As we write this, hurricane Ian is approaching the west coast of Florida, thousands of young men in Russia are fleeing their homeland or risk incarceration for taking a stand against their country's war in Ukraine, and women in Iran are risking their lives to protest...
Jose Lucero is a member of the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico. He is an educator and a member of the Traditional Circle of Youth and Elders. In the spring of 2011, he spent the day with members of the Society for Shamanic Practitioners who were attending the Society’s Santa Fe Conference. During the time he was with us, he shared some Indigenous teachings and included the group in a blessing of the Rio Grande River. During the summer of 2011, Jose gave this essay to the Society for publication. We are thankful for his presence on this earth and his guidance.