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Spirit Hacking

Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World

By Shaman Durek
13-minute read
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Spirit Hacking by Shaman Durek

Spirit Hacking (2019) provides a beginner’s guide to shamanism. These blinks outline the core beliefs of this spiritual practice and describe simple techniques for integrating shamanism into your life.

  • People seeking a new path in life
  • New Age enthusiasts looking for a fresh angle
  • Anyone feeling burdened by stress

Shaman Durek is a sixth-generation shaman and best-selling author. Durek’s work has been featured in publications including Elle and Marie Claire magazines, and his teachings have influenced leading public figures such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Nina Dobrev.

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Spirit Hacking

Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World

By Shaman Durek
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Spirit Hacking (2019) provides a beginner’s guide to shamanism. These blinks outline the core beliefs of this spiritual practice and describe simple techniques for integrating shamanism into your life.

Key idea 1 of 8

The matrix funnels you along the pipeline of a mediocre existence.

You might assume you know what a good life looks like. Perhaps you think it involves a prestigious education, a well-paying job, and a mortgage on a family home. But is this conventional lifestyle always the path to happiness? Dig a little deeper, and you may see that you’ve been brainwashed into believing it is.

This may sound disturbing, but Shaman Durek believes it’s the truth. For your entire life, you’ve been tricked into wanting these things by a system Durek calls the matrix. The matrix is a set of rules and regulations that invisibly governs our lives. Despite its influence over us, few of us ever question it.

The key message here is: The matrix funnels you along the pipeline of a mediocre existence. 

The matrix keeps us on a straight and narrow path from school, to college, to the office, to the grave. But the matrix doesn’t just keep us moving predictably forward. It keeps us in boxes, too – boxes with labels like race, gender, and religious beliefs.

The matrix tells us we should all stay in our own boxes with people who are just like us. That means never climbing out and exploring the rich variety inherent in humanity and all the different choices that the world has to offer.

Disturbingly, the matrix keeps us on this dull treadmill of existence by drugging us. It drugs us with junk food that makes us sick and pills that make us forget our pain. Deep down, most of us are unsatisfied in the matrix’s daily rat race. We yearn for a satisfaction that we just can’t get from bad food, alcohol, or caffeine.

So why haven’t we destroyed the matrix and started living better, freer lives? Because, unfortunately, the matrix is powerful. It’s an instrument of the darkness.

According to Shaman Durek, the darkness contains everything in the universe that isn’t aligned with love. The darkness surrounds human beings and creates conflict and isolation. It makes us see everything in black and white. We start thinking of things as either good or bad, with nothing in between. We even think of people as being good or bad – and when that happens, war and suffering usually follow. Instead of coming together to dismantle the matrix, we fight each other. 

But we can escape the matrix. In the following blinks, we’ll explore shamanism and find out how we can free ourselves.

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