Sex, God And Shamanic Ecstasy (By Bradford Keeney)

Sunday, 7 January 2018

"Fire, walk with me..." Shamanic fire dance. (c) Elena DolgovaEnjoy an absolutely fascinating interview with Bradford Keeney on sex, god and the old shamanic ecstasy techniques

"If we really want the world's spiritual leaders to help us out, then we need to see the Pope and the Dalai Lama agree to change costumes for one week, because if we can't see that degree of play and absurdity then they have nothing to say…"

"Move over meditation and welcome heightened arousal and ecstasy."

"The original forms of healing and being in relationship to the great mystery was wild, and the last great taboo for us today is opening the door and inviting the wild, that which is uncontrollable, unpredictable…"

"It's not about going into trance, it's about being awakened."

"…we were born to fully be embraced by bliss."

"What we need is to laugh our asses off."

"The world is made of stories, not atoms."
(In this context see also: 'Reality Is Made Of Language'.)

This interview is spectacularly spiritual but powerfully down-to-earth at the same time. Bradford Keeney is charismatic, enthusiastic and totally inspiring. No doubt: The source speaks directly through him!  Enjoy it right here, right now:
Bradford Keeney talks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith on Sex, God and shamanic ecstasy shaking.

(Interviewed by Joanna Harcourt-Smith on By the way Joanna has been the girlfriend of Timothy Leary in those exciting days in the sixties!)

(Pic: Elena Dolgova @

"There is no sex-free god…!"


(Bradford Keeny)

Bradford Keeney Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., born 1951, is an American psychotherapist, internationally renowned scholar, cybernetician, ethnographer, therapist, and shaman. He wrote more than thirty books in the fields of psychotherapy, cybernetics, and ethnographies of healing traditions, many of his works are considered classics in their fields. Keeney is cited as one of the major sources on cybernetics in the Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence.

He is also recognized as a spiritual teacher and as an elder shaman in cultures throughout the world including the Guarani Indians of lower basin Amazonia, the Japanese tradition of seiki jutsu, the elder Shakers of St. Vincent, the Zulu sangoma community, diverse folk healers of Brazil, and the Balians of Bali and others. Regarded as a n/om kxao (owner of spiritual power) by the Bushmen of Namibia and Botswana, he founded Thara Tjua (Shaking House), the Bushman Healing Conservancy.

Keeney is the author of 'Profiles of Healing', an encyclopedia of the world’s healing practices as well as several classics in the field of psychotherapy and numerous titles for the popular press, such as:

– Bushman Shaman: Awakening the Spirit through Ecstatic Dance (Autobiography)
– Shamanic Christianity: The Direct Experience of Mystical Communion
– Shaking Medicine: The Healing Power of Ecstatic Movement

In his early work, Keeney articulated patterns of communication for distinguished psychotherapists, later using his own psychotherapeutic cases to show how one can use psychotherapy as an art to create successful therapeutic transformation in clients. Keeney founded the Institute for Creative Transformation in 2009. He is the father of notable Los Angeles based DJ Skee.

Keeney invites us in a most charismatic way to go beyond modernity to the oldest culture on earth to find true magic and power.

Find out more about this fascinating gentleman on his site:

3 thoughts on “Sex, God And Shamanic Ecstasy (By Bradford Keeney)

  1. This is a wonderful talk, I love the exuberance and captivating style of Bradford Keeney. I don't agree that this kind of psychedelic shaking is the only way, but it is sure as hell a lot of fun!

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