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Blogs written by Shamans Cave faculty and other invited guests

Shamans Cave Blog

Welcome to the Shamans Cave blogs by faculty members and invited guests. All the blog articles reference topics in shamanism and the maker tradition in particular. You must be a registered user to comment on any of the blog articles.

Our stories about death.

   Abiword HTML Document I was 16 years old and struggling with music, nothing seemed to work, everything was difficult. The art form demanded more of me and I was not prepared to agree to that so I quit. I told my piano teacher that I was quitting piano. She said "okay, but I will see you back again". In my teenage mind I took that as a ...


The other face of freedom.

Here I am sitting in front of the white page again, this time choosing my moment instead of waiting for that elusive instant where I have something to say or share. Why not conjuring it instead? Freedom is the price to pay when living as a maker and you pay it in sweat and pain, those currencies your will and intent bring out of you in order to cha...



I enjoy playing music a lot and teaching it too, all ages all levels, all styles, often I see similar problems repackaged differently. In the adult category I have many students starting lessons to enhance their lives, make it better, more creative, maybe play well enough so one day they can take a tune to a party and ...


The white page of death.

The dread of the white page, a grasp on human energy, empty staff paper, or better, a silent room... Every morning a new page, a new chapter is written, every night brings the destroyer, we burn it, let the wind carry it. Our past becomes a white page, empty, only then can we see clearly, move freely, live and die without regrets. We are Makers, em...