribal Shamanism can contribute to the maturation, awakening and realization of our world.

Midwest Gal said...

Just on a personal level, I definitely feel a need for reconnecting, or even to believe that it is possible. I think those of us who don't find our "answers" in traditional religions can feel very cut off from the past as well as the future.

Sheryl