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Return to Eden: Healing the Mind-Body Split

The world is a living spiritual being. The ancient philosophers and the alchemists referred to the spiritual essence of the world as the anima mundi or the “Soul of the World,” a pure ethereal spirit inhabiting all nature, the divine essence that embraces and energizes all life in the universe, the Divine Spark in matter. […]

Medusa Re-Imagined

Most remember Medusa as a monster with living venomous snakes in place of her hair who turned men into stone. As the story goes, Medusa was a handmaiden in Athena’s temple. Poseidon, the brother of Zeus and one of the twelve Olympians in ancient Greek religions and myth, saw Medusa. Overcome by her beauty, he […]

Archangel Ariel and the Rose Quartz

On November 8, my 75th birthday, I awakened with a strong desire to do a shamanic journey to Lake Titicaca and the Earth’s second Chakra. I put on my journey music, engaged my travel companions, Quetzalcoatl and my black panther cat, and requested that we journey to the Lake. Soon I was at the shores […]

The Wisdom and Power of the Morning Glory

As I continue to be sensitive to the flowers that attract my attention on my morning walks, I notice the white and blue Morning Glories peeking out from among the dark and tangle vegetation along my path. They are like a breath of fresh air pulling me into their simple beauty. And for a moment […]

Queen Anne’s Sanctuary

“Everything in nature resonates with the force of the Divine spirit.” (Ted Andrews, Animal-Speak, 82) Each animal, plant, bird and stone has an energy blueprint that reflects this spirit in its own way. Thus, flowers have specific energy blueprints unique to that flower. The blueprint contains medicinal and healing properties that the flower gives to […]

Shamanic Art: A Path to Healing

Humans have been creating art for over 30,000 years. Caves in Southern France have revealed art depicting a variety of animals and symbols. One shows a dancing shaman wearing a buffalo robe and headdress, another with a combination of buffalo and human features, and a third of a dancing shaman with a beard and human […]

Longing for Light

“Hidden Faces Longing for Light” Carl Jung said “one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” (CW13. Par. 335) Recently a friend was telling me about dark lonely place in him, a place that makes him feel insecure, a place that limits closeness and holds him back […]

New Beginnings from an Ancient Past

“New Beginnings from an Ancient Past” This is my painting to honor the 10 chakra. I chose to use the color gold as the background for my painting honoring the 10th chakra. I then used the colors of the other upper chakras as the overlay background. I then journeyed to the 10th chakra. I was […]

New Beginnings from an Ancient Past

“New Beginnings from an Ancient Past” This is my painting to honor the 10 chakra. I chose to use the color gold as the background for my painting honoring the 10 chakra. I then used the colors of the other upper chakras as the overlay background. I then journeyed to the 10th chakra. I was […]

Fear of Punishment: Tracking and Healing its Source

Shamanism holds the belief that our energy body contains an archive of all of our personal and ancestral memories, of all early-life trauma, and even experiences from former lifetimes. This information is stored as “imprints” that when activated can influence our thoughts and behaviors even pulling us into experiences that repeat their stories. Andrea (not […]