Shamanism is a discipline and art to connect with the inner realms, where different levels of consciousness can be experienced and worked with. Working with Spirit and energy gives the opportunity of more effective ways of healing. Healing, in this context, means bringing wholeness by inviting disintegration back into the integrated level of the original design.
Several spiritual traditions and indigenous cultures have protected and stewarded these precious knowledge and art.
The Western world of science has now started opening up to these other levels of reality. The psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, was one of the pioneering scientists who courageously explored the subconscious areas of the human psyche. These give us access to collective archetypal forces that can be applied for healthy living. The science of quantum mechanics proved that there is a connection between the world of consciousness and matter. Quantum physics has proven that the observer influences the observed entity.