Posts tagged Wild Medicine
The Holy Ghost of Fire

What I learned eventually, is that to walk the gift of a shamanic illness – to turn your face towards your Ancestors and in all humility say yes to a dark and lonely road veiled in complete mystery and lined with thousands of many-colored fears – is a rite of passage, an initiation, a transformation, with the spicy twang of the possibility of death ever-present. So no, there is no one cure for cancer, or one shaman who can cure all cancers, because every illness is its own journey and therefore, its own story. To find the story of the illness is paramount, the story that wants to be told, carried, brought back from the land of those-who-did-not-die.

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