Elisabeth P. Sikie, PhD

Shamanic Practitioner | Poet | Philosopher

Time to Awaken 2019

Here in Northern California the weather is dry and chilly, but moments in the sun remind me of the fiery energy of spring pulsing just under the winter cold. I love the darkness of winter but I also love the tease of spring that reveals itself in brief moments of light. Here is a photo I…   Read More

A Real Life Descent Poem

The seasonal transition from autumn into winter marks the time of descent in many cultural myths. It is the period in the Western hemisphere in which we are called by the cycles of nature to physiologically, psychologically, and metaphysically turn inward. It is a time of closing in, of reconsidering, of re-calibrating and re-adjusting as we…   Read More

Spider Woman and the Great Big Story of Reality – Part I

Here I am presenting at the American Academy of Religion at the beautiful Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, Washington, in May, 2018. I spoke about the earliest creator god whom our Indigenous ancestors envisioned as an original single female entity. In the Pueblo mythology, and seen in other mythologies worldwide, this singular creatrix initially projects her…   Read More

Solstice 2017 – Seasonal Angelic Currents and the Sacred Act of Opening the Heart

I awoke Solstice morning to an artful sunrise. The sky was radiant and the colors diffusing through Gaia’s atmosphere were angelic. I have been working with the angelic energies that are present during this season. Let me backtrack a bit. My spiritual teacher Norma Tringali taught that during the season we call the holidays, the…   Read More