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Embracing the Call to Your Shamanic Initiation


Our friends at Evolver are hosting another Learning Lab. Here are the details:

Embracing the Call to Your Shamanic Initiation

Learn about initiation from leading shamanic practitioners trained in indigenous lineages from around the world.

Host: Itzhak Beery

Special Guests:

John Perkins
Oscar Miro-Quesada
Christina Pratt
Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Uncle Agaangaq Angakkorsuaq

5 Sessions • Starts October 22

To see the schedule and purchase the package, go here.

We are all being called upon to transform through a profound shamanic journey. But too often we are held back by ignorance and fear. We feel alone and uncertain about the best way forward.

How do you know when you have received the “call” to enter onto the shamanic path?

Why, when you go through your initiation, do you have to face your own dark night of the soul?

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You Hold the Power of the Universe – TechnoShaman on PBM2L

Hosts Selomon and Shantastic Shine interview Daniel Donovan who claims we all hold the power, knowledge and wisdom inside of ourselves and that we can awaken this power.

In this episode of the podcast, we speak with producer and shamanic facilitator Daniel Donovan. We talk about hearing people’s thoughts, kundalini yoga, the akashic records, shifts in consciousness and his book titled Finding Your Inner Shaman. Other topics include ayahuasca, preaching at church in front of 6,000 people at the age of 17 and how he has studied religion, philosophy and psychology.

Daniel Donovan has studied various forms of religion, philosophy, psychology and spirituality over the past 18 years, both by formal education and experience. These studies include: immersion into Eastern modalities; Kundalini Yoga; Middle Eastern; Eastern and Western Mystery Schools; and over a decade of personal and group Chakra work.
By traveling the world he has gained a unique and eclectic blend of teaching that incorporates practical practice with a deeply spiritual, creative, and inspiring perspective.

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Aleister Crowley was a Total Hack Magickian (Part 2)

crowleymeme2Some of you might recall that earlier this year I was annoyed with Crowley-worshiping dickbags on the internet and wrote a piece about how much I personally detest the guy. After publicly writing about divine conversation with Holy Guardian Alien Intel on Facebook for nearly 2 years (like my new page for psychick communique), I kept wondering where the boring and rather primitive obsession with macabre subject matter and evil in general stemmed from within the modern Occult world. They’ve read Robert Anton Wilson, right? If you can’t realize that witch hunts are about a billion times darker and “more evil” than witchcraft will ever be, you probably shouldn’t be playing around with this shit in the first place. Seriously.

Then roughly the 5th or so Crowley fanboy started being a total contrarian prick to me and something clicked. Oh yeah, shit, these people idolize Crowley. Crowley was a total asshole to everyone around him.… Read the rest

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Ayahuasca: An Executive’s Enlightenment w/ Michael Sanders ~ ATTMind Radio Ep.12

Author and master storyteller, Michael Sanders travels us through his transformational experiences drinking Ayahuasca in Jungles of Peru. In an engaging narrative, Michael takes us in and through his first Ayahuasca experience with all the psychedelic nuances intact. What follows is a discussion about the objective validity of ayahuasca visions and entity and the power of storytelling to inspire and educate others.

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Our World is a Metaphorical Representation of Higher Dimensional Space

Transdimensional Architecture IEarlier in the year, an essay of mine ended up being featured in a compendium of psychedelic writing compiled by Graham Hancock. It’s an incredibly worthwhile read that I recommend checking out to anyone (The Divine Spark, which you can pick up here). I could actually go on and on about the thing. In particular, Graham’s stories of dealing with dark ayahuasca entities and the piece about the prevailing concept of the holy trinity throughout various mystical traditions (The Soul Cluster: Reconsideration of a Millenia Old Concept, if you’re curious). The funny thing about this is that I’m also an Occultist and if my work was featured in an Occult compilation, I probably wouldn’t even mention it to anyone. Man, what passes for the Occult these days is some seriously embarrassing bullshit. Monotheism won. They slandered the art of summoning your Holy Guardian Entities with a dark creepster veneer so effectively that it’s become an absolute fucking joke.… Read the rest

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Shamans Publish 500-Page Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia

Mayoruna.jpgIf you want to try the shamanic healing methods of Amazonian shamans, you generally have to go to the Amazon and find a shaman. That may change with the publication of a 500-page Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia, reports Acate Amazon:

Deep in the farthest reaches of the Amazon rainforest, the last remaining elder shamans of the Matsés tribe came together from distant villages in a quest to save their ancestral knowledge from the edge of extinction. This meeting concluded over two years work and culminated in the first encyclopedia of indigenous knowledge written by Amazonian tribal shamans ever produced.

