24/09/2017

The Basics of Human Ego

The Basics of Human Ego

Ego feeds on separation. There are numerous definitions of ego which are often contradictory. All tend to agree that ego means self, but whether it is the true self or a mask we wear depends on the definition. The following definition is a distillation of the perspective held by people such as Ram Das, Alan…

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23/09/2017

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma

The following article was originally posted on UpliftConnect.com. The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma. For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly…

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02/09/2017

A Brief Introduction to Shamanism

A Brief Introduction to Shamanism

Definitions: The term ‘shaman’ has roots in the Tungusk region of Siberian Russia. There are also highly contested roots from ancient Vedic culture which may have with numerous variations or similarities, either verbal or written, found in Indo-european, Germanic, Chinese, Tibetan, Arabic, Persian and Greek. ‘Shamanism’ is a loanword adopted by anthropologists as an umbrella term to describe…

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