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Why We Need Religion

  Why We Need Religion: A Shamanic Perspective is published on elephant journal As a student of religion, I regularly encounter a hostile reaction to the very mention of the “R” word. It usually goes something like this: “Oh you’re … Continue reading

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The Art of Grace

My canine friend Misty was stretched out on the floor so gracefully the other day that I just had to take a photo and post it on Facebook.  Only seven months old and still growing in several different directions at … Continue reading

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The Light of Awareness

As the first burst of brilliant light appeared from behind the darkened moon the crowd roared again and I dropped my gaze, feeling the warm glow on my face intensify. Emerging from the totality of the Eclipse, the sun’s powerful … Continue reading

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The Road to Healing

I saw a bumper sticker once that read; “On the road to success, there are many attractive places to park your car” and I thought that sentiment could be applied to the road to healing just as well. When we … Continue reading

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Looking Within

As the low vibration of the Om rippled across the room I watched the small group of figures begin to move in the dim light.  Some swayed gently from side to side, a few fiddled with the bandana securely fastened … Continue reading

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A Wake Up Call

When Raphael first came into my life he was still an adolescent; curious, full of energy and a little distressed about being separated from the rest of the chooks.  Raphael had escaped the machete and kept his head – a feat which both … Continue reading

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The Hand of Intuition

I decided that home-mixed Chai would make good Christmas presents this year and found some quiet time last week to make up a batch.  The last time I made Chai I had figured out that it worked best to start by layering the … Continue reading

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September 11

I was watching TV last night as the Pisces full moon rose like a huge golden ball above the distant line of trees. The news on every channel (well ok, on the three channels that I get) was full of … Continue reading

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One Seed Is Enough

I got home from the festival feeling dry, dusty and ready for a decent feed.  A solid stare into the fridge revealed  – not much. Hmmmm.  I swung the door closed with a sigh.  It had been a long drive and I … Continue reading

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In Case of Rapture

I was driving home just on sunset after spending a great day in town.  It was Carnivale time and the streets were buzzing with activity.  I had enjoyed a busy day at the markets, caught up with friends for a drink amidst the … Continue reading

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