Tree, Isabella - Sliced Iguana – 02 In the cave where Isabella tries peyote
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
We lit three camp fires and everyone started cooking. Juancho and his wife Julia came over and joined us. Juancho was in a feisty mood……. he was excited to learn Jessica was 25 and unmarried …………………….
In the refracted light from the fire Juancho looked impish and protean - shades of Dionysus, Shiva, Shakespeare's Fool, conspicuously lewd but also disconcertingly charismatic and perspicacious; like Kauyumari himself, the divine deer god, messenger between the worlds of mortals and deities, whose reputation as a trickster and sexual clown was wedded to his role as guardian and spirit guide; whose excesses were natural and unquestionable - the overspill from a vessel brimming with inspirational energy.
Juancho's wife, at any rate, accepted his behaviour, sometimes looking unmoved, sometimes smilingly amused. And if Jessica was put out, she didn't show it.
No one wants to slap a shaman.