Rituals, Shamanism

Creating Ritual

  Sacred ritual, properly guided by an experienced shaman, can create a “whole brain” experience that awakens the curiosity of the neocortex, satisfies the need for safety of our more primitive limbic brain, and makes ecstatic states accessed by the frontal lobes of the higher brain possible. Ritual performed wholeheartedly allows us to transcend our… Continue reading Creating Ritual

Healing, Shamanism

Getting Rhythm

I face eastward as a brilliant coastal sunrise breaks through the clouds, following many days of unrelenting rain. The calming scent of white sage wafts around my body and the parts of the drum I will assemble. The smoke caresses the finely crafted contours of the willow oak hoop, the horsehide, the lacings, the sinew,… Continue reading Getting Rhythm

Goddess, Mythology, Shamanism

Weaving with Grandmother Spiderwoman

Anyone who has seen my Facebook page will tell you that I have a deep love for crochet, because I’m always posting photos of my latest projects. What I once viewed as an old lady hobby has become both art and therapy, as I chain and stitch my way through a kaleidoscope of colors and… Continue reading Weaving with Grandmother Spiderwoman