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Mircea Eliade - On rebirth

Identifier

006566

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Mircea Eliade – Shamanism Archaic techniques of ecstasy

The initiation of candidates follows the general pattern of all shamanic initiations.  It includes revelation of the mysteries …………. The death and resurrection of the candidate, and the insertion into his body of a large number of migis – which is strangely reminiscent of the ‘magical stones’  with which the apprentice magician’s body is stuffed in Australia and elsewhere……………

The second initiation takes place at least a year after the first.  The initiate’s magical power is now increased by the large number of migis with which his body is stuffed, especially about the joints and heart.  With the third initiation, the mide obtains power enough to become a full jes’sakkid, that is, he is able to perform all the various shamanic ‘juggleries’ and especially he is now officially a master of healing.  The fourth initiation introduces still more migis into his body

The source of the experience

Mysteries, the

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Crystal
Jewels
Stone

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

References