"We do not become healers. We came as healers. We are.  Some of us are still catching up to what we are.  We do not become storytellers. We came as carriers of the stories we and our ancestors actually lived.  We are.  Some of us are still catching up to what we are.  We do not become artists. We came as artists.  We are.  Some of us are still catching up to what we are.  We do not become writers, dancers, musicians, helpers, peacemakers. We came as such.  We are.  Some of us are still catching up to what we are.  We do not learn to love in this sense.  We came as Love.  We are Love.  Some of us are still catching up to who we truly are."
                                                                                                                          --Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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"Shamanism is humanity’s original form of spiritual quest. It begins in the hunting and gathering, within and without. Inside and outside are not separate. Each generation and each entity must decide what it will make of itself, and how it will shape the future. We must not be merely self-interested. Whatever we do, whatever we make of ourselves, has implications for others, now and in the future."
                                                                                                                    --C. Micheal Smith


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Animas Valley Institute

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Videos, audios, seminars...

Sandra Ingerman: The Power of Ceremony 031516

Graham Hancock and the Sacred Vine | London Real

Dr. Peter Nelson - The Way of A Seer 080915

Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman - Shamanic Journeying
w/Michael Stone

Paul Stamets, Katsi Cook and Jeffrey Bronfman - Plant Sacraments and the Mind of Nature | Bioneers

Cahooting with the plants who are eager to teach and heal us 052815
Robin Rose Bennett, author of "The Gift of Healing Herbs", w/Caroline Casey

Inside the Milky Way - Full Documentary, 720p

Ayahuasca-Yage’ – Amazonian Plant Medicine 051415
Jonathon Sparrow, author of "Rainforest Medicine", w/CarolineCasey

Journey to the Heart of the World with Sandra Ingerman

Claude Poncelet: The Spiritual Dimension of Reality, Part 1 -Part 2

Bill Plotkin, Ecopsychologist, wilderness guide, and author -
Soulmaking in a time of endings

Audio: Carolyn Baker -Lifeboat Hour- Progressive Radio Network 102614

The Cure Women (Marzavan)

Prayer for the Earth - Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Wild Earth, Wild Mind, Wild Heart - John Seed 2005

Quantum Fractal Energy Mandala

Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit Nov 18-20, 2014 -- Audios



Dialogues / Podcasts

Christina Pratt
~ Spiritual Activism

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Sandra Ingerman

Terence Mckenna Archive

Pachamama Alliance Webc
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The Powers of the Universe
Brian Swimme

Voices of the Earth -
Daniel Foor

Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan's Teachings


Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails
Larry Dossey 053015

Interview with Shamaness Debra Kelly 040815

6 Ways Drumming Heals Body, Mind and Soul 032115

Shadow of the Shaman: 5 Reasons Being a Shaman Sucks (is Awesome) 022015

In Brazil, Some Inmates Get Therapy With Hallucinogenic Tea 012815



"Awaken your inner Shaman. She is your ancient self, the one who harmonizes Spirit & Earth,
the part of you so deeply entrenched in nature that authenticity, intuition and love
surround you. Awaken her from her dream and synchronize with the power to heal,
step into purpose, and live as your sacred self."

                                                                                                        --Melinda Rodriguez


Last Mask Center

Why Shamanism Now




"The strong pattern of female shamans in eastern Asia has been erased from the history that most people know. Yet women predominated in shamanism of ancient China, Japan and Korea, and have persisted into modern times in eastern Siberia, Korea, Manchuria, Okinawa, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines."
                                                                 --Max Dashu, Wu: Female Shamans of Ancient China





"Everything that has form in this world has a spiritual dimension. ...
Shamanic practitioners or shamans --over time-- have put a lot of emphasis on the spiritual aspects, spiritual dimensions of nature. The trees, the rocks, the animals, the elements of water, air, fire, the earth. ... Everything else that we as a human species have constructed through our technologies
--whether it’s a house or whether it’s a computer or car or phone, a pair of shoes-- is made of earth materials. It’s made of earth-stuff. It has a spiritual dimension itself. It has taken a new form physically, which nature does all the time. ... To the extent that we can recognize that spiritual dimension of everyday items that we use, this changes totally the way we use these technologies, the way we approach them, the way we live in this world."

