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Shamanic Perspectives of Masculine & Feminine

In the world of Ayahuasca, much reflecting elements of the world at large, there is a profound movement involving the present process of the balancing of Masculine & Feminine, men & women dynamics, the relationship of Mother Earth & Father Sky. At Novalis (our Peruvian Conservation Center), and in many other circles, the balance of Masculine & Feminine energy is a highly important focus that … Continue reading Shamanic Perspectives of Masculine & Feminine

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Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 2): Amazonian Feminism

A dear sister & Ayahuasquera (female practitioner of Ayahuasca), once told me that the reason she began hosting all women’s Ayahuasca ceremonies was because the medicine told her that there were certain things women could heal from only in the presence of other women: grief issues surrounding childbirth woman to woman competition sexual trauma sexual identity Though these elements of woman may not feel applied … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 2): Amazonian Feminism

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Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 1): Gateway into a Personal Journey

My journey with Ayahuasca began slightly over 5 years ago but, looking back, it feels like a lifetime ago that that journey began. It was an instantaneous re-connection to something ancient within myself, but familiar to the soul. Like many people in the modern New Age of Ayahuasca culture, my first time was in the states. But since then my journey has evolved into a … Continue reading Feminism & Shamanism (pt. 1): Gateway into a Personal Journey

Willow’s Way; The Middle Path

The forest is speaking; can you hear her call? The herbs are waiting to teach their songs to the humans who have chosen to remember how to listen… what do you hear? Everything around us is filled with life force, waiting to be honored, absorbed, and spread. When we work with plants, we are not only working with the chemical composition of their essential oils, but … Continue reading Willow’s Way; The Middle Path

Mistletoe Mythology: Semen of the Gods

Like so many other “Christmas” traditions, the tradition of the Mistletoe is known by many, but the depth of the roots known by few. The Druid & Norse mythological roots, when explored, reveal a cultural tradition interwoven with sensual reflections of a people long passed… We see mistletoe hanging in doorways around the winter holidays, a symbol of love & friendship, a tradition of kissing … Continue reading Mistletoe Mythology: Semen of the Gods