JUST KIDDING. CALM DOWN I WAS KIDDING ABOUT THE BS.
Shamanism is pretty cool. I don\'t agree with it but because its kinda dark in my opinion
that makes it all the more intereseting.
If you actually learn the truth behind what they do. I honestly think its sad, scary and a few other various words but that is my own opinion.
The whole Hu Pli deal is actually pretty interesting.(or to me it is atleast.)
In short story the shaman goes to another dimension(somewhere not in the realm of earth) to bring back the lost soul. Hence the name Hu Pli (Calling Soul) Correct me if Im wrong. The Gong that is constantly being banged is so that the shaman can find his way back.
However, the way the funerals proceed is something else. What I have learned is that in long story short, The singer( Have no idea what he is called) sings a 3 hour song that sends the dead soul to another place. What that place is however is varied among different people. To meet with their "Ancestors".
* The drum that is banged is to help guide the soul to wherever it is going.
***FROM THIS POINT IS JUST SPECULATION.From here down is my opinion stop getting butt hurt. Its no longer what I know but what I think.
I don't know it all, but telling me I'm just wrong without telling me what is right isn't helping.
From my thoughts I, ME, I believe that upon reaching their destination that they are greeted by their ancestors. However I don't actually think its them. Its something more insidious and dark.
Question: If the afterlife differs from Christianity and Shamanism, what is the afterlife for shamans?
Like how Christians believe they either go to heaven or hell, where do shamans go?
People keep pointing it out how its different from each other but in what way?
If the afterlife is suppose to be good. Like almost perfect in tranquility. What would be the reason to appease our ancestors for with gold money and food? I heard that one of the reasons why family members get sick is because one of our ancestors isn't happy with something so in order to get that something they get somebody sick to get our attention. But if, IF the afterlife is suppose to be perfect what need do they have for money and food?
edited on 9/1/2011 11:31:23 PM