                                            --Claude Poncelet, nuclear- and astrophysicist and shamanic practitioner,
                                       in conversation with Tami Simons of Sounds True


The Cathar Creed

It has no membership, save those who know they belong.

It has no rivals because it is non competitive.

It has no ambition - it seeks only to serve.

It knows no boundaries, for nationalisms are unloving.

It is not of itself because it seeks to enrich all groups and religions.

It acknowledges all great teachers of all the ages who have shown the truth of love.

Those who participate, practice the truth of love in all their being.

There is no walk of life or nationality that is a barrier.

Those who are, know.

It seeks not to teach, but to be, and by being, enrich.

It recognizes that the way we are may be the way of those around us
because we are that way.

It recognizes the whole planet as a being of which we are a part.

It recognizes that the time has come for the supreme transmutation, the ultimate alchemical act of conscious change of the ego into a voluntary return to the whole.

It does not proclaim itself with a loud voice, but in the subtle realms of loving.

It salutes all those in the past who have blazoned the path, but have paid the price.

It admits no hierarchy or structure, for no one is greater than another.

Its members shall know each other by their deeds and being, and by their eyes and by no other outward sign, save the fraternal embrace.

Each one will dedicate their life to the silent loving of their neighbour and environment and the planet; will carry out their task, however exalted or humble.

It recognizes the supremacy of the great idea, which may only be accomplished if the human race practices the supremacy of love.

It has no reward to offer, either here or in the hereafter, save that of the ineffable joy of being and loving.

Each shall seek to advance the cause of understanding, doing good by stealth and teaching only by example.

They shall heal their neighbour, their community, our planet and living beings in whatever form they take.

They shall know no fear and feel no shame and their witness shall prevail over all odds.

It has no secret, no arcanum, no initiation, save that of true understanding of the power of love and that, if we want it to be so, the world will change, but only if we change.

All who belong, belong; they belong to the Church of Love.

~ : ~

The Legend of the Cathars

Siege of Montségur


"Sometimes it takes darkness / and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn /
anything or anyone that does not bring you alive / is too small for you."

                                                                                                        --David Whyte




Yaxchilan Lintel 15

'Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea,' an exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass

Exploración Maya 2, Yaxchilán, Chiapas, Eduardo González Arce

Passage To The Maya Underworld (Amazing Ancient History Documentary)


"The art of life is more like navigation than warfare, for what is important is to understand
the winds, the tides, the currents, the seasons, and the principles of growth and decay,
so that one’s actions may use them and not fight them."

                                                                                                        --Alan Watts


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Shamanic Studies

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The Shaman Within
Claude Poncelet



The Return

by Geneen Marie Haugen

Some day, if you are lucky,
you’ll return from a thunderous journey
trailing snake scales, wing fragments
and the musk of Earth and moon.

Eyes will examine you for signs
of damage, or change
and you, too, will wonder
if your skin shows traces

of fur, or leaves,
if thrushes have built a nest
of your hair, if Andromeda
burns from your eyes.

Do not be surprised by prickly questions
from those who barely inhabit
their own fleeting lives, who barely taste
their own possibility, who barely dream.

If your hands are empty, treasureless,
if your toes have not grown claws,
if your obedient voice has not
become a wild cry, a howl,

you will reassure them. We warned you,
they might declare, there is nothing else,
no point, no meaning, no mystery at all,
just this frantic waiting to die.

And yet, they tremble, mute,
afraid you’ve returned without sweet
elixir for unspeakable thirst, without
a fluent dance or holy language

to teach them, without a compass
bearing to a forgotten border where
no one crosses without weeping
for the terrible beauty of galaxies

and granite and bone. They tremble,
hoping your lips hold a secret,
that the song your body now sings
will redeem them, yet they fear

your secret is dangerous, shattering,
and once it flies from your astonished
mouth, they –like you– must disintegrate
before unfolding tremulous wings.




