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Wired For Tribe

I was walking beneath a huge willka tree in the jungle a few months ago when a shiver of realization ran down my spine. This tree relies on all of its branches, leaves, and roots to interface with the outside environment in a harmonious way in order to survive and thrive. There is no one part that is more ...

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Forgotten Sixth Sense Technologies Of The Ancient World

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to interview many exceptional people and share their wisdom with our community. Recently, I had the rare opportunity to interview one of my longtime heroes, Graham Hancock, and I’m really excited to share a powerful clip from our talk with you today. In a former life, ...

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A Sanskrit Salutation To Start Your Week

There’s no better time than now to give your heart and mind a little extra nourishment. I want to share a Sanskrit poem by Kalidasa, an Indian playwright and poet who was active during the 4th and 5th Century AD. It inspires me to make the most of each day, and I hope it will do the same for you. Many ...

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Depression As Medicine

If you live in the modern world, chances are you probably know someone who is depressed. It’s an epidemic of sorts that seems to have sky rocketed over the past few decades. To date, pharmaceutical companies have been controlling the entire conversation, convincing people that they are powerless and NEED ...

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What We’re Reading This Summer (Sacred Book List)

It’s mid-summer here in North America and there’s a little ritual called “summer reading” that came about back in the 1980s as a way to keep kids learning during the hot months, while school was out. It once applied only to youngsters, but has since been embraced by folks of all ages ...

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Fear And Medicine On The Incan Trail

A few days ago, I found myself in a pickup truck on a one lane dirt road hugging the side of a cliff about 16,000 feet up, in the middle of the Andes Mountains of Peru. We were on our way to a remote region where the majestic highlands plummet suddenly into the flat sea of Amazon jungle green. Nestled in one ...

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A Quechua Woodsman Uses Palo Santo To Heal 2 Ducklings

In the video below, a Quechua woodsman named Braulio shows us how to use the wood of the sacred Palo Santo tree to heal 2 sick newborn ducklings. This was an unexpected medicine moment for us and we were happy we had a camera ready when it happened! Make sure to turn on English subtitles (in the YouTube ...

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Sacred Breadcrumbs On The Spirit Path

When I was in my mid-twenties, my friend Mark and I used to go trekking deep into the Rocky Mountain wilderness for days at a time. We’d drive out into no man’s land and find entire ranges that were unmarked. There weren’t any beaten trails or signs to guide you safely over a mountain peak or across an ...

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This Ojibwe Healing Ritual Will Move You

A few years ago, we were invited to attend a tribal meeting in Northern Wisconsin, called the Midwest Shamanic Gathering. When we were invited by the elders to film some of the ceremonial practices that were being shared at this special celebration, we jumped at the opportunity. Many people associate this ...

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Wildcrafting Plant Medicine
 – The Sacred Way

We’re deep into spring and many of our medicinal weeds, herbs and edible wild foods are beginning to grow. Harvesting from the wild is truly a magical experience, and when done correctly, it can nourish the relationship of people and plants. Many of us herbalists have places we return to in the wild to ...

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A Native Prayer To Start Your Week

Welcome to another beautiful week on this lovely blue planet we call home. I came across a powerful Native American prayer recently that feels like the perfect way to start off a week. Sometimes, the first day after the weekend can feel heavy – this is a perfect time to call in some guidance and strength ...

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