Author Archives: Running Elk

About Running Elk

My given native name, Running Elk, was bestowed in 2008 as I took my first steps as a fully fledged Medicine Man of the Zuni tradition. A most unlikely candidate for the role, my journey as a healer began some four years prior. The detour onto the shamanic way was most unexpected, yet has been one of the most rewarding challenges to date.

The perils of owning a brothel…

A story appearing on the BBC website a few weeks ago, about the poor chap that found his Airbnb flat had been turned into a “pop-up brothel“, gave me a good chuckle. Having previously been the proud owner of a … Continue reading

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Marking the Circle – Solstice of the Moon with Running Elk

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
While we continue to share tales of the Silent Eye’s summer weekend in Wales, The Prisoner of Portmeirion, we would like to invite you to join us in Scotland in September, for a Living Land…

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Running – the risk of dying

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Death: Paul Kidby “Running just a few minutes a day reduces risk of dying” Really?? Such was the headline on the news item that morning. Now, I don’t run. There is a…

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‘You’ll only be good enough…’

Originally posted on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!:
‘…if you are exactly, and do exactly, and say exactly, what I want…’ ‘You MUSTN’T  do this…’ ‘You SHOULDN’T let that happen…’ ‘You OUGHT to follow MY advice…’ This is not about…

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Everything you could wish for is on the other side of fear.

Nick, with a big lesson, wrapped up in a big adventure: It all started when I contacted a friend about meeting for a catch up. She replied telling me that she couldn’t as she was in Hong Kong. I replied … Continue reading

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I am an atheist when the wind is north-northwest.

Originally posted on The Allergic Pagan:
I am an atheist north by northwest. But when the wind is southerly, I know a deity from a deist. If you were to tell me your god is a person like you, I…

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the train to the north

Originally posted on dhamma footsteps:
POSTCARD #267: Newcastle-Inverness journey: Head spinning with ear-popping air pressures and momentum of the great storm that brought me here. The travel industry is the largest network in the world. Miles of corridors, two planes,…

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