"When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. The dark will be your womb tonight. The night will give you a horizon further than you can see. You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up on all other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you."
                                                                                                        --David Whyte





Flordemayo's 40 Acres       Ancient Wisdom Rising: Flordemayo        Sacred Seed Temple     


"As the crickets' soft autumn hum is to us, so are we to the trees.  
As are they to the rocks and the hills."

                                                                                                        --Gary Snyder


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Native Voices - KPOO
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Whole Person Whole

TOCI - Toltec Center
of Creative Intent

Shaman Portal




A wild woman is not a girl- friend. She is a relationship w/ nature 121414 Alison Nappi

Shaman Clause: The Shamanic Origins of Christmas

Ancient America: 6,000 Years Ago 110914

Are You a Shaman? 092314
Jon Rasmussen

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend 082214

15 sacred plants from cultures around the world Cathy Brown

Meet Your Brain Waves — Introducing Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, And Gamma 080612





"What is without is also within and vice versa. So there are helping spirits and we are the helping spirits. It is actually all the same. Sandra Ingerman, the ego, needs to know she has these wonderful helping spirits to receive guidance from. But I also know the helping spirits are me and there is no separation."
                                                                                                        --Sandra Ingerman








Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. you must let it find you.

       by David Wagoner,
       from Collected Poems 1956-1976



Yoik of the Wind



"The task of the shaman is to set free the energy bound in our stories, in our wounds, and to transform this energy into power and compassion within us, so that we may reclaim our own souls."
                                                                                                        --Alberto Villoldo




  "Today, the reason we
haven't found our grail,
the key to who we are as
women, is because we
look for it in worlds of
false power, the very
worlds that took it away
from us in the first
place. Neither men nor
work can restore our lost
scepter. Nothing in this
world can take us home.
Only the radar in our
hearts can do that, and
when it does, ... 'We will
light up like lamps, and
the world will never be
the same again.'

Marianne Williamson


Ancestral Medicine
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The Way of the Shaman,
Michael Harner - PDF
and Audio



The River of Life…

Once a people lived along the banks of the river of life…

The river of life is a river of sweet water, that awakens the seeds of spring
and nourishes all growing things.
The river of life is a storm wind, blowing fresh across the earth.
The river of life is the deep molten fire that shakes the continents.

And the people should have had all they needed for happiness and joy,
But they were plagued by a terrible monster, the triple-headed monster of Greed, Hate, and War.

Greed sucked up all the colors of life and locked them inside his fortress.
Hate severed the threads of love and taught the people to fear each other.
War threatened destruction to anyone who opposed the monster's rule.

And the people were separate, and afraid, and poor.
The threads of connection were frayed.
The fabric of care unraveled.
And War took the young and marched them off to slaughter and die in places far away.
Greed stole their future...

The river of life ran dry.

The women saw the springs go barren, the new sprouts fail, the trees die, and the hills turn brown…

And they wept and mourned, and didn’t know what to do.

The women, too, were divided, for some had more and some had less.
Old wounds and present injustices kept them apart.

But as War shook his fist, and threatened to unleash
weapons to destroy the earth...

The women turned to each other; they said: "We are scraps of a torn fabric,
but if we tie them together,
we can bind wounds, dry tears,
weave a net to carry heavy loads.

"We must amplify love, and throw off dread,
Take back our power and spin a thread,
A life-line, held in our strong hands,
A living web of shining strands.

"And our hands remember how to spin.
We spin freedom on the rising wind,
We spin threads of life, the cords of fate,
We spin love into a river that can overrun hate.

"We spin justice burning like a flaming star;
We spin peace into a river that can overcome war.
And if you want to know where true power lies,
Turn and look into your sisters' eyes.

"So come mothers and grandmothers,
Lovers and daughters.
Come spinners and weavers,
Tool makers, potters,
Dancers and dreamers,
Fixers and changers,
Singers and screamers.
Forget all the dangers.
Come ancestors, guardians, Goddesses too,
You who teach us, you who speak true,
You who plant, and you who reap,
You who soar and you who creep,
You who cook, and you who drum,
You who have been, and you yet to come,
You who fight with the sword,
You who fight with the pen.
Unreasonable women,
Unmanageable men.
Come harpies and banshees and gorgons and Witches;
Come sweet loving hearts and furious bitches!"

