Personal evolution is the great duty and the great joy of all human beings. Here are 9 key components of the shift commonly experienced by evolving people.
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.
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.