The Traditional Shaman

The Traditional Shaman

The traditional or tribal shaman, I came to discern, acts as an intermediary between the human community and the larger ecological field, ensuring that there is an appropriate flow of nourishment, not just from the landscape to the human inhabitants, but from the...
The Ancestors are waiting

The Ancestors are waiting

It is a dark path. I can barely see my hand in front of me, and I feel uneasy. Who is on the other side? Do they wish me well? I walk, slowly, step by step, feeling the walls with my hands, stumbling on branches and stones. All of a sudden, fear overcomes me and my...
Re-learning the Old Ways

Re-learning the Old Ways

Re-learning the Old Ways. Place based. Focused on my Ancestors. This is such a messy process, and I feel so confused and lost (and sometimes lonely) 99% of the time. But then, once in a while… something just tells me I’m on the right track. Maybe I am,...