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What a Shaman Sees In a Mental Hospital

Back in 2008 and 2009 I engaged in extensive conversations with Paul Levy concerning my growing awareness and the inner mental and emotional crisis I was going through at the time. Paul related to me his own experience several decades earlier when he was a very young man and underwent what he now terms a 'spiritual birth', but at the time was diagnosed as mental illness.

Thankfully, after several years and many rotations into and out of mental institutions, Paul found his way to several highly developed spiritual individuals who assisted him through the disturbance and over to the other side as a true visionary and spiritual presence.

While I have always had an innate distrust for mental hospitals and the approach Western medicine takes towards so-called mental illness, Paul's story inspired me to push through and continue my own path of healing. It was with this in mind that I read the following book excerpt (The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia) written by Stephanie Marohn (featuring Malidoma Patrice Somé).

Please click here to read this cross post from Earth We Are One.

Clever Images that Question Everything

While checking out a great website this morning called "The Mind Unleashed"  Mrs. Cog stumbled upon a wonderful posting of theirs. In the ultimate form of web flattery I am cross posting their posting of the Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski, who in turn was posted on

I credit WilliamBanzi7 of Zero Hedge with teaching me about the value added to my articles when carefully selected images are strategically inserted. As is often stated a picture is worth a thousand words....and occasionally several million. It was a lesson learned and practiced to this day.

Whether you like them or hate them, there is no denying these images by Pawel Kuczynski are thought provoking and original. Whatever you do please click here and view them.

When you are done please take the time to visit The Mind Unleashed and the website of Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski.

Cognitive Dissonance

Invisible Empire

Sometimes we have trouble seeing the forest from the trees. While it is most certainly important to understand the details and nuance of whatever subject matter we are presently studying, it helps immensely to pull back from time to time and see the bigger picture.......especially when we are attempting to comprehend The Grand Illusion.

Neil Kramer's latest missive, "Invisible Empire", does precisely that. With broad strokes Neil brilliantly illustrates both the popular 'myth' and a succinct alternative explanation,  along with some narrative to bring even greater perspective.  This is Neil Kramer at his best.

Click here to enjoy his article.

Hypnotic Handshakes & Jedi Mind Tricks

I was fortunate to discover Neil Kramer relatively early in my initial awakening, that point when we are all consumed with finding answers and still not quite aware yet that the key is to ask better questions.

Particularly better questions of ourselves.

In order to ask those questions we must constantly seek out a broader, more encompassing perspective, which in turn requires gaining a better understanding of ourselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. This is where Neil Kramer proved so valuable to me back then.........and with the benefit of additional perspective, even more so today.

So please, take a few minutes and discover Neil Kramer for yourself.

An Introduction to Awakening

For those who are just beginning the awakening process, how much information is too little and how much is way too much? While the answer varies from person to person I have personally struggled with finding the right balance when addressing that audience.

So it was a genuine pleasure to be directed to the following article by Zen Gardner (thank you LionLady) and find that, at least from my point of view, a near perfect balance had been struck by an obviously talented and inspired writer.

Please click here to read the article.