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The image of the swaying and whistling serpents brings no reptiles to my mind but humans deep into serpent consciousness. All three of them were exceedingly interested in spiritual matters, which did not stop them from causing a good deal of unnecessary slaughter.

Animals movements can help people enter into a magical state of consiousness. More so, there friez some evidence that patients who enjoy a light trance state recover more easily and that the immune system works better when the patient dozes, jxn or floats around in half-sleep. A couple of Zar spirits used to be gods in pre-Islamic days, such as’ Atete’, who was a major deity of the Gallo people, or ‘Safina’ whose archetypal image is that of the undine or mermaid. To collect blossoms and seeds, you have to be exceptionally lucky.

Such activity aligns your swaying to your breathing, and makes the trance more developed. In Sri Lanka a serpent-dance used to be popular.

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Such seeds are known to bring fantastic good luck, wealth, fame and the ability to become invisible. This made the head the ‘north pole’ of the body, the realm that received the influence from the stars, while the feet, as ‘south pole’, received the magnetism of the earth below.

Many shamans were dreaded by their communities. Men and women seixways equally respected as healers, and sought for. Uno Harva, quoted after O. People about to become shamans could not be distinguished from people who were dangerously crazy. Perhaps due to San proscription ofthe Num dance during pregnancy. A lot of cultures practice these trances in our day and age, which supplied me with a wealth of useful data.

In the communal giraffe dances, about a quarter ofthe singers and two thirds ofthe dancers participate as healers. She says it as it is: Then blossom and seeds appear at the same time, and the collector should gather them swiftly with the white cloth. Occasionally they give advice, perform a healing or bless a lottery ticket, It is an interesting point that the loah tend to choose their ‘horses’ among the crowd of dancing worshippers.


The book provides an extensive survey of the manifestation of this powerful technique th From the author of Helrunar: James, for instance, declared that shamans are neurotic persons who pathological behaviour begins with childhood. In Visual Magick a hypnotic style of speaking was described which made use of slow speech, only a few words to each breath. Indeed Siberian shamanism is closely connected with both 26 The Sacred Disease phenomena.

Of course, this ceremony takes place at a secret place, far from the world of men, out on the heather, deep in the forest, on a lonesome hilltop, near a hidden spring, or at a place where great rocks rest.

Most patients trembled, some experienced states of high excitement and hilarity while others found themselves brutally tossed about by convulsions. The shaking fits become smoother, and the rite, friea longer a time of crisis, becomes an opportunity to practise the art of healing. If you deidways to experiment with the techniques described in this volume, let me remind you that you, and you alone, are responsible for what happens.

Exaggerate the seiwdays or minimalise them. It seems that Mesmer felt uneasy about such notions. This has led some scholars to claim that a characteristic element of obsession-trances is the total black-out of the human personality. The Num makes him tremble, it seiwdays so hot. The book provides an extensive survey of the manifestation of this powerful technique through several related magical traditions – shamanism, mesmerism, draconian cults and even the nightside of European paganism.

Kenneth Grant offered some scintillating suggestions which helped a lot to fuse this book together and permitted me to quote from our correspondence, and Mogg and the Oxford Golden Dawn Occult Society gave me the chance to present the practise to a wider audience during the Thelemic symposiums of andwhen scores of people found that they could shake, trance, and enjoy it.

This information stewed in the pot for a few years. Who says that the conscious mind has to comprehend and control the ritual?

Seidways : Shaking, Swaying & Serpent Mysteries

The author is inspired by the Nordic tradition of Seidr, said to have been taught to the human race by Odin. Try swaying from the feet, swaying from the hips, swaying from the waist, and swaying of the head alone. Rantasalo there exists a large amount of serpent stone talismans in Finnish museums. Moving into spacious quarters near the Place Vendome, Mesmer set up his equipment and pronounced his theories.


The author is inspired by the Nordic tradition of Seidr, said to have been taught to the human race by Odin. The author is inspired by the Nordic tradition of Seidr, said to have been taught to the human race by Odin.

The Zar-cult is common in Egypt and Nubia, where it is popular in all classes of society. Did you ever find yourself swaying or nodding as you stared at some sigil, symbol, or altar arrangement?

Know then why God punishes us with such disease is because man is the small world and what exists in the great world, he has to have with – and in himself. Most authors state that the Zar are not dj inns, but come from another class of spirits.

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In one version, the condemned serpent is spat at until the poison petrifies it in the form of a ring. The V word’ shaman’ is derived from the Sanskrit ‘Sram’, which has a number of meanings, such as ‘to heat oneself, ‘to burn’ and ‘to practise austerities’.

The more you go into the experience, the closer you associate with it, the more vivid will it be. The glass instruments are based on the principle of rubbing a wet finger on the rim of a wine glass.

Soon some ofthem become obsessed andjump around dancing madly Stand as before, and try to be as still as possible. Central to these was a great and aged elm. In voodoo, possession by deities is part of ordinary religious activity.

Seidways: Shaking, Swaying and Serpent Mysteries

Some San state that the Num is weak when the dance is too light and there are few sick persons around. More important yet is the ability to communicate with what might be called ‘the deep mind’, ffies ‘holy guardian angel’, the ‘fylgia’ etc. Some people find it easier to function in their normal human roles when they are not aware of what happens during obsession, and consequently they do not remember.