Posts by Lorna Liana

High Vibe Medicine Songs to Activate Love & Joy

Medicine songs are any music shared with the intention of being medicine for the mind, body, and soul. Medicine songs are created from, intended, or appropriate, for a ceremony, and are shared to support the intention of the ceremony, as well as the call in specific energies as well as spirits to a ceremonial circle. Medicine…

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Sex, Sacred Medicine & the Psychedelic Patriarchy

Sexual assault and misconduct among shamans has long plagued the plant medicine shamanism community, resulting in prolonged physical and emotional trauma for ceremony participants, rather than healing. But is it “wrong” for a shaman to sleep with a ceremony participant? When do accepted cultural behaviors transgress into sexual addiction and predation? And is it all…

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Shamanism, Racism & Cultural Appropriation in a Multicultural World

The worldwide expansion of sacred plant medicine ceremonies beyond their cultural boundaries has been coined a “global shamanic revival”. Increasing the numbers of Westerners traveling to the Amazon, Central America, and Africa to participate in tribal ceremonies, initiations, and festivals. This heightened interest in indigenous culture has fueled an indigenous cultural renaissance in the Amazon…

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