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The Sublime Sounds of the Rainforest

The Sublime Sounds of the Rainforest

‘Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream” Sounds of the Rainforest: The Amazon Rainforest when the sun sets;  the jungle becomes alive with a rich tapestry of sounds. If you listen carefully you can hear in the background Ayahuasca Icaros being chanted by Shipibo Shaman…

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Medicine for the Soul: Shamanism, Soul Retrieval, and Healing

Medicine for the Soul: Shamanism, Soul Retrieval, and Healing

Contact for Individual Shamanic Healing Sessions: Tel: 07905 139935 Skype: HGC999 email: shamanism@yahoo.com   What is Shamanic Healing & Soul Retrieval? Shamanic Healing consists of a varied body of practices performed by the shaman or practitioner to help or heal another person. This is a fundamental…

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The Roots of Shamanism

The Roots of Shamanism

The Roots of Shamanism  Shamanism is a religious practice found in many parts of the world. It refers to various belief systems that involve communicating with the spirit world. In some anthropological and religious circles, Shamans are regarded as intermediaries between the natural world and spiritual…

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Is the Titanoboa the legendary Sachamama of Amazonian Mythology?

Is the Titanoboa the legendary Sachamama of Amazonian Mythology?

Is the Titanoboa the legendary Sachamama of Amazonian Mythology? Although this doesn’t have much to do with the theme of this blog, but when I saw the pictures of the snake – it was so gob-smacking that I wanted to post about it. Meanwhile I’m…

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A Visit to the Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at the Tate Modern

A Visit to the Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at the Tate Modern

This follows on from an earlier post; for a long time I’ve wanted to see a Kusama’s art and primarily her installation work. I went to the Tate Modern yesterday and it was an amazing experience, probably the most mind-blowing exhibition that I’ve been to….

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Ayahuasca Icaros of the Shipibo

Ayahuasca Icaros of the Shipibo

Ícaro: The word ícaro comes from the Quechua word icarai, meaning “to blow.” Ícaros are magical chants that are sung or whistled by shamans during Ayahuasca ceremonies. There are several kinds of ícaros. At the beginning of a ceremony their purpose is to provoke the…

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Human and Nature Magazine 人与自然 – A Feature on the Amazon Rainforest

Human and Nature Magazine 人与自然 – A Feature on the Amazon Rainforest

A feature on the Amazon Rainforest from 人与自然 ‘Human and Nature’ Magazine published in China March 2012 Issue. Includes some of my photos, one with the visionary artist Pablo Amaringo showing his art. The feature is titled; 奇妙世界 地球之肺中的 which means ‘The Wonderful world of…

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Jean Giraud: Mobeius – A Tribute

Jean Giraud: Mobeius – A Tribute

A personal reflection on Jean Giraud (pen name Mobeius) the French artist who died yesterday. Back in the 1970’s when I was living in the Netherlands, I came across the fantastic work of Mobeius in a magazine called Metal Hurlant (Screaming Metal). Although the magazine…

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Illuminatus by Robert Venosa & Terence McKenna: A Retrospective

Illuminatus by Robert Venosa & Terence McKenna: A Retrospective

Illuminatus by Robert Venosa & Terence McKenna: A personal Retrospective I was looking through Illuminatus, the magnificent book by Robert Venosa and Terence McKenna; due to my travels these last years it has been a long time since I’ve held it in my hands. It…

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Vanishing Points: An exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art

Vanishing Points: An exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art

The Harn Museum of Art presents “Vanishing Points: Paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection”, on view at the museum through April 29th. The exhibition showcases contemporary artists who push and explore the boundaries of painting. Twenty-seven international artists defy the limits of painting…

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