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3-4 hrs- Village Tour
To experience Shamanism Tradition and Practice.
Driving: 30 minutes
Walk: 45 minutes
Shaman rituals: 1-2 hours
Total duration: 3-4 hours
The scenic walk takes you along the river to village, across the rice field to see live Shaman tradition and practice.
The easy hike starts from Drukgyel Dzong the fortress in ruin, for first 45mins, you will be walking the traders’ trail until we reach the river side, walk by the riverside offers you amazing charm of village settlements.
Shaman house is across the few farm houses. Shaman rituals are done in ancient tradition, it need time for preparation in making ritual cakes and his chart setting etc, We need to inform him in advance.
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way of life. It is a way to connect with nature and all of creation. The word shamanism can be used to describe the ancient spiritual practices of these indigenous cultures. Clearly the countless similarities between various ancient traditions played a role in the continual generalization of the word.
Over the past few decades the term “shamanism” has been popularized throughout the western world, especially in new-age circles
One could view shamanism as the universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous tribes. As all ancient spiritual practices are rooted in nature, shamanism is the method by which we as human beings can strengthen that natural connection.
• CONNECTION WITH NATURE
Shamanism stems from nature itself. Shamanic practices tap into the power Mother Earth has to offer and the ancient indigenous teachings are derived from the simplistic truths of nature.
• HEALING OF SELF & COMMUNITY
Shamanism is not only concerned with the health of the individual, but also with the health of the entire community. This includes all people, plants, animals and all of life.
• SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
Daily spiritual practice allows for continued and exponential growth of both body and soul. The goal being to create internal and external harmony with all creation.
• PILGRIMAGE TO SACRED PLACES
Learning to approach and connect with sacred places is an intrinsic part of shamanism. By honoring natural wonders, such as rivers, lakes, mountains and caves, we reawaken and invigorate the energy of the land.
• VISION & CEREMONY
Ceremonies to honor the spirits of nature help promote harmony and balance. The path of shamanism never ends. It is believed that so long as these ceremonies continue, the world will go on.
Shamanism is a spiritual or religious expression, where an individual seeks to interact with the spirit world in a special way, by means of a entering into a conscious-altering trance. Shamanism can take on different forms, like ceremonial ritual, divination, animism, necromancy, or so-called black magic.
What is a Shaman?
A shaman is the name of the person attempting to make contact with the spirit world through a trance. Those who ascribe to this worldview often believe that the shaman has special rights, permissions, and abilities that enable him to directly engage, and enter into, the spirit world. There are seen as go-betweens or intermediaries.
What does the word "shaman" mean?
The name "shaman" came to usage in the West through a Turkish dialect used in North Asia. In that area, the word appears to have basically referred to a spiritual leader, perhaps like the English word "priest," although there is ambiguity. The word may have roots in the Chinese language "sha men," which means "Buddhist monk."