Spirituality and Life

I wrote recently that maybe I could shorten these pieces when I figured out which words were God’s and which one’s were mine. Without consciously thinking about it, I touched on something far deeper than just these writings. Several of you wrote me about that thought and we began a dialogue about the role of spirituality in contemporary life. YouRead more

The Ball

Imagine a small dark ball. This is the world of your inner child. Years ago, her world was very limited. It consisted of herself, her parents, siblings and possibly grandparents. At that age, the rest of the world just isn’t that important. Although a child’s world should be one of play, fantasy and joy, many children’s worlds are unfortunately filledRead more

Mental Illness

When they pick through the ashes of Western Civilization, along with its its many accomplishments, historians will note four major failures: First will be its greed driven ethical corruption; second its failure to protect the environment; third the treatment of criminals and the fourth will be its disregard of the mentally troubled. The ethical and moral corruption in this societyRead more

Soul Loss in A Culture – Part I

Dealing with “soul loss” is at the heart of shamanic work. We speak of “soul Loss” when an individual closes part of their natural self off to life. Obviously, this can happen for many reasons. And like an individual, a culture can also suffer soul loss. Today many of us are concerned about what has happened to the Western soul.Read more

Shamanism

by Ross Bishop People are curious about Shamanism. Although the term is becoming more widely recognized, there is still confusion about exactly what it is. Shamanism is not a cultural or religious phenomenon. It reaches beyond acculturation into the core of the individual regardless of a person’s background, culture, training or beliefs.  No country or culture has a corner onRead more