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Gabrielle

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    Shamanism Summit Synopsis – A Box of Chocolates

    “My mama always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.’” Thus spake Forrest Gump, mouth full, sitting on a bus stop bench, quoting his wise…

    July 23, 2019
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    Animal Communication: Talking To Animals

    Talk to the Animals? Yes, We Can Jake was sad. He missed his buddy, my husband, who had just passed. My Peach-faced Lovebird began picking his feathers and skin until a very deep wound…

    May 16, 2019
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    BIOMIMICRY: A BETTER IDEA

    Biomimicry: A Better Idea Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein   Recently, I met an engineer in the aisles of Barnes & Noble, (yes, a brick and…

    April 17, 2019
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    Poncho Pondering: Why Alpaca Is The Best

    Alpaca:  Gift of the Gods The next time you sink into the luxurious folds of an alpaca poncho during the cooler in-between-seasons, let your mind wander to the role this storied animal played in…

    March 12, 2019
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    Rainbow Connection in Shamanism

    It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow. Proverb When that loveable green Muppet Kermit the Frog sang “The Rainbow Connection,” he asked the musical question “Why are there so many songs…

    February 15, 2019
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    The Sound of The Shaman – Sounds of The Four Directions

    The power of music to integrate and cure. . . is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication. – Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Once, heartbroken after leaving a long-term relationship, I took up playing the…

    January 2, 2019
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    Sacred Geometry: The 5 Platonic Solids

    “No words can express my love for thee, so I will use geometry.”   – Unknown I’ll admit it. I didn’t know how these three-dimensional geometric shapes related to healing and shamanism. Yet, as the…

    October 23, 2018
  • The Shipibo – Shamanically Based Indigenous Group

    On a layover before one of his pilgrimages to Peruvian sacred sites and study retreats, Bryan Bigelow noticed, in amazement, at a woman struggling to drag a behemoth bag across the Lima airport terminal…

    September 17, 2018
  • Sound Healing With OHM

    “Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment which becomes a catalyst for healing in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual aspects of our being” according to Zacciah Blackburn’s definition.…

    August 29, 2018
  • Angels in Shamanism

    Angels have captivated the imaginations of most of us at some time. Called the messengers of God, these special spiritual guides are numerous and known by many different names. Among the four best known…

    August 29, 2018
  • Breu Claro – The Brazilian Frankincense

    Trees are wonderful creatures. They give us a cool and soothing shade. They give us beauty and comfort. Some give an uplifting floral fragrance. And one, in particular, gives us a sticky gooey resin…

    July 21, 2018
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    The Super Powers of Super Plants

    Anima Mundi is the Latin term for “soul of the universe” or “world soul.” It refers to the idea of a link between spirit and matter, including plants. As regarded by ancient philosophers, it is…

    June 11, 2018
  • The Breath of Shaman

    You’ve heard the expressions. Breathe easy. Take one’s breath away. A breath of fresh air. Such idioms are plentiful in the English language. And then we have words such as inspire, aspire, respire and…

    May 21, 2018
  • Seven Goddess Initiation Rites – Ñusta Karpay

    High in the Andes, the beauty of ancient ceremonies and wisdom embodied in living ancestral languages of word and ritual hold a blueprint for creating a heart-centered life within a living universe. The people…

    May 21, 2018
  • Seven Other Names for Mother Earth

    Revered and personified as a deity or goddess, Mother Earth has many names and faces. The underlying belief is that earth is a life-giving and nurturing motherly entity. She crosses many traditions, not confined…

    April 23, 2018
  • 12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

    In most shamanic traditions, the earth is respected and honored. Call her Mother Earth, Planet Earth, Pachamama, or Gaia, shamans recognize that all life support here on earth starts with her. Ever wonder how…

    April 23, 2018