On May 16th, after more than two years of work, the leaders of Acaté and the Matsés met to finalize the Matsés Traditional Medicine Encyclopedia. This historic meeting was held over a period of five days in the Matsés village of Puerto Allegre on the Rio Yaquerana, one of the most remote villages and the last settlement before the river’s headwaters, a vast territory that contains at least one ‘uncontacted’ tribal group living in voluntary isolation…

The health of Amazonian peoples has always depended on the wisdom of their elders.

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Surfing the Liminal Aether with Bruce Damer Ph.D


Bruce Damer with Terence McKenna in 1999.

Via Midwest Real

Dr. Bruce Damer is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a (proud) woo-drenched renaissance man. He researches evolutionary biology, especially focusing on the murky questions surrounding the origin of life. Damer also designs asteroid-wrangling spacecrafts and is an expert in computer science who has spent decades researching emergent, lifelike virtual systems.


Why is it that we’re always searching for someone to tell us answers? We have an obsession with experts, scientists, teachers — gurus of all sorts. As long as I can remember, I’ve been under the impression that learning and knowledge come from some sort of external source, but what if that’s entirely backward? 

What if all of the answers are right there inside of you, somewhere within your own deepest murk just waiting to be discovered? Perhaps great men are simply skilled facilitators of knowledge and learning, while the actual evolving and growth is wholly incumbent upon the individual.Read the rest

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If Psychedelic Drugs Were Legalized, Capitalism Would Destroy Religion

supercomputer3Going full on into a shamanic or Occult practice is beyond weird, because the vast majority of people think you’re completely nuts for gasp, actually paying attention to your inner world (let alone blasting it all over Facebook, friend me). “Do you mean that stuff is real?” they’ll ask. Well, yeah, but ultimately insisting on dividing thoughts and visions into convenient categories of “real” or “not real” is a pretty ridiculous way of conceptualizing consciousness. Aaaand you’ve already lost them. Which is why maybe the best thing you can do as a mystic is point out over and over how utterly batshit and illogical western spiritual thought is in the first place. We should never ever forget that this is the refractive lens through which we view everything having to do with the soul. In a culture that prides itself on a bizarro academic sense of rationality, there is zero rationality in the popular way we view spirituality period.… Read the rest

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Mystique/Raven Darkhölme, character from Marvel Comics drawn by Mike Mayhew

From a shamanic perspective, shapeshifting begins with intent. You then give it power if you want it to occur in this world as opposed to the other worlds of nonordinary reality. Action follows. – John Perkins


Can you transform yourself to become another entity or object in a split second? Our collective mythology, folklore, fairy tales, and science fiction are full of stories of gods, animals, and humans shapeshifting into other cellular forms, spiritual entities, the opposite gender, and mystical and real animals. They do this either by their own will using magical artifacts, or unwillingly due to the wishes of another person. Shapeshifting can also occur in the personal and collective consciousness—in politics, in business, and in society at large. I don’t expect scientists to embark on a study of the phenomenon as it is usually classified in the realm of magical or wishful thinking, although these days a lot of research has been done in quantum mechanics and physics that allows for the possibility of shapeshifting.… Read the rest

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Africa, Shamanism, and the Transhumanist Future with Kilindi Iyi – Free Radical Media Podcast

In this installment, the Free Radical crew speaks with martial artist and world traveler Kilindi Iyi. Iyi discusses his travels through the African continent, including his studies of ancient shamanistic practices, secret societies, and martial arts traditions. Kilindi has studied under and worked with tribal elders and leaders throughout Africa. He also details his extensive study of entheogenic substances, particularly psilocybin (in amounts that make Terence McKenna’s “Heroic Dose” look like child’s play), and his theories of the new, natural shamanism and transhumanism.

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