Originating from the healing dances of the Plains Indians, the Round Dance is a dance of joy and happiness, kinship and harmony. Indigenous people are gathering in cities, towns, malls, plazas, roads and railways across the planet to dance, sing and stand up for human rights and decency.
In the words of Dennis McKenna, Peter
Gorman has "been way, way beyond the chrysanthemum on many a dark jungle
night." Gorman's long awaited book Ayahuasca in My Blood: 25 Years of
Medicine Dreaming tells the story of his long, deep relationship with
ayahuasca. This book review, and an interview with the author, sets up camp to
explore the edges of an astonishing journey.
"It is time for First Nations people to stand up and declare solidarity, and take back the guardianship of this planet." This interview with Jyoti (Jeneane Prevatt, Ph.D.) tells the story of The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, how they came to be, where they are now, and their plans for the future.
Steve Beyer is the author of Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon. In this interview we go a little deeper into the forest, exploring shamanism, ayahuasca, and the importance of building right relationship.