"Break the chains that have kept us bound.
Weave a web to pull the monster down.
In the face of truth, no lie can stand.
Weave the vision, strand by strand.

"We are sweet water, we are the seed,
We are the storm wind to blow away greed.
We are the new world we bring to birth;
The river rising to reclaim the earth."







"Sometimes… I look out at everything growing so wild and faithfully beneath the sky and I wonder why we are the one terrible part of creation privileged to refuse our flowering…."
                                                                                                             --David Whyte




Shaman Clause

There is one other component to the shaman’s flight that corresponds to our Christmas exploration, and this has to do with how they got to the other worlds. The shamanic cosmology often consists of three worlds: the Lower, Middle and Upper Worlds. Connecting the three worlds is a cosmic axis, which is also commonly known as the World Tree. The World Tree served as a bridge or portal that allowed a shaman and spirits to move between the three worlds. It was the gateway as well as the highway. In ancient Siberia, the same tree that also bore fruit to the amanitas was also a symbol for the world tree. The Evenki and other indigenous groups lived in roundish, teepee like structures called yurts. Sometimes they would place a pine tree in their yurts for ceremonial purposes. This symbolized the World Tree, and they would harness its symbolic power to propel their spirit up and out of the yurt – through the smoke hole, i.e. the chimney. Once the journey was complete, they would return through the smoke-hole/chimney with the gifts from the spirit world. They also believed that the North Star was the very top of the Upper World, and because the World Tree was an axis that connected the entire cosmology, the North Star sat upon the very top of the World Tree –which is where the tradition of placing a star at the top of the tree comes from.


"Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed.."
                                                                                           --Terence McKenna





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Full Length Film


"Humankind conforms to the earth. Earth conforms to heaven.
Heaven conforms to the subtle origin. And the subtle origin conforms to its own nature




Equilibrium, a Blessing:

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of god

                                            --John O'Donohue




"As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter."
                                                                                                        --Max Planck





Videos, audios, seminars...

Oscar Miro-Quesada and Jyoti - Indigenous Prophecy and
the Emergence of the 13 Grandmothers

Audio from Path of the Universal Shaman Advanced Intensive July 2014

Oscar Miro-Quesada and Jean Houston -
Universal Shamanism and The Mythic Life

Audio from Path of the Universal Shaman April 2014

Earth Wisdom: Starhawk & Jon Young in Conversation with The Pachamama Alliance April 2014

John Perkins, Llyn Roberts & Sandra Ingerman
Dreamshifting with Nature
- June 2014

Cedar, Llyn Roberts, in the Hoh Rainforest

Present! - Dreaming with Robert Moss (part one of two)

John Perkins & Llyn Roberts "Shapeshift" 

Power Animals & Native Nights - Native American Meditation Music

John Perkins & Lynne Twist - Shapeshifting in the Amazon - June 2014

John Perkins: Prophecy of The Eagle & The Condor

Dreaming a New World - John Perkins and Julia Butterfly Hill

Ghosts of Machu Picchu - PBS Nova




Resistance, shamanism & "pagan babies" Lisa Dollar

Shamanism isn’t a magic bullet - or Healing is hard as hell Andy Groggel

The Mandorla - symbol
of the liminal space

Could Shamanic Healing Be The Answer You've Been Looking For? Laura Eraser Jan2014

Thomas James Martin

Using Stones for Personal Growth John and Micki Baumann

Female Shamanism, Goddess Cultures, and Psychedelics Karen Vogel

Interfaith Dialogue and the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition
Bonnie Glass-Coffin

Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site

Magic Sounds of Peru's Ancient Chavín de Huántar


"The shamanic journey process requires that you do not leave your body behind but are always embraced by it. I have a sticker on the back of my auto which reads "keep shamanism alive, inquire within". It is within that the shaman does the work. Astral projection is a process where one seems to effectively leave their body and travel/journey to other locations. Perhaps it is semantics at work here as the placement of conscious awareness is the crux of interpretation in these two methods of experience. If you could interview the person while on a shamanic journey and one that is astral projecting the AP person may not realize they had a physical body while the shaman would have a strong connection to their physical being. ... The key to either of these methods is with our soul intention. We are each seeded with an aspect of our greater soul (or oversoul) when we incarnate which can be viewed like a hologram that is reflected in each of its parts as an aspect of the whole. It is this soul arrangement that can keep us in touch with absolutely everything at all times. You are really never alone in the shamanic journey process."
                                                                                                        --Jeff Peters




"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
                                                                                                        --Albert Einstein




"Balance. It was all about balance. ... the centre of the seesaw has neither up nor down,
but upness and downness flow through it while it remains unmoved. You had to be the centre
of the seesaw so the pain flowed through you, not into you."

                                                                                           --Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight


"If we are to survive
and thrive as humans
on planet Earth, we
will need to dive deeply
into the roots of the
shamanic era and
retrieve our soul
connections, our
intimacy with all forms
of the Universe."
          ~Dr. Will Taegel


Proud to be Miskito Tony Zelaya

History of Nicaragua

My Journey with Buryat shaman Sarangerel (1963-2006) Daniel Foor


"Shamans and spiritual healers look through the eyes of spirit into a client’s body, reading the field of energy. Shamans heal what is out of balance on a spiritual level. The illness might manifest on an emotional or physical level, but the shaman is looking behind the manifestation of symptoms. A shaman looks at the energy system of a client and restores harmony on a spiritual level. Once harmony is restored in the invisible energetic system the client’s body and emotions can heal."
                                                                                                               --Sandra Ingerman



"Shamanism is a
concept that has many
meanings attached to
it. The more I study
shamanism the broader
I become in my use of
the term. I think it
encompasses a world-
view as profound and
yet very different from
other world religions.
I think there are many
ways of being a shaman
and using shamanic
energy. We all have
shamanic moments,
such as in birth and

      --Karen Vogel,
        Female Shamanism


Tree symbolizes the bridge between the Above and the Below



Mitakuye Oyasin

Woman Shaman: the Ancients

Divine Women -- E2 The Lost Era of the Priestess

Pagans of Ancient Times Documentary

Exhibition: Despacho

Female Shamanism, Goddess Cultures, and Psychedelics Karen Vogel


"I was trained as a lawyer, and at the beginning, I was always asking myself if this was real or if I was making it up. ... The experiences were powerful, and when I started doing shamanic healing and seeing little miracles happen, there was no way it wasn't happening. ... The truth is that there are other realities, and we tap into them."
                                                                                                               --Susan Mokelke


The Second Coming
By William Butler Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?



Heart of the Healer



"Our human ancestors had the ability to self-medicate because of our animal heritage. Animals are incredibly discerning at diagnosing ailments and seeking out certain plants or minerals to treat a variety of ailments. Animals are also very precise about using the correct dosage. Animals also know how to get intoxicated. Some even use psychedelics. Caribou seem to love to ingest the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria. . Our ancestors also knew about psychedelics. Human use of psychedelics may be as old as humanity."
                                                                                                        --Karen Vogel, Female Shamanism






Hummingbird, that most ephemeral winged creature able amidst its own agile
and rapid movement to hover in mid-air in total stillness, symbolizes our Highest Mind

Royal Hummingbird & Sacred Flute
Nature. Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air [National Geographic]


"The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not outside us; it is within: the clay from where the tree of the body grows. When we emerge from our offices, rooms and houses, we enter our natural element. We are children of the earth: people to whom the outdoors is home. Nothing can separate us from the vigor and vibrancy of this inheritance. In contrast to our frenetic, saturated lives, the earth offers a calming stillness. Movement and growth in nature takes its time. The patience of nature enjoys the ease of trust and hope. There is something in our clay nature that needs to continually experience this ancient, outer ease of the world. It helps us remember who we are and why we are here."
                                                                                                                             --John O'Donohue





Videos, audios, seminars...

