Animists are strong in spirit

Discussion in 'Religion & Philosophy' started by Interaktive, Sep 8, 2023.

  1. Interaktive

    Interaktive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Animists are strong in spirit
    gods do not exist
    do you agree
    soul and spirits exist
     
  2. An Taibhse

    An Taibhse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    7,271
    Likes Received:
    4,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I lived for a year among the Guahibo Indians along the Orinoco River ( tributary of the Amazon Eiver) in southern Venezuela, eastern Columbia. The Guahibo likely have lived the same way as their ancestors stretching back thousands of years? They believed they lived in a jungle filled with spirits.
    I was given a tour of the spirit world after ingesting Banisteriopsis ( chemically identical to DMT, administered by the village Shaman. given the Hallucinations I experienced while being guided by the shaman in the Jungle, it was easy to see how their beliefs were maintained… the Jungle was alive for anyone to see, you just needed a guide and a Bit of a hallucinogenic to see and experience the forest spirits., there were a lot of them inhabiting Plants, trees, and even the river. Anger one of the spirits and bad things happen. Of course the Shaman was always about to reinforce beliefs and inflate his importance. A child gets snatched by a cayman and the reason was someone pissed off Ishu, the River spirit. That required that the Shaman be paid to mediate with the angry River spirit.
    The Guahibo didn’t pray to their spirits, but did commune with them. Navigating the Jungle and the River safely required observing certain rituals the even the children knew.
     
  3. Interaktive

    Interaktive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,186
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    63
    and Christians have incense
     
  4. An Taibhse

    An Taibhse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    7,271
    Likes Received:
    4,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So did the Guahibo, but the Guahibo had great hallucinogenics.
     
  5. Pieces of Malarkey

    Pieces of Malarkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2022
    Messages:
    2,528
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    So that's what you're taking!

    Explains a lot.
     
  6. An Taibhse

    An Taibhse Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    7,271
    Likes Received:
    4,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Explain what you think that means
     

Share This Page