Dismemberment

Dismemberment by Jan Engels-Smith There is a duality in existence that is an artificial construct but which affects us in significant ways.  Our immediate consciousness conceives of us as human …

Ceremony

Ceremony By Jan Engels-Smith The nature of ritual is that it supports change. Rituals are performed to make something happen, invoke spiritual power, or identify something as sacred. They are …

Vision Quest

Vision Quest By Jan Engels-Smith A vision quest is a Native American ceremony that in the Lakota language is called hanblecha, which means crying for a vision. It is a …