Hometown: Mitchell, South Dakota
January 19, 2012
Well, I did mine. In 2005 I was a very successful businessman in Tucson, Az living in a multimillion dollar home, drive an expensive vehicle, homes in Mexico on the beach, married to a good wife, etc. By 2007 I had an advancing brain tumor, on the edge of bankruptcy, and lost my wife. My soul was no longer happy living that supposedly successful life. It want more or it wanted out. So I traveled to Peru to find a miracle cure or an exotic place to die. Actually I got both. After a week of intense shamanic healing in a riverside jungle lodge in the Amazon, I was ready for my big healing ceremony. At that ceremony I actually fell over dead, heart stopping. Into the light and over to the other side or what scientists call non ordinary reality. Met with relatives and ancestors and after two weeks subjective, I decided to come back on the promise of the possibility of "True Love" and the "Ability to make a big difference in the world. This jump started scientific shamanism.
They are one and the same. According to anthropologists mankind's first use of culture was sometimes before 77,000 years ago at the very time shamanism started. Shamanism simply stated is the ability to access this dream world, which we do every night. The mechanism is fairly well understood by science and it is because our brain produces N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) along with a hormone to make it go away as we come out of REM sleep. Here science and shamanic practitioners agree. There are two realms; one is physical or detuned energy, and the other is energy or the quantum field, dream world, or non ordinary reality. The two fields are directly interrelated and overlap with NOR being many times bigger than OR or physical reality. It wasn't until fairly recently that those of us in the rational scientific Western World made this connection through quantum physics. Scientific shamanism is a methodology to study these intertwined realms or realities as well as map NOR.
One ancient practice states that we are all involved in both the spirit and physical realms together with those that can go back across the barrier at will. That is moving from the physical to the energetic or spiritual realm. A shaman can do this. Others that are supposed to be able to do this are strong spirits, guides, and teachers. Our ancestors broke these spirits into many different categories, but one of the more common divisions are from my ancestors, the Lakotas. Here we are asked to determine our spiritual family, clans, and tribes. Fine, even if it is a game and we may be able to get much metaphoric significance from it and perhaps even an understanding of why things have and do happen to us in a certain way, why we are attracted to certain circumstances, people, and places. Many people believe in the horiscope of the stars. But there is also spiritual DNA, so I am of the family of the Great Mother Fangcat, the clan of the Wolves, and the tribe of the Dragons.
How would I know that? I have a degree in Transpersonal Psychology and studied with Dr. Stanly Grof as well as a minor in what we are now calling quantum physics. Amazingly they both fit quite well with the shamanic version of our cosmos. I explore this in my book on the subject and we will look at it in our classes together.
My primary goal here is to teach and learn from each other for many with no college degrees are advanced in spiritual understandings. The first task we will undertake here is to determine a methodology to "Map Non Ordinary Reality." In other words we shall attempt to do a spiritual GPS of the other side. To do this it is relatively easy to go back and forth between the realities as I have shown thousands of students the very simple techniques I learned from masters down in Peru and from the Non Ordinary Realities. Wanna learn more? Attend our classes.
Hello, I am Samuel Wisechild Breidenbach and am a Scientific Shaman. What does that mean? That is what we will all find out together. Shamanism is an ancient technology developed as an art.By applying science to it we move it into the 21st Century.
Those who haven't experienced it should come to a meetup even one and see the wonderful things we are rediscovering with the joining of ancient wisdom and modern science.