Most people know about the so-called shamanic practices, when shamans by special exercises included in a State of altered consciousness. In such conditions the subconscious depth disclosed and shaman to travel to other worlds, to remember past lives, communicate with the gods and the spirits. However, such practices existed, not only for the peoples of Siberia and the far North, but also to the Indo-Europeans.
So, in the Norse Ynglinga saga "that One" could change its guise. Then his body lay, though he slept or died, and at that time it was a bird or beast, fish or snake and in an instant, flying in distant countries for their business or for other people. " Scandinavians also was known for a special kind of magic, called "sid" (seidr). They were engaged in typically female sorceress-vël′vy (the word "vël′va" is cognate with the English "Magus"). During seida formed TRANS using monotonous singing and resided in this State for a long time (often many hours in a row). Seid was to control the forces of nature (evoke storms, rain, etc.) or predicting the future. Parallel with the Asian shamanism (trance state practice) is obvious.
In this article we will talk about spiritual and mystical practices of our ancestors-Slavs. The Slavs have (and many other peoples-for example, from the same Germanic) was widespread rite of walking barefoot on glowing coals. Before the rite participants introduce themselves in a particular State of trance (sometimes uses a tambourine, singing, etc.) and because of this move on coals, not burning. Nowadays, many followers of the native faith are still ognehoždeniem. This is done usually on holidays (autumnal Equinox day (Radogoŝ′), in the day of God Perun, Kupala, etc.).
The common name of mystical practices are rejoicing. They are known from the ancient times and after the Slavs of the Christianization of RUS ' that tradition completely destroy failed.
One of the simplest rejoicing-"koloslava". This Slavic equivalent of Hindu mantras. Koloslava is a short performed any of the Gods, for example: "Sva Perune Dari force" or: "Goy ECE Veles Veles, ECE Goy," repeatedly propevaemoe the same motif. Gradually the speed increases, the singing koloslava comes to a climax, but after singing a few times, but slow. Most often the koloslavu singing group, sometimes in dance, but you can do it alone. Variation of koloslavy-"flailing". During verčeniâ people revolves around its axis and sings simultaneously performed. During the chanting person enters into a special "voshiŝënnoe" (the ancient meaning of the word "admire"-"once"), altered state of consciousness, in which helps to share Power with the universe is part of the radeûŝego Force goes to God, which he praises, but instead, the man also gets power.
Another pretty simple but strict radenie-dyšanie on fire. It is a purifying practice. After rapid fire breathing concentrated within a few minutes, people can keep a hand in flame some time and will not obžigat′sâ.
Many Slavic rejoicing associated with shamanism. In addition to shamanistic practices are meditation techniques, practices, aimed at uncovering the chakras and others.