A dramatic way to become a shaman is to be struck by lightning and survive. "The Greeks believed a person struck by lightning was in possession of magical powers, and in tribal cultures throughout the world lightning shamans are venerated and feared as mighty shamans," notes Holger Kalweit, a German scholar who recounts several case histories of lightning shamans who manifested superhuman powers given to them by the "Thunder Beings." " Daniel Pinchbeck http://www.breakingopenthehead.com/what_is_shaminism.htm
The lightning represents an "enlightenment" or "illumination" that is intense, and if you think how long it takes meditators to reach enlightenment, by safe, easy stages, then look how far the "man in the street" has to go, in what will probably be quite a short time, you can see where I'm coming from. Also in the symbolism is the inference of a phenomenon with electro-magnetic side effects that might act as a trigger - such as a galactic cloud of magnetised plasma (Dmitriev); plasma discharge effects from an incoming planet X (McCanney); or the hypernova of Eta Carinae (Smelyakov.) Lighning is a form of high-energy plasma, and Philip K Dick said, "a bio-plasmic orgone-like energy entered me". He called it a "plasmate" - a form of living information.
2012: Dire Gnosis
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