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This is a small repository of articles written on various subjects and topics. Please scroll down to browse the latest offerings.

 

 

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Mental Health Care is Health Care

Mental Health Care is Health Care

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Let me get serious for a moment. How are you going? How are you feeling? How have you been sleeping? Have thoughts been going in circles? Do thoughts go to places you don’t want them to? Are you doing things you really don’t want to do? Are you thinking things you really don’t want to […]

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Introduction to Neutrality

Introduction to Neutrality

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An Introductory Discussion on the Qualities of Neutrality. (A PEARS episode) Mention the word, “neutral” and many people will form an image of a person or state holding themselves uninvolved from events not occurring directly to them. Others might feel that at a personal level of application, neutrality is ‘not taking sides’ in a situation, […]

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When are Vision of the Future Valid?

When are Vision of the Future Valid?

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Especially on a shamanic path, we will often be exposed to clear, concise and well detailed visions of possible futures, or visions that feel like clear directions, insights, or even instructions at the time. Are these visions valid? Quite probably. The limiting factor is that they are a future potential as revealed to a person […]

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When Labels are Useful

When Labels are Useful

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This is a discussion examining our industrialised world’s phobia of attaching a diagnosis, or labels, to a personal problem. In medicine, a diagnosis is required to accurately and effectively address a specific condition. There is no use treating all chest infections in the same way. Using an anti-bacterial medication on a fungal or viral infection will […]

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Payments and Shamanic Practices

Payments and Shamanic Practices

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Should those in shamanic/spiritual and health practices charge for their service to the community? This is a question I see and hear discussed frequently. More often than not, discussed in clashes of living realities, idealism, and spectacularly selfish lacks of understandings, often masquerading as spiritualism. A different, and far more appropriate question is warranted: Should […]

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Understanding The Ayahuasca Experience

Understanding The Ayahuasca Experience

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The most asked questions I hear from prospective first time drinkers, and those trying to understand why a loved one might want to drink Ayahuasca, are some variations of, ‘what’s it like taking ayahuasca? [or Huachuma – San Pedro]’ or, ‘what will happen when I drink?’ [Ed. A page specific to Huachuma is coming soon.] […]

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