An Extraordinary House Clearing in New Mexico

An Extraordinary House Clearing in New Mexico

In January there was a tragic incident that took place in a rural house outside of New Mexico. A husband who I will call Fred and his wife were involved in a custody battle over their three-year-old son. The mother had moved out and the boy was staying with his father...
Healing the Vibration of Trauma in the Land

Healing the Vibration of Trauma in the Land

For twenty-two years I studied with a gifted shamanic healer in Malaysian Borneo.  Each time I went to apprentice with the late Ismail Daim, I felt the surge of the spirits of the land rush out to meet me as I stepped off the plane.  The spiritual aspect of one’s...
Healing Trauma: A Shamanic Approach

Healing Trauma: A Shamanic Approach

Trauma can leave imprints in our energy body that influence our current life. These imprints cause us to attract people and experiences that recreate and repeat the traumatic stories. Both psychology and shamanism support this idea. Indeed, science is now able to show...
Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse

Medicine for the Soul in the Wake of Abuse

Sadly, traumatic events in the form of abuse, harassment, community violence and/or environmental degradation darken our news headlines nearly every day. Research documents a startling prevalence of one particular aspect of trauma – childhood abuse and neglect....
Praying at the River

Praying at the River

Unless they are flooded and overflowing their banks, rivers pretty much keep to themselves, flowing through channels cut into the land since ancient times.  Although many rivers are powerful, even mighty, they can become somewhat helpless in the face of human abuse. ...
Our Unspent Grief: The Lost Art of Keening

Our Unspent Grief: The Lost Art of Keening

Perhaps no other story in Celtic mythology demonstrates more succinctly the unbearable weight of grief than that of the great hero, Cu Cuchlainn at the death of his son, Connla.  The young warrior’s death comes tragically and unwittingly at Cu Cuchlainn’s own hand,...