Oatmeal and Soul Retrieval

Oatmeal and Soul RetrievalWhat’s oatmeal got to do with soul retrieval? Well, I found out in a very personal way recently.
In my shamanic work, one of the more common treatments is called soul retrieval or soul recovery. It’s based on the idea that as we go along in life we may lose pieces of our soul. There can be a few causes but one of the most common is due to an unresolved traumatic experience. The dissociated soul fragment stays away until it is safe, but if the individual’s circumstances are perceived as unsafe, then it stays away.

Halloween and Mongolian Shamanism

Halloween and Mongolian ShamanismThe word “Halloween” is a compound word composed of two words: “Hallowed,” which means holy and “Evening”. So, why do so many people think that it is the day of the devils, witches, and monsters? Well, that’s a common misconception perpetuated by people who don’t know the history of Halloween. Actually, Halloween is a very benign holiday (holy day), and one that millions of children love in the United States of America.

U.S. Teen Dies After Taking Hallucinogenic Drug, Ayahuasca, in Peru

U.S. Teen Dies After Taking Hallucinogenic Drug, Ayahuasca, in PeruDrug tourism is not rare to parts of the Peruvian rainforest, where travelers from North America and Europe come to sample the supposed healing qualities and hallucinogenic effects of ayahuasca, a traditional herbal medicine.

Traditional Healing Methods Getting Attention In Border City

Traditional Healing Methods Getting Attention In Border CityIn the Southwest traditional healing methods, like herbal remedies, often stem from old Mexican and Native American customs. But these practices have been overshadowed by modern Western medicine and some are being forgotten.

From Heartbreaking Miscomprehension Comes New Understanding

From Heartbreaking Miscomprehension Comes New UnderstandingToday, it’s hard enough for doctors and patients to communicate effectively, even if they share the same primary language. But layer on not only language differences, but also a yawning cultural chasm, and a visit to western medicine might lead to a child being removed from the care of her parents.