Why Do a Dieta?

  By John Flynn Dieta is a Spanish word that means simply diet. The dietas originated as a plant-based practice for developing connection to the Spirit that underlies all of life. In traditional indigenous Amazonian cultures, dietas had broad purposes, such as hunting, healing, communication with ancestry, community development, etc. For the purpose of this Continue…

Mirrors, Shadows and a Holographic Universe

By Adam Shaening-Pokrasso As humans, we have been gifted with an insatiable curiosity and contagious imagination. Most of us, arrive at a place at some point in our lives where few facts serve to explain the greatest questions of existence, consciousness and being. It’s at this point we go inward to our inner knowing and Continue…

Energetic Clearing of Your Space

By Parminder Randhawa This is a simple and powerful process that should have your space feeling lighter, filled with positive energy, more expansive and generally more enjoyable/comfortable for you to be in. The basic idea is to clear out energies of a lower frequency (what we often think of as “negative” energies) and bring in energies Continue…

Cacophony of Chaos

By Ben Boomer, CSEE Board President Coyote plays a big part in Navajo culture, and was very much a part of my childhood.  Those coyotes are an hilarious and tricky bunch with their howling cackling cacophony waiting just out of sight for any opportunity for shenanigans. Opportunities abound for the trickster as they wait for Continue…

The True Nature of the Heart is Neutrality

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I figured that a teaching about the heart seemed appropriate. For indigenous people all over the world the greatest path of power is the path of the heart. The heart has 4 major ways of being, and when we work with them in their positive poles our true magic, Continue…

2017: The Theme of Initiation

By Deva Powell These are transition times, times of initiation. Everything is speeding up and morphing into something never seen before. 2016 was like the main attraction at a circus with extreme highs, lows and an abundance of eccentricity everywhere you looked. Or, like a roller coaster that is both exhilarating and terrifying. Due to Continue…

What to Expect in 2017 by Lena Stevens

Dear Friends, As we approach the solstice on December 21 and wind down 2016, it is time to take a look at 2017 so we can best prepare for what is ahead. In most Shamanic traditions, moon cycles and natural times of transition such as solstices and equinoxes are more powerful than arbitrary dates on Continue…

Medicine and Healing

by James Pittman   A Cree medicine man traveled to a Unitarian Universalist summer camp beside a beautiful lake deep in the Adirondack mountains when I was there as a boy, and our community had the honor of welcoming him to the land. This man was on a mission to share sacred Sweatlodge Ceremony with Continue…

Journaling: A Way of Self Healing

by David M. Ross, LCSW Journaling is a powerful form of self-therapy and self-healing that engages us in shamanic right-left, right-left back and forth eye and hand/arm movement. All that is needed is pencil and paper and attention given to the emotional content of a distressing issue. We often believe we need to seek out Continue…

The Q’ero Despacho Ceremony