How to become a shaman.

Work on getting in your ten thousand hours of practice. Never stop practicing.

Study in-depth, and study broadly. Study how to study.

Seek out ways to get practice and experience. Volunteer. Attend other people's groups and meetings, and study how they do things, and assess their results.

The idea of Training

Something that is an important theme for me, an idea that I return to again and again, is - The idea of Training.

If you want to realize the full potential of psychedelic consciousness, you have to train. There is no alternative route that works, as far as I can tell.

Now, one of the common reactions that one will get to this assertion, that you have to train, is, "Well, shouldn't it come naturally?".

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