Ecstatic Trance Postures

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The contents of this post have been integrated into my series Rune Stances and Creation Stories         Having gotten Parzival to the Externsteine where he learns his true lineage, looks at the consequences of his actions, and finds his spiritual compass, I have to […]

De-institutionalized

For the record, I am certified as an ecstatic trance instructor by the Felicitas Goodman Institut based in Germany.  That I met the requirements for certification was entirely serendipitous. My connection with Felicitas Goodman is personal and I made it clear that I only accepted the certificate out of respect for her and to honor […]

Who Can Be A Shaman?

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The contents of this post have been integrated into my series Rune Stances and Creation Stories Who should be a shaman is a thorny issue, because while our shared human physiology allows everyone to learn how to experience visionary states, that alone does not necessarily make a […]

The Inexplicable

Thank you for your interest in my blog. The information in this post has been integrated into my series of books Rune Stances and Creation Stories. The first book of the series is now available: The uproar over the Nazi use of the Externsteine brought the controversial history of the Rune inscription to my attention […]