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Old 08-12-2010, 07:00 PM
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So lately I've been starting to have some what I can only assume be called Shamanic Experiences, and begun to look at ways to synthizise these experiences.

One assumes that Vision Quests, Shamanic Experiences including the discipline of Fasting are probably part of Na'vi Culture (based on that it is part of almost all Indigenious Cultures). Particularily I'm just in the process of looking at the cleansing process of fasting. My sister-in-law is First Nations, and I'm having the great bounty of learning from her the Native traditional ways of attempting such a healing. Almost every spiriitual tradition also suggests that fasting is part of one's spiritual journey!

So I'm busy researching (aka reading) up on the different kinds of fasting methods out there, with the caution that there is a lot of 'fad' ones that aren't really about healing but about losing weight!

I'll update this as I go along, but wondering what others thoughts or insights are or if they have ever attempted?
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:28 AM
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Good luck, Mika. And do keep us informed.

I find Vision Quests to be very interesting, and I think that is one of the aspects of my PAD that I'm not sure how many others had, and why I'd rather be an Avatar than just a Na'vi. I want to get in touch with the divine and transcend myself spiritually, and "pass through the Eye of Eywa" like Jake did.

One of my goals is to attempt an Ayahuasca journey sometime in my life. I don't know if you saw it or not, but a few months ago on AF someone took aya in the movie theater while watching Avatar. Check it out for yourself, quite the tale.

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Interesting... I'm not so sure if the Na'vi have such things (unless you count the uniltaron)... I'm personally of the opinion that the Na'vi != human native cultures, despite some similarities, those are mostly obvious ones and to be expected.

Personally, I don't really think they would do anything unless you actually convince yourself they will (maybe that's the idea, but I've never been very good at that )

Well, good luck
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Well been exploring some options and decided, since my health has been a bit compromised these last couple of weeks, that I'm going to attempt a cleansing detox fast. I'm still researching but going to start right away, most recommend a sort of preparation time to get your body ready to be able to handle the fast, elmination of all but whole foods and only water to drink. They do note that when you fast that for the first few days you will actually feel more tired and possibly exerperince 'illness' as the body cleanses the toxins. So heads up I guess that I might be a bit sporatically around on the forums, depending how it goes! Here's wishing my self good energy and hoping it goes well!
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