Why Journeying Isn’t Shamanism

Why Journeying Isn’t Shamanism

“Journeying” is the term most often used to describe the process shamans go through to engage the spirit world. The word was associated with shamanic ecstatic trance by Michael Harner in the 1980s, which for those keeping ancient score, wasn’t that...

A Shaman’s Journey

When I was 5 years old, I asked my Sunday School teacher, a woman, “What if Jesus had been a girl?” “But he wasn’t,” she replied. Unsatisfied, I asked again, only to receive the exasperated, recursive answer. My mother gave the same empty...