COMPLEMENTARY DUALITY

Complementary duality is one of the central precepts of indigenous Andean and Aztec/Toltec wisdom and spirituality (as well as many other spiritual traditions and cultures). In the origin myth of the Toltec, our world was begun by two beings (not one). Colloquially translated as “Mr” and “Mrs” – they are believed to together have created […]

Healing with Obsidian Stones

“It is as easy to cure cancer as a common cold,” my teacher of obsidian tools – Sergio Magana – told us in class. “Hard to believe, but at an energetic level this is true.” He then went on to tell us two remarkable stories about healing using obsidian tools. The first was about an […]

SELF-HEAL

You might have pulled this scrappy plant out of a prized garden bed or your lush green lawn this summer.  Its scientific name is Prunella Vulgaris, but this creeping, purple-flowered, low-lying plant is more commonly known as “Self-Heal.” Highly regarded in Chinese medicine for healing a vast array of health problems and widely used by […]

THE ANCESTORS

Who are the Ancestors? We are arriving at that time of the year when the ancestors are especially close to us, according to many spiritual traditions and cultural practices.  Whether as Dia de los Muertos, as it is known in Mexico and throughout Latin America, or Halloween as it is called in places with stronger […]