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.

A funny thing happened on the way home.

It was an oddly euphoric moment of complete clarity. The sun, low, casting great shadows across the landscape; highlighting features in the landscape normally hidden from view. The first flowers of Spring, punctuating in yellow the intense verdant of the … Continue reading

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Shell shock

Sometimes, dreams come simply; any symbolic element of relevance bubbling readily to the surface. Some wake you laughing; with ludicrous images arising from apparently disassociated elements and ideas. Yesterday morning’s was neither. Myself and a stranger are somewhere in a … Continue reading

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The muses are lying on a beach somewhere…

In the name of the wee man… You’d think, having been away so long, all the pent-up posts would come flooding out. It’s not like I haven’t been writing, either. For the last three weeks I’ve been sitting around in … Continue reading

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Spring Awakening

Hoo. Had no idea I’d been gone so long… I’ve been away. Not in the “absent from” sense, other than the normal-for-the-time-of-year inability to feel genuinely invested in very much beyond the need for hibernation, but, rather, in the more-there-than-here … Continue reading

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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 Victoria Oh wondrous headed doe… Amongst its horns it carries the light … Continue reading

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