We all recognize that spiritual loneliness is not easy. When we start out first, many of us search frantically for validation of our visions.
We trawl through the testimonies, teachings and experiences in the various books, newsletters, articles and 'yes' internet sites, looking for something that makes sense of it all. If we find it - all is well and good. However, if we do not, we start to deny and dismiss our experiences, getting ourselves into that disappointed, downward looking, doubting frame of mind.
This reaction on our part is unfortunate, because the hard cold fact is that most of our most personal shamanic experiences will remain forever unique to ourselves, with not even the slightest possibility of our communicating them to others in any meaningful intelligible way.
The best means by which to judge a shamanic experience lies not in it's similarity to that of another, but in the ancients' own time honoured method of judging such things - where judgement is based solely on results. Down the ages in the various traditional healing practices results always spoke for themselves, and they still do.