The Shaman

A shaman and a writer each serve as their communities’ seers by engaging in extraordinary acts of conscientious study of the past and the present and predicting the future. An inner voice calls to the shaman and an essayistic writer to answer the call that vexes the pernicious spirit of their times. Shamanistic writers induce … Continue reading The Shaman


I have spent most of my life (like most people)avoiding transcendence at all costs, mainlybecause the shit hurts. Merely defining transcen-dence can sometimes be painful. I once heard that"Transcendence is the act of going through some-thing". Ouch. I see plate glass windows anddivorces. Someone else told me that it was "risingabove whatever one encountered in … Continue reading TRANSCENDENCE