This unique book develops themes that first appeared in Matt’s “Seven Herbs” book in 1987. He came to the realization that the seven major stories in Genesis did not just describe a spiritual path, in sequence, as outlined in that book, but that they described the seven primal lessons on the shamanic path. Indeed, the indications were not deeply buried, but are fairly easy to see.
Shamanism has always been associated with a ‘hidden language’ or ‘language of Nature.’ This is not an actual language, but a method of communication based on associations, inferences, and wordplays that lead the listener or reader to the experience of inner understandings. The book, in fact, is a detailed map of the unfoldment of the shamanic path, the Old, Old Way built into the pre-literary experience of the Living Nature and the Wisdom of Nature.