Valhalla

    Valhalla I had a dream of Valhalla. Valhalla is where Heroes go when they die; equivalent, as a state of mind, to the Christian concept of Heaven. In Norse myth, Heroes who perish in battle are revived by Valkyries, who take their Spirits to Valhalla,...

The Green Drink

  The Green Drink This is a story for months past that I am finally getting around to writing down. The story is about learning my personal elixir of life, a kind of personal elixir of immortality which I would use to heal my body the rest of my days...

Spirits

Spirits, Sweat Lodges, Workshops, and a Very Strange Party Guest The Spirit of the House A week after I went into the forest with the Man, a friendly soul named Cris, who helped stage the house, conducted a sage smudge by wafting smoldering sage with an Eagle’s...

The Ego

My Ego, My Hero's Journey My Journey has been an ongoing battle to defeat my Ego, my desire for self-importance or recognition, the desire to be selfish and not offer assistance to others, to ignore sound advice freely offered by others but which the Ego prevents me...

The Journey Takes a Weird Turn

Lost in the Dark Night Across the Purdy Bridge, i drove along the slow, plodding road towards the relatively small but stretching Key Peninsula. The sign to the destined Penrose Point Park was nowhere to be found. Another park--Joemma Beach--appeared, however, so i...

The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey – Part 2

Into the Belly of the Whale I walked among the Ladies of Spirit for a time, smelling their sweet, healing aroma, and soon the Man appeared, taking his time in the forest. We talked of many things I can’t remember, for the Ego, the Ego that I dreamed had gone away in...

The Psychedelic Hero’s Journey – Part 1

I have been playing around with an idea popularized by Joseph Campbell's--the Hero’s Journey--for the last two years; picking it up, off and on as new meaning was discovered, but ultimately bereft of its full applicability to my life: how to manifest the lessons...

Continuing The Journey: A Library and a Garden

"If you have a garden and library, that is all you need." - Cicero Having somehow found and retained enough material boons in my life--in the form of money from supernatural sources and saving what was earned in the Navy and invested here and there--I used all of what...

Coming Home

After returning short-handed from the incredible landscape-filled St. Paul Trail, thinking about the high-speed spontaneity which took me from Santiago, to Tangier to Marrakesh, to Turkey and Antalya and the Taurus Mountains and finally back to Antalya, I was suddenly...

The St. Paul Trail

Perga I started my walk on the St. Paul Trail from Perga, the same place he would have started his initial sermons, a momentous point in history as it represented the first time Christianity was preached outside of Palestine. Another starting point is to the east at a...

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