View Single Post
  #18  
Old 18-01-2019, 12:13 AM
sentient sentient is offline
Master
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,059
  sentient's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeshe
Thank you so very much for sharing the words of wisdom from your Tibetan Lama Friend with me, words of wisdom indeed!
Well – thanks to the Lama for that good practice

*

BUT – there is a bitava problem with sharing/mixing cultures & I think “The Song of Hiawatha” is a good example of this.

Shamanic chants are a tool Shaman uses. The rhythmic repetition is trance inducing - like the drum, plus if you intend to journey to the lower world – you might chant the oral tradition chant – to take you there. Till you, in the trance – are ‘there’ - and stop chanting.
If you encounter an illness – you might chant the healing chant/spell.
Just sketching examples here.

But if you listen to the chants in a Hiawatha - reciting mere poetry - way:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI1Lp15cfRI
No matter how beautiful it may sound – how much it can potentially touch you emotionally - elevate your spirit towards “Oneness” - the original use of the chants becomes obscured and lost in translation from one culture to another.

When your culture becomes another’s – it becomes diluted, focus is on other things entirely and if you start to believe these other people’s version of it - all becomes lost.
If you know what I mean?

*
Reply With Quote