... From: Forestmage To: Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 9:12 AM Subject: Re: [Shamanic Ways] Re:Message 1 of 60 , Dec 1 6:20 AMView Source
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From: "Forestmage" <forestmage.geo@...>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Shamanic Ways] Re: Greetings.
> > Therefore, if someone wishes to speak about their wish to
> become shaman, or
> that some shamans follow a peyote or other plant spirit
> medicine path, I do
> not expect to see here someone indicating that they are
> wrong, just because they used the word shaman.
> You make the rules here on this list, Nick. No one disputes that. At the
> same time, Steve (yzermongol) and I are of course expected to uphold the
> viewpoint of Circle of Tengerism, since we are its Outreach Officers, so
> naturally we express things accordingly.
As I said in the words which followed. I have not suggested that you not
> > However, I do feel that it is appropriate to provide
> education to newcomers
> that Shaman (and correctly spelled Sãman over there, by
> the way) is a word
> utilized by certain peoples in Siberia as the indigenous
> title of their medicine people.
> In Circle of Tengerism it is being spelled 'shaman', which is probably
> connected to the fact that the website is presented in English. Originally
> the word had no spelling since it existed in what was previously a
> preliterate culture, so I doubt there was any "official" spelling until
> the Russian anthropologists got hold of it. "Shaman" with both a's sounded
> as in "father" is how it is pronounced. The difference in spelling is
> therefore likely the difference between Russian and English spelling
> conventions. Either way, the exact spelling certainly has no bearing on
> the word's meaning and usage.
I would be interested, then, to know if it is not spelled within the current
written language of the Tungus speaking peoples as Sãman. This would offer a
way of further diffrentiation just as using the terminology tengerism vs.
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From: Forestmage <forestmage.geo@...>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:12:33
Subject: [Shamanic Ways] Test
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