Sunday, August 30, 2015

Something to soothe the soul

According to Lakota lore, a long time ago, during a time of famine, a woman appeared, wearing white buffalo skin, and carrying a sacred pipe. She explained that the wooden stem was for the trees, and everything growing on earth, the red bowl symbolized the flesh and blood of all people, and the smoke was the breath of their prayers going to Wakan Tanka, the Creator. The woman showed the people the pipe ceremony, where offerings were made to the four directions, while drums were played, and sacred songs were sung. The people learned of the connection between the sky and the earth and the unity of all life. They learned that offering thanks to Wakan Tanka with the pipe would yield many blessings here on earth. Before leaving, the woman said that she would return when the time was ripe. Then she turned into a buffalo, changing colors several times. Finally, she changed into a white buffalo calf, and disappeared into the distance. The people followed her teachings and were hungry no more.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mary's Story by Jeremy Sherr

I've just returned from another four days immersed in delicious homeopathy in Sweden with Jeremy Sherr, a highly skilled master of our craft and shaman of our medicine, and with whom I feel truly blessed to be learning from. Below he talks about his work at his charity, Homeopathy for Health in Africa.