Dr. Bonnie Glass-Coffin - Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life 041114

"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt - March 26, 2013

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

Ancient Aliens - Ancient Aliens and Ancient Engineers

The Last Interview: November, 1999 (Terence McKenna) [Full]

Terence McKenna - Final Earthbound Interview

Manifesting the Mind: Footprints of the Shaman (2009) [Full]

Terence McKenna - Dialogues With Ram Daas And Angeles Arrien

Women's Power DVD by Max Dashu

Talk With Sandra Ingerman - 6 parts
Uninterrupted program here -scroll down to Weaving a Web of Light

Incredible Discoveries about the Great Serpent Mound in Ohio

4 Directions Wisdom Gathering - part 2 - May 2007

An Evening with Jane Goodall & Phil Lane Jr.

New Dimensions: Interview (Terence McKenna) [FULL]



What is your Spirit Animal?



Crystal Dictionary of Metaphysical Meanings

Inca Shamanic Glossary



Path of the Universal Shaman with don Oscar

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"My personal experience with the Goddess and discovery of prehistoric goddess cultures came after my first experiences with psychedelics. I felt immediately connected with early art because the things that I had seen and felt on psychedelics were reflected in these first images of forty thousand years ago. The geometric and other abstract patterns of the early art painted on rock and cave walls were often linked with female imagery. In my mind it makes sense to put together the great mysterious realm of shapes and colors of psychedelics, with my experience of the Goddess.

This eruption of art forty thousand years ago is remarkable because it happened in many places in the world around the same time. Paintings and engravings on rock walls from around the thirty to forty thousand years ago are found in Africa, Asia and Europe. The Americas may be added to the list, if controversial early dates are substantiated. I will use the term rock art to refer to paintings and engravings on rocks including those inside caves. Cave art in Europe is often called Ice Age art because forty thousand years ago Europe was in a period of glaciers called the Ice Age.

The sudden worldwide proliferation of art forty thousand years ago is shocking. The only vague explanation I've found is something called "a slow acting neural transformation in the human brain." (McKie, R. 2000 p. 195). I think that is a fancy way of saying; we don't know how or why art started at the same time, in different location that had no known contact.

Even if we don't know why art began many scholars have tried to figure out what the early art means. David Lewis-Williams, a South African archeologist, has become well known in the field of rock art. He has used the innovative approach of interviewing people from cultures where rock art is still used. He discovered that the San (!Kung San or Ju/'hoansi) people go into altered states or trance by touching the images on rock walls."
                                                                                                        --Karen Vogel, Female Shamanism







Astral Dreams

I dreamt a Shamanic Spiral.
Those who Know were there.

The Mesa was filled with intricate Healing.

I dreamt my Misarumi,
an object I Knew yet had never seen.

I placed it on the amazing Altar,
accepting Ascension.

I awakened this morning to my mortal world
with Magic in my eyes....


Karen Newell


"The medicine (Ayahuasca) diminishes your ego, showing you how the ego blinds you and dominates your every though and action in life. By doing so it opens your eyes and ears to the dialogue of Mother Nature; the plants, the animals and all of the spirits around us. Thus you can live in greater harmony within yourself, your community and the planet."
                                                                                                        --Reshin Bima, Artist








"Remember the story you tell yourself is the story you end up living."
                                                                                                        --Sandra Ingerman

"Setting intention fuels your journey. For some people if they just say well I'll just wait and see what happens, [they] never experience anything. So pick a world to travel to and if you do not get your answer there just reverse directions and travel to another world. Think how when you leave your house you need to walk in a direction to get to your destination and to get done what you set off to do."
Sandra Ingerman




