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Disaster shamanism

Six Signs You May be a Disaster Shaman

“If you are unprogrammed in the cultural causa-sui project, then you have to invent your own: you don’t vibrate to anyone else’s tune. You see that the fabrications of those around you are a lie, a denial of truth. A creative person becomes then, in art, literature, and religion the mediator of natural terror and the indicator of a new way to triumph over it. He reveals the darkness and the dread ... »

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 1: I Am From the Future

Jester Guru Chronicles, Part 1: I Am From the Future

“It is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” -Jorge Luis Borges Greetings! Your resident trickster-god in training here, with an important message: the future is a wonderfully beautiful place. But you’ll need to become healthier – mind, body, and soul – in order to appreciate it. You’ll need to discipline yourself in the forces of love, compassion, and forgiveness. You’ll need to let Mother... »

5th Horseman of the Apocalypse: Providence

The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse: Providence

It seems as though the article “Eco-consciousness and the Rise of the Eco Warrior” fell on deaf ears. Hopefully by giving you a more powerful symbol to hang your hat on the message will be less likely to go in one ear and out the other. Such is my intent with the Fifth Horseman and this article. But first, let’s delve into the mysterious mythology of the original four horsemen. 1st Horseman of the... »

3 Ways We can Help Each Other Survive a Culture in Decline

3 Ways We can Help Each Other Survive a Culture in Decline

“Collectively we need to be prepared for crises in very near future. There will be huge levels of distress and displacement when we wake up to what we’ve done to the planet. We’ll need to hold our nerve. It won’t be easy but it could be rich and enticing if we can tolerate the fear, the panic, and the not-knowing. It’s all part of the journey, the dark night of the soul. Our individual awakening a... »

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Biomimicry – Nature is here to Guide You

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein Nature is a powerful teacher, serving as an inspiration to humans to emulate its functioning as a solution to many of the world’s problems. Biomimicry, originating from the Greek word ‘bios’, meaning life, and ‘mimesis’, meaning to imitate, is a field that deal... »

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How to Follow the Path of Least Resistance

It goes by many names, “the law of least effort” and “going with the flow”, to name a couple, but the path of least resistance is a theme we hear about in many spiritual texts. At first glance, it may go against everything you have ever believed was true about following your dreams and achieving your goals. Is this concept actually implying that doing LESS work, putting in LESS effort will help us... »

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The Soulcraftsman’s Toolkit

In his book Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche, Bill Plotkin writes, “There is a great longing within each of us. We long to discover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find our unique way of belonging to this world, to recover the never-before-seen treasure we were born to bring to our communities. To carry this treasure to others is half of our spiritu... »

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6 Steps to Transforming Ego into Soul

We live in an excessively unhealthy culture. We are constantly surrounded by victims. This is because we are all victims of an egocentric society, and hence victims of our own ego-attachment to such perspectives. I’ve written about transforming wounds into wisdom and victims into warriors. This article will analyze tactics for transforming Ego into Soul; to go from a state of instability to a stat... »

Life and Perspective: Are We Just One of Earth’s Cells?

Life and Perspective: Are We Just One of Earth’s Cells?

We all know there is a delicate balance here on Earth from bacteria to people, but can it be said that our planet is one living being made up of “cells”? Certainly our existence has shaped the planet, but every piece of the puzzle is necessary. Are we a microorganism of Earth? Let’s look at the Complexity theory explained by Neil Theise, a Liver Pathologist and Stem Cell Specialist, that may sugge... »

Amoral Agency and the Art of Sublimation

Amoral Agency and the Art of Sublimation

“One of the unexpectedly important things that art can do for us is to teach us how to suffer more successfully.” ~ Alain de Botton Sublimation has a double-meaning: The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive, and the transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor state such that it does not pass through the intermediate liquid phase. For the purpos... »

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