Interviews

How does writing poetry connect with shamanic journeying?

In my own experience there are lots of different ways to tap into the deeper well of knowing. I myself started out with poetry. Audrey Lorde said she wrote to find out what she didn’t know she knew. I would write poems to find out what my poems knew. So I wrote to connect with this deeper, wiser place. Some people do that with art. Certainly most of the great artists did. Others do not, because they’re not looking for that. I think it’s something that’s always available to us but depends upon what level you want to tap into.