I wanna blog about what it means to me to be a ‘shaman’. First off, it does NOT mean using hallucinogenic or other types of drugs, as propagated by the junkies particularly in the marijuana industry. Although certain substances may be used as aids from time to time, one SHOULD be able to produce a shamanic or trance state without their aid before using them as an aid. So get that out of the way first off.
Being a shaman ain’t so bad, but it pays shit. You either go on disability for mental reasons, OR make a piddly living as an artist or what have you, which tends to take away from the time you put into shamanism. But it’s not bad.
People come to you for advice. Some people come just for a friendship, as we are known to be highly friendly and loyal. Others come to bestow a gift/s. Others still just want an ear outside the politics of life, as we are also known to be outside the politics or above the politics of social life.
It is understood and accepted, even in our modern western culture, that those born intersex are automatically shamanically gifted. Just understood. Plenty of cultures acknowledge that. A few are proven to be shamanborn that are not intersex. Others are trained to be.
Are those who are transgender but not intersex ‘shamanborn’? Are transgender individuals displaying a natural aptitude for shamanism above the norm? Not necessarily. You would think so, but not necessarily. Trans people are just like everyone else, generally speaking.
See, I don’t want to confuse the issue too much. Trans is barely understood in society, much less intersex or shamanism matters. But I’ll try.
It’s a gift to be sure. Particularly intersex form. Having tons of insights into the spiritual world and then being able to a) align those insights to practical living and b) explain it all, is a gift to be sure.
I want to focus more on shamanism and being shaman-born. It’s something annoying people can’t grasp and don’t care about so, it weeds out the wimps and then I can talk about anything I want to freely.
I’ve been described as conservative for a shaman, like my sister who is very liberal and wilder than I am, who is my twin, but was adopted out, and I suppose I am pretty conservative…but I prefer to think of myself as having respect for tradition is all.
Anyway, I think this is a good place for any insights or discoveries or experiences I have to share.