Category Archives: shamanic experience

Quietly Doing the Work

It’s important that we have qualified shamanic teachers that act with honor and dedication to further a transpersonal goal. It’s important that we have honorable teachers in all spiritual pursuits. It also follows that teachers who put themselves in public … Continue reading

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What is a Blessing?

I actually remember the following joke, which was told by the new minister who began preaching at our Fundamentalist church when I was a ten-year-old child. He told this joke on his very first day: his welcome sermon. A man … Continue reading

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Experience with Power Animals

Recently, I was attending a meeting of a local group that refers to itself as The Philosophical Society. It was our first meeting, and the organizer asked that we all introduce ourselves by name and by power animal. Given that … Continue reading

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Smudging, Smoking, and Offerings

To smudge or not to smudge Shamanism is not church. There’s no place for dogmatized or imitation-ritual. At the same time, ritual can be an important link that guides us from everyday consciousness into non-material realms. An informed or well-tailored … 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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