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The FLYING GUINEA PIG – SWEAT LODGE – PART 2

Reborn – Part Two of Two by Alexis Cox   Please read Part One to understand where this picks up:   We entered from the left side of the opening, dropped to our knees and entered “the womb” in Mother Earth as he called it, moving all the way around the outside of the dome structure on our knees until we got to the far right.  I entered third, right after my friend, so we would be close to the entrance (entering last or first is ideal if you are worried about needing to get out) and we made ourselves comfortable sitting on the blankets which lined the floor.  The lodge filled up with the same bodies that had sat around the fire, one by one people entered from the left crawling around the perimeter until they were not crawling … Continue reading

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – SWEAT LODGE – PART 1

Reborn – Part One of Two by Alexis Cox     For years, I have heard of Native American sweat lodges–from friends, movies, the news and even my own mother.  I held them in both a sort of revered fear and a hushed ecstasy.  I wasn’t a hundred percent sure what happened in these lodges of sweat, but I knew that anything from overheating and potentially dying (as recently happened to an unfortunate three participants in Sedona) to a transformative psychedelic experience was a possibility.   Friends have told me they’ve encountered their spirit animals during the experience, which for me always conjures an image from Natural Born Killers, where the old man in the sweat lodge is chanting and the snake appears seemingly as a manifestation of the murderous protagonists. There might have been some peyote involved in that scene … Continue reading

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OUR 1ST STWSOCIAL EVENT

We had a great first STWSocial event yesterday! Thank you to all of those who came out and spent your Sunday afternoon with us. We are so happy to share STW with you and to have you in our community. A BIG thank you to our speakers and volunteers. More STWSocials to come soon!  

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STW VIDEO FEATURED IN THE DAILY DOGOODER

Our Serve the Warrior video was featured on The Daily DoGooder this month! This is what they have to say…                

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THE FLYING GUINEA PIG – Harmonyum

  A Calm I Rarely Get by Erin Hudson When Julia founded Serve the Warrior and asked me to join her on the journey, I had no idea that I would be experiencing and blogging about healing treatments. We knew that along with orchestrating the Serve the Warrior Retreat we also wanted to spread the experience of nontraditional healing modalities to our Veteran community and beyond. Far be it for us to ask someone to have an open mind about something I’m not willing to check out myself, be the “guinea pig” so to say.   I was scheduled to receive a Harmonyum treatment at Naam Yoga in Santa Monica, California. Before I went to Namm for my treatment I did minimal research. I wanted to be, well surprised I guess. Sometimes when I know too much, I have expectations … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING…THE FYLING GUINEA PIG

STW’s newest project has launched! Welcome to “The Flying Guinea Pig” Blog. If you are curious about nontraditional healing treatments than this is the place for you. Our civilian and Veteran bloggers have signed up to do more than just write and report…they have agreed to be our guinea pigs! Flying Guinea Pig writers are asked to receive a healing treatment/class/session in an arena that they have no previous experience in. With an open mind, our Guinea Pigs try something new. And it is here, in TFGP, where they share their experiences with you.    

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