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About fifteen years ago, I was
in Northern California working
with a group of Shamanic prac-
titioners, helping them with
their "journeying" through "Sa-
cred Energy Healing." My work
with them began when one of
the disciples came to me for a
private, Karma Clearing session.
She experienced astounding re-
sults, recognizable to the group's
Shaman, after which they asked
me to work with them. There-
after, the group met once each
month for the specialized Sacred
Energy Healing.
Within two years time, Don
Alejandro, a highly-respected,
second-generation Peruvian
Shaman, came to the area to fur-
ther guide this group. We were
introduced and had many long,
inspired talks. As my honored
guests, I invited him and his en-
tourage to the monthly group I
facilitated, and an amazing thing
happened: don Alejandro expe-
rienced a full shamanic journey
-- without psycho-tropic plant
use!
After the event, he was bow-
ing to me throughout the after-
noon and evening with great re-
spect, and soon thereafter, made
me an Honorary Shaman. He was
so astounded having had a pro-
found journey by way of Sacred
Energy work alone.
Through my exposure to and
experience with the indigenous
western Shamanic traditions,
I noted many wonderful simi-
larities and parallels to the con-
cepts and perspectives found in
my own Rasik tradition of India,
as well as with those of other in-
digenous traditions.
Commonly, shamanic prac-
tices and special abilities are
gained through many years of
training, including specialized
healing practices. The Shaman
often "journeys" into other
realms to acquire Knowledge
for healing members of their
community. This knowledge is
sometimes gained from com-
munication with, and enlisting
help from, Celestial Beings. Rit-
ualistic practices are also used
for spiritual advancement and
maturity.
In the Rasik tradi-
tion, one is taught to
embody the secret
ways of the Initiate
(with special prac-
tices, including dis-
ciplines and obser-
vances), on a path
carved by genera-
tions and generations
of S i ddha s (fu lly-
accomplished, per-
fected saints) who have trans-
versed it to completion. A sin-
cere sadhu practitioner actually
gets assistance from the Spiritual
Realms through these very ac-
complished Siddhas, both those
living in the present, as well as
those who lived hundreds and
even thousands of years ago!
Some Shamanic traditions
use the mystical and usually se-
cret practice of cultivating a
"Double." The Double is an
"energy body" used to explore
other realms of reality. In some
traditions, the Double or Energy
Body is a gift through Initiation.
Thereafter, through a committed,
daily fulfillment of specific dis-
ciplines, there is a continued co-
creation of such a body so it can
be actualized and made ready
for conscious use.
Similarly, by living and pur-
suing a specialized, commit-
ted meditation practice, Eastern
Rasik yogis attain direct, loving
exchanges with God, which led
to further "traveling to" or "en-
tering into" the Pure Spiritual
realm of Source God. How is
this accomplished? Through a
spiritual body!
Gifted to the practitioner
through Initiation by the Spiri-
tual Master (Empowered Guru),
and co-created and developed
by the practitioner's focused
and devoted spiritual practices,
the "spiritual body" is developed
and used for the practitioner's di-
rect experience and realization.
Love of the Earth and com-
municating with the wisdom
inherent in the Land makes the
Land Holy and Sacred in most
Indigenous Tradi-
tions. Love of Earth
creates a communal
alignment, an "up-
lifting" and integrity
that nurtures whole-
ness within the tribe,
as well as the indi-
vidual.
Also of great im-
portance is the per-
petual evolution of
the abilities of the Shaman, along
with the general populace. This
is embraced as a key factor in
the evolution of our species,
other species, and the Planet
as a whole. This includes inter-
action with the astral realms,
spiritual realms, spiritual illumi-
nation and whole-being transfor-
mation.
Most indigenous tribes in the
world have traditions that in-
volve a reciprocal, caring rela-
tionship with the Earth and with
their immediate environment.
Most live in such a way as to
leave the smallest carbon foot-
print possible. This way of "Be-
ing" extends to their respectful
interaction with each other, and
fosters a natural honesty within
themselves.
The Babajis I lived with dur-
ing the 70's and 80's, in specific
Holy Places of India and Nepal,
as well as many other Sadhus
(Holy Persons) of India, live a life
of extreme simplicity and natu-
ralness, with only the barest of
necessities. The Sadhus of India
live so as to embody Holiness,
and demonstrate compassion to
others, especially their students,
in the form of unasked-for mira-
cles of healing, bliss and comfort
on the path.
Within most Indigenous Tra-
ditions is a strong belief in the
sacredness of specific areas of
the Earth, places that act as por-
tals to other realities and Realms.
There are many such Holy Places
in India that are literal meccas
for Sadhus to live. The Sacred
Holy Places of my Tradition are
places where, thousands of years
ago, Original Source God de-
scended and lived. These Holy
Places have their Original coun-
terparts in God's Pure Spiritual
Realm, beyond this world.
In such Holy Places, God
can still be seen and interacted
with on a personal level. Here,
advanced practitioners can
see manifestations and expres-
sions of God; internally, while
absorbed in deep, meditative,
Samadhi states of spiritual ec-
stasy; and at times externally,
while sitting or walking in the
area, just as you and I would see
each other when passing on the
sidewalk.
Most of us are drawn to mys-
tical experience and the magic
it invokes. Shamanism is the
mystical side of many sacred
Indigenous traditions involving
the performance of special prac-
tices that lead to the acquisition
of great power, abilities and un-
derstanding; "miracles" of vari-
ous sorts, and the offering of a
special, secret vehicle to access
the inconceivable "experience-
of-all experiences."
The Rasik Tradition offers sim-
ilar training and experience, but
seeks to empower those deeply
interested in participating, to
gain the ultimate residence and
loving intimacy with original
source God. For all of this, we
say: Enter Here. ~ Namaste
Jagadish, founder of Sacred Ecolo-
gy 33, a spiritual ecological non prof-
it, is an empowered lineage holder of
a rare and sacred Rasik Tradition of In-
dia. blessed with the gift of profound
healing, he offers public and private
sessions. Jagadish uses sacred energy
healing and transmission to assist in
clearing and rebalancing an individ-
ual's psycho-physical field of body,
mind and soul. he clears karmic en-
ergy accumulated from past/current
lives as well as conducting ances-
tral healing and distance emergency
healing. To learn more about Jagadish
and his free events, visit Jagadish.org
events page, or call (877) 838-1133
for more information.
Indigenous Traditions
Living in Harmony with Nature and God
by Jagadish Dass
Hank...
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