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.

Call of the Summer lands

Caught in this stream whilst falling asleep under last night’s “mackerelled moon”. An oddly, out of season, theme which made little sense till the title came at the last. ~~~ I thought I heard you call last night. Maybe it … Continue reading

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How To Make The Most Out Of A Coffee Loyalty Card.

Originally posted on Some Words That Say What I Think:
Like most people, I enjoy buying hot drinks from coffee shops. However, recently, I have been trying to cut down on the amount of money I am spending on a…

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Doe, A Deer, A Female Reindeer: The Spirit of Mother Christmas

The deep roots of fables are often surprising, not entirely as we might imagine, and sometimes reveal a “self evident” truth we have somehow become blind to… gather Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light of … Continue reading

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Reining in the kids…

Dearest Children of Horus, I’m laying the line down here, as it’s difficult to know where else to put it; and, frankly, to leave the current situation to find its natural end is no longer tenable. You mess with dark … Continue reading

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The Adventurer’s Hidden Magic

Originally posted on Sun in Gemini:
“Strike man, strike!” Those were the last words of Sir Walter Raleigh, spoken to an executioner who was taking his time, at the end of one of the most colourful lives of the whole…

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The Eye of The Storm

Originally posted on Pilgrim's Way:
There are times, I think, when ritual is both too much and not enough. Anyone who practises will probably understand what I mean. The ‘constraints’ of ritual pattern and structure are, on occasion, insufficient…

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Sugar and Spice and all things nice…

Originally posted on Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!:
Hmm! A broomstick’s all very well and good, but it doesn’t half chafe the gusset area! Oh! How the ramifications of, and early training in, this little ditty still trip girls and…

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