I take the large bag of dried mushrooms, dump into the blender, pour water in, turn it on. In one frenzied swoop of defiance against my ever safe, vigilant, BORING SELF WHO DOESN”T WANT TO DIE TO HIS FORMER SELVES EVERY moment and still expects safety. I must act quickly before the administrators in my… Read More 10 gram mushroom trip- The Heaven on Earth trip
I describe the ways in which the layers of fear and shame have blinded me throughout my life. I share the strategies I have used to break free of the belief systems and mind programs in my head that taught me only to compete and shame myself, in order to climb higher on an imaginary… Read More VIDEO: Transcending Shame-Part 1- The alcoholic wifebeater that lives in your head.
Today began in cold pre-dawn darkness with a beautiful golden moon gradually sinking below the horizon. We passed the halfway point in distance yesterday and it seems to be getting monotonous. I offered a 12 pill strip of ibuprofen to Peter because he was all out and I had extra. He gave me a chunk of his… Read More Camino Day 12- Italian Hospitality in a log cabin- Calzuela de la Cuenca-??? 20 miles
The next morning brought a gloom over the trail. I set out early to get some alone time and figured my friends would catch up later in the day. While strolling along the highway shoulder at 5:45 AM in the dark, a police car pulled up next to me on the highway and said something to me… Read More Camino Day 5-Hitchhiking. Villa Mayor- Logrono- 26 miles
I woke up at 7 am to empty beds around me and no other pilgrims in sight. I walked at a very fast pace and ran into Silke after 2 hours of walking, content to have added a companion for the day. I learned about her thrilling major of “industrial trade and shipping” in college. She… Read More Camino Day 3-Foot pain. Larrasona- Puente de La Reina – 30 miles