A New José Stevens Article

Opening the Relationship With Your Higher Self

To your ordinary personality life in this world is quite real. In fact life as you experience it through your senses is all that there is. You touch, taste, smell, hear, and see a very physical world and it appears in relation to how you perceive it. If you don’t…

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A New José Stevens Article

What is Ceremony and Why Do We Need It?

I am convinced that the need for ceremony is embedded deep within our DNA. I am always amazed when I am with a group of people in almost any part of the world, how eager they are to do something ceremonially even if it is just a champagne toast or…

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A New José Stevens Article

Predator or Prey? The Shamanic Understanding of Eating and Digesting Experiences.

For the average person, shamanism has always had some pretty weird notions, even wild and crazy sounding, but upon further investigation these notions usually end up being validated by science. One of the shaman’s more interesting notions is that everything in the universe eats and consumes, and that everything is predator and prey, even aspects of the cosmos that we normally don’t believe are capable of acting this way. Now this perspective may sound somewhat alarming to you or even distasteful but you will see that it is actually a useful metaphor for understanding how to avoid being consumed. Keep in mind however, that shamans are quite serious about their viewpoint that this universe is like a jungle where everything is eating everything else.

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