The amazing healing benefits of connecting with the Earth

By Annie Dieu-Le-Veut I recently journeyed, in shamanic trance, to the Cave of the Grandmothers, an otherworldly location that exists in the Isle of Avalon, or the inner Glastonbury. The Grandmothers ~ such a jolly crew, by the way! ~ made a big fuss of me! It was like a homecoming. But then, they got…

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The Over-Pathologisation of Misery

by Ishtar Babilu Dingir For those who are wondering about whether I’ve used an unnecessarily medical term in the title, that is the point of the article.  I’m making the case for my observation that our whole lives have become unnecessarily over-pathologised into a kind of Misery-scenario in which the very therapies which appear to…

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What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted? Shamanic soul retrieval

by ANNIE DIEU-LE-VEUT I think Jimmy Ruffin had a point.  For thousands of years, shamanism has been pushed underground and, with it, a very important role which the shaman used to perform: retrieving lost souls. This is why we live in a world today of half-zombies, the dispossessed and the preta or ‘hungry ghosts’.

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