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— To Kiss A Glacier

When I met Don Manuel Quispe—an elder Q’ero medicine man—he had already lost most of his front teeth. He was 60 years old, to the best of his recollection. Shortly after we met, I offered to buy him a set of dentures. He was furious that they had...

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– How to Become a Shaman

As I speak at live events or teach workshops and seminars for the Four Winds Society, the first question I am often asked is: “What is a shaman?” The next question is, predictably, “How do I become a shaman?” The first step toward joining this...

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— The Practice of Beauty

The practice of beauty is the fourth and final practice in The Way of the Hero, the first of four insights that were carefully guarded by the ancient medicine men and women of the Americas. In the Way of the Hero, we learn how to turn wounds into...

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— THE EIGHTH & NINTH CHAKRAS

Some spiritual communities recognize seven chakras. My first mentor, don Antonio, taught me that we have nine chakras. Seven within the physical body, and two outside the body. The eighth chakra, located a few inches above our heads, is where we...

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