Here’s the latest from the BBC today:
There are more stories about this at:
Among other pertinent stories - like this one!
Since I am exploring Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism (where I will finally settle on one)…and Eastern Orthodoxy has vegan fasts…I found this article today. And I am a Flexitarian, by the way!:
Perhaps we also need to bypass, centuries of tradition - and years of training - for becoming a REAL, Native American shaman or medicine person. Someone stirred me today, for the solution. The Craigslist shaman.
And I joined a Facebook Zen group this week. You had to answer the question:
What does Zen mean to you?
Nothing and everything!
And they let me in!
Note: If one is exploring plant based sacraments and medicines…I would advise finding a REAL Native American shaman or medicine person…who follows centuries of tradition and years of training. And has a solid, ethical foundation. And for the record, such ceremonies last all night. And I can neither confirm - nor deny - whether I have ever partaken of plant based sacraments…under the context of a REAL, Native American ceremony. But here’s the Claigslist shaman solution.
And here’s a short historical video, on wild west gunfights.