In my last article I discussed the role animal totems play in Native American culture and methods you may use to discover your totems. Among other topics, I examined the Medicine Wheel (earth-based astrology, Sun Bear Publications) and how it reveals each person’s two-animal totems. In summary, based on your birth date, each person has two totems: first is the directional totem (east, south, west and north) and second, a “moon” animal totem making your totem energies even more specific. March 21 – June 20 = Golden Eagle June 21 – September 22 = Coyote September 23 – December 21 = Grizzly Bear December 22 – March 20 = White Buffalo
“On the other side of the spirit veil, I spend more than a little bit of time researching the hallucinogens. I personally believe ayahuasca [a psychedelic Amazonian brew] is also the greatest natural healing agent, period.” – Chris Kilham, Psychology Today
Many things have been placed on the earth for our use. One of the major tools given to us are the plant medicines.
Certain plants give up their lives so that we can use their smoke for prayers and cleansing. The aromas produced by these plants help us place ourselves in a different state of mind thus bringing us into a deeper part of ourselves.
If you look at these clinical trials right now, all of them, without any exception, use music as part of the therapy model.
This ability of music to release emotion is greatly amplified by the use of psychedelics which allows the listener to project his personal experiences and visual fantasies into the unfolding experience.