Questions in regards to the ancient uses of "magics, spells, potions," Who were the Magus, Shamans, Clerics, Wizards, and Soothesayers?

2022.01.19 01:25 Damnwhiskey Questions in regards to the ancient uses of "magics, spells, potions," Who were the Magus, Shamans, Clerics, Wizards, and Soothesayers?

Hello all, let me preface this by saying I believe there are a lot of known scientific advances that now incorporate and explain most events that have been deemed "magical." I also have studied at length how Christianity since the Roman times have moved to strike down spells and witches and it has been demonized since.
My main thoughts encompass the role of a "Shaman/Magi/Priest", and maybe the underpinnings of the role in a society and how those roles have been demonized and maybe missed from modern society. I think science has brought a lot of insight into psychedelic plants and the positive impact it has on the human spirit. There are a few main subjects I would like to tie in together, and with possible routes it may lead to understanding these shamanistic roles in varying degrees over different epochs of history.
First I would like to mention common medicines from plants/animals/oils and the lack of information regarding the natural remedies of old. I am led to believe most of the drugs we have (over the counter, prescription based) are synthetically produced in most labs, but derive from the elements of regular plants. Common ailments, rashes, sprains, lacerations, broken bones, pain and what not, I would assume to be common in ancient times and I would assume there would be natural, abundant remedies available across most affluent cities for these healers of the mind and body to have access to. Are there any accounts of these tonics/potions/medicines and how effective were the doctors of yore at treating physical ailments.
Secondly, I'd like to bring in the otherworldly aspect to this argument. One that strikes me as most odd at times. Across different regions, at different times, with no communication, many civilizations have written and held these Magi in high regards. They have studied at the most revered learning centers all over. They are known as scholars, as well as advisors to kings and common folk alike. I assume this is almost like getting a doctorate, but there is emphasis placed on a "religious guiding and healing aspect" to most of these titles. Were they also trained in the concepts of warfare? Clearly there is a place for these clerics across all walks of life, that I seem to be missing or misunderstanding from todays times.
My other topic is on the use of drugs, and or psychedelics to possibly bend and shape "seeing" or for lack of a better term, opening up ones third eye or mind. From my understandings of Native American culture shamans would use plants to enter a hallucinagenic state to shape the way tribes would make dig decisions or move forward. Also, to guide others along a journey for self knowing or healing purposes. As we move into a modern scientific understanding of mushrooms and LSD, hearing stories about iahwasca and many old infused wines and tonics, I cant help but feel these were typical trips for many of our ancestors. Many more for those given the roles of shamans or Magi
To kind of wrap up my thoughts, so maybe I can sleep tonight! I can see there not being a need for such people in todays world, as in the job has been split up into those separate professions, (doctor, scientist, priest, therapist.) Perhaps I personally have felt that with technology growing bigger, anxieties, fears, self loathing, etc. The distance between the mind and body are spreading further and further apart. Are we so far out of reach of those old medicines and healing scrolls that if electricity were to cease to exist, how fucked would we be. Should there be a delve into the past for common insight into how these men and women played an integral part of society. I'm all for saying physical magic is bullshit, but in regards to fixing the psyche across different planes and revitalizing the human spirit I think they might have something we haven't studied or have overlooked.
I certainly haven't said it all but I'm going to end it there for risk of becoming too repetitive. I don't even know if this is the right place to ask these questions, but I had to get them out of my head. any insight into the right subreddit to post them in would be super cool if this allowed. I appreciate history and I appreciate you historians who preserve the cultures, texts, languages and traditions of years past. You guys don't get lauded enough.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this.
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2022.01.19 01:25 cpala1 The hut problems

