Here in Vermont we are enjoying a long, warm autumn. Day after day we have been greeted by bright sunlight and warm breezes. The other night there was a rare display of the aurora, which, sadly, we missed. We know that at some point the warmth will give way to cold, bright skies to seemingly … Continue reading October Holidays
At the Autumn Equinox we acknowledge the gifts of the Creator, Ancestors, and Spirits. We are reminded contemporary shamanism faces the difficult task of learning across cultures while refusing to appropriate sacred knowledge.
Being a healer trained in multiple cultures can be complex. So can crossing cultures in search of healing. Yet, this is increasingly our world.
Out of that cauldron of colonialism comes profound change, both positive and negative. From the cauldron come the ever evolving identities of Aboriginal people everywhere, as well as the identities of non-Natives. Colonialism continues. We are all in that cauldron, all of us, Native or not.