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A Taste of Alaska

Iím writing this at about 38,000 feet in the air (fortunately in an airplane!) returning from a land Iíd never been toóAlaska. Specifically Fairbanks, Alaska. Iíd 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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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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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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Shamanism and the Shamanic Journey

In the past few years you've undoubtedly heard or read about shamanism, and perhaps have even explored this unique and ancient spiritual discipline to some degree. The word itself (pronounced SHAH-maa…

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Power Animals: Connecting with Your Animal Spirit Guide

What Are Power Animals? Power animals are spirit guides in animal form, valuable allies who can help you navigate through life's challenges and transitions. Perceptive and trustworthy oracles, you ca…

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Becoming Gratitude

In the northern hemisphere we now enter the season of the harvest, marked most obviously by the celebration of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. Itís a time to gather with family and friends and pause to …

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The Feather

A man died today(9/25/12). As I held his left hand, lightly curling my fingers around his long, spindly finger, while his father held his other hand and Melissa, his former wife and the mother of two …

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Oatmeal and Soul Retrieval

Soul Calling Whatís oatmeal got to do with soul retrieval? Well, I found out in a very personal way recently. In my shamanic work, one of the more common treatments is called soul retrieval or sou…

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