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Shamanism

Yisreal Feldsott and the Voice of Spirit

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

Just as a metaphysician seeks to clarify the fundamental notions by which humankind understands the world, the work of artist Yisreal Feldsott is a pursuit of an encounter with the nature of existence.

Going Deep With Spirit Guides

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Despite our best strides in incorporating a shamanistic worldview, we still look upon such bare demands as archaic or outmoded. By our keen intellect, we see ourselves as somehow beyond that base need.

After the Journey

Kelley Harrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Then he began to think of all the things Christopher Robin would want to tell him when he came back from wherever he was going to, and how muddling it...

Weekly Rune: Uruz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Uruz -- Auroch -- Any time the wild things show up, it's about to go big. An initiation is upon us. When we encounter this Rune, we are not only enga...

Weekly Rune: Perthro

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Perthro -- chance -- Most people ascribe the meaning "luck" to Perthro, though I find that our modern definition of luck doesn't come close to describ...

Weekly Rune: Dagaz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Dagaz -- Day -- Down in the easy chair, up go the feet, arms behind to cradle the head. It's okay to assume the position of a job completed, work well...

Weekly Rune: Laguz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Laguz -- Water -- Fascinating that Laguz visits as mere miles from me Chapel Hill is flooded with more rain to come, while across the country in Ariz...

Weekly Rune: Othala

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Othala -- property -- Remember that journey we took with Raidho last week? Well, we did it right! Over the last few weeks the story of the Runes has ...

Weekly Rune: Raidho

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

With Raidho, we begin to understand how our choices affect all things, and how our ability to gently hold focus while changing coordinates on the fly informs the story we tell of ourselves, of our lives.

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.

Weekly Rune: Nauthiz

Kelley Harrell | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

This week, gently consider where soul sustenance has become rote. This is a bold undertaking from inside the comfort zone.

How Pagans Do It

Annie Finch | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Annie Finch

I know many people who are sympathetic to Wicca but have little idea what we "do": how we worship, celebrate, meditate, pray. Spring, celebrated as a time of rebirth in so many different spiritual traditions, seems a good time to address such questions.

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.

Mysterious Stones Unearthed In Prehistoric Shelter

Posted 01.16.2013 | Science

Forget wands, talismen and cauldrons -- in Pre-Columbian Central America, it was all about magic rocks. An archaeologist and her colleagues have i...

Tragedy, Collective Soul Loss, and the Healing Story

Kelley Harrell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Take time to reflect on your healing story. Write it down, if it helps, or draw it, paint it. Express all of the feelings wrapped into your experience of the healing process, and know that in doing so, we all heal. We all move closer to wellness.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

To Heal or Not to Heal: Shamans in the New Era

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

"Rivers know this; there is no hurry, we shall get there some day." -- Winnie the Pooh "Too many times we confuse motion with progress." -- Albert Ei...

PHOTOS: 11 South American Adventures

Viator | Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel
Viator

Whether you're looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world's largest jungle or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered.

Review: The Shaman and Ayahuasca

Gaia | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gaia

The next thing you know, you're off to the Amazon rainforest in South America, drinking a tea made from a psychoactive plant and taking part in an ancient ceremony intended to heal and open the realms of consciousness. That's what happened to filmmaker Michael Wiese.

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.

Are You a Healer?

Sura | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

What is healing, exactly? Like trying to describe God or love, it's hard to talk about, and better to have a personal experience of it. When you experience it, it feels deeply nurturing and peaceful. The first time I experienced healing, it felt like coming home.

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.

A Shaman's Journey

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

In all, I took the off-road adventure, self-creating my own shamanic path without the guideposts and maps we are used to finding on spiritual quests, a feat common to many modern seekers on broken paths in this cultural melting pot.

The Shamananic Narrative of Tigger's Bounce

Kelley Harrell | Posted 10.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

"Bouncing is what Tiggers do best. -- Tigger, from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh Since the birth of our twins a little over three years ago, I've de...

Pagan Is As Pagan Does

Kelley Harrell | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion
Kelley Harrell

Regardless of how they're ushered into my work, it is within local circles that I encounter the most powerful misconceptions about shamanism. In talking with clients about how they find me, startling ideas emerged.