Category Archives: Reflections

A Proposal for Earth Day

I can’t think of a single greater threat to the survival of human civilization, and perhaps the human race (over the next 150 years) than global climate change. Barring unforeseeable events, such as extraterrestrial invasion or impact by a giant … Continue reading

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What Do we Share of our Shamanic Experience?

In the spring of 1995, a BBC film team approached our shamanic drumming group in order to gain permission to film as we worked in circle. I hadn’t heard of the BBC show in question. Our group was contacted because … Continue reading

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Group synchronicity and the Creation of Events

According to Carl Jung, a synchronicity is a meaningful coincidence between events not causally connected on the surface. Jung states they are connected below the surface, and for a reason that the unconscious and its archetypes are trying to communicate.  … Continue reading

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Can Anxiety Speak?

Have you ever felt a disturbance in the Force?  When something in our world is amiss, something personal to which we could respond, there is disharmony or potential disharmony at the edges of consciousness.  If we are open or empathic, … Continue reading

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5: The Challenge of Living with a Chronic Condition

The challenge of aging Following a dream, I felt led to look up Castaneda’s four enemies of a spiritual warrior (The Teachings of Don Juan).  I had not read them in over 30 years.  Don Juan tells Castaneda that there … Continue reading

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