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Day 159: No such thing as failure

Failure.  My shaman said it at the end our session the other day.  It’s a word that’s been floating around in my head for weeks…since I started to teach SUP, actually.   732 more words


Mongolian Shamans' Mirrors

I just finished Inside and Outside the Mirror: Mongolian Shamans’ Mirrors as Instruments of Perspectivism by Caroline Humphrey (available through JSTOR), and I think I’m going to have to read it again because it was so good and fairly dense (but totally readable). 508 more words


Love is Not a Reward

The long silence has been the result of getting my head down and focusing on completing 3 major pieces of writing.

I’ve come up for air. 164 more words


Medicine Wheel

I’m heading up to Washington to spend three days with one of my favorite music groups, the Dave Matthews Band, at the most beautiful venue on Earth, the Gorge Amphitheater. 723 more words

30,000 B.C.

In the year 30,000 BC, a chick just like me would have been looking out from her rock ledge perch one summer afternoon and wondered, in the dappled sunshine: what the heck is the name of that black-white-and-grey bird over there picking lustily at my berries? 1,195 more words

Shamans with Demons: Robin Williams and Janice Strubbe Wittenberg’s Walker Judson

Most of you reading this will know who Robin Williams was, how he fought depression that ultimately led to his suicide. Far fewer will know who Walker Judson is, a fictional character in Janice Strubbe Wittenberg’s recently published first novel, … 401 more words

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