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Your Lost Dream...

Daniela Nikolova | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Daniela Nikolova

In those moments when you have your arms wrapped around a dream that never happened and you are finding it hard to let go... In those moments exactl...

Spiritual Emergency: Being Trapped in Wonderland

Melanie Sievernich | Posted 10.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melanie Sievernich

Image Credit: Petar Paunchev via 123rf Going not too far back in time, friends oftentimes referred to me as "that girl from Legally Blonde" -- Elle...

Review: Old Silk Road

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.15.2015 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Brandon Caro's debut novel, Old Silk Road, is an important, tough read, both for the dirt-under-its-nails portrayal of soldiers, and for a complex plot that rewards a reader with insights into America's longest war, in Afghanistan.

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

Laura Grier | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

To get the most out of your rainforest experience, you have to either do a night walk, or a night boat ride with a guide and a spotlight to try to see the many nocturnal species of the Amazon.

Shaman Explains How Ayahuasca Can Facilitate A Spiritual Awakening

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

Ayahuasca has been used in religious ceremonies for centuries. Called the "vine of the soul," ayahuasca is a brew typically made from the Baniste...

Magic: What If It Was Real?

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Las Vegas is home to many magicians, most of whom are hard core illusionists. But what if, just maybe, sometimes the magic was real? That is exactly what a small eclectic group, comprised mostly of entertainers, set out to explore with unmapped territory.

The New Collective LA

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Kyriaki Chonacas

Ever wonder while in LA where the edge and the grit is that we all know, see and feel in NYC and other parts of the world? Well I know this has been on my mind and in my roaring impulses for over a decade.

10 New Things to Try This Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know you've already slacked off on your New Year's resolutions, right? If not, congratulations! If so, guess what: Every day is ...

My Seizure Diagnosis: Is There a Pony In This Shitpile?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm ready to find the pony. But maybe I have to dig through a little more shit first. As some of my less pastoral friends and family put it, it could be worse. I could be dead. So I've got that going for me.

Searching for Stress Relief

Melissa Heisler | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Now today I am healthier than I have ever been. I will not lie to you and say every day is perfect, but I have learned how to make each and every day be the best it can be. I have a daily routine that keeps me centered to weather any storm.

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

Astoria Characters: The Shaman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a piano tucked into the corner like a baby in a bassinet. It's guarded by a pair of guitars. But these instruments play second fiddle to the incense. There is none burning, yet the living room is filled with the memory of its sweet, seductive scent.

When Shamans Meet

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Weird News
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

For centuries, indigenous people have incorporated shamans as an integral part of their societies. When accepted by their tribes these shamans play multiple roles. One important function is that of healers.

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

Just Because You Practice Yoga Doesn't Mean You're Not an A**hole

Shaman Durek | Posted 01.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an ac...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

My Life as an Incan Shaman: A Conversation With Elena Radford

Court Stroud | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Court Stroud

The Harvard Business School is hardly the first place you expect to encounter an Incan, much less a shaman. During graduation week 10 years ago, ...

Escape From the Amazon: A Gringo Adventure

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Ashley Underwood

It was the scariest of times. It was the "please spoon me all night in my tent" scariest of times. Last year, I went to visit my friend Zoe Tryon in the Ecuadorian jungle.

Tradition or Taboo: Doesn't Everyone Have a Psychic?

Erika Sales | Posted 11.10.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

She waved at me just as I was about to turn around, looking at the corner and nodding as if someone were there.

Weekly Rune: Uruz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

The ability to change our inner story relies on our ability to see its value. In order to see its value we have to take time to understand what we're telling at present and know how we want to write it differently.

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weird News
Andrew Z. Cohen

In this short interchange, he explains how and why a liberated relationship with the mind can be the door to our own infinite potential

Everyday Journeying: When the Ecstatic Becomes Mundane

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Normalization of the journey experience isn't failure. It's natural, it's progress, integration. The act of journeying is a relationship, not just the connections we make from it.

Mindfulness and Animism: The Art of Soul Healing

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

To create and sustain soul healing we must bring some sort of awareness into everything that we do. When we decide that we want to heal, we must become active participants in that process.

Transformation in Media Means Transforming Ourselves

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.22.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I kept wondering about those who own and control and create much of the media and how much if any time they spend on meditation, creating consciousness and how what they do affects all of us.

WATCH: The Shaman, The Spirit Healer And The Earth

Stephen Olsson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

The earth is speaking to us, but we're not listening. The air is speaking to us, but we're not listening, because we made the conscious choice of closing our hearts. Whenever this happened, I don't know, but right now we don't have the time to lose.