i need to focus…narrow things down a bit. while investigating herbalism i’ve come across all sorts of healing modalities and alternative philosophies of health, healing and just being in the world. some of it is way out there and curiously appealing. the ideas of magic, spirit medicine, shamanism, quantum physics (big word for magic) are all interesting and i’ve noticed that they all seem to rely on ‘common’ knowledge, intuition, and awareness of the way nature works. even stuff that sounds totally irrational seems to have, at its core, what i’m starting to see in my head as ‘anima-truth.’ it feels like this because i sense more of the cyclic, spiralling feminine design rather than a direct, linear, cause/effect (masculine) one.
things are just plain rounder than i thought.
so…i’ve been reading 3 or 4 books at a time on all different things, herbs, aromatherapy, tarot, shamanism, reiki, etc. etc. i think i’m spreading my brains a bit too thin. i need to focus on one modality at a time and read the more esoteric stuff on the side.
susun weed says to study one plant at a time. this system probably will work better than my helter-skelter approach.
so…now, which do i study first? where do i start?
‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’
thank you Alice.