Category Archives: Spiritual Practice

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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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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Time through a Cat’s Eyes

The following poem is rendered from a nighttime dream I had when I was younger, in which I conversed with a Cheshire-like cat.  I was a cat with a human soul, primed for a hyper-real experience with potential consequences.

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