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House Extraction and Miraculous Synchronicity

My brother John inherited a house we previously called The Cottage.  The process was complicated, and required a good deal of shamanic work on my part to help facilitate the transfer.  Germane to this account is the history of spiders … Continue reading

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Personal Experience: The Fallen Picture

A synchronicity is a meaningful coincidence, events that are connected by meaning even though they may be unconnected by distance or the normal laws of causality.  An example of a synchronicity would be a watch stopping at the moment of … Continue reading

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Shamanic Experience: The Purring of Winter

Note: This story was adapted from Gathering My Life Into Feathers.  Following my last blog I was feeling nostalgic (perhaps because of a comment on the essay), and decided to share the story of my cat’s passing and my subsequent … Continue reading

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Personal Experience: Seeing Eye to Eye (Part II)

Note: Two practices may have led to my intuitive discovery of the eye to eye technique described in this essay.  The first was “eyes behind the head,” which was an advanced exercise in karate.  The idea was to feel your … Continue reading

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Personal Experience: Seeing Eye to Eye (Part I)

The experience of deep bonding through concentrated eye contact is not limited to lovers.  There was a time in my life when I measured personal success by the frequency of deep and personal eye contact spontaneously generated by a friend … Continue reading

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