Recognizing the importance of coherence is a key to our
individual health and well-being, as well as to the survival of our
species. The Akashic paradigm highlights this fact, not as a moral command, but as the basic law of existence in the
Modern teachers have overlooked Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning that kept the world in balance for tens of thousands of years because we have all been taught that nothing of value can be learned from “Indians.”
Visionary mystical experiences are humanity’s most direct contact with God, the creative source of all sacred art and wisdom traditions. The best currently existing technology for outputting the mystic imaginal realms is a well-crafted artistic rendering by an eyewitness. That is why visionary art matters.
Om is actually comprised of three distinct sounds compressed into one
syllable. They represent past, present, and
future, and thus evoke the timeless states that can be experienced
While Tolkien might be surprised to find his fantasy works compared with
the enthnography of Amazonian Indians drinking psychoactive brews, his
depictions of characters singing over plant medicine in the forest reminds us how the Amazonian shaman will icarar the marirí of the plants into
manifestation in the world.
Why do we tend to guru-ize the shaman? How do we reconcile our fantasies of what
the shaman should be with what is often a very different reality? In this conversation, Stephan Beyer, Stanley Krippner, and
Hillary S. Webb discuss the Western world's
intellectual and spiritual fascination with shamanic practices.