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Every Act a Ceremony

Charles Eisenstein – What can modern people can draw from the ceremonial approach to life?

Sacred White Sage: A Way to Clear Negativity

Eileen Nauman, Guest Waking Times Every Nation has its sage for ceremonial purposes. I was shown specific white, ‘female’ patches of sage a long time ago by my medicine man teacher, who was western Cherokee. Sage is used for clearing negativity inside and outside ourselves, from our dwellings, a room, an office, an attic or

Native American Cosmology

Barbara-Lynn Freed Waking Times Directly connecting us to the divine, the mystical cosmology of the Seven Sacred Directions is the basis for all Native American ceremony including the medicine wheel, sweat lodge and sacred pipe. As a living, moving model of the universe it is interconnected with all life on earth and the divine forces

A Mother’s Journey with Ayahuasca

Lainie, Raising Miro Waking Times The history, culture & traditions of Ayahuasca The mystical Peruvian civilization of the Upper Amazon rainforest was an host to a variety of rich cultures and traditions. These people living along the Ucayali river of the amazon rainforest are specifically called Shipipo-conibo people. For centuries, a sacred medicinal drink (brew), known as

All Spiritual Traditions Arise From the Land

Jonathan Merritt, Sacred Fire Contributor Waking Times For weeks, this line plagues me. Final­ly, I go outside on an unseasonably warm February day. I sit beside a small fire and I ask the land, “What does this mean?” I hear the birds—crows, robins, wrens, chickadees, sparrows, Stellar’s jays—each singing in its own language. I hear

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