Category Archives: Psyche and Symbol

Silk Road DreamWork * Keys To Interpreting Your Dreams

This is a followup to my first two posts on dreams:  Dreams and DreamWork * Silk Road Journeys and Silk Road Journeys * Insight, Guidance, and Healing in Your Dreams

Here, I offer some practical tips on DreamWork and the interpretation of dreams. The main keys here are commitment, flexibility in approach, and being relaxed about recalling dreams.The idea of interpreting one’s own dreams can be a little intimidating.

To start with, lots of people feel they don’t have dreams, or at least simply never remember them.

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Shamanism * Journey To the West

Just as key elements of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Zen have come in successive waves to renew a weary, post-modern West, so Shamanism has touched a chord in the Western soul. At the grass-roots cultural level in the West, it is impossible to ignore the rising tide of interest and apparent value gained in shamanic explorations.

Across the Internet, our new Silk Road, blogs and websites featuring Shamanism have sprung up like flowers after desert rain. Here, I consider that a core, or pure Shamanism, underlies ancient forms found in the East, and suggest that this great tradition has begun at last its journey to the West.

What do we mean by Shamanism? This is a question which often divides western practitioners of Shamanism from each other, and sets them at odds with traditional or indigenous shamanic cultures. In my view, taken from the words of indigenous shamans, there is a core Shamanism which is rooted in Mind and its ability to manipulate reality through manipulating Symbol.

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