Ritual Postures, Ritual body Postures, Ancient Ritual Postures

Additional Benefits of Ecstatic States

The first clear evidence of people  entering ecstatic states begins around 36,000 years ago. Ecstatic States are ordinary, human physiological experiences, natural to human functioning, entered into by rattling, drumming and ritual, that:

  • Enhance communication
  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Inspire ecstatic feelings of oneness with other people, nature, the universe, and God
  • Alter perception and consciousness in alignment with your intentions
  • Awaken creativity
  • Aid in memory and concentration
  • Focus the mind in the present
  • Have positive immune system responses
  • Create group cohesion
  • Foster emotional processing
  • Support peace of mind, feelings of  comfort, and release of anxiety
  • Reduce feelings of isolation

Modern research and field work studies have led to a gradual reintroducion of these ancient practices for our time.  Ecstatic states are now being used for:

  • healing
  • alcohol & drug misuse
  • repairing psychic brokenness
  • the creation of rituals
  • alternative therapies to Western medical practices
  • relief of anxiety
  • healthy psychological functioning