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Some resources on shamanism and animism

Posted by Justin on 31st August 2017 in Uncategorised

With thanks mostly to Nicholas Breeze Wood the editor of Sacred Hoop magazine, and also to his wonderful contributors, there are available a number of articles on shamanism and animism. Recently released is the free Sacred Hoop magazine which is an introduction, and there are also many articles, below. They can all be shared, so

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An invocation to shame

Posted by Justin on 6th August 2017 in Uncategorised

May the spirits and Gods of healthy shame Rise in our name May we know that our actions ripple with consequence And that we connect to all, and are connected with all May we know when our actions harm others, by accident or by design May we feel shame when that happens. May our communities

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The keening gate

Posted by Justin on 19th November 2016 in Articles

There is a gate that we all must pass through at a certain point along the road. I don’t know quite how to describe it.. It’s a gate of disillusionment, although not of cynicism It’s to do with perception, and illusion, and what is, And heart break and desolation. For those who have been walked

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Psychic development vs personal development

Posted by Justin on 18th November 2016 in Articles

Many people have awakened psychic abilities (of course we all have abilities, but for some, they’re strong enough to be overtly psychic as visions and messages etc, rather than appearing more mildly as hunches and feelings). Others of us have to work to open and develop them to have them consciously integrated with us. All

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Who are welcome at the gates?

Posted by Justin on 17th November 2016 in Articles

One of the things I contemplate is who is welcome, who can be included, in the circles of community that I/we draw in our lives. In particular, the spiritual circles – healing schools, my own teaching practice, healership in general. For the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, I sometimes wonder if the circle had been

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With one foot in the land of the dead

Posted by Justin on 16th November 2016 in Ancestral Healing Poetry

Tonight I offered libations Of Elderberry wine And lit a beeswax candle On the altar of my ancestors and Amma, and Kali Ma. I touched my grandparents’ mezzuzah on my father’s side And felt them, paternal ancestors Warm and living, And dead, And living in eternity And now. They seemed to glow, to be part

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Love is the canvas (reclaiming guilt, shame and disgust)

Posted by Justin on 24th October 2016 in Articles

We are one organism. A single human body for our species, for our country, for our village, for our tribe, for our family; for all of the ways in which we exist together. Our human existence is collective, communal and relational, as well as individual and singular. Disgust serves a function, as does guilt and

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Death, destruction and decomposition.

Posted by Justin on 6th October 2016 in Articles

One of the things I like to contemplate often is the part of the cycle of life that is death, destruction and decomposition. I was initiated into this in a very mini way during the healers A+P training at Barbara Brennan school. We’d been learning about the white blood cells and immune system, the lysis

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Child consciousness and hubris in the New Age

Posted by Justin on 29th September 2016 in Articles

hubris ˈhjuːbrɪs noun excessive pride or self-confidence. (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride towards or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis. This is one of my faults, that I both know about and have worked with, have done something about and still have a long way to go with, been in denial about, and also

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