Living with Lingering Covid-19 Symptoms

When I had my DNA sequenced, I decided to go with Helix. Helix works with the National Geographic and the Mayo Clinic, so they do a very complete job of sequencing. And they asked me if I wanted to participate in their DNA studies, insted of assuming my genetic info was theirs to mine and […]

My Doorway to Plant Wisdom

In my lifetime, those who have popularized shamanic techniques have attempted to integrate them into their existing Western worldview. For example, Carlos Castaneda, Felicitas Goodman and Michael Harner were all anthropologists with an implicit bias towards framing their experiences in terms of literate Western Civilization. My challenge is to integrate the foundations of that intellectual […]

Bay Laurel, Fatty Liver and Lab Tests

I am currently on an early to bed ( because I am too miserable to function) and early to rise (because I am too miserable to stay in bed) schedule. All because apparently my liver/pancrease/diaphragm have decided that they will clear all the obstructions, toxins and adhesions of my entire lifetime right now. I am […]

Thanking Mr. LePlante

Although my body has responded better to the sledgehammer approach of western medicine that the subtleties of alternative medicine, I was willing to be an experimental subject for Matthew Woods’ Friday evening pulse and face diagnoses class at TIVI, the Inner Vision Institute that recently started up in La Mesilla, just north of Santa Fe. […]

Dr. Green

Matthew Wood asked me to participate in his April first online Materia Medica class (click here). The topic was the Trickster. Matt had a great repertoire of herbal remedies that can help shift the various ways our wondrous human mind can trick us into states that are really not so wonderful. Of course the question […]

Plant Spirit Medicine

As usual, I decided that if I am to heal my liver, I need to know what it is and how it works especially as Western medical tests  don’ t detect liver problems until only about 10% of the organ is still functional so by the time doctors notice something is wrong, your liver is […]

Fractals and the World Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C75vRVL5lE#t=52 ‘Although fractals are very complex shapes, they are formed by repeating a simple process over and over’ Jonathan Wolf   www.fractalfoundation.org I want to pursue the thought that the shamanic world view is essentially as pragmatic as any scientific pursuit here. Both are based on astute observation of the world around us.  They use very […]