Recently, Sam Haselby asked “Do you think taking psychedelics will ever become a completely mainstream experience?” Here’s my reply.
Uña de Gato, Uncaria tomentosa, or Cat’s Claw is among the most amazing and powerful plants on this planet. Since I first encountered this jungle vine several years ago, it has remained by my side as one of my most trusted and respected guides on the path of health, clarity, energy and immunity.
This is a path of uniting stories. An open source invitation into deeper relation with the many things that fuel, heal, and energize us; that which is alive all around us, co-creates with us. This a path of dissolving separation. A path of connectivity. Side with the plants, learn plants, eat plants, become plants – let food be your medicine, let medicine be your food – and begin to synthesize entirely different dimensions of time, technology, communication, and potential.
An in-depth interview with Gardener, Permaculture Teacher, Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist; Walter “Shantree” Kacera exploring Forest Gardening, Ecological Herbalism, Transition Towns, Permaculture, Plants and Place.
Steve Beyer is the author of Singing to the Plants: A Guide to Mestizo Shamanism in the Upper Amazon. In this interview we go deep into the forest, exploring shamanism, ayahuasca, and the importance of building right relationship.
As the weather made a turn for the worse and things got icy, frozen, cold and snowy, I learned that the health of my grandmother and my aunt had also taken a turn for the worse, and that they’d been hospitalized. I asked the universe and I asked the spirits to offer their help in this situation. Shortly after this request, I was presented with the opportunity to do an interview with Jyoti, one of the primary forces behind the creation of The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.