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    Eclipse Dance

    May we keep our eyes and ears and hearts open -- To the Instructions of Spirit -- And be unafraid .. UNAFRAID! -- To dance the dance we are given -- Despite the foolishness and discomfort -- Society says we should experience.

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    Helpers

    “Helpers is ... a story that reaches beyond our humanity to the smallest grain of sand, or the tiniest drop of water, or an inkling of a new green leaf. We all want and need help sometimes….” --- Diane A

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    Healing of White Fox

    Earthkeeper finds an injured White Fox. --She wraps its paw in juniper berry jelly and honey. -- An ancient song of healing whispers from her heart, -- Out and through and into this small beast. -- Then out and through and into all beasts of the Wild...

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    Turning Fear of Cancer into Love -- A Healing Basket

    "Fear only exists within what could happen tomorrow -- today I choose to love"

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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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    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 and HEART and SPIRIT of Nate Long "Owl": Poetry and illustrations that journal and map the conversations with Spirit and bring whatever hope, healing and love to whomever and whatever is in need.

Art

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Drawings, paintings and photographs -- drums and rattles -- dream catchers and stones -- ceremony and music. This portfolio contains a wide range of mediums, but all have a common intent: they are all created with a sacred and shamanic intent. Each has a prayer associated with it. Each was created with the utmost in respect and honor.

Books

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Helpers is a book about a child discovering unexpected helpers along her very challenging journey. It is a book for all ages, because we all need helpers. Other books are currently in the works, both children’s books and inspirational.


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.

Fall 2017 Shamanic Community Retreat

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    Amazing weekend with Austin Shamanic Community! @ Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

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Bird of Prey

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[dedicated to the victims of the Las Vegas shootings, 10:08 pm, October 1, 2017] Bird of Prey There is anger and fear and sadness looking down upon the crowd from that window high above the strip or from much, much higher up. “They are too small to be human,” he thinks. “Their suffering is their […]

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Linked

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  Linked Is there is a magical “space between” all things? Between dark and light Between hard and soft Between the beats of a drum Between love and hate Between the young and the old Between black and white Between the long and the short And the big and the small? If so… then how […]

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