Video Commentaries

Videos of my past lectures and commentaries on the sexual shaman, sexuality, shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism, and spirituality. Some perspectives to consider. (Free)

What is a Shaman?

“Techniques of ecstasy” is how Mircea Eliade defined “shamanism” in his book entitled Shamanism, first published in English in 1964 (in French in 1951). I found such a definition to be really inaccurate and inadequate relative to my experience with Native American medicinepeople (shamans). The video commentary below presents my definition/characterization of a “shaman.” Focusing on the “unseen” energetic abilities of a shaman, I downplay the external behavior, especially as it is expressed in ceremonies. In this commentary I suggest Carlos Castaneda was not a shaman though a good fictional writer. I also examine the popular form of contemporary shamanism known as journeying.

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Shamans and Tibetan lamas — Orgasm and Satori

A spontaneous commentary to the people in an Energy Circle just after our meditation.Two topics: 1. how shamans and Tibetan Buddhist lamas often relate to energy differently, and 2. (starting at 28:51) the Zen satori experience as a type of orgasm.

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How Do You Spell Tantra? S.H.A.M.A.N.

In the last 10 years more and more sacred sexuality practitioners have been using the word “shaman/ism/ic” in reference to what they do. The first 15 minutes of this presentation I give a brief history of practitioners using this term. The rest of the video is my conceptualization of how

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Charismatic Religious Manipulation

What happens to the followers of charismatic religious leaders and spiritual gurus when the leader becomes lost in his/her power? Focusing on Jim Jones, Jim Baker, and Chogyum Trungpa.Related biographical documentaries: (NOTE: Over time the streaming locations of these documentaries change. Below is current as of Sept. 24, 2023.) •

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What is a Sexual Shaman?

Lecture given via Skype to Connection University in the Netherlands, Dec. 19, 2013. 1 hour, 29 mins. Here I give an in-depth explanation of my definition of a “sexual shaman.” Some of what happens energetically and naturally in an orgasm of any kind is what a traditional shaman must be

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