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WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism is the oldest recorded spiritual practise found in cultures all over the world, including my own (Chinese Taiwanese). Through entering into a non-rational mind space via a number of tools such as altered breath, ecstatic dance, chanting, rattling and drumming, and the consumption of specific plants (in my case, non-entheogenic plants), the practitioner can tap into a reality (and

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THE TIGER CURSE

My paternal grandmother (whom I refer as Nai Nai, paternal grandmother in Mandarin) grew up in Keelung, Taiwan. When she was born, her mother (whom I referred to as Ah Zoh, great grandparent in Hokkien) celebrated exuberantly by announcing a feast complete with a slaughtered pig. This was highly unusual, counter-cultural and was seen as extravagant, as Chinese tradition in the

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THE ROAD TO HEALING IS NOT THROUGH A SAVIOUR, BUT THROUGH A DEVIL

We must become reconciled to the shadows within before we can be reconciled to the shadows in the outer world. Only the acknowledgment of our own fears, triggers, narcissism, hate, and every other appalling, rejected, or denied part of ourselves can prevent the same reenactment of pain. Enough of “love and light” spirituality. Stop forcing the light. It’s about giving

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED SO FAR WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

This functions more like a collection of musings in a diary entry rather than a more structured form of prose… I’m reminded that no amount of physical distance can separate my love for loved ones. That’s it’s possible to make new friends while in shelter in place. Productivity is only productive when it accounts for my mental and emotional wellness,

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THERE ONCE WAS A WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A FLY

Judging the title, you probably think I’m about to recite a nursery rhyme, but alas, there is nothing fictional about what I’m about to share, as I was the woman who once swallowed a fly— during a meeting when I was pitching to a prospective client while I was still working in the clean tech industry. The night before the

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SPIRITUAL MYTHS ABOUT COVID-19

I don’t subscribe to the various spiritual theories of why Covid-19 is happening. I DON’T think Covid-19 is the way the Earth is “taking revenge”. I DON’T think the old paradigm is ending. I DON’T think it’s a global awakening. I DON’T think it’s happening FOR us. I think we create these reasons because humans crave meaning. We crave meaning

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WHAT IS SHAMANISM?

Shamanism is the oldest recorded spiritual practise found in cultures all over the world, including my own (Chinese Taiwanese). Through entering into a non-rational mind space via a number of tools such as altered breath, ecstatic dance, chanting, rattling and drumming, and the consumption of specific plants (in my case, non-entheogenic plants), the practitioner can tap into a reality (and

Read More »

THE TIGER CURSE

My paternal grandmother (whom I refer as Nai Nai, paternal grandmother in Mandarin) grew up in Keelung, Taiwan. When she was born, her mother (whom I referred to as Ah Zoh, great grandparent in Hokkien) celebrated exuberantly by announcing a feast complete with a slaughtered pig. This was highly unusual, counter-cultural and was seen as extravagant, as Chinese tradition in the

Read More »

THE ROAD TO HEALING IS NOT THROUGH A SAVIOUR, BUT THROUGH A DEVIL

We must become reconciled to the shadows within before we can be reconciled to the shadows in the outer world. Only the acknowledgment of our own fears, triggers, narcissism, hate, and every other appalling, rejected, or denied part of ourselves can prevent the same reenactment of pain. Enough of “love and light” spirituality. Stop forcing the light. It’s about giving

Read More »

WHAT I’VE LEARNED SO FAR WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

This functions more like a collection of musings in a diary entry rather than a more structured form of prose… I’m reminded that no amount of physical distance can separate my love for loved ones. That’s it’s possible to make new friends while in shelter in place. Productivity is only productive when it accounts for my mental and emotional wellness,

Read More »

THERE ONCE WAS A WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A FLY

Judging the title, you probably think I’m about to recite a nursery rhyme, but alas, there is nothing fictional about what I’m about to share, as I was the woman who once swallowed a fly— during a meeting when I was pitching to a prospective client while I was still working in the clean tech industry. The night before the

Read More »

SPIRITUAL MYTHS ABOUT COVID-19

I don’t subscribe to the various spiritual theories of why Covid-19 is happening. I DON’T think Covid-19 is the way the Earth is “taking revenge”. I DON’T think the old paradigm is ending. I DON’T think it’s a global awakening. I DON’T think it’s happening FOR us. I think we create these reasons because humans crave meaning. We crave meaning

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