Category Archives: Shamanism

One in love with forest folks

Carelessly I spooked them startled them into running maybe 40 yards before stopping turning in curiosity to see or smell if possible who or what walked in among them so unannounced as to almost be one of them. But no, … Continue reading

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Choose Your Teachers Well!

There are many teachers in this world who desire your loyalty or perhaps you prefer claiming one of them for your own but either way choose your teachers well. Preachers and Politicians too for you do indeed become like unto … Continue reading

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It is told in places of old

It is told in places of old around the Speaking Fire that one can tell those touched by the wild— by the light dancing in their eyes running as easily with tears of sorrow as they can streak a face … Continue reading

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Running from a Post!

I seem to be running from a post! The thinking within it is waking me in the darkness while the moon is now set; the emotions within the writing will not let me sleep. Continue reading

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Choosing Heart and Risking Vulnerability

I am the river and the river is me. — Maori saying “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then. I am large. I contain multitudes.”  — Walt Whitman There are many paths through this time of drowning whirlpools and confusing … Continue reading

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A Time for Inner Stillness, Healing and Connection

“The Mayan Prophecies speak of November 11th, 2008 as a time of great emergence, of moving into the “Sixth Day”. This new day will be a very fruitful time in preparation for the great galactic alignment of 2012. We are … Continue reading

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Many a self I have known

“The capacity to transform is what will get us through the unexpected changes that are coming.”                — Dr. Steven Carpenter, Ecologist, Resilience 2008 Interview on A World of Possibilities Many a self I have known and been. Some were friendly … Continue reading

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I Walked into the Woods to Die

I once walked into the woods to die or to come out a different man haunted by a worldview of separation and carrying 5 days of food and a lifetime of pain. It was hatred that drove me there, hatred … Continue reading

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Resiliency and Shamanism

The Strong Eye of Shamanism; A Journey into the Caves of Consciousness Robert E. Ryan, Ph.D. Inner Traditions. 1999. Dr. Ryan takes us on a journey into the Paleolithic caves of antiquity, and through that exploration into the “caves of … Continue reading

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Life’s Two Fierce Questions!

May it be so? May it be so That we may know the waters of life And the tree of life are One That those waters flow in our veins Even as that tree is rooted in our souls And … Continue reading

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