Exploring the Shamanic Landscape

Exploring the Shamanic Landscape

What should I journey about?  It can be one of the most common questions a shamanic practitioner faces as they sit down with their drum.  The fact that the landscape of the spirit world is truly limitless only serves to complicate the issue.  There are many reasons to...
Witnessing Tree Spirits In Ordinary Reality

Witnessing Tree Spirits In Ordinary Reality

Our property on the Bay of Quinte is home to several species of native trees. In one area we call the glen, we’ve been witnessing an ongoing onslaught by invasive insects. Over a period of three to four years we watched helplessly as a group of ash trees slowly lost...
Tying Knots of Wind

Tying Knots of Wind

When the first wind breathed life upon planet earth, no one was there to listen. As the planet evolved, people settled in places where the wind already lived. Wind was here before any of us, and informed all of life with the sublime wisdom of the ages. Wind is the...
What You Should Know About Taking Ayahuasca

What You Should Know About Taking Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca: A Brief Helpful Manual Currently tens of thousands of people are exploring the visionary medicine known as ayahuasca, huasca, yaje, (and many other names) both in South America and around the world. Many seek the experience out of curiosity and sometimes...
Follow Your Name

Follow Your Name

“I received a letter containing an account of a recent suicide: ‘My friend jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge two months ago. She had been terribly depressed for years. There was no help for her. None that she could find that was sufficient. She was trying to get from...
RHYTHM, DRUMMING, AND SHAMANISM

RHYTHM, DRUMMING, AND SHAMANISM

In the Beginning, There Was the BeatWhen you came into this life, your first felt experience was the sensation of rhythm. Not the sound, but the sensation of rhythm. Before you could hear, see, or think, you were unadulterated physicality—pure instinctual and primal...