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Shamanic Encounters

Shamanic Encounters

In his book Spiritwalker, Hank Wesselman described his altered-state journeys observing life first-hand through the mind of a 7-ft. tall forest dweller named Nainoa. In one incident Nainoa goes into a trance/dream state and is summoned to the edge of a clearing. What he encounters is a being standing on two legs that seems to be a cross between a tiger and a human.

Covered with a broken pattern of large spots, "its legs and feet were tigerlike, with enormous claws...One massive forearm rested along the trunk of a tree and terminated in a huge 'hand'...Its head and neck appeared slender and gracile compared to its robust powerful body. The small head bore a face with essentially human features." The beast-man came forward and stared into Nainoa's eyes and he saw a flood of unfamiliar images, where the boundaries were dissolving.

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