Pentecost and the Way of the Shaman

Still no new post from me…sorry…I’m gearing up to go to DC this weekend, as I’ve been elected to take part in Bread for the World’s Hunger Justice Leaders Training, a great honor…but speaking of Spirit-filled, I was on a panel of judges for Jesus Manifesto’s Pentecost 2008 (in other words the Jewish/Church Feast Day, not the flavor of Christian spirituality, though the lines were intentionally blurred) writing contest, “Stepping Into The Wind.” Enjoy here our first-place winning piece, “Pentecost and the Way of the Shaman.”

Also: Jason Clark, a Vineyard pastor and Emergent Village guy in the UK, has just weighed in with astute thoughts on revival, Todd Bentley and John Crowder.

The sacred drum stays out of sight, behind skins and blankets until the old woman has need to travel. She lives among the reindeer herdsman of Northern Mongolia. Inside her oortz (a type of teepee), the Mongolian Shaman begins to beat her sacred drum, and chant. These are the vehicles of her travel as she enters a spirit realm on behalf of those who seek her help. Sometime during her spirit travels she enters a trance, the spirits enter her body, and the old woman dances like a child.

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2 Responses to “Pentecost and the Way of the Shaman”


  1. 1 Benjamin Williams June 10, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks, I needed to read that.

  2. 2 Ry July 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Mike,

    This is an interesting post… what we can learn from other practices.

    It made me think of something I came across the other day… have you heard of sun gazing?

    This guy claims that he has been freed from all illnesses and even physical hunger. He doesn’t eat anything anymore because he gets his energy from the sun.

    http://www.solarhealing.com/default.htm

    He isn’t selling anything either. I am intrigued.

    What do you think?


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