Lunatics, Idiots, and Charlatans: Bridging the Secular and the Spiritual

I was raised in a secular-intellectual environment firmly grounded…

The Spiritual Teacher - Student Relationship

A spiritual teacher is someone who serves as a guide along the…

On Death and Suicide: A Shamanic Perspective

As today, November 16, 2014, marks the 10th anniversary of my…

When the Earth Moves Under Your Feet: The Soul in Times of Great Change

St. John of the Cross, a medieval Spanish mystic, went through…

Creating the Moment: Shamanic Practice in Musical Performance

The following is a write-up I did for a conference on musical…

The Power of Community

One source on the etymology of the word "community" has it related…

Reframing the Patriarchy - The Goddess in Winter

For approximately the past five thousand years, Western culture…

The Spirit of Science

(This post started as a Facebook post that someone asked me to…