Category Archives: Healing

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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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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Elemental Medicine – Air

In our modern world it is easy to forget our connection to nature and drift away from our primal, instinctual self.  We live in an age of technology where we are constantly juggling our appointments, commitments, phone calls, emails and … Continue reading

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Elemental Medicine – Fire

If we take the time to look around us, we can see that our attitudes, values, personalities and perspectives are reflected in our urban culture. Our art, movies, inventions, fashion and politics all express the way our society thinks and feels. … Continue reading

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Elemental Medicine – Water

It is easy to see how the four elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air are the basis of the physical world in which we live.  Our bodies are made up of these elements and from the shamanic perspective, so … Continue reading

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