Monday, July 7
The shaman uses his senses to learn about those he helps. For this reason, he must live at the periphery of society. Otherwise, his body would adapt to the unrelenting noise of humanity, becoming numb.
As he enters his trance, his external senses are bypassed, and his information is then gleaned from a non sensory realm. Transcendence of the senses must be differentiated from numbness.