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    Badger Medicine

    But maybe it’s time to let Badger Dig a little deeper into the heart.

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    We Are All Related ... No Matter What

    How big is your family? When we are related to all that exists, then we can find love and help and companionship no matter where we are

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    The Hitchhiker

    The fly lands randomly upon the fence-wire, and we ride along as a privileged traveler or a hitchhiker who has been graciously picked up by a God.

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    Exhibiting at 2018 West Austin Studio Tour May 12-13 and 19-20. More info to come!

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    Austin Labyrinth Project

    Walking the Labyrinth is an amazing way to move into your own journey and focus in on where you have been, where you are and where you are going. Visit the Project page for a list of Austin-area Labyrinths.

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    Medicine Drum Making

    A drum is a living being, built with intention and love. It is birthed through proper prayer and blessings. It is a guide and guardian and teacher that can bring healing by taking one on a journey within or a journey to another place.

Journey Work

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From the MIND, HEART and SPIRIT of Nate Long "Owl" with poetry and illustrations, journaling and mapping conversations with Spirit to bring hope, healing and love to whomever and whatever is in need.


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Drawings, paintings and photographs -- drums and rattles -- dream catchers and stones -- ceremony and music. All work has been created with honor and respect and is infused with sacred intent -- and interwoven with prayer.


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We Are All Related ... No Matter What. How big is your family? When we are related to all that exists, then we can find love and help and companionship no matter where we are.

The Shamanic Artist

I try as best as I am able to live a life that is shamanic. My creations are my prayers to whatever Spirit says needs help. I am able to channel the needs and create a physical, verbal or musical gift. These “made prayers” are my way to assist in healing… emotional, spiritual and physical.

This is a sacred universe, which contains a sacred Earth, upon which resides sacred plants and animals, sacred thought and prayer, sacred hope and caring. For everything is truly sacred and contains a Spirit that deserves respect and devotion. We, as Human, must find this vision of everything again... for where we have forgotten how to see the magic, everything else within this universe has not. Blessings, Nate Long “Owl”

Shamanism is a way of thinking and seeing the world and reacting to the world. It coexists and enhances almost all forms of religious beliefs and cultural spiritual practice. It is about living with a view of the world as a living and connected organism. We, as Human, are a part of the whole, not in charge of - or overseers of - the world.

Ceremony creation and facilitation is another form of art and of making prayer. It can be a beautiful and loving undertaking or a powerful healing, supportive and visible statement. Ceremony involves the deep journey work, persistence and fearlessness of judgements.

Different from dreaming and from meditation, the shamanic journey is a tool used to provide a closer and more direct conversation with Spirit guides and ancestors; with the plants, animals and elements; and with the Earth herself. Within the journey, similar to lucid dreaming, questions are asked and answers are provided and healing and messages are sent and delivered. Bringing back the stories and recreating them in whatever artistic way is needed is the true job of a Shamanic Artist.

My Latest Journey Work

The following posts have been created based on shamanic journey work and meditations and everyday insights.

The Birth of the Lotus Bend Sanctuary Labyrinth


Lotus Bend Sanctuary Labyrinth On Earth Day, April 22, 2018 a group of 40 or more gathered to build and give birth to the Lotus Bend Sanctuary Labyrinth. Feel free to contact Lotus Bend Sanctuary and come out for a walk, if in the Austin, Texas area. The address is: 2808 Robin Rd, Manchaca, TX […]

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Red Bear


Red Bear When my boundaries feel particularly thin Red Bear comes to protect me And so no one can get close enough to touch me And no one can hurt me. At these times I am alone within my own universe, Without family… without lovers… without love. Red Bear is protecting me too much, And […]

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2018 West Austin Studio Tour


2018 West Austin Studio Tour featuring Greta Olivas and Nate Long “Owl” Please join Greta Olivas and Nate Long “Owl” for a joint exhibit at the 2018 West Austin Studio Tour May 12 – 13   and May 19 – 20 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. TOUR NUMBERS   #196   and #197 1114 Fairmount Ave. Facebook Event […]

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