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SHAMANIC PERSONAL POWER FROM AFRICAN DRUMS

by Dr. Joseph A. Bailey II, MD., FACS on 4th-August-2017

Our African Ancestors were certain their Spirit and Matter Powers and being born with all they needed to have a thriving “ME/WE” life came from their shared Inner World. Whereas they said a human’s Physical Needs are for (Human Nature) Survival (e.g. food, water) and Wants are what people desire, Needy Wants are what it takes for ones Private Selfhood Spirituality to thrive in a happy state of well-being. Thriving implies taking charge and control of ones own Selfhood, of all one does, and every significant situation one is in. That is the way to develop healthy Mental, Physical, Spiritual, and Social Needy Wants + “Enough Materially” for Creature Comforts + “ME/WE” benefits focused on “Lifting others while Climbing.” Together, these are ones Real Self Traits and Characteristics. Ancient Africans knew that False Self people who chose to ignore their Inner World and gather Personal Power from the External World can never be happy. Although greedily grabbing for the illusion of riches “by any means necessary”, they never can have enough; are forever disappointed in not being “the Winner”; and are constantly on guard in hopes of not losing their ill-gotten gains. How one learns to be ones Real Self is to enter into the infinity (boundlessness) of ones Inner World. As a boy, I was a gardener for 10 years—supplying food not only for my family but also for elderly neighbors. Routinely, I would take off my shoes and socks so as to wiggle my toes in the dirt. Early on, it just so happened that I serendipitously (i.e. by lucky discoveries) entered a deep part of my inner world—a harmonious place that gave me a sense of profound Peace and which Ancient Africans called Hetep. The way this came about when humans first appeared on Earth 200,000 years ago was by the Bantu (or Ba-Twa short-statured people). Rock Art conveys that they provided the root and framework of today’s Essences for Africology Human Ideals by means of absorbing ways for their living out of Processes of Nature.

Particularly in the spotlight were the brilliant Primitive (i.e. the first humans) African Shaman (‘he who knows’) as priest, medicine man, prophet, healer, Seer, and Magicians, by being intermediary between humans and the Spirit-World. By contrast, “Sensitives” and Mediums are artificially developed. Shaman arose among people in the “hunting-and-gathering’’ stages of Africans’ early development. Their main objective was to find the visionary relationship to the world (which changes as the dynamic part of the world changes) and to attain guidance and knowledge from Un-Seeable forces. To this end, Shaman cultivated their Life-Force (Spiritual Power called Ra, by the Kamitians; Kundalini by the Blacks of India; Shehinah, by the Black Canaanites; Eros, by the Greeks; and Libido by Europeans) in order to raise their Consciousness to the higher parts of their Spirits. Primitive African Shaman enhanced their natural abilities to do this by means of Visions and Dreams; by metal rattlers and other instruments with special shapes; by rituals while in appropriate dress at Festivities; by intense Pleasure, as from deliberately induced Orgasms; by the heavy use of Music; by using various sacred herbs and medications drawn from Nature to enter a state of altered consciousness; and especially by Drum beats, which they considered to be a symbol of Primordial Sound. So, when these aroused their Life-Force into an ecstatic trance, it manifested as psychic phenomena—e.g. powers of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Psychic Healing, Ifa-type divination used to elicit the hidden truth (Bynum, African Unconscious p226), and the ability to project their Spirits to remote distances. Shaman supposedly could be transported to the abode of the dead who enabled them to remove disease from the bodies of the living as well as be Psychopomps (escorts of Souls of the dead to the Other World).

Each Shaman had different experiences derived from the Inner World: Credo Mutwa of South Africa described the ancient “chain”connecting worlds between each other; others perfected “Soul Loss” retrieval–i.e. to enter the Spirit World, capture the wandering Soul, and restore it (Bynum, Dark/Light Consciousness p131, 59); most witnessed geometric Form-Constants—supposed Inner World’s outward Embodiments of the Eternal. By containing Messages of the Creative Will, perhaps Form-Constants possessed life potentialities to act + being backgrounds for African Sages’ Sacred Geometrical Forms serving as profound heavenly Revelation patterns. For millennia, African Shaman and North American Indians have had marked similarities. jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com

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