We should forever bear in mind that the beautiful world our species inherited took the biosphere 3.8 billion years to build. Like it or not, and prepared or not, we are the mind and stewards of the living world. Our own ultimate future depends upon that understanding....
Ellen Winner, J.D., Certified Shamanic Counselor®, lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Joe. Having retired from her career as a patent attorney, she now practices and teaches core shamanism for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (whose views are not necessarily reflected in this article). She apprenticed with indigenous Himalayan shamans in Nepal and is author of two books, “World Shaman” and Thoughts in the Mind of God,” and numerous articles on shamanism. She is currently working on a new book.