Shen Ling & Daimones
Could someone more well-versed than I in the ancient concept of daimones comment on how comparable they are to Shen Ling, as described in the passage below?
In ancient China, the Wu Yi shamans believed that the Dao existed both within the individual
and within the Heavens (as above so below). This “River of God,” or “Heart of Dao,” was located in
the center core (Taiji Pole) of an individual. This is why the Wu Yi were often represented as being
partially divided, becoming energetically and spiritually whole only when possessed by the other half of their celestial spirit…This energetic and spiritual union allowed the Wu Yi doctor access to supernatural powers, allowing him or her the ability to influence nature…Together, the Chinese characters Shen Ling can be translated as “supernatural spirit,” “gods” or “deities,” and represents the living power of the Divine.
Ref: Chinese Medical QiGong Therapy Vol. I (Jerry Alan Johnson)
As far as I am aware, the people of western pagan antiquity did not recognize any form of inner divinity, with the exception of demi-gods. Is the rest comparable?