She Danced

she danced
for the love she felt
the love she gave away
and the love she kept
she danced to free her spirit
and to free other spirits too
she danced in response to joy
and to process pain

she moved her body
like her life depended on it
all the while praying
for love to come
for sadness to go

she danced
for all the people
who can’t dance for themselves
she also taught others to dance
for justice, for truth, for possibility
for healing the broken-hearted

she danced with mothers
and their little babies
with the little children
and their tiny dogs
she danced
with the wise old ones
and their silken cats
she danced
with the wild young ones
to their music of choice

she danced
to break the ties that bind
our women our mothers
to bring awareness and healing
to invite friendship and art
into the open spaces
that the dance created

she danced
to break open the hearts of
our men our fathers
to bring truth and compassion
to encourage kindness and vision
within the tender places
that the dance created

she danced
to keep the flame
true love

she danced
for all the wishes, all the dreams
and all the blessings

she danced
when she was too tired to walk
she dances
between the worlds

she dances to bring in the Sabbath
she dances the first dance, the last dance
and oh so many in between
that long to be danced
she asks the danceless many
“shall we dance?”

she dances
because a celebration calls for dancing
the twirl of skirts the swish of hair
the rhythm of feet
the snapping and clapping
the exultant inhale
exhale of the dancer

she dances with lovers
she dances with friends
she dances alone too
because some nights
we all dance alone
she dances
because sometimes that is
all that can be done

she dances
for the artists and musicians
and scientists and alchemists
and mid-wives and doulas and physicians
and housewives and gas stationers
and waitresses and for all the ones who work
too too hard for too too little

she dances
for all the creators of invention
and those whose gift is just: To BE.
she dances
to dislodge the caught gifts
struggling to get free in each of us,
and oh how she stomps her feet!

she dances
for the living and for the dead
in birth and in mourning
for peace, beauty and creative expression

she dances our prayers all the way to GOD
which isn’t so very far after all…

“shall we dance?”
asked the Creator of Dance

they danced until
the sun came up
and this time
she didn’t have to lead.

©2003 Shiloh Sophia McCloud


         Dance by Shiloh McCloud, text by Alice Walker


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"Only psychos and shamans create their own reality."
Terence McKenna







"There is a great debate about how goddess centered cultures of Neolithic Europe ended. Some believe that warrior nomadic horse cultures invaded from the eastern steppes. Still others look to causes from within the cultures. There is also evidence for cataclysmic events, such as drought and flooding, displacing people.

The Neolithic was changed five thousand years ago by the discovery of metallurgy. This led to the need for huge amounts of wood for smelting the raw ore into usable metal. It began with copper, eventually leading to bronze and iron. One of the first large-scale operations was on the island of Cyprus. The island is endowed with an excellent source of copper, iron and trees. The forest was cut down and regrew at least 16 times over two thousand years of copper mining and smelting. (McPhee, J. 1993 p.143). Finally the trees were decimated and the island abandoned by 90 percent of the inhabitants. (Perlin,J. 1989)

The increased trade of metal and other goods created a need for bigger boats, which also required more and more, trees. Imagine this pattern occurring over and over across Europe for several thousand years. This had to be a tremendous factor in the development of warfare to find, control and steal resources and then move on. A familiar pattern to this day. Repeated raids and invasions transformed the Neolithic civilizations of Europe. People fought back, ran, hid and adapted.

The pressure of war and raiding may have been a major reason for the breakup of the large settlements that had developed across Neolithic Europe including cultures in Thessaly. I think that war came from many locations, including city-states expanding their domain and nomadic cultures raiding and conquering. I don't know who started war, but once it got going it became impossible for large peaceful communities to survive."
                                                                                                        --Karen Vogel, Female Shamanism



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"The Eleusinian Mysteries seem to have provided a really important experience of ecstasy and Goddess energy through Demeter and Persephone. Women were virtual slaves in Athens during the 5th century B.C.E. Perhaps it was revitalistic practice and reaction to the repression of Goddess culture and ecstatic experiences of an earlier era.

Revitalistic is an anthropological term, applied to practices that happen when cultures are in times of great change. People create ceremonies to bring back old ways that are being swept away and repressed by new power. The Eleusinian Mysteries seem to me to be a revitalistic cult.

Women in 5th Century B.C.E. Athens were under male authority and expected to stay in the home. For all it's so called democracy Athens was firmly in the grips of patriarchy. The Eleusinian Mysteries may have provided a controlled outlet for lost freedom. Through the power of psychedelics people could experience the Goddess and the mysteries of life and death."
                                                                                                        --Karen Vogel, Female Shamanism






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