That’s part of what makes the work of Cuyamungue Institute so interesting — we too are explorers into this realm, using a method for direct experience, one first employed by ancient cultures the world over.
This quest became the life’s work of CI’s founder, anthropologist Dr. She deduced that some of the art made by pre-agricultural societies represented simple sitting and standing postures that served to focus and enhance altered states of consciousness (ASC) which were induced by a surprisingly simple ritual induction centered on “sonic driving.” It seems our ancient ancestors were well versed in how to naturally and easily induce an inherent physiological shift to support these expanded states of consciousness that allowed them to commune with an intelligent, sentient cosmos. Goodman traced this shamanic wisdom tradition’s foundation to the earliest human cultures — some of the most powerful ritual postures are found in the painted caves of Europe. Goodman explained: “This method is based on my discovery that certain works of non-western art – such as figurines and rock paintings – are not just simply expressions of creativity, but in fact are ritual instructions.” When we follow these “ritual instructions” and hold the postures we achieve a bodily induced shifting of consciousness; a trance experience.
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