15th July 15:36
foster perry (feast)
chaman...is that like a chamelion with a rattle? Or..OOO
Chaka...chaka...chaka khan...chaka chaka khan...
*droolin but now headin out for east indian feast while the puffer skulks*
17th July 02:37
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suffer'd, And the armies that remain'd suffer'd." | / \ V \| \|
17th July 02:37
foster perry (shaman path)
sorry but I wroth bat is shaman and I think he is a spiritual person who has
been shaman and had do a lot of spiritual path
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17th July 02:37
foster perry (hell friend mind)
Took a look, not impressed (looks like two very smoooth operators moving
their little empire to L.A., where else), but thanks for your message.
Nice to know that there are folks out there making tons of bucks selling
packaged gobbledygook of an eclecticism that boggles my mind, at least.
I get the strong impression that they are mostly helping their own
pocketbooks with a clever meld of exotic travel and a ridiculously
eclectic spiritual mix.
The odd note struck is that they seem to be selling (among all the other
stuff they're selling) "Dr. Hazell Parcells products". Dr. Parcells
lived in my city, I believe, and had a strong following here, probably
because her ultra-clean approach to scrubbing the hell out of your food
and water before consuming seemed to work -- I think I recall reading
that she made it to a very bright, alert, 103 or so. A local
chiropractor friend who's into other kinds of non-traditional healing
knew and was very impressed by her.
26th July 13:07
foster perry (esoteric trance psychology history faith)
Oh Sint, don't mind them! Humor is welcome in this group, dare I speak for
all...thanks for the info, it was interesting. But beware, just because
someone knows of some shamanic practices and how to teach them, does not a
I checked out the page and this New Age org. does include quite a spiritual
mix (mind boggling including at least two shamanic techniques such as soul
retrieval & drumming. Past life regression is something I know how to do,
but is not a shamanic practice. It is related to a belief in reincarnation,
in fact, although, oddly enough, one doesn't have to believe this to have a
life-changing regression!. It falls within the domain of hypnotherapy
training, (one on one and group hypnosis) and some psychology groups teach
it. Let's see, what else....lots of East Indian influences...magical,
ritual techniques & symbolism specific of the Jewish Cabalas, & great
teachers' "golden jems" of wisdom from around the world & through history.
The Hummingbird fits into the lore of South American traditions. Machu
Picchu holds 200 species alone! The bird is prominent in the Inka spiritual
tradition. What worries me, is the high price of the private session:
$350. per hour session (!) $500 (!!) per two hour session, and German
translator, if needed, is $100 in addition!. A bit steep to say the least.
If a person is attracted toward a spiritually eclectic mix of teachings and
techniques, and workshops enliven and inspire you, by all means check it
out. I have to take the position of the "agnostic" about Foster Perry & his
new co-director--I haven't worked with them, haven't met or taken a workshop
with them. But such an amalgam of world spiritual teachings is not in the
shamanic teaching traditions of any culture I'm aware of. If someone knows
of such, let me know, I'm ready to learn something new.
As long as shamanic techniques are clearly distinguished from other
esoteric "spiritual sciences", I see no harm done. Why is this necessary?
In my view it keeps the strength and power of the shamanic technique and
approach from becoming diluted. Thus the danger is when eclectic techniques
from various cultures are blurred and one ends up with a hodge-podge and
confusion not only what constitutes shamanic practice, but for other
metaphysical teachings, as well. To preserve the integrity of shamanic
technique from possible dilution and thus weakening its effectiveness, New
Age spirituality, an eclectic mix of ideas & healing exercises, many from
the religious teachings from various cultures & factions in history, must be
distinguished from shamanic techniques and their specific mentor, cultural
or ancestral contexts. (Note I personally thrive on learning bits of
spiritual wisdom from any source Here's an example of the dangers: if
someone goes around teaching shamanic drumming for purpose of achieving a
shamanic journey trance, they'd better know enough about it not to pass it
off under such a context as being NAI spiritual tradition--it is not!
Above all, shamanic techniques do not require one to be of any religious
faith, although some shamanic techniques are derived from religious
traditions, such as one finds in the Inka's spiritual legacy through the
teachers from the various lineages, which may include syncretism of
Catholicism and Inka spiritual practices. That's my take, as one voice
here. Type "Totem Tribe" in your search engine to find our FAQ for this
newsgroup for further information, kept by our late great keeper here of
shamanic practices & knowledge, Joseph Bearwalker Wilson.
So Sint, thanks again--Foster may or may not be a shaman, but one thing is
clear, he does appear to teach some shamanic techniques