Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Spirit in Troubled Times

I originally wrote the following in October, 2008, prior to the election. Re-reading it now indicates how little has actually changed since then. *  *  * I’ve spoken to many people over the past few days about their feeling of … Continue reading

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Hawk Story

I was in Dallas this past weekend, visiting with friends and presenting a workshop. I flew up on Thursday to visit with Sara, a good friend who works with horses in her therapy practice, and Jingles, the older horse who … Continue reading

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Lizzie Thompson

I recently accepted an invitation to perform a house blessing in northeast Austin. A couple moved to the area from Connecticut fairly recently, and it is their custom to perform a blessing ceremony in their new homes. As we talked … Continue reading

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End of Life Healing

Waiting for us, just as I closed the door of the truck with my drum and bag of rattles and tools, lay a beautiful, intact but empty bird’s nest. Around it were scattered many broken pieces of at least one … Continue reading

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Contemporary Shamanism

As a shamanic practitioner located in Austin, Texas, I am involved in a growing community of individuals who are seeking to reconnect with our deep spiritual heritage. This search has been called “contemporary shamanism” because it seeks to bring forward the world view and practices that have been used for thousands of years, making them relevant to today. Continue reading

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