Your eyes tell the most beautiful story, in them I feel that fracture in your soul, the one that taught you the meaning of love (poem)

Your eyes, they are a portal straight into that day, when we skipped home together with our backpacks on, getting off the bus, in third grade, we ran up the block to play basketball on the street the excitement of finishing a school day, running home with the reckless abandon of a sailor on the… Read More Your eyes tell the most beautiful story, in them I feel that fracture in your soul, the one that taught you the meaning of love (poem)

Reflections on being sober from alcohol for 4 years (video)

Instagram : @peterdagnes I speak about my experience with abusing alcohol and getting into many dangerous situations, going to the depths of depression, sadness, isolation, and the experience of being sober now for 4 and a half years. I speak about the perspective I have gained from sobriety. Why is the consumption of the drug… Read More Reflections on being sober from alcohol for 4 years (video)

If I could open up my heart and take you on a tour in there, I would

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” … “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” -C.G. Jung “When I cannot… Read More If I could open up my heart and take you on a tour in there, I would

My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall

I step up to the altar where Don Carlos hands me the cup.   The aroma finds my nostrils and I feel my throat muscles contract in protest.   I give pause for five seconds, trying to convey reverence to the four maestros sitting behind the altar. The altar is adorned with jaguar skulls, 20… Read More My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall

My Ayahuasca/Huachuma retreat in Peru: Pre-Trip Introduction and rant

I’m feeling a nice little kick from the extended-release Niacin vitamins I took one an hour ago.  I take my highs where I can get them.  It was suggested to me that the mosquitoes in the Amazon will be repelled by this in my blood.  They tend to like sweet, sugary blood.  I have began… Read More My Ayahuasca/Huachuma retreat in Peru: Pre-Trip Introduction and rant