Welcome to Walking the Path.
Here you’ll find a subject matter that I usually do not talk about in the open public– that of my spiritual practices and beliefs, including my experience with shamanism, paganism, and the magical arts. However, I have had a number of requests to do a blog concerning these subjects, and after attempting to do so on another blog system outside my website, I discovered that it is better to keep things such as this where I am more familiar with my surroundings. After all- I’m not what you would call a complete techie.
So without further ado, pull up your chair, pour a nice drink, join the discussion and enjoy your stay. I am certainly glad you’re here.
Learning to Dance in the Darkness
So far, in this series of blog posts about dealing with the darkness and shadows in our world I have touched briefly on what I believe the nature of darkness is, how it manifests in ourselves, and in the world around us. I have discussed the ideas of
Those That Walk in the Darkness
In the first two blog posts in this series, I briefly discussed the nature of darkness as a whole, as well as the nature of the darkness that exists in each one of us. Now I’m going to touch on an aspect of darkness that is a bit more…. dicey
The Darkness Within
For me, as well as many people I know, the idea of what lurks in the darkness falls into two main categories: that which is within us, and that which is outside of us. The boogeyman can often exist inside your soul just as easily as under your bed. The
Hello Darkness My Old Friend
It’s amazing how much you can learn from simply listening. For example, I learned through listening to people talk on the internet and various conversations that there are quite a few people who believe that walking the path means striving for
Those Who Walk Your Path
In earlier postings, I talked briefly about omens and those things that will try to communicate with us along the path we walk in this world. I would like to talk about these beings in more depth now. Please keep in mind, though, that these are based
What's In the Bag? Spiritual Tools to Carry Along the Path
For those of us who practice a form of spiritual art, or even a religious one, there are often a set of sacred objects or spiritual tools that we employ. We do this for many reasons. Some use tools to allow them to become better focused on the task or
Will the Real Shaman Please Stand Up?
According to the Oxford’s Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, the word “shaman” is defined as such: Shaman (noun) A person regarded as having access to, and influence in the world of good and evil spirits, especially among some peoples of
Auntie M! Auntie M! It's an Omen! Conversations with the Spirits
(previously published on Medium.com January 2016) In the last blog post, I discussed the basic properties of what most people would call an omen. As a refresher, I argued that if you strip away the cultural and personal significance, most if not all
Auntie M! It's an Omen! It's an Omen!
(previously published on Medium.com December 2015) American Goldfinch (c) Michael Seeber One of the most powerful forms of communication that are associated with the spiritual aspect of reality is the idea of an omen, sign or portent. An omen, for the
Honor and Respect: Salutations Along the Path
(previously published on Medium.com December 2015) When people discover I follow a shamanic path, they usually have a lot of questions, which is absolutely fabulous. It’s even almost as good as the show, but I digress. One of the questions that
Which Path am I on Again?
(previously published on Medium.com December 2015) Rocks in a Small Stream (c) Michael Seeber Sometimes when you are traveling down a certain path, it helps to know which one you are on, and also to know the path that others think you are on. It’s