SHAMANIC TRANCE STATES Continued:
On the previous page, in the last sentence of the quote by John Bearwalker, referring to a Shaman's ability to fly, reads in part "...until, in the Deep Trance, they look and feel as though they are taking place in physical reality" with the emphasis on "look" and "feel." If you follow the Shamanic Journey as outlined in Zen, the Buddha, and Shamanism there is a relatively interesting tid-bit left unmentioned that is highly related. And that is when the Wanderling awakened the next morning in the trees there was actual in-reality beach sand gripped in the palm of his hand, yet the spot he was found was at least seven miles inland from any sandy beach and several thousand feet up the mountain. However, the night before sand was scooped on a pass over Lime Cay during the journey. Such a phenomenon, that is, having something physical in your possession following a similar experience, is termed Apportation IF the experience did NOT transpire on the conventional plane as the Wanderling's seems to have done. For a definition of Apportation and one person's attempt to explain a like phenomenon as it transpired with her, see The White Stone. In the realm of things Zen, visit Do You Think Flying in the Sky Is Magical? by Venerable Master Hsing Yun.
Please consider visiting Vayu Gaman Siddhi as well as how any or all of it relates to the Wanderling specifically see Codex Atlanticus and THE WORD OBEAH: What Does It Mean? See also AUSHADHIS: Awakening and the Power of Siddhis Through Herbs.
Ellie Crystal in the Shamanism page listed below writes:
"Shamanic Flight, is in most instances NOT an experience of an inner imaginary landscape, but IS the shamans's flight beyond the limitations of the physical body."
That is to say, NOT "a look and feel," but actually taking place.
THE ZEN MAN FLIES
Some time ago twenty-two western Buddhist teachers met with His Holiness The Dalai Lama to discuss a variety of Buddhist realted issues.
The conference was organized by Lama Surya Das, a native of New York who is now a teacher in the Tibetan Nyingmapa tradition. Each of the teachers had practiced for at least a dozen years in either Japanese or Korean Zen, the four major Tibetan schools, Thai or Sri Lankan Buddhism, or the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, a Western school based on Great Britain. There were laypeople, monks and nuns, psychologists, scholars, essayist, translators; some had meditated in caves, others had Western doctorates. Most were actively teaching Buddhist meditation, not only in the West, but in Asia, Russia, and countries like South Africa and Brazil.
In response to questions on psychic powers such as flying His Holiness concluded, "As far as I know, ZERO LAMAS today can do that. SOME MEDITATORS living in caves around Dharamsala ARE HIGHLY REALIZED and possibly capable of such attainments."(source)
DID THE WANDERLING FLY?
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