Shamanism

Discover, learn and be inspired! Blogs about Shamanic Energy Medicine.

2016 Dec 06 -Toxins and the Gut-Brain

Research increasingly shows that most of the diseases of modern living begin in the gut and are related to our diet. The gut-brain is a superhighway with many lanes where information is continuously flowing between the brain in the head and the brain in the belly....

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2016 Nov 29 -Building an Ancestral Altar

In an earlier blog, I discussed how to turn your wounds into sources of power by shedding the stories of your past. We can also dump our historical baggage, the narrative we inherited over the course of thousands of years and many lifetimes – the...

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2016 Nov 22  -The Health Benefits of Fasting

Many cultures observe some form of harvest festival. Few feasts, however, are as extravagant as Thanksgiving, which ushers in a whirlwind of excess, of overeating, and of unbridled consumption of comfort food that often stretches into the month of December and concludes with a massive...

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2016 Nov 08 -Four Kinds of Courage

As a species, we humans are very intrepid. Ever since we first arrived on this planet, we’ve found the courage to survive the elements, overcome the challenges of nature that threatened our survival, and explore our world in order to make our lives better. However, we...

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2016 Nov 01 -Homo Luminous: The New Human

Many prophesies in the indigenous world speak of this time in human history as a period of great transformation. In the medicine tradition of the Inca, legend tells of a great angel who looked into the future and saw that humanity would face an enormous...

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2016 Oct 25 -The Shaman as a Luminous Warrior

To be a luminous warrior is to discover the power of fearlessness. Luminous warriors recognize that our job is to use love to vanquish its opposite – and its opposite is not hate, but fear. In the same way that darkness is the absence of...

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2016 Oct 18 -Energy Medicine: Ethics and Intent

When I was in my early twenties, I received a call from the foundation that sponsored my research. They needed me to complete a study on Voodoo healers in Haiti. The senior anthropologist on the project explained that Voodoo was originally a healing practice from sub-Saharan...

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2016 Oct 11 – Transforming Fate into Destiny

Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there’s a marked difference between fate (which is known as karma among Eastern traditions) and destiny (also known as dharma). Fate is a course that’s been predetermined by our family, our history, our genes, and our emotional wounds – it is the prearranged and seemingly...

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2016 Oct 03 – What is a Power Animal?

From earliest times, humankind has used animals as totems and symbols of the highest ideals – the lion as a symbol of strength, the lamb as the purity of God, the serpent and eagle as symbols of the sacred principles of the universe. Mesoamerican societies worshiped...

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