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Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site of Southern Arizona… Nice Doggy

Anyone who wanders the Southwest and comes across petroglyphs wonders about their origins and what they mean. Some seem so clear: a mountain sheep, a man on a horse, a rattlesnake, a coyote, a hand. 870 more words

On The Road

Ayahuasca - a mind-blowing experience!

In Cusco, Peru, a guy called Angel crossed my path and told me about his work at a Shamanic healing centre. Shamans (medicine men) perform ancient healing ceremonies, praying to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and dwelling in the spiritual world. 668 more words

Book review: The Dark Pond

I’ve been involved with a book drive to fill the shelves a local charter school that currently has empty shelves (gasp!). Empty shelves in a library has to be one of the most horrifying things I’ve seen this year. 274 more words

Book Review




Embryonic memory did borrow sorrowed mind,
as thoughts like turtle scuttlings were hatching, roaming wild,
regrets in sharpened toothpicks to puncture wild relief,
earlobes dangling fatness, did burn from hidden speech. 258 more words

Storytellers: touched with fire

We have a bequest of stories, tales from the old storytellers, some of whose names we know, but some not. The storytellers go back and back, to a clearing in the forest where a great fire burns, and the old shamans dance and sing, for our heritage of stories began in fire, magic, the spirit world. 175 more words

Doris Lessing

Day 9 - Say what you wanna say and let the words fall out

Since I started writing this blog, I’ve had several people message me with kudos of how brave, inspiring, strong, etc. I was being for sharing my story…and for being so honest and vulnerable. 743 more words

This musical deluge

‘Our Collective Cultural Insanity’ – interview with Ivan Tyrrell for The Human Givens Institute


Lessing: Well, we are all sensation junkies aren’t we? Everything has to be bigger and better and louder and more noteworthy, I’ve been wondering a lot about music recently — I’m sure I’m not the first to wonder about it — and this is related to the problem. 841 more words

Doris Lessing