Category Archives: Spirituality

There’s a knife in my back… but who put it there?

SOMETIMES, just sometimes, I’m as stubborn as a mule. It doesn’t matter how much people warn me about a person, tell me to be careful or give me that look, if I’ve seen something I trust, something good, I tend … Continue reading

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Walking the good green road

FOR many people, the call to the shamanic path leads them to exotic, far flung climes. Eager to learn all they can, they start swotting up on all things Native American, long to drum with the Sami or start saving … Continue reading

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Beware the gurus

FLICKING though some of my old dream journals, I came across the following advice from one of my most trusted guides: “Beware people on high pedestals – especially self-perpetuating ones”. Looking back at the scenario I was living through at … Continue reading

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Are you working with Spirit, or is spirit working you?

WHAT is it about alcohol that divides so many people? Guaranteed, when I tell people I don’t drink, they look at me as if I have three heads! What we know about alcohol is that a) it’s a poison, b) … Continue reading

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Does dogma kill the Starchild?

WHEN was the last time you felt awe and wonder for the world around you? When did you last stop not only to smell the flowers, but to wonder what makes their scent so beautiful? When did you last look … Continue reading

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Oh my Goddess!

NOT too long ago, a freelance journalist asked if she could interview me about the goddess movement. Honestly, the question took me a little by surprise; anyone who’s worked with me for any length of time knows ‘The Goddess’ ain’t … Continue reading

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Why I’ll never call myself a shaman (part 1)

SOMETIMES it amazes me how us Westerners find it so easy to forget our own culture. In today’s ‘get it quick’ society, we seem to want everything NOW, often in exchange for the swipe of a credit card, rather than … Continue reading

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Why I’ll never call myself a shaman (part 2)

(Back to part 1) A quick scour of the internet will tell you shamanism is the oldest known spiritual path, that it pre-dates religion by some time and that there are traces of shamanism all over the globe. Trouble is, … Continue reading

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If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it

WE have a beautiful figure of a totem pole. It’s sleek, black, finely crafted and carries wonderful memories from our last trip to Canada. In terms of medicine objects, it’s one of our favourites. Various Haida-style creatures blend together seamlessly … Continue reading

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Of cowries and kestrels: beginning a year-long shamanic adventure

SOMETIMES, no matter how much our heads try to┬ásteer us in a certain direction, the energies of the universe seem to have entirely different plans for us. We can spend weeks, months, even years pushing towards our goal, only to … Continue reading

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