The growing spiritual movement and neo-shamanic community are hotly debating a number of questions, such as: What is the role and relevancy of shamanism in our modern world? Who is a shaman? What function must a person perform to be called a shaman?
Long before Carlos Castaneda and Aldous Huxley there was … Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Witkacy). In 1928, the avant-garde playwright, novelist, dramatist, painter, philosopher and psychedelic pioneer wrote one of the first literary descriptions of a Peyote trip.
Jean Gebser was a German-Swiss cultural philosopher, intellectual mystic, poet, and scholar of the evolution of consciousness. Gebser’s time, I believe, has come yet again: to help us in this age of existential and ecological crisis to think towards a planetary future.