Super, Blood, Harvest Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse

This weekend we will see a rare combo: an eclipse which is both a Super and a Blood Moon. This makes this particular eclipse highly charged. As I mentioned in previous blogs, a Super Moon is when the moon is closer to the earth than usual. A Blood Moon can occur only during a Total Lunar Eclipse; as the earth moves between the Sun and the Moon the way light is refracted gives a reddish tinge to the Moon. And finally the Harvest Moon is the name farmers have always given to the September Full Moon because it is the time for harvest. Continue Reading →

Exploring Ayahuasca Part I

Banisteriopsis Caapi, also known as caapi or yajé, is a South American jungle vine of the family Malpighiaceae. It is used to prepare the plant medicine called ayahuasca, the name of which means “vine of the soul”.

The shamans of the indigenous western Amazonian tribes use the medicine as a plant teacher in religious and healing ceremonies during which a person goes in to trance which lasts approximately four hours which allows them to enter the world of the spirits and communicate with them. In addition to its visioning properties, ayahuasca is used for its healing properties as a purgative, effectively cleansing the body of parasites and helping the digestive tract. Continue Reading →