A Look at Shamanism

A Look at Shamanism

Reading over Lupa’s new(ish) blog about the ongoing development of her personal path, Therioshamanism, has prompted my own thoughts regarding how my path or practice (whatever it is) relates to shamanism. Over the years, many people have suggested that I am a shaman or somehow shamanic in my practice, but I’ve studiously avoided owning the label in much the same way I’ve avoided calling myself a “psychic.” But surfing from her blog and looking around Wikipedia and so forth have inspired me to think about it a little more openly.

“Shaman” is one of those titles of traditional privilege that far too many people grab for themselves out of some effort to gain instant status. “Priest” and “Priestess,“ in my opinion, are others that are too easily claimed

Muses on Emotional Content

Muses on Emotional Content

As I adjust to the idea of a new public blog, the question arises – as it always does – as to what level of exposure I really want. In the past, public journals have been both blessing and curse, leading to new friends and great experiences as well as fresh betrayals and abusive psycho stalker types. Yet even though the urge to hide or withdraw from scrutiny can sometimes be strong, one of the truly defining characteristics of the ‘real Sheta’ has always been the open sharing of sometimes deeply personal content. I let my mistakes shine forth as brightly as my triumphs, and my pain lay exposed as nakedly as my joy. Sharing these depths is both compulsive and passionate, because I really need to do this not only for those seeking to understand their own spirit companion situations, but also for me. I have never done superficial particularly well, and I really don’t want to give up what moves me for the ability to make great small talk.

Archival Post – Manifestation

Archival Post – Manifestation

This excerpt is from a post I made in July of 2003. It remains the only time that I have personally ever directly seen any physical manifestation of Meridjet.

The post reads:

“Wanted to document that the other morning as I was getting ready to go to sleep and it was light out, I saw something next to me in the bed. I was looking at the wall across the room and in the area of the left side of the bed I saw that shimmering effect like heat from the hood of a car, or from the pavement on a hot day. It was very clear and I didn’t have to relax my eyes to see it. I hadn’t been feeling Meridjet prior to seeing that but I am figuring

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Protected: What happens when Google’s parents leave town?

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