Tag Archives: Shamanism

St. Niklaus, the Reformed Berserker

When I mentioned to my friend that Saint Nick’s was going to be celebrated on the 6th of December, he said “Niklaus, the Swiss saint?” “No, Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, the one who evolved into Santa Claus. They are … Continue reading

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Healing and Numinosity in the Native American Church

One of the first phases in the healing relationship is the experience of numinosity.  Rudolf Otto coined the word “numinous”  as a quality we find in all the world’s religions, whereby the divine is experienced (among other qualities) as being … 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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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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The Dalai Lama’s Karma

Peter Kingsley’s book A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World (2010) argues forcefully that shamanism is the heart of philosophy and that the concept of incarnation and re-incarnation is central as well.  … Continue reading

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The Dark Wisdom of Apollo

Most philosophers know that our discipline was originally the Love of Wisdom (Sophia).  Peter Kingsley takes us back to the shamanic roots of our lineage in his book (1999) In the Dark Places of Wisdom.  This amazingly scholarly approach rejects … Continue reading

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