Shiva’s 840,000 Postures of Creation- Intentions and Anthropologists

‘…I was surprised and delighted that one (of the photographs) showed a modern shamaness from Central Asia during a healing ritual… She had her arms folded across her chest in the way I had seen in the two ancient pieces of art and  she was sitting with her legs crossed.’ The Felicitas Goodman that I […]

Shiva’s 840,000 Postures of Creation-

‘Early in the 1980’s, an Austrian friend of mine Conceived the notion That we should use the trance-posture experiences for  ‘celebration’. None of us had any idea how that could be done. In fact, he thought perhaps we could simply  Imitate some tribal ritual. To an anthropologist, such as myself, The idea appeared preposterous. Native […]

In the Esoteric Outhouse

“The most undervalued people that are among the most vital to the health of a community are the garbage men that clean up the trash and take care of the sewage Shamans are actually esoteric garbage men their primary responsibility is cleaning up the psychic sewage Joseph Earl Annon While I was seeking help with […]

Tree Teachings

An embarrassingly long time ago I crossed paths with Mayan elder Don Alejandro. For some reason I felt compelled to tell him my father’s story and he was kind enough to listen.  What he told me when I finished has stayed with me ever since. Of course, decades old memories are suspect, but what I […]