“Swallowed by the sea,” she sang, her voice a warm bath. She strummed a honey-colored ukulele on her lap. The words weren’t mine nor were they hers, and I didn’t know if she was singing about Japan or my father, but it didn’t matter. The sun was shining and then it stopped. The crystals on […]
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One of our Peruvian rituals centered around a psychedelic experience with cactus juice. It’s supposed to give you insights about yourself, and many participants have a vision of looking into the jaws of a serpent. I think someone said the serpent represents the kundalini energy that lies coiled at the base of your spine, but […]
A few years back, I spent a week in Peru with a bunch of other people from LA looking to experience spiritual encounters of the shamanic kind. We traveled in a small bus on narrow roads that switchbacked across the craggy peaks above Cuzco. We marveled at the massive umbrella of sky above peaks jagged […]
After work, I drive home through Burbank’s equestrian neighborhood. I like to peek into the back yards with their traditional stables. I like to smell hay and manure from the parking lot at Pavilions. I drive slowly, keeping an eye out for horses clopping down the sycamore-lined streets. One evening as I waited at an […]
Bigfoot Lives! intends to describe life’s shiny moments. Not miracle of birth- or other commonplace expression of hope-shininess. But shiny in the way of events that shimmer sadly, grotesquely gorgeous dreams or happenings that are otherwise impossible to explain. Like Bigfoot, such events may exist only in your mind. But these are the moments that […]