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The Feathered Seer – Part 3 (No. Really. The Feathered Seer!)

Originally posted on Shamanic Paths:
Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton MoorCopyright: Graham Dunn During the exploration session on Spirit Animals, presented during The Silent Eye (a modern mystery school) “Leaf and Flame: the Foliate Man” weekend in 2016, one of…

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Space for error

For five years, it was Steve who was the principal writer of the annual workshops. I don’t think any of us had really considered that it would ever be otherwise. We contributed, both ideas and certain sections of the weekend, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (6) – The Ball in your Court -Steve Tanham

Manuel is speaking, but he’s wrong… This thought hits home as my unseen flight ends with a trip over the ledge that marks the boundary of a small incline. Ahead of me, the tourists turn and politely ignore the unhurt … Continue reading

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The Feathered Seer – Song of the Raven Clan by Running Elk

The elders gather; to the stones; all that remain of the Raven Clan. The Shaman, bearing the Mother’s heartbeat, draws to the centre of the assembly; there to be joined by the Spinner, and the Weaver of Lore. The Weaver … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (5) – Life and Death on Kukulcan by Steve Tanham

The count had reached one forty steps by the time the newfound realised what was happening. Below him, the rising air from the plateau smelled, newly, of summer grasses and deeply-perfumed flowers.  The sun, near vertical overhead, beat down with a … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (4) – In the Mouth of the Jaguar by Steve Tanham

Really? A giant, black, Jaguar materialised from the south face of the Chichen Itza pyramid and thundered across the ground to devour you? On one level, it’s a preposterous thing to write; on another, it’s the heart of the matter. … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shaman (3) – The head in the jaws by Steve Tanham

I’ve decided there is something Shamanic about suffering. The past few years have been challenging for me in a very specific way: whenever I have approached an important event, particularly one where I have to ‘perform’ well, in a dramatic … Continue reading

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