Shamanism




iTunes | Download (mp3) | RSS | iPhone App Ted Heistman is a frequent contributor to www.disinfo.com, covering topics including ecology, shamanism and alternative spirituality. @tedheistman. Video version of this podcast available:





The new ecological paradigm is not nature with man-made systems interfering with it, but man-made systems with natural systems embedded in them. This vast man-made system encompasses the entire globe. There is…


Alan Moore interviews are always worth reading. Here he discusses psychogeography as it applies to various of his works. via Reasons I Do Not Dance: What exactly, in your not unlimited understanding,…









This reading is from Dr. Dennis McKenna’s new book – The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My life with Terence McKenna. Here he shares his tale of experiencing photosynthesis from the perspective of a water molecule, and communing with the biosphere in high orbit.

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In the spring of 2006, I was living in Madison, WI and going through a painful divorce. I decided the best remedy was for me to spend large stretches of time alone…




How did the Mayan shamans gain their much-vaunted knowledge about astrological cycles, precession of the Equinoxes, and the intriguing series of calendars culminating in the infamous Long Count Calendar that will expire on December 21, 2012?

John Major Jenkins, Graham Hancock and Alberto Villoldo talk about the shamans’ use of hallucinogenic plants to access the realm of the supernatural in this clip from 2012: Science or Superstition:

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Obama wins the most important of endorsements. This same association of shamans correctly prophesied his 2008 victory, it should be noted. Via Canada.com: A group of Peruvian shamans are predicting the re-election…



Sascha Idakaar gives us an unusual perspective on Batman over at Modern Mythology: The mask is an idea, a symbol, we could look at from a million angles. It is, even at…