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SOME MOUNTAINS ARE NOT MOUNTAINS. Not all caves, springs, groves and deserts are caves, springs, groves or deserts. Some are god beings of vast capacity, masquerading as features of the landscape. These god beings offer help to human beings.
WHAT KIND OF HELP? Some of life’s challenges yield to our effort, but some require something beyond what self-effort alone can muster. For this reason people throughout the world have long made pilgrimage to the sacred places…
"The Blue Deer is doing work that so many people care for. Work that is urgent. That is important. That brings joy to our lives! We’re not trying to save the world from the hunger of the belly, but we are addressing another type of silent suffering...
"No one is confronting the appalling and dangerous poverty of Spirit." You and I know what that is. We’ve felt it. We see it around our communities. Our friends have it. Our families are suffering from it. Our neighbors. It’s huge!"
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“Plant spirit medicine works partially because it has broad perspective. It does not look only through the eyes of physics and chemistry; it sees human beings as expressions of divine natural forces. It plumbs the human mind and emotions. It gives paramount importance to spirit, the mysterious core of our lives.”
“By way of tipping my hat in respect, I will mention that the Huichols are an indigenous people whose once-extensive homelands have been reduced to some rugged areas in the western Sierra Madre in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, and Durango, Mexico. Like all indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere, the Huichols have been and are being hard pressed by the dominant culture..."