What is a Shamanic journey in the new Integral paradigm?
It is a journey of exploration, knowledge and healing through direct experience of Being.
It is an exploration of the subconscious, the unconscious and other levels of Consciousness
It is about learning what we truly are as opposed to what we think we are.
It is the journey from the narrow identity of the Ego to a much larger identity of the Soul. A journey in which we become aware of the multiple layers of our identities.
It is a journey of Awareness about ourselves and about the nature of reality.
It turns the perspective on the Self but also on the entire Creation.
It changes the way we see ourselves and relationship with others.
It contributes to the de-programming of the linear mind, bringing people out of the Matrix. The Matrix of collective consensus reality.
Its absolute base is knowledge through direct experience.
Paradoxically, a shamanic journey is not about going in a trance. It is about getting out of a trance. The mass trance of consensus reality. Of our mental conditioning. Expanded states of consciousness represent a major taboo for the society as they cause its deceptive structure to vanish and expose the secrets of our true nature.