Part III of the Shaman Series: The gift of a name

Thanks again to guest writer Gertrude Gingerly for this enriching piece on her experience with a Lakota Shaman. On the days prior to the ceremony, I remember feeling insatiably hungry. My stomach was an endless pit that could not be filled. The temperature in Chicago was hot to an unbearable degree and the air conditioning … Continue reading Part III of the Shaman Series: The gift of a name

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Part II of the Shaman Series: A journey to the jungle with ayahuasca

Guest writer Gertrude Gingerly is back with another story in her search for spiritual truth. I was staying in Quepos, Costa Rica. It is a small town located on the west coast of the country. I  was trying to catch a taxi into town from the place I was staying.  To get a cab you … Continue reading Part II of the Shaman Series: A journey to the jungle with ayahuasca

Part I of the Shaman Series: The Vortex on Mountain Drive

This is special guest writer Gertrude Gingerly. She has traveled to corners of the world seeking spiritual refuge in search of finding something she does not know, but knows exists. Gertrude is going to write a four-part series on Shamanism. From the jungle of Costa Rica to the mountains of Santa Barbara, Gertrude’s series is … Continue reading Part I of the Shaman Series: The Vortex on Mountain Drive