Mental Illness

This article on Mental Illness inspires me to want to be a Shaman. I have had a taste of Shamanic practices in my past and incorporate a form of it in my healing practice today. Enough to know that, with help, we humans can transcend linear time to address whatever hold us back in our journey toward enlightenment or happiness. An intriguing read.

 

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Out of Stone

Out of Stone

I am the one who emerges from my stony, virginal self as a vibrantly alive being. The image of the Blessed Virgin Mary from my childhood was never real to me, and I had trouble relating to her in the convent. It was after I left and took classes in Women’s Studies, when I discovered the actual meaning of the word virgin. Original virgins were anything but celibate, non-sexual woman. They were strong, defiant  and independent, because they resisted being herded into Patriarchal submission during the Burning Times . I still work at restoring the strength and freedom I so blithely signed away so many years ago.