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Season of the Harvest

The day before Thanksgiving I stopped by the local Whole Foods Market on the way home. It was in the afternoon so there were traffic directors, the cart cache was nearly empty, and the parking lot was…

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A Taste of Alaska

I’m writing this at about 38,000 feet in the air (fortunately in an airplane!) returning from a land I’d never been to—Alaska. Specifically Fairbanks, Alaska. I’d been invited by a shamanic colleague,…

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Saints, Souls and the Day of the Dead!

Samhain/Halloween (excerpted from Sacred Ceremony by Dr. Steven Farmer) (October 31-November 1) This is the time of year when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead i…

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Hawk Pays a Visit…

One morning when I was saying my morning prayers, a sacred ritual I do every morning before I get up and get going into the day, I caught the flutter of wings out of the corner of my eye and watched a…

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Animal Spirit Guides and Scuba Diving

Scuba diving was always something that other people did, so I never gave it much thought until my ex-wife, Doreen, gradually and unexpectedly became an avid diver. At one point  while on a cruise thro…

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The Moral Code We All Forget to Follow

I was recently in Atlanta where I had the privilege of presenting a couple of workshops and seeing some private clients here at a popular new age bookstore called Phoenix and Dragon. My wife Jesseca w…

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John Lennon, Where Are You?

I seem to find myself overwhelmed by the continual reporting of bad news, tragedies and the details and analyses over and over again that I have started to ignore much of it.  As I contemplate the per…

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Love Found, Love Lost

Ah! The joys inherent in loving another human being! Our hearts leap as we step into the welcoming space of another, one who returns that affection in kind. The bliss, the obsessive thoughts, the raci…

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Why Did the Tortoise Cross the Road?

The Road I had journeyed across the country from Los Angeles to upstate New York to present a workshop at the Omega Institute about connecting with the spirit world. After a five hour flight and tw…

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Shamanism and Acting

In a recent article I described my foray into an acting class that meets once a week. In it I describe how I was so intrigued with my first experience in that class that I knew I had to keep going, ev…

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