Category: Articles

WINTER SOLSTICE: The Emergence of the Divine Masculine

WINTER SOLSTICE: The Emergence of the Divine Masculine The Sun has reached his most southward point upon his yearly journey. He is stationed there for three full days. Then, on December 25th, the Sun begins his trek along the horizon, rising a bit more to the north each and every day until he reaches his …

Continue reading

Evening Star Ceremony

Evening Star Ceremony Peyote Mentor, John Pedro The ‘Original Hippie Indian’ they called him. John Pedro, by name, was an Arapahoe out of Calumet, Oklahoma. His personal history was woven of fascinating events and embellished tall tales, and we all loved his stories. He had fought in the Korean War, which was where he lost …

Continue reading

The Australian Medicine Woman

The Australian Medicine Woman Crystals: Return them to the Earth! “I don’t offer workshops. I offer ceremonials.” My words in response to a request by the Omega Institute in Upstate New York to come present at their facility in the Spring of 1988. With a mutual understanding, I agreed. The grounds were well kept. Lawns, …

Continue reading

Grampa Peña and the Blue Heron

Grampa Peña and the Blue Heron Spirit Paths Waking on a wintry day can be like stepping into any winter, any year. The snow blankets the earth, securing beneath its white cloak all sounds. Quietude reigns. All signs of the shambled foundations of old cabins disappear from the forest landscape, as do the dirt track …

Continue reading

A Shamanic Perspective of Life’s Purpose

A Shamanic Perspective of Life’s Purpose I practice Liberation Shamanism. Sovereignty, Autonomy and Self-Determination are the keynotes of the paradigm within which I operate. From this viewpoint, the Shamanic perspective of life’s purpose is radically different than the psychotherapeutic or metaphysical way of looking at things. Try this on… I would bet that you look …

Continue reading

Mid-Summer’s Day

Blessings on this Mid-Summer’s Day!   Mid-Summer Day is not the same as the Summer Solstice. Rather, it is the third day following the Summer Solstice. It is the day when the Sun visibly begins its southward journey from its northernmost station. On the Summer Solstice the Sun has traveled as far north along the …

Continue reading

Aligning with Spirit’s Purpose

You know me, I am a storyteller, so I will present a storyline. As I know my work to be, it is to aid and assist a person to come into a greater degree of relationship with their own autonomous path of self-realization, their Spirit’s purpose. When, in the course of a person’s life, there …

Continue reading

Shadowland Dreams

SHADOWLAND DREAMS For years on end, in my twenties, my life was lived a’ horseback as a nomadic hunter-gatherer in the forests, mountains and valleys of New Mexico and Colorado. The late Spring, Summer and early Fall months were spent in the saddle and around the campfire. My primary source of sustenance came from the …

Continue reading

The Traveler

The Traveler About and abroad through villages ancient and enduring, deserts vast and stark, jungles teeming with life in their canopies as much as they are upon the ground, these are the places in which the Traveler is to be found. Sacred sites call out to them: Neolithic standing stone circles whose dolmens pattern the …

Continue reading