Spirituality

Social isolation turns the world inside out… that’s why shamans do it

How unusual it is for us to do nothing.

In the Amazon, intentional isolation continues today in an ascetic practice known as a diet, or dieta in Spanish. This practice is grounded in the animist perspective that plants, animals, and even landscapes possess a spirit. The dieta is a means of entering into an experiential relationship with non-human beings. In the West, we’ve largely lost touch with the subtle sensibility and techniques needed to recognize the natural ‘messengers’ of the world.

Original Article (Kaphi):
Social isolation turns the world inside out. That’s why shamans do it.
Artwork Fair Use: david

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