Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend

No, I am not afraid to delve into the void. I accept the gnarled shapes and twisted forms of all my shadows. I truly appreciate my darkness. It has every right to exist. The most important lesson the realm of the medicine delivered to me was never to ignore the so-called “low-vibrational” field as it may create an emotional dissonance, making suppressed, unwanted and often misunderstood, yet extremely powerful emotions, like fear, sadness or grief, difficult or even impossible to tame. As a result, a division between the inner light and the inner shadow may intensify leading to possible imbalance and even mental and physical symptoms such as bipolarity, depression, psychosis or anhedonia, to name just a few.

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Despacho Ceremony with Q’ero Elders

Despacho is a beautiful, old tradition in the Q’ero lineage of Peru that has been used for centuries for a variety of occasions and celebrations. It can be said that it is generally used to celebrate all sides of humane experiences – births, deaths, expressions of gratitude – but a profound observer may soon realise that the despacho ceremony has multiple layers and may also be used for a deeper physical and emotional healing in order to restore harmony and balance in one’s life.

It also serves as a direct prayer and offering to Mother Earth (Pachamama) and many spirits from the Q’ero pantheon. Continue reading “Despacho Ceremony with Q’ero Elders”

The Motherland of The Mother

I am often being asked about the difference between experiencing medicine at the source in the jungle and doing samas with native tribes (dieta with plants) versus the experience of the medicine around the world, usually served in a quick weekend or week-long retreats. A complex question, but just take a look at that video, tap into it, and you might just sense the difference right away.

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Kené – The Visual Language of Nature

Shipibo designs and art, known as Kené, express an energy matrix woven through all of creation. Inspired by nature and observation of the environment it not only is rooted in the shamanistic visions but, more importantly, in the profound connection with the ecosystem the Shipibo-Conibo tribes are settled in. As such, Kené is not just an art style but it does belong to the ecosystem and is present, in the first place, in plants and animals throughout the Amazon basin.

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Plant-based Medicine Documentaries

From documentaries to full feature movies, here is Pangean’s selection of inspirational videos that touch the subject of plant-based medicinal work and can contribute to the understanding of the complex phenomena the jungle shamanism is.

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Suí Fínn – The Mysterious Passage Tomb

Seefin, the ancient Neolithic passage tomb, located on a 650m high mountain in the North County of Wicklow, Ireland is a spectacular place that resonates with peaceful, dormant energy. A slightly older (yes, you got that right – older) brother of the Egyptian pyramids, the site, that is now understood to be a part of a series of tombs located on the neighbouring peaks (Seefingan and Seahan also have similar large cairns covering passage tomb), is dated to approximately 5000 years old and was created in the Neolithic period by pre-Celtic architects of a forgotten civilization. The name ‘Seefin’ originates from the Irish Suí Fínn, which means ‘Fionn’s seat.’ Continue reading “Suí Fínn – The Mysterious Passage Tomb”

Pu’uloa Petroglyphs

“We come to Pu’uloa because we want what’s best for our keiki (children). Pu’uloa holds two on my children’s piko. Their kupuna (elders) brought them here and created puka (hole) where their piko (cord) would rest, sealed under a stone. These two keiki, now adults care for me, their own ‘ohana (families), as well as our entire ‘ohana.” – Minnie Kaawaloa, Hawaiian Elder.

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FREE Starter Kit to Expand Your Consciousness

Pangean loves documentaries! I decided to share my devotion to documentary films by sharing few of my favourite documentary websites, YouTube channels and inspirational individuals with great free content. I promise they are all worth your precious time and will pay back with some mind-bending / opening / reconstructing ideas.

So sit back, relax and… gently expand.

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