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Extrasensory Perception and the Paranormal in Shamanism

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  • Jarred
    D. Scott Rogo explores the extrasensory perception of the Shaman and the paranormal aspects of the experiences in his essay Shamanism, ESP, and the
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      D. Scott Rogo explores the extrasensory perception of the Shaman and
      the paranormal aspects of the experiences in his essay "Shamanism,
      ESP, and the Paranormal," which is included in Shirley Nicholson's
      Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality. The author questions why
      anthropologist have never dealt seriously with the accounts of
      accidental equipment failure during ritual or testing the accuracy of
      predictions. The author points out that most scholarly books on the
      subject deal with the sociological or psychological perspective of
      shamanism, and they do not even consider the likelihood that the
      ecstatic states and ghost encountered might be real.

      The author goes on to reference several cultures that Eliade
      identified as specifically focusing on a certain supernatural power
      and suggest that there is good reason to believe that shamans develop
      this supernatural power. While this does seem a bit biased toward
      acceptance of supernatural beliefs without hard scientific evidence,
      the author uses first person eyewitness accounts of the event to come
      to this conclusion. First person eyewitness events have always held up
      in courts and in historical research; thus, perhaps these accounts
      should be taken into serious consideration.

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      Jarred James Breaux
      www.nakquda.com ~ www.themabusscarab.com
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