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 […]

The Inexplicable

When I was drawn to do shamanic workshops in Germany in 2001, the Rune Field took the opportunity to introduce itself to me. I eventually realized that my visionary experiences were responses to my father’s and godfather’s prayers for healing. In my Pueblo godfather’s view, my father’s cancer could only be healed by addressing his […]

Fractals and the World Tree ‘Although fractals are very complex shapes, they are formed by repeating a simple process over and over’ Jonathan Wolf 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 […]