Shamanism is the official religion of Mongolia, and as such, would be the oldest religion in the world, but it was taught to me by master shaman Bonnie Serratore as a healing system. Nearly ALL ancient native cultures worldwide have had shamans as their spiritual leaders and as Spirit healers. Native plants are consumed worldwide as an integral part of this ancient religion, often to accelerate access to the entire Spirit World and the three different dimensions of reality. They can use these plants to find their Animal Spirit Helpers and talk directly to Plant Spirits.
Six of these sacred plants are currently illegal in the USA. The shaman's use of sacred plants predates the very existence of the good ol' USA by many millennia. These plants are an integral part of my religion and I have a God-given right to use them, in spite of human's "laws."
Most forms of shamanism worldwide have three basic healing tenets:
Core emotional healing, entity removal, and soul retrieval.
Core Emotional Healing: Healers who can read energy can sometimes see the emotional body, where all our wounding is held. We acquire energetic templates from these wounds that often make us sick and run our lives unconsciously. Shamans work to expose these wounds and heal them by revisiting the original pain. It must be FELT to be neutralized. Once the many layers of the onion of pain are peeled back, only love remains. Life patterns change and improve. Disease disappears. (With the sudden recognition that my buried emotions caused disease, I have since not had even so much as a cold in over seven years. I now always FEEL my uncomfortable emotions, especially fear. Men typically bury their fear, but feel their anger. Women do the opposite.)
NOTE: Most disease is caused by buried, rejected, unfelt emotions!!!
Entity Removal: We all have entities within our current human bodies, sometimes thousands of them. They can be human souls that did not cross over at death (aka ghosts) including dead relatives, or, they can be evil creatures from the underworld such as demons and dragons, or, they may be alien creatures from other worlds in our current universe. They all cause problems in our lives and in our bodies, they can cause disease, they can replace our thoughts, and influence our emotions. We are much healthier with entities removed. They come in during unconsciousness due to drugs or passing out. Hospitals are notorious for hundreds of entities lurking about, as are prisons. A recent visit to Alcatraz with a fellow psychic revealed hundreds of evil entities still lurking in the cells. Entities rob us of our free will. They may want us to do drugs or molest children. We once removed a dead Catholic priest who was a pedophile in life, but was afraid of going to hell, so he never crossed over. His ghost still wanted the experience of being a pedophile in a host human body. A very bad influence to have inside your head and human body.
Soul Retrieval: Pieces of our outer soul can be stolen by a variety of creatures, including demons, aliens and even other humans. The shaman's soul leaves his/her body to travel out into the various worlds to retrieve these pieces of lost and stolen soul. Aliens had some pieces of my soul, and so did my ex-wife! The relevant aliens were bartered with, but the ex had to be overpowered by the shaman who was healing me to bring my soul pieces home to me. Afterwards, I felt so much more whole.
Unlike some forms of witchcraft, which can use demons as allies, the shaman is taught how to fight, remove and destroy demons. I know a master shaman who uses his paid vacation time to fly into massacre sites to clean up the energy, like Bosnia and Africa. He crosses over the many lost Spirits or ghosts back to Home, he kills the lurking demons, and he closes off the portals to the underworld that are the wormholes to our world from the underworld. He refuses to be identified, but his unique work is legendary in some shaman circles. I met him when he hosted one of Bonnie's three day shaman trainings. We spent the evening talking about sex and God with a roomful of fellow shaman, and watching an old cultist movie about demons.