Alrighty. I’m a new manager so i’m still trying to find my place in our store. I work at Pizza Hut for about a year. I recently can back to work after quitting for a couple of a reasons. Now that i’m back there is quite a bit that has changed. Recently we got a new Co-worker. She was a solid worker. Key work: Was. She is now awful. She was ringing up a Large pizza as a personal Pan and then freeing it anyway. She isn’t work appropriate anyway. We had the talk with her. Then today She told me and another co worker , she signed the slip thag allowed her to work over the time for a minor. She didn’t have her mom sign it. She just did it. Then Our first assistant manager has his head up her butt and defends her to no end. Also one of other manager also will defend her. It’s me and some of the cooks that see an issue with her and the rest of them. they’re constantly telling me to go back down but when I do I am constantly overlooked. But to hear that she’s signing the slip for her mom without her knowledge to be able to stay past her time as a minor is a big red flag. when I bring this up though I’m constantly shot down saying that I’m out to get her. it’s to the point where I feel like I’m driving myself crazy being the only manager that seems to have some type of ethics in some type of moral standards. it’s like I’m the one manager that doesn’t have a backbone. but when I do have a backbone I’m just shut down. so if anyone would like to give me advice to become a better manager I would love that and how to address this situation with the coworker. I don’t wanna be the manager that has to yell at people to get phones or to get off their asses because sitting up by our bar. but I feel like at this point I’m being pushed to be the mean manager and I don’t want to be.
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2022.01.19 01:25 major_danger233 Dating someone new after being sexually assaulted by my (M22) then girlfriend (F20)

Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well and I apologise for a long post. I am looking for help to understand my situation and myself better, as I don't see much resources, information for stories from people who were sexually assaulted by their intimate partners as well as navigating dating after that. I am looking to hear your thoughts about how sound my feeling are.

I was sexually assaulted by my then girlfriend in my college dorm. She lives on the same campus. The incident happened after weeks of her emotionally abusing me. Right after the incident, we broke up because I struggled with the trauma and feeling paralysed and threatened by her existence. She was apologetic, but she also began going on a bender after the bender where she hooked up with many people around school after the assault - and I feel wronged by this, though I can't pinpoint exactly what feels wrong (let me know what you think of this). This has resulted in significant trust issues with people in my college dorm, and the feeling that I am constantly not safe.

During the winter break, I began catching up with old friends, and one of them was a friend who I had a deep trust and communication with for about 2 years. I genuinely enjoyed my conversations with her, and was also able to share with her the details of the assault. She listened to me and encouraged me to sign up for therapy, which I have. I felt listened to, trusted and respected - qualities my ex did not give me. After 3 weeks of us talking nonstop everyday, she confessed that she was starting to have feelings for me and would find it hard to continue our pace of conversation without being honest with me about this. I had thought about it, but felt that how recent my traumatic experience was would be an issue, but I was open to trying to get to know her romantically and date slowly because she is someone I have great chemistry, emotional connection, and most importantly trust, safety and honesty. By the point of us beginning to date, it was only a month and a half since the sexual assault.

Since then, we have been dating for a month. It has been really difficult to navigate. My brain has repressed both the good and bad memories of my ex, and both are slowly leaking out and triggering me. It has been really difficult with the good memories especially, because it feels like my brain subconsciously deleted these memories. When they come, I don't feel longing to be with my ex again, but rather some sense of gratefulness for the time and also a sense of tragedy, knowing that she did not want to hurt me but ultimately did in the worst way possible. It has been hard navigating dating someone new as well, because I deal with flashbacks over physical intimacy (holding hands to kissing), and withdrawal flight reactions to emotional intimacy. The combination of these has made me feel confused at times about how genuine my feelings towards this new person is, whether she is a placeholder. Historically, I tend to have more space to myself to process breakups before moving on to new people, and I typically don't think about my exes when I am with someone new. However, this time the trauma is so particular, so different from a typical breakup that I don't think it will ever go away except through time and encountering someone who I can learn to trust again (which she is). To sum it up, my confusion comes about from having thoughts about both of them (though of different natures), and results in neurosis.

Nonetheless, the new person I am dating is truly amazing. I really don't know if I could trust anyone else, and I have been withdrawing from all my superficial friends. I believe that it is only because of our existing deep trust that I could even entertain trying this out. She has been extremely cautious of my consent to every single action she does, and does a lot of research into how she can best support me. I am able to share all my thoughts with her, including these intrusive thoughts and flashbacks about my ex, and she listens and holds me. I want to treat her right, and I want to treat her as she deserves by communicating everything and being my most honest self. Most of the time, I feel like I enjoy being around her just for who she is. But when I am alone, especially when I am on campus and flashbacks happen, I start to doubt my feelings. How can I be sure of my feelings? How long does it take for one to move on from trauma from an ex? Navigating life after the trauma and doing my best to return to normalcy is terrifying. Thank you for reading this.
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2022.01.19 01:25 stf29 Is cleaning rust off of ancient coins safe/beneficial? If so, how do you go about it?

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