Although folks like John and Caitlin Matthews, Tom Cowan and Frank MacEowen are not approved sources by ADF, I believe that they have value as experiential teachers. I will share my work here with Core and Celtic Shamanism, as a personal growth item. At best, I will deepen my ties to the Otherworld, and at worst, the work won’t call to me, but I will have given it honest consideration instead of taking the word of others. In order to facilitate this and deepen my foundation, I’ve chosen to work with an online course with a mentor – Shamanism I’m taking ‘Learning to Journey’, their foundational course.

My own 10 commandments :)

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Also for this unit, I am asked to make a list of ethical statements as if I had a waiting room and posted these pledges on the wall. What would mine look like? I thought long and hard about it, and feel that this is merely a rough in progress, because I have quite a […]

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What would be a difficult ethical dilemma?

By |September 29th, 2015|

In this unit, I’m supposed to consider what a very difficult dilemma would be for me, and how I would handle it.

I’m going to start by talking about what wouldn’t necessarily phase me, and why. ┬áThere are a few things I’ve faced in acting as a parent figure to my niece, and certainly as a […]

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Ethics & Morals

By |September 3rd, 2015|

I think I want to tease out this lesson for SH101 for myself by thinking through the difference between morals and ethics, and the ramifications of what that means for embodied humans vs. the Otherworld.

It’s kind of like human law vs. spiritual law – they are NOT one and the same, and what is true […]

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That Medicine Bag thing….

By |August 12th, 2015|

So, I’ve been working on this lesson for going on 4 weeks now; I had something that wasn’t sitting right with me. The medicine pouch. The assignment was to:

I planned on doing one. I even looked at the leather and fasteners I already had, and planned on creating a lined pouch. I even have all […]

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Cowan’s Chapter 2 on Power Animals

By |July 31st, 2015|

This unit’s required reading was chapter 2, and although I love Tom Cowan, he couches something in the same terms as other folks that really gets under my skin. He says, ‘…a brief period when humans and animals share the same language.’

This is WHY this gets under my skin: humans ARE animals. We’ve just FORGOTTEN […]

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