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Darkness, Spirit, and the Feminine

It is the tendency of our culture to mistake what is dark within ourselves for what is wounded, rather than seeing darkness as its own kingdom, and carrying its own beauty. It has been a long path for me to separate my rather dark tendencies from what was wounded...

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Announcing The Shamanic Workbook I

I have taught more than a few courses over the years, and due to many requests (and some polite demands) I have compiled three of my courses into a book. It is a whopper of a book, too. You can order the book here... It will be available through other Amazon sites as...

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Gnosis and Direct Revelation

The power of gnosis and knowledge that arises from direct revelation and interface with spiritual intelligences and forces in the modern world has been greatly diminished and disregarded. Called snidely UPG, or unverified personal gnosis, we seek to dismiss anything...

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Enlightenment Experiences

One of the things that I notice a fair amount of confusion regarding is the nature of enlightenment, and enlightenment experiences. Picture a sky above you. For a moment, the clouds part and you recognize that the true nature of the sky is a clear blue. This is...

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Emotional Health and the Collective Shadow

Like many of you, I was deeply impacted by the death of Anthony Bourdain. Such a death always creates an outpouring of memes, of support, of opinions one way or the other on how someone who seemingly had many of the things that we aspire to– a successful, inspiration...

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Perfectionism, Control, and Paradoxes

I remember when I was starting my path (well, was consciously doing so) that I had this idea that if I only reached a certain state, that I would be perfected. That this was the end goal– a state of continual health, happiness, joy, peace, bliss, or love. That if I...

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Fear, Resistance, and Doing the Thing

It was probably about five or six years ago that I had an irrevocable moment of clarity where I saw a “loop”, or repeated pattern (in this case, a behavioral one) having to do with fear and resistance. If you have read my work (or my blog) I talk about loops quite a...

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Sisyphus and the Spiritual Path

One of the more common illusions of the spiritual path is that it will get easier as one progresses on it. The belief that the spiritual path is about transcendence means that people often create subsuquent beliefs that if only they tried hard enough, or were...

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