6.9 – THE SHAMANS (2.28.14)


Tepoztlán, Mexico. October 2011. Here, just 50 miles from Mexico City, shamans from all over North and South America gather to commemorate the region’s long tradition of shamanic healing. Throughout the three-day celebration, these modern-day medicine men engage in sacred dances, rhythmic chanting, and drumming all methods that shamans use to connect with other realms. But why? Do these practices really effect a change within the shamans that allows them to communicate with beings that are otherwise beyond our perception?

“We see this rapid, very steady rhythm on the drum as being a central tool in shamans being able to open up the doors of the mind, giving voice to the unseen realms of the cosmos.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Is it merely coincidence that shamans all over the world share the belief that by repeating certain rhythmic movements and sounds they can communicate with other realms? Or might this ancient practice produce a real physiological change in the shamans themselves?

“There’s a neurological explanation for this. One of the ways that we can alter our consciousness is through rhythmic movement. So, throughout the world you see many traditions in which people communicate with the gods by spinning, by dancing, by doing something rhythmic.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

At the University of California in San Francisco, neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley is performing experiments using 3-D gaming technology that actually track how drumming effects the human brain. Participants wear virtual reality goggles, and experience both visual and auditory rhythms.

“We feel that if we have a participant learn how to entrain with different rhythms through game mechanics, we can strengthen the rhythms of the brain and lead to better performance, better cognition, better memory, better attention. And so we’re recording, in real time, what’s going on in her brain. You can have a rhythm going on that you’re listening to, and your brain has its own natural rhythms. The entrainment would be that they become locked in time such that they follow each other. We’re sort of at, like, the gateway of this frontier now.”

– Adam Gazzaley, MD, Ph.D.
(Dir., Neuroscience Image Ctr, UCSF)

Could rhythm and repetition hold the key to discovering untapped potential within the human brain? Might shamans have been aware of this connection for thousands of years? And is the practice of entering a trance state still used to access this power in other spiritual ceremonies across the world? Pentecostal faith healers incorporate music that mirrors the rhythm of the heart. Hypnosis is often achieved through the use of a pendulum. Priests performing exorcisms repeat phrases over and over. Even the Catholic Rosary involves repeating a sequence of prayers counted out on a string of beads to communicate with Almighty God.

“It seems possible that the shamans must have understood something about the brain that we’re only rediscovering today and how the drum in particular can affect the brain.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“It’s the brain who works different with the shamans than with normal people. I always suggested look at our brain like a gigantic hole with big machines in there. Some of the machines are running, and others are dead. Now with the shamans, some of the machines are running which, in other brains, they are not working. That makes a difference between the brain of a shaman and the normal, average people.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

Have shamans discovered the means to communicating with extraterrestrials within the human brain? And does this suggest that similar powers might exist within all of humanity powers that we have yet to fully realize?

“As we settle into the be connected with what we used to know, what we can know again, and how unlimited we are as human beings, is something that we’re all seeking. And it is through the power of shamanism, it is with the help of these intermediaries, that we can begin to experience this again.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

“The shamans were always bringing advanced knowledge and leading humanity forward. They represented healing, and they represented expansion of our consciousness.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“If these shamans are really in contact with some kind of extraterrestrial gods, then we can see how these E.T.’s have been purposely guiding us throughout our history. In many ways they created us. And even today, they are still manipulating and guiding us into the future.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Did shamans really communicate with otherworldly beings in the distant past? Is it possible that through these spiritual mediators, extraterrestrials were able to influence mankind? And might such celestial command continue even today? Perhaps one day we will realize that the key to contact with our alien ancestors does not lie in technology that propels us to the stars but in rediscovering abilities that already exist deep within ourselves.


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