Feeling Small

Feeling Small

Feeling Small ​As the coronavirus spreads around the earth, we may teeter on the brink of despair. Despair that there’s nothing we can do, or despair that things are not going to get better, or despair that the good things may be gone forever. I’d like to wallow in...
Walking the Edge of Cultural Appropriation

Walking the Edge of Cultural Appropriation

Walking the Edge of Cultural Appropriation The young man was goth-like, pale and pimply, dressed in a long black coat and lecturing to a circle of listeners at an Earth First! gathering in the western wilderness. The subject of his talk was the cultural appropriation...
The Corona Virus: The Bigger Picture

The Corona Virus: The Bigger Picture

The Corona Virus: The Bigger Picture By this time you probably have had your fill of reading about the corona virus, to wash your hands and keep them away from your face, where it is striking in the world and how many people have contracted it. Since many people have...
WHAT DOES ACTING HAVE TO DO WITH SHAMANISM?

WHAT DOES ACTING HAVE TO DO WITH SHAMANISM?

WHAT DOES ACTING HAVE TO DO WITH SHAMANISM? Several years ago during a shamanic training I had with Michael Harner, he said something that stayed with me for a long time. He commented in an off-handed manner, “Some of the best shamanic practitioners are actors.” I...
Rumi’s Field

Rumi’s Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.”  —Rumi We’ve described the United States and other nations as polarized for so long now it seems this condition is normal. Government, societies, churches, schools,...
Our Legacy to Our Children: A Shamanic Parenting Story

Our Legacy to Our Children: A Shamanic Parenting Story

Our Legacy to Our Children: A Shamanic Parenting Story With so much focus today on consumerism, materialism, and corruption of power in the world, we have to wonder what is happening to our children. We live in a society that rewards people for overproduction,...