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-Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage are ceremonies that acknowledge major initiations (transitions) in a persons’ life. They are observed in various ways around the world, although modern societies tend to focus on birthdays, coming of age (Sweet 16, Quinceañeras,...

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-The Shaman’s Tools

As I sit in the healing space with my mentor and watch the old medicine man work with a member of the local community who is ill, I am struck by how little he moves and appears to do. I see him close his eyes and perhaps lift a finger from time to...

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-Set Yourself Up for Success

Fewer than 10 percent of all people who make New Year’s resolutions stick with them to the end of the year. In fact, half of them give up by midyear, and one-third don’t even make it to the end of January. However, 100 percent of people who make...

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-The Origins of Shamanism

I am often asked about the origins of shamanism – when did it originate, where did it start, and who were the first shamans. We know that shamanism is a prehistoric tradition dating back to hunter/gatherer (Paleolithic) cultures. Cave art...

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-Primitive vs. Modern Diet

There is an extraordinary collaboration between human beings and the plant kingdom. We are perfect symbionts: oxygen — the waste product of plant respiration — sustains life for us humans, and our respiratory waste – carbon dioxide — sustains life...

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