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Work in Progress “Entering The Circle”

Enter the CircleI had the unique opportunity to interview Dr. Riva Bartlett in the Stanislaus National Forest by a river bank in N. California, August 2009. Over the years, we would meet in different parts of the world, often where she was undergoing training. As a result we developed a deep and lasting friendship. She is a neurologist, with a Ph.D. in psychology. in 1998 she went to study in a Costa Rican rain forest with a shaman named Tomas. After her apprenticeship with Tomas, she was initiated into “The Circle,” a group of shamans, physicians, scientists, retired business tycoons, wealthy philanthropist and quiet influential folks (including a few famous worldwide spiritual and political figures who wish to remain anonymous). They combine organizing, bring together medical and healing techniques with practical and effective methods of helping people. As a group they tend to hold their deepest beliefs about life in such a way as to always learn, listen, and develop practical solutions that will help people the world over. Ideologues and people who tend to think their way is the only way are rarely recruited into the Circle and even if they were asked, they would likely decline. Read More…