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Writer and Recording Artist
Writer and Recording Artist

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The Great Shift and How to Navigate It
Image by Sar Maroof We are living during
extraordinary times. So very many are asking the same question these days; "What
is happening around us?" We live in a time of accelerated change and
transformation. We see severe climate change, massive oil spills, ...
The Great Shift and How to Navigate It
The Great Shift and How to Navigate It
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Things a Shaman Sees
Everything that is -- is alive on a steep river bank there's a voice that speaks I've seen the master of that voice he bowed to me I spoke with him he answers all my questions Everything that is -- is alive little gray bird little blue breast sings in a hol...
Things a Shaman Sees
Things a Shaman Sees
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The Call of the Drum
All over America, people of all ages are taking up drumming in great numbers. In communities all across the country, small drumming circles are springing up, oriented not toward performance and musical virtuosity, but toward personal transformation, conscio...
The Call of the Drum
The Call of the Drum
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The Paradoxes of Rhythm
Pandit Subhankar Banerjee One of the paradoxes of rhythm is that it has both the capacity to move your awareness out of your body into realms beyond time and space, and to ground you firmly in the present moment. A steady, monotonous single beat, for exampl...
The Paradoxes of Rhythm
The Paradoxes of Rhythm
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Elk Medicine
Elk medicine includes stamina, strength, cadence, confidence, empowerment, sensual passion, and the inspirational power and influence of sound energy. As the days shorten and the temperature drops in autumn, bull elk, like the crickets heard on my song " El...
Elk Medicine
Elk Medicine
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Trevor Hall - The Fruitful Darkness
Joan Halifax's 2004 book The Fruitful Darkness is a great inspiration behind singer-songwriter Trevor Hall's latest album of its namesake, which is currently in the midst of a four-part release. Hall was in the middle of recording the album when he discover...
Trevor Hall - The Fruitful Darkness
Trevor Hall - The Fruitful Darkness
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Auditory Illusion
An auditory illusion is an illusion of hearing, the aural equivalent of an optical illusion: the listener hears either sounds which are not present in the stimulus, or "impossible" sounds. Shamans are known for their ability to create unusual auditory pheno...
Auditory Illusion
Auditory Illusion
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Elephant Medicine
Elephant medicine includes dignity, grace, strength, wisdom, confidence, patience, commitment, gentleness, discernment, intelligence, compassion, and removal of obstacles. The elephant's head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents OM, the primal sound from...
Elephant Medicine
Elephant Medicine
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Shamanic Initiation
Buryat Shaman's Initiation Staff * In his classic work, Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy , Mircea Eliade discusses the three stages of becoming a shaman: the Call, Training, and Initiation. The first stage to becoming a healer, as described by Eliad...
Shamanic Initiation
Shamanic Initiation
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The Tao of Drumming
Tao is the most inclusive concept in Chinese culture, the center of all philosophical and spiritual belief. It may be defined as a path, a way, a doctrine, or the natural process of the universe itself. Every art and science is called a Tao or a way. From a...
The Tao of Drumming
The Tao of Drumming
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