I prefer the jumbled mess of Castaneda, Miguel Ruiz, and a whole slew of others who have worked tirelessly retooling 'shamanism' into a spirituality that really has nothing to do with tradition, and everything to do with positive change. Awareness, adaptation, breaking patterns, and hunting your own faults. I practice this nameless unreligion under that name. But I am no native.
I have no use for their ways, they are theirs. I seek. I change, and I cut straight through bullshit as fast as I can hunt it down within me.
Spirits do not ask me my history, my birthright. I am. And that is the only right I need.
Anyone willing to buy spirituality is no better than the seller. I see it as an equal trade between fools. :P
his path, followed, will eventually result in poly, pragmatic issues aside.
My two cents.
Peace and love brothers and sisters.