The participant during a Sacred Ceremony experiences which are life-augmenting, transformational and healing. Often they are of the nature of the Divine, and involve meeting Divine Beings, ‘Entities’, and or the Supreme Source of ‘All’.
The participants in Sacred Ceremonies often witness scenes akin those described in the book of Ezekiel (Ch. 1 and 10), the book of Isaiah (ch. 6), and the Apocalypse of St. John, where participants encounter realms full of ‘Light’ which emanate great bounty and bliss. There often may also be chariots, horses, ring of animals, expanding sky, opening of the heavens, heavenly gold mountains, elaborate and magnificent temples, where ‘Heavenly Beings’ appear.
There are often scenes which have been described to be in ‘heavens’, which include enchanted gardens and orchards, fountains and brooks, angels and other benevolent beings.
Encountering the Divine
The Indigenous people say that the Holy Medicine enables them to see “God”. The experience is also described as ‘encountering the Divine’, ‘being in presence of God’, or as Jewish say ‘being under the wings of Shekhina‘.
Experiencing the ‘Divine’ is one of the highest attainment from a Sacred Ceremony. Individuals can ‘Directly Experience’ the truth about the Divine. This changes the individual by enabling them to see the ‘Truth’ and ‘Reality’ about ‘life’. Thereafter, the Divine guides the individual in their lives.
- Beyer S. V., 2009, Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon, University of New Mexico Press, USA.