On February 2, 2016, Michael Peter Langevin, an expert in South American Shamanism, joined Kate Valentine and Fahrusha for a lively discussion. He is the author of three books, Spiritual Business, Secrets of the Ancient Incas, and Secrets of the Amazon Shamans and the former editor/publisher of Magical Blend Magazine.
We cover Groundhog’s Day, the meaning of Shamanism, herbal medicines, symbolic practices, and bringing Shamanism into your daily life through mindful traditions. Michael Peter tells us of how he entered this field through his family history and business of undertaking and his first trip to Macchu Picchu. The importance of Nature and its creatures is discussed as is the use of hallucinogenic plants and trance states.
February 2 is Groundhog’s Day, Candlemas and Imbolc. It is also known as a cross-quarters because it is half way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. At this time of year one can clearly see that the days are getting a bit longer.