I wouldn't call myself a definate shaman, although I am slowly beginning to meditate more often and am imagining places/scenery whilst doing so.
Greetings to all anyhow
A scientist, Michael Persinger, has created a helmet device which simulates the feeling of enlightenment, just by subjecting the brain to various magnetic waves. It has also been known to cause visions of things such as spirits etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_helmet
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/20 ... rain.shtml
Do you have a view on this? It's very interesting, I really don't have much of a good idea; obviously these visions are happening in an altered state of consciousness, and perhaps these 'illusions' as they are described are just as real as our normal reality, but require different interpretation.
Personally I think that maybe when we have a 'desire' to see a loved one or a certain spirit, then they come to us, athough this is only being speculative.
Anyhow, I'm just doing a bit of research and I think it'd be really interesting to know people's views.
Kind Regards and Blessings
Alex MacAoidh Pentecost