Thinking About Money

I've been thinking about money, a difficult subject. In many First Nations communities, shamans and other healers do not receive payment for their services. In those communities, healers usually hold day jobs, and heal in their off hours. Rather than paying for the healer's services, families and individuals bear the costs of ceremonies and other … Continue reading Thinking About Money

Healers, Money, and Community

When I was young, there was, in the communities I knew, an acknowledgment that most healers were poor. That was simply the price one paid for working for the Creator. When my family moved from a small farming community to the city, the rules changed. At first, the assumption was that healers would be poor. … Continue reading Healers, Money, and Community