SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

  High population and large territory don’t eliminate shamans … They show up under different auspices and in different costumes. Even in our era there are urban shamans channeling messages from beyond. Some are bogus. Some are sincere. And some, no doubt, are...
SHAMAN

SHAMAN

There was a tradition in the temple of Dodona that oaks first gave prophecies. The men of old in their simplicity, unlike young philosophy, deemed that if they heard the truth even from an oak or a rock, it was enough. – Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus   I’ve...
Welcome Home

Welcome Home

People say that what we are all seeking is the meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive. —Joseph Campbell, in an interview with Bill Moyers As Bob Dylan said in one of his songs, “I’m...
The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

The Phoenix Rising – Creativity and Life Force

In so many ways, following through on a creative project teaches a radical level of mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as the grace of ruthless, unconditional forgiveness. The creative process instills a remarkable ability to not only tolerate ambiguity and...