‘A Scientific-Shamanic Approach to Religion’ within the Series ‘The Shamanic Quest’ is a quite original essay that I wrote first in French and in a state of meditation. It is my intuition speaking.The essay basically says that talking about religion is an impossible quest for on the mere verbal level, sharing spiritual insights is not possible because verbal language lacks the words we can share in order to share the experience behind the words.But even when two people experience the same miracle or other mind-opening spiritual experience, they will experience it differently.However, it is well possible to share spiritually by non-verbal togetherness … such as two saints sitting together for one hour …The essay is structured in these chapters:—The Unique Self—The Secret and the Real—Body and Soul—Desire and Morality—Approaching the Divine?
The Shamanic Quest
By Peter Fritz Walter
The Unique Self
The Secret and the Real
Body and Soul
Desire and Morality
Approaching the Divine?
In the present essay, I will present a somewhat
uncanny approach to religion. It is scientific because
it proceeds empirically and without any preliminary
assumptions. What I am going to show is that there
is a way to our inner resources that is accessible to
each and everybody. To get there, no casebook is
needed, no classes need to be attended, and no li-
brary needs to be researched. All that is to know is
contained, in form of holographic patterns, within
the unique Self. It is a shamanic quest.
If then the unique Self is the guide, as for exam-
ple Ramana Maharshi affirmed it, I don’t know why
anybody should spend their money on expensive
workshops for healing and self-transformation? Most
of those books only repeat verities that you possess,
literally, within yourself.
After all, a guru can only speak about his or her
own experience, but yours will be different, for sure.
You can never do what the guru did, simply because
your action is a different one, because you are a dif-
ferent person. Thus, how can you think a guru can
be of help to you, given that the guru can only speak
for his own spiritual pathway, not yours?
Why should you not ask your inner guide, the
unique self? This is what I am going to write about in
this essay that is dedicated to all those who run
around in the world searching for what they will
never find—because they never lost it, and all their
outside search will not help them to see the treasure
they bear inside!
Now, how to access this inner realm, how to
communicate with it? Is it at all possible to commu-
nicate it, or is religion bound to remain ultimately an
intimate experience that cannot be shared?
I do not give an answer to this question here,
and for good reason, as o