Author Archives: Michael Sonn

Fall Forward

“Let us draw a lesson from nature, which always works by short ways. When the fruit is ripe, it falls. When the fruit is despatched, the leaf falls. The circuit of the waters is mere falling. The walking of man … Continue reading

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Mysterious Springs

“Wonder is the basis of worship.” – Thomas Carlyle The true spiritual path is one often wrought with confusion. It is a quest to hold in one’s mind, heart and soul the deepest of mystery. Travelers of such a path … Continue reading

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Wild Ode of the Life Cycle

“Is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer?” -Fyodor Dostoevsky Wild Ode of the Life Cycle recited in the key of wild rice to the rhythm of morning doves, tempo steady, unending Please … Continue reading

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In the Name of the Song

“At the center of shamanistic religion stands the personality of the shaman and the ecstatic experience that is uniquely his, in his crucial role as diviner, seer, magician, poet, singer, artist, prophet of game and weather, keeper of the traditions, … Continue reading

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Bull’s Shit and the Bull’s Eye

“It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.” –Aristotle Many words today are abused. I’d like to unleash … Continue reading

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Ayahuasca and Psychology

May 3, 2004 The shamanic practices of “primitives” conducted in dark isolated caves, has long been a subject of extreme curiosity to western academia. Mysterious rituals have been put beneath the lens of scientific scrutiny since the beginning of conquest. … Continue reading

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