Less than two weeks after I posted this article on this blog about Shamanic Breathwork (TM) and my thoughts on why I think it's an integral practice, this appears on Integral Naked:
Is There Such Thing as Integral Shamanism?
Summary: Is there such thing as an integral approach to native and shamanic traditions? Ken responds, "Absolutely." In every spiritual traditionâ, "East, West, North, South,” there are teachers who recognize that in addition to honoring the gifts of their lineage, there are ways that they can make their tradition more comprehensive, complete, and integral. This kind of work progresses at the speed with which people step forward to take on this task, and due largely to the regressive and anti-integral flavor of native and shamanistic traditions as taught by American boomers over the past several decades, things have been unfortunately slow. However, as recognized by Integral Spiritual Center teacher Roger Walsh, these traditions have an enormous amount to offer, particularly regarding subtle states of consciousness.Maybe Venus Rising and Integral Institute should talk. There could be many benefits to both, including service to the unfolding of Spirit. I'd love to facilitate that!
The brave gentleman who initiated this conversation is working to bring an integral approach to a tradition that has been near to his heart for decades. If you also have some practice, tradition, or lineage that you want to make more integral, this conversation is a wonderful hit of inspiration.