Category Archives: indigenous

Dreaming with the “stone of light”

In the 1990s, I discovered a wonderful book called Sastun: My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer.  It was written by Rosita Arvigo, with Nadine Epstein.  It describes Rosita Arvigo’s apprenticeship to a Mayan healer and herbalist named Don Eligio Pantí. … Continue reading

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Dreaming An Animal Spirit Teacher

Dreams that introduce you to nature energies are very special.  Sometimes there is a natural energy that is wanting to work with you but you’re not aware of it.  Dreams are a wonderful way to experience this.  It is especially … Continue reading

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K’ICHE MAYAN CALENDAR DIVINATION USING TZITE SACRED SEEDS 

(This interview with Anita Garrett was published in my newsletter before 2012. It is still valid today as we navigate the fifth world.) An Interview with Anita Garr, assistant to Don Rigoberto Itzep Chanchavac  How did you come to work … Continue reading

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Ancestral Wisdom On The Longest Night

Winter solstice is a time of stillness. Yule was the reset button for ancient Europeans: the time to listen to the guidance of the ancestors as the sun is reborn. Megalithic monuments like Stonehenge and Newgrange were aligned with the … Continue reading

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Journey to a Healed Ancestral Helping Spirit

(This is a reprint from my Solstice newsletter). In my last post, I described a simple meditation or shamanic journey to connect with your ancestors. There is an important distinction that, once understood, makes these relationships with the ancestors healthier. … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Mother’s Mothers

(this is a reprint from my Beltane newsletter). Matrilineal Bloodline Journey Every person on Earth has indigenous ancestral helping spirits. These ancient ancestors want to help us remember our connection to the earth. They are luminous beings who often appear … Continue reading

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Meeting Beautyberry

You’ve heard of people who talk to plants. So how do plants talk to people? Flower reading is one of the ways. You might think herbalists read about healing wild plants in books and then go looking for them in … Continue reading

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Balanced Light of the Sun: Equinox Three Worlds Shuffling for Tarot

I have admired shamanic traditions from the Americas for many years, Maya and Andean mysticism. Shamanic cultures believe there are three worlds. The lower world is associated with inherited family patterns, the unconscious, healing animal and plant spirits. The middle … Continue reading

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Following the “Ways” of our Wild Ancestors

“Rather than healing the Earth, we should be looking to the Earth to heal us.” –Paul Deveraux, Re-Visioning the Earth. This image from the Greenwood Tarot depicts Elen of the Ways. The “ways” are the trails ancient Europeans followed to hunt … Continue reading

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