Getting this crazy idea of kayaking from Copenhagen to Istanbul with my family was just the beginning. We didn’t do if for any reason other than we would like to do a ‘real’ family adventure, and maybe it could be the start of a new life.
As a long-time Shamanic practitioner, healer, energy worker, and Jungian, I find that Shamanism is little understood by the dominant cultures rooted in the Western world, is often reviewed and written about by those outside Shamanism’s contexts and practiced by many from different cultures, which then provides many different types of Shamanism. Much of what the dominant cultures of the West understand about Shamanism comes from the seminal work of Mircea Eliade, Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (1951/2004). In depth psychology we might look to Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue (1997) by C. Michael Smith to gain a view of Shamanism. I also point to Vine Deloria Jr.’s great work C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions (2009) on bringing Shamanism and Jung together for a deeper understanding. And, there are hundreds of other books on Jungian thought and practice as well as hundreds on Shamanistic knowledge. These are three that rose to the top as I reflected on Change your story, change your life: Using Shamanic and Jungian tools to achieve personal transformation (2014) by Carl Greer. This book is a practical guide on how to use tools from Shamanism and Jungian practice to change one’s story, to change one’s life.
Join our community and stay informed by entering your email below:
The Simplicity Collective is founded upon the idea that a ‘simpler life’ of reduced resource and energy consumption is a viable and desirable alternative to consumer culture.
Our position is that simple living will improve not only our own lives, but the lives of others, as well as help save our planet from the environmental catastrophe towards which we are so enthusiastically marching.
We must not just fall in line, then, and continue the march ‘business as usual.’ We must explore alternative ways to live. We must experiment creatively, like the artist. We must be the poets of our own lives and of a new generation.
Your email address must be verified before you can comment. To complete the registration process, please click on the link that appears in the the email that was sent to the address you entered. It may take a few minutes for the email to arrive. If you don\’t receive it, please check your spam folder.
Thanks for contacting us. We've received your submission.
Twenty years after Jason Robert Brown burst onto the American musical theater landscape at age 25, London gets a first-class revival of his breakout show, “Songs for a New World,” with a dream cast. Adam Lenson’s production — featuring an effortless performance by Cynthia Erivo, due on Broadway later this year as the star of “The Color Purple” — isn’t the musical’s UK premiere (which happened at a tiny fringe venue in 2001), but it is easily the highest profile outing here in London, and it’s good enough to make you realize that the Brits have missed a trick. What’s more, it’s an illustration of how wide a gulf the Atlantic is when it comes to musical theater.
Your face, and your life, has been radically altered. Accident, military injury, medical condition…the result is the same. You are now having to confront the world with a “different” face, and understandably this has wrecked your self-image and undermined your confidence, leaving you with a thousand questions and concerns including What should I do when people stare at me?What are my medical options? Wouldn’t it be easier if I just stayed home and didn’t go anywhere? And most significantly, How will this physical change affect current and future relationships? Will anyone ever be able to love me?
Facial Shift answers these questions and more. It is a source of hope, validation and reassurance, as well as a link to a vibrant community of people who can share experiences and tips for dealing with the common challenges associated with navigating the world with a facial difference.