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Who are you, really? Gabor Mate, stress, and childhood attachment problems

That’s an interesting question. Sticking a “really” on the end of his question like that suggests that the speaker wants a different answer from the one you are giving. I had tried to explain who I am with descriptions of … Continue reading

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Similar Patterns:Santo Daime, Native American, and Roman Catholic Traditions

Sacred ceremonies are containers within which psychic forces and people are held.  The form of the ceremony might differ, but there are essential elements in all traditions.  Take for example the peyote ceremony of the Native American Church.  The ceremonial … Continue reading

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Communicating with the Divine

Thomas Moore’s book Care of the Soul (1992) is a great read.  He reminds us of many things, especially that psychology is more of an art than a science.  And that dreams show us things of great importance.  Moore discusses … Continue reading

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Healing the Ancestors

One of my eagle clan brothers (one of the more Nordic lines of eagles) invited me to his Ancestralization ceremony which follows the African tradition set down by Malidoma Patrice Some’.  Dr. Some’ was instrumental in the development of the … Continue reading

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Making Relations means changing

Sometimes people just can’t understand another culture’s traditions.  When I introduced my 30 year-old grandson to the leader of the local Santo Daime Church, he shook his head and told me, “that’s not possible.  Not your grandson, your son perhaps, … Continue reading

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A Poisonous Brew

Homeopathic remedies work on an ancient alchemical principle that “like affects like”.  The same (homo in Greek) symptoms might be caused by a variety of situations (pathogens), so taking a plant or flower which causes those or similar symptoms and … Continue reading

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The Amazon Dream Doctor

The old information network, the one operating for the last few million years, is woven into the psyche of the human race.  It can be accessed through a variety of channels, mediums, shamans, telepaths, dreamers, and priests, who had to … Continue reading

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