A spontaneous commentary to the people in an Energy Circle just after our meditation. Two topics: 1. how shamans and Tibetan Buddhist lamas often relate to energy differently, and 2. (starting at 28:51) the Zen satori experience as a type of orgasm.
In the last 10 years more and more sacred sexuality practitioners have been using the word “shaman/ism/ic” in reference to what they do. The first 15 minutes of this presentation I give a brief history of practitioners using this term. The rest of the video is my conceptualization of how “shamanism” and “Tantra/sacred sexuality” relate […]
What happens to the followers of charismatic religious leaders and spiritual gurus when the leader becomes lost in his/her power? (More at SexualShaman.com) Focusing on Jim Jones, Jim Baker, and Chogyum Trungpa. Related biographical documentaries: • Jim Jones: “Jonestown, PBS documentary (FULL)” – youtube.com/watch?v=3HTtLHgU9tY • Jim Baker: “The Source Family” on iTunes rental, Amazon rental […]
Here I give an in-depth explanation of my definition of a “sexual shaman.” Some of what happens energetically and naturally in an orgasm of any kind is what a traditional shaman must be able to do energetically to facilitate healing/transformation in another person. The key concept here is “energetically,” which does not require sexual interaction […]
“Techniques of ecstasy” is how Mircea Eliade defined “shamanism” in his book entitled Shamanism, first published in English in 1964 (in French in 1951). I found such a definition to be really inaccurate and inadequate relative to my experience with Native American medicinepeople (shamans). The video commentary below presents my definition/characterization of a “shaman.